Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

Here's a blast from the past that should have had a much larger impact; instead it's almost unknown. It was built on a 1937 REO chassis, a truck manufacturer in Lansing, Michigan. Plume is an Australian oil company, so I assume it was an Australian design. Can our Aussie friends tell us more about this wonderful device? This first image is fairly well known, the others were very difficult to turn up. What is the monument by the truck?

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Comment by Chris Garrett on March 14, 2015 at 10:28pm

The memorial is the iconic "Dog on the Tuckerbox" memorial, located at Snake Gully, five miles outside the town of Gundagai in New South Wales. The memorial pictured was unveiled in 1932. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_on_the_Tuckerbox for more details. :)

Comment by Deven Science on January 18, 2013 at 2:04am

I would love to convert that into an RV.

Comment by Joey Pickens on January 17, 2013 at 8:25pm

No they got the name from the Reo speed wagon

Comment by Stephen Statler on January 17, 2013 at 6:01pm

Did this inspire the band REO Speedwagon? Thanks for posting this. It looks too small to be a gasoline tanker but about the right size for home heating fuel oil delivery. 

Comment by Joey Pickens on January 17, 2013 at 5:22pm

It's a Pioneer monument.

And A Nice Tanker.

Comment by Pico Elgin on January 17, 2013 at 3:14pm

Good idea! I can see it complete with a cocktail lounge for cool cats and hip chicks!

Comment by Sanglier on January 17, 2013 at 1:15pm

It's almost impossible NOT to visualize opening up the tank section to the cab's interior and turning the whole thing into a traveling "mad boy" dieselpunk lair.  (cue: "bwaaaahahahahaha!)

Comment by Pico Elgin on January 17, 2013 at 9:06am

There's an idea! Advertising cars. Some were totally off-the-wall!

Comment by Cap'n Tony on January 17, 2013 at 8:31am

Awesome, thanks, Pico!

Reminds me a bit of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!

Comment by Andy Smart on January 17, 2013 at 6:40am

That is awesome :-)

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