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Allan Scott Tr i b u t e 1923-2008

❐ Scott’s Transport’s team including Ray Scott (front left), Allan Scott OAM and Lachlan
Scott, 6 years, holding the Power’s Premiership cup with chief executive officer, Brian
❐ LEFT TO RIGHT: J&B Inter Mount Gambier’s John King, Allan Scott, Iveco national sales manager Lloyd Cunningham. Not missing out on the excitement was Allan Scott’s dog Jedda.
Reeman and managing director Alain Gajnik with the special 1907 International Auto Buggy which was
given to Allan Scott in recognition of his loyal custom to Iveco and International over 50 years.

A keen passion for sport


AN association with East ground. Later, as president the Glenburnie racecourse
Gambier Football Club he made the decision to build was a “sea of sponsors tents”
began in the 1950s as a the clubrooms on the edge of which led to possibly one of
player and continued on as a the oval. the greatest race carnivals the
committeeman, president and He was a long serving club has held.
later as a life member. member, former president Within a year the club had
He was largely the and life member of the Mount built a new clubroom and
architect behind changing Gambier Racing Club. entertaining complex, which
and rebuilding the McDonald One of his greatest remains testament to what
Park ground, turning it from challenges was when the Allan Scott could achieve
an east-west ground into the grandstand burned down when faced with adversity or
north-south ground it is today. only weeks before the June crisis. ❐ ABOVE: The Scott
In his typical hands-on carnival in 1979. He was also a successful Transport family from
approach Allan Scott led In typical fashion Allan horse breeder, owner and his left: Legh Winser,
from the front and drove Scott refused to accept it charges won numerous major Managing Director of
some of the earthmoving would affect the club’s premier cup events in South Australia K&S Corporation; his
wife Zena, who is also
machinery to rip up the race event and within days and Victoria.
involved in the Scott
Group of Companies;
Allan and Grace Scott

He was simply the ‘boss’ and Ray Scott. The


family are pictured
at the Iveco Plant in
Melbourne in 1997.
ALLAN Scott was known to his dogs and his favourite dog was But his greatest joy was
staff as “Boss”. always beside him, either in the buying the latest truck or car ❐ TOP LEFT: Allan Scott
It was a title he enjoyed and office or at his home. and taking it for a test drive. and daughter Zena hold
he always took time to talk As a young boy he wanted Even at 85 Allan Scott loved the 2004 Gold Cup at
to staff members, no matter to own a farm. Later in life, the thrill of negotiating the best Glenburnie prior to the
their age or position within the driving around inspecting possible deal when buying a 2004 Gold Cup.
company. his cattle or spending time new fleet of trucks or adding to
checking fences on one of his his magnificent line-up of new ❐ LEFT: One of Allan
Because of his hands-on
and vintage motor vehicles. Scott’s sporting loves
nature and his amazing way many farms was one of his
was speedboat racing.
with figures, on any given hour great past times and joys. Allan Scott leaves behind a
of any day he knew everything Allan Scott realised an void that may never be filled. ❐ BELOW: A passion
that was happening in his ambition the day he purchased Friend or foe, there are many for rally driving and
company, ranging from which Benara Station and then in Mount Gambier’s community navigation in the days of
trucks were being serviced to completely renovated and who were touched by Allan the exciting Ampol Trials
the maze of almost endless refurnished it, turning it into Scott in one way or another and in 1957. Allan Scott,
financial reports he received. the high quality homestead and the city he loved so much will right, and Aub Shelton
plan tactics and prepare
He was a man who loved his farm it is today. miss him.
for a start.

❐ Allan Scott starts the Goss Press at


the new premises of The Border Watch
in Commercial Street East in 1989.
With him is Production Manager, Max ❐ LEFT: Magnificent Benara Homestead. It was one of Allan
Alexander. Scott’s favourite possessions.
28 - The Border Watch, Friday, October 31, 2008

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