On 26th of June 2017, The Drake Group tragically lost a much-loved and valued staff member in a horrific road accident in Beenleigh, QLD. Not only did we lose a mate, his daughter was also seriously injured in the accident as well. The good news is she is on the road to recovery and the family are doing as well as can be expected. We understand that the after-effects of traumatic events exist in the short and long term, so we wanted to do something to support the Noon family.
eBay Auction for T909 “Rowan Truck”
The Drake Group in collaboration with one of our long-standing customers Craig Membrey, from Membrey Transport & Crane Hire, put together a package to auction off. In the package included a 1/50 scale Kenworth T909 diecast replica of the famous Membrey Transport “Rowan” Truck as well as a great selection of merchandise from Drake Collectibles, Membrey’s and Beyond Blue. All proceeds from the auction were being donated to the family.
The auction took place on the 6th of October 2017. It was quickly realised by the team that there was going to be a battle for the prize. With 17 bids in total, the die-cast replica was generously purchased by Ian for $1,625.
The cheque was presented to the Noon family earlier this month by Maggie Drake and Ian.
Behind the Membrey Kenworth Truck
The Membrey Kenworth T909 “Rowan” Truck was first released in 2014 by Drake Collectibles at the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show. This has always been a very special trailer for the group, as it was designed to honour the memory of Craig Membreys son, Rowan, who suffered from depression and took his own life at 17.
This unique, high-quality diecast truck features high working suspension, steering, adjustable locking turn table and airbrushed pictures of Rowan.
Craig, who has been a long-time customer of Drake Trailers (he currently owns more than 10 Drake Trailers), said the diecast model was worth the wait.
“I’m pretty privileged. it bought a tear to my eye. The support of the people behind me is pretty cool,” he said.
Other functions and features of the Membrey Truck include:
- Driver and passenger doors open
- Air ride seats
- Pivoting bull bar
- Pivoting hood
- Bogie drive with 50″ sleeper
- Realistic engine detail
- Realistic hose detail
- Wire mirrors
- Rubber tyres
- Metal rims
- Rubber mud flaps
- Detailed interior
- Right hand drive
- Photo etched heat shields over mufflers
- Australian license plate
For the community
Supporting the community in times of need is important to The Drake Group. To provide further assistance to the Noon family during this challenging period, a gofundme campaign has been set up and we encourage any donations. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.