Big Rigs and crowds at Casino

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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...

PHOTO: CASINO TRUCK SHOW

TOP RIG: Cody from O’Neill’s Haulage cel­e­brates win­ning Rig of the Show.

PHOTO: GE­ORGE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

The 2017 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show win­ners.

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