DAF Trucks recently launched a Facebook campaign in an effort to find the oldest DAF truck still in operation. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary by highlighting the longevity of its vehicles while also welcoming longtime DAF customers to share their stories. The first entry is from John Tarrant, who owns a 1984 DAF 2100 that still runs to this day. In a video on the DAF Trucks N.V. Facebook page, Tarrant praises the gearbox of his 2100 truck as well as its drivability, saying “I enjoy driving this more than driving my car, it’s very comfortable.”
“She has 34 years of work done, never let us down and she always comes back to base, whether it’s night or day, she always landed here into this yard,” Tarrant continues. “She still has the same oil pressure the day she came. If there is another DAF truck older than this lorry we are looking at here today in the world, we are only waiting for it to come up.”
DAF fans and customers from all over the world share pictures of their trucks on social media, and the company hopes this campaign will result in entries from as far back as the 70s or even earlier. If you have an older DAF model that’s still running to this day, you can visit the DAF Trucks N.V. Facebook page and post your photo or video. DAF will then reveal the oldest in-service truck in late November.
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