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Toots Bainbridge and her truck, Australia
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No: 2427   Contributor: Ron Dingwall   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Man   Country: Australia
Toots Bainbridge and her truck, Australia

Toots Bainbridge - what a character. Ran this truck up and down Cape York Peninsula for years. One tough lady. Rough dirt road in the tropics, met her only once, got killed loading her truck. Vehicle is now restored and sitting in the truck museum in Alice Springs.
Picture added on 20 August 2009 at 12:18
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Credit to you Ron for sharing with the world the story of Toots. Us Aussies all know of her now th world does too. RIP another Aussie legend.

Added by Richard Wilkinson on 22 August 2009.
Makes a picture far more interesting, but don't you think she'd rather think her lorry was on the road? That is of course is something we'll never know. All the best, Andrew.

Added by Andrew Wright on 22 August 2009.
That's Thora "Toots" Holzheimer

Truck is restored and now resides at the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs

Added by Joe on 18 October 2010.
Hi can I ask you where you got this photo from please

Added by Emma Holzheimer on 25 January 2011.
Is that a Magirius Deutz or a M.A.N.

Added by Andy Wilson on 25 January 2011.
Its a M.A.N

Added by Emma Holzheimer on 26 January 2011.
Definately MAN

Added by RICHARD WILKINSON on 27 January 2011.
this is a lovely photo of toots a good keepsake to see how much of a good worker and a lovely lady she would have been

Added by Jim Sant on 06 October 2011.
Used to love watching that ol MAN go past our fruit farm. Will go to the museum and see it one day. Keep movin on Toots.

Added by Kerrie Small on 06 January 2017.
Boots I've been house bound. I look out truck window now I look out a window not a truck window just house window I get there on thing of old Times u r all on my mind log boots ask David


Added by on 17 April 2017.
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