FUTURE TRUCKER: Jack Richard, 5, of Casino came dressed for success to the Haultech Casino Truck Show.
FUTURE TRUCKER: Jack Richard, 5, of Casino came dressed for success to the Haultech Casino Truck Show. Marc Stapelberg

110 trucks roll into town for show at Casino

CASINO children and adults alike had a hoot as 110 trucks squeezed into town as part of the Haultech Casino Truck Show.

"Instead of cow power, we have horse power in the streets," local resident of 50 years Shirley Wheatley proudly stated.

"It is a great spectacle.

"In the past I have only watched the parade but this year I can socialise and mingle.

"I don't think it's only a man thing, I recognise beauty and these machines are beautiful."

More than 1000 people checked out the big rigs on display as part of the Haultech Casino Truck Show.
More than 1000 people checked out the big rigs on display as part of the Haultech Casino Truck Show.

With trucks worth up to $500,000 lining the streets, and everything from b-doubles to singles, to tippers, tow trucks and information trucks on display, punters had the opportunity to see up close just how enormous these machines are.

Clemence Fadel, of France, pulled in to have a look after passing the parade while driving through Casino.

"They are very, very fast and so big.

"We have nothing like that in France," she said.

Shirley Wheatley and Fred Ind, of Casino, enjoy the Haultech Casino Truck Show.
Shirley Wheatley and Fred Ind, of Casino, enjoy the Haultech Casino Truck Show.

Beef Week president Stuart George said that the move to the main street of Casino had been a success.

"We thought it would make it more accessible to people and it is a great opportunity for local business to get in on the action," he said.

Shanaya Laurie, 9, of Alstonville, looks at the wheel of a truck on display.
Shanaya Laurie, 9, of Alstonville, looks at the wheel of a truck on display.

North Coast Truck Drivers Incorporated member Mulga Ridley had attended all four shows and said he had seen the show double in size.

"People pass these trucks on the highway every day and it's a great opportunity to see them up close and personal," he said.

More than 1000 people attended the Haultech Casino Truck Show.
More than 1000 people attended the Haultech Casino Truck Show.