Second show bid shines
NOT a boot was wet nor wiper needed earlier this month at this year's second attempt at the annual Casino truck show.
Originally cancelled due to heavy rain during August, the dedicated diesel fanatics returned to the grounds for another shot at the many titles on offer.
"We had over 70 trucks participate in the show which was a huge effort after we were rained out earlier," event co-ordinator Cherie Holdsworth said.
"While a few competitors couldn't make it back because they had to work, we found there was actually a rise in the amount of visitors.
"Numbers on parade had grown kids and drivers just as stoked about the atmosphere."
New to the industry, the event organiser said she had grown to love the friendly social atmosphere created by the drivers.
"The group really shows the real polite, family-orientated and friendly nature of the industry," she said.
"No one could walk away from the show with anything but a positive view."
In its third year, the show has extended past the traditional show and explores all facets of trucking life in Australia.
"Our major sponsor Adtrans Used Trucks were a boost to everything we wanted to achieve here," Ms Holdsworth said.
For Adtrans Used Trucks, the support is all just part and parcel of supporting the community.
Casino Truck Show 2014 results
Best European: 027 SRH Milk Haulage
Best Peterbilt : 045 Roka
Best Freightliner: 065 CRMackTPT
Best Western Star: 031 KT Haulage
Best Kenworth: 064 CMT
Best Mack : 002 Caltex Energy
Best Heavy Recovery: 028 Barnes
Best Heavy Haulage: 021 Peachey Constructions
Best Log Truck : 016 Greensills
Best Tipper: 017 Sapar Landscape
Best Car Carrier: 024 Carways
Best Tanker: 042 NCPT
Best General Carrier: 046 Viel and Santin
Best Refrigerated Carrier: 044 HFS
Best Specialized: 030 Graham's Concrete
Best Service Vehicle: 059 Flynn TPT
Best Rigid: 029Andrew Ware TPT
Best Cab Over: 037 Hozzi TPT
Best Bonneted: 018 Sapar Landscape
Best Custom Truck: 071 Easters Hauliers
Best Traditional Paint: 056 Watego's Refrigerated TPT
Best Mural: 022 SCUZZTRANS
Best Interior: 022 SCUZZTRANS
Best Rig 0-1 Years: 043 HFS
Best Rig 1-5 Years: 052 KINGSBRAE
Best Rig 5-10 Years: 057 Flynn TPT
Best Rig 10-15 Years: 061 Grainger TPT
Best Rig 20 and Over: 047 Trev Smith
Best Classic: 33 David Hecker
Best Historic: 038 Richmond sand and Gravel
Best Company Display: Brown and Hurley
People's Choice: 050 KINGSBRAE
Rig of the Show: 055 SRV
Best Owner Driver: 061 Grainger TPT
Top five judged elite:
- 036 Hozzi TPT
- 013 SRV
- 067 Bulmers TPT
- 007 MJS
- 069 Flynn's
Best Fleet 1st, 2nd & 3rd:
Most Exceptional Effort:
012 Rowell Logistics
015 Eklund TPT
020 Jarac Industries