Big Rigs and crowds at Casino
WHEN Mark Causley was at school he was always drawing pictures of trucks, his mother said.
His drawings - and dreams - have come true.
With his wife, cousin and father, he stood next to his shiny red Kentworth truck in Barker St at the Casino Truck Show.
His family travelled from Chatsworth Island near Yamba to take part in the show for the first time.
One hundred and fifty trucks joined them in the parade along the Bruxner Hwy and Centre St before parking in the CBD so people could see them.
Jason Causley spent three days polishing the chrome on the Causley rig until it was as shiny as a mirror.
The 2013 T909 model has done 702,000km, hauling produce to Melbourne and Adelaide, and is worth a cool $450,000 Mr Causley said.
People lined the streets and set up deckchairs in their front gardens as the big rigs rolled by tooting their horns in the annual North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show.
Lismore’s Ryan and Kim Borg were at the show for the first time, bringing their three-year-old son Jack to see the spectacle.
Winner of this year’s truck show was O’Neill Haulage Western Star 40900. Driver Shane “Zoom” Kissell drove nine hours from Wollongong to be at his first truck show in Casino.
“Keeping the Casino Truck Show in the CBD has been a huge success and it was fantastic seeing so many people and truck companies coming to town,” Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee president Stuart George.
Event organisers made sure to offer something fun for everyone with live music by The Cath Simes Band, kids entertainers, face painters, food and market stalls and great amusement rides for the little and big kids. There even was a free train to hop on and off for adults and kids, a race car simulator thanks to North Coast Petroleum Transport and a surprise visit from Yogi from the TV Series Outback Truckers.
The big truck show raffle was also a huge success with great prizes won by the lucky winners.
People see trucks on the highway every day but the Casino Truck Show event is a great opportunity to get up close and personal.
Story: Northern Star
❝to MORE than 3,000 people came check out over 150 big rigs in the Casino CBD...
TOP RIG: Cody from O’Neill’s Haulage celebrates winning Rig of the Show.
The 2017 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show winners.