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Todd Dills

Klos Custom Trucks photo book

| November 02, 2009

It makes a great coffetable book at “280 photos splashed across 112 glossy pages,” says photographer Robbie “Dingo” Rose, whom we’ve written about in this hall previously (you’ll remember this post about Dingo’s YouTube resume shot to further his down-under trucking career). These days he drives for McColl’s Transport in the Australian state of Victoria, and the Klos Custom Trucks shop is based there as well in Geelong. Klos might best be dubbed the “Chrome Shop Mafia” of Australia, says Truckin’ Life managing editor Jason Kennedy. “A lot of the ‘bling’ trucks that have featured in Truckin’ Life have been done by Klos,” Kennedy says. “They do a lot of business…and the results are usually pretty stunning.” Combined with Robbie Rose’s photographic prowess, what that means is this book is one sick journey across the down-under customizing landscape. Click the photo of the cover — yes, that’s the 007 Kenworth — for details on ordering from their shop, where the book will be available soon, along with several scale models of some of the more popular rigs they’ve created.

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