John G Tarrant, who is the proprietor of Tarrant’s Livestock in Rathcoole, is set to become a celebrity all over Europe in the coming weeks.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of DAF Trucks, the parent company in Holland recently undertook a continent wide campaign to find the oldest working DAF truck, and through a Youtube clip discovered John, who has been delivering cattle to marts in his 1984 DAF 2100 for the past 34 years.
Kanturk Mart resembled a Hollywood movie set on Monday when a film crew from Eindhoven in the Netherlands, along with key personnel from DAF in Cork and Dublin, accompanied John from his home in Rathcoole with a load of cattle destined for the mart… [Read the full article from the Irish Independent]
Update (20 Aug ’18): John’s feature in the documentary is here:
- John finds fame with an old friend (the Corkman)
- It’s 1.5m miles and counting for John and his trusty DAF (the Irish Independent)
With 1.5 million miles on the clock, Tarrant's Livestock has been running their trusty #DAF 2100 since 1984. Soon to be the focus on a Europe-wide campaign, it's great to see Tarrant's story picked up by @Independent_ie https://t.co/n49ezyVDJD #trucking #transport pic.twitter.com/1weqG2zR01
— DAF Trucks Ireland (@DAFIreland) July 30, 2018