Western Stars shine at Mt Cotton

Western Star 01 The Vince Humphreys Transport fleet. Western Star 01
Western Star 02 Couple of flash units here including North Qld Truck & Machinery Movements’s ‘PhatCat’ 4800FXC. Western Star 02
Western Star 03 ScuzzTrans’ ‘Ned Kelly’ heritage rig. Western Star 03
Western Star 04 The Western Star Trucks were definitely shining. Western Star 04
Western Star 05 K S Easter's bright red fleet. Western Star 05
Western Star 06 Pam and Vince Humphreys were happy to win the Best Tipper award. Western Star 06
Western Star 07 Shell V-Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin were kept busy signing autographs. Western Star 07
Western Star 08 Event MC Neil Crompton interviews Scott McLaughlin. Western Star 08
Western Star 09 Mt Cotton was the ideal venue for the event. Western Star 09
Western Star 10 An impressive line-up of tippers. Western Star 10
Western Star 11 A last minute wipe down. Western Star 11
Western Star 12 Western Star fans flocked to Mt Cotton. Western Star 12

The inaugural Western Star Trucks Show n Shine on September 9 brought out the best representatives of the North American brand in south-east Queensland and beyond.


Penske Commercial Vehicles hosted its first ever Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine on September 9 at the Mt Cotton Training Centre near Brisbane.

The event coincided with celebrations centring around the 50th anniversary of the Western Star Trucks brand.

As well as trucks, the Show n Shine also featured a range of fun family activities including appearances by Shell V-Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin, a Shell V-Power Racing car and MC Neil Crompton.

The trucks on display were judged and over $50,000 worth of prizes was awarded across a range of categories, including KS Easter’s customised 200th truck which took out both the Truck of the Show and the Best Western Star under 5 years awards.

Kevin Dennis, managing director of Penske Commercial Vehicles, says it was a fantastic day seeing all the Western Star and White trucks on display and looking their best.

"We know how passionate Western Star owners are, so it was a pleasure to host the Show n Shine and have such a great turnout of owners and drivers and their families and friends.

"In keeping with Penske’s customers first philosophy, our aim is to meet directly with customers through our events and through our dealers," Dennis says.

"Direct customer events, such as Show n Shine, not only allow customers to provide their feedback on the product range and how we can work with them to maximise support, but also provide a great opportunity for fleet operators and owner-drivers to network with each other.

"We also had fantastic support from our suppliers and sponsors who helped to make it the great day it was," Dennis adds.

As well as the aforementioned awards, K S Easter took home the trophy for Best Western Star Fleet.

Other winners included trophies for Corbet’s Group for Best Western Star under 10 years (5-10 years) with its 4900 model, North Qld Truck & Machinery Movements’s ‘PhatCat’ 4800FXC for Best Western Star over 10 years, and Vince Humphreys Transport’s Best Tipper award for its 4800 model.

TRN Haulage took home the award for Best Heritage White Truck with itsWhite Road Commander.

Dennis says Penske Commercial Vehicles is already working to make the 2018 Show n Shine even better.

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