Truck collection remains popular

Merv Brunt has more than 30 trucks in his vintage truck museum which opens on weekends.

Merv Brunt has more than 30 trucks in his vintage truck museum which opens on weekends.

Colac’s Merv Brunt says his vintage truck museum is “going well” and attracting people from across the state.

The 81-year-old opened his museum to the public two years ago with help from Colac Rotary Club and said visitors had travelled from Ballarat and Geelong to see his collection.

“At the moment, all is going well,” he said.

Mr Brunt said his collection of 38 trucks included vehicles that were 100 years old.

“Three trucks are 100 years old and they run, they run beautifully, everything I’ve got on the floor runs,” he said.

Mr Brunt said he had been collecting trucks for the past 35 years.

“My father said if you ever buy a truck, buy a Brockway, they’re a good truck,” he said.

“Brockways are hard to find, I found three and bought the three of them, that’s how I got going.

“They’ll never be made again and I’d like to keep them; if it’s never made again why not keep it?”

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