Riverina Truck Show 2016

By: Steve Skinner


Gun fundraiser: Andrew Bell’s Lindsay Transport T408 raised nearly $4,000 for charity. Gun fundraiser: Andrew Bell’s Lindsay Transport T408 raised nearly $4,000 for charity. Gun fundraiser: Andrew Bell’s Lindsay Transport T408 raised nearly $4,000 for charity.
Ron Crouch Transport Western Stars and Kenworths on their way up Gregadoo Road. Ron Crouch Transport Western Stars and Kenworths on their way up Gregadoo Road. Ron Crouch Transport Western Stars and Kenworths on their way up Gregadoo Road.
Good looker: Farey Transport’s “Best Dressed” 909. Good looker: Farey Transport’s “Best Dressed” 909. Good looker: Farey Transport’s “Best Dressed” 909.
Something for everyone: Part of the crowd on the foreshore of Wagga’s Lake Albert. Something for everyone: Part of the crowd on the foreshore of Wagga’s Lake Albert. Something for everyone: Part of the crowd on the foreshore of Wagga’s Lake Albert.
Nathan Godfrey’s classic “Boneshaker” Peterbilt came up from Melbourne for the weekend off work, and is followed by Scott Martin’s little Hino. Nathan Godfrey’s classic “Boneshaker” Peterbilt came up from Melbourne for the weekend off work, and is followed by Scott Martin’s little Hino. Nathan Godfrey’s classic “Boneshaker” Peterbilt came up from Melbourne for the weekend off work, and is followed by Scott Martin’s little Hino.
Now that’s an immaculate truck: Boneshaker on display. Now that’s an immaculate truck: Boneshaker on display. Now that’s an immaculate truck: Boneshaker on display.
Driver training. Driver training. Driver training.
Classic cars amongst the trucks. Classic cars amongst the trucks. Classic cars amongst the trucks.
Innovative temporary seating for the live music. Innovative temporary seating for the live music. Innovative temporary seating for the live music.
Best Fleet: Farey’s Transport K200’s all in a row. Best Fleet: Farey’s Transport K200’s all in a row. Best Fleet: Farey’s Transport K200’s all in a row.
Very noice: Scott Menz’ prizewinning T650. Very noice: Scott Menz’ prizewinning T650. Very noice: Scott Menz’ prizewinning T650.
Trucks arriving at Bomen: There were “stacks” of Kenworth stacks in the convoy. Trucks arriving at Bomen: There were “stacks” of Kenworth stacks in the convoy. Trucks arriving at Bomen: There were “stacks” of Kenworth stacks in the convoy.

Flooded regional roads couldn’t stop more than 100 trucks and thousands of people turning out for the third annual Riverina Truck Show

 

The Riverina Truck Show has been run and won, and you didn’t have to be a truck buff to enjoy it.

The show was held in late September at Wagga Wagga on the crossroads between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Thousands from the trucking-friendly city lined sections of the route between the livestock saleyards at Bomen, the bottom end of the main street and the shores of Lake Albert. Wagga highway patrol police lent a hand in blocking off roads.

Despite an overcast sky organisers estimate 8,000 people turned out at the lake for the truck display and family fun day with attractions including not only shiny trucks, but classic cars and bikes; market stalls; trade stalls; amusement  rides for the kids; live music; and even power boat and tinnie racing. The grand finale was a fireworks display from pontoons on the lake.

"Everyone’s catered for," says treasurer of the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy, Lloyd Wishart. To top it off the day raised more than $40,000 for charity.

Wagga City Council, one of the major sponsors of the day, has now classed the show as a "major event" for the regional city.

Next year’s show is set down for September 23 and will again co-incide with "Thunder on the Lake" organised by Wagga Wagga Boat Club.

The day raised $42,000 for Give Me 5 For Kids, N.E.T.S NSW, Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and Trans-Help Foundation.

 

Winners

1st Lead Truck: Andrew Bell, Lindsay Bros, $3,800
2nd Lead Truck: Barup Bullbars, $3700
3rd Lead Truck: Wagga Truck Towing, $3600

Best Fleet: Farey’s Transport, Wagga

Best Owner Driver: Scott Menz Transport, Kenworth T650

Best Cab-over: Ashley Hall, Farey’s Transport, Kenworth K200

Best Under 3 Years: Daniel Kerrison, Scott Boxell Transport, K200

Best 3-10 Years: Ben Davies, Menzplant, Kenworth T408 SAR

Best 10-20 Years: Adam Manwaring, Manwaring Transport

Best 20-plus Years: Des Gibbs, Ford F600

Best Working: Jacob Cochrane, Kenworth T909

Best Rigid: Wayne Wishart, Langfields Transport, Fuso 

Best Bonneted: Ian Clarke, T908

Best Dressed: Cameron Farey, Farey’s Transport, T909

Winner of the Mitsubishi Mirage raffle: Robert Parker

 

 

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