Cromwell revs up for first truck show
From vintage to state-of-the-art, hi-tech to old-school, shiny big rigs to rugged ute, truck-lovers are in for a treat this weekend in Cromwell.
Cromwell’s inaugural Trucks and Associated Vehicles Show & Shine will have huge engines, incredible paint jobs and old classics on show this Saturday at the speedway in Sandflat Road on the outskirts of town.
Organised by the Cromwell Town and Country Club, and supported by the Central Motor Speedway, Town and Country Club Club manager Neil McDowall says it's something new.
“Cromwell has car shows, but not a truck show. This is a chance for people to get to see our modern trucking industry’s professional side and some exciting technology.”
It’s also about celebrating the everyday ute, and vehicles from days gone by, he says.
Many of the old-timer trucks set to be on display have been carefully cared for and restored, and many can still handle working in the modern environment.
There'll be chance to speak directly to people about their trucking pride and joys - about new modifications, equipment, what it's like to drive.
As local industry trainer Bill Batt says, almost everything around us relies on the transport industry in some way, so it’s time we got to know it better.
Entry is by gold coin donation, and there’ll be something there for every age.
Gates open from 6am for trucks, with entries accepted on the day. For log book exemptions contact Neil at the Cromwell Town and Country Club. Public entry's from 10am.
Main image (Supplied): Contrax Central will be one of the businesses giving the public a rare peek inside their fleet on Saturday at the Cromwell Truck Show & Shine.