42,000 rea­sons to smile

Con­voy has huge turnout

Big Rigs - - RIVERINA TRUCK SHOW -

HELD on a warm mid-Septem­ber day, the an­nual Rive­rina Truck Show and Kids Con­voy has been an out­stand­ing suc­cess, with an im­pres­sive pro­ces­sion of trucks through the Wagga Wagga city cen­tre.

The stag­ing area at the Bomen Sa­le­yards was a hive of ac­tiv­ity on the Satur­day morn­ing as trucks as­sem­bled to make their run though the Wagga Wagga CBD to the shores of Lake Al­bert for the show and shine and fam­ily day.

In what was the sec­ond largest turnout since the in­au­gu­ral event in 2014, an im­pres­sive 158 trucks regis­tered for the con­voy, with trucks com­ing from as far afield as Mel­bourne, Can­berra and across the wider Rive­rina re­gion.

With raf­fles, an auc­tion of do­nated goods, along with all other money raised, the to­tal for 2017 amounted to a whop­ping $42,000, all of which will be put to good use im­prov­ing the lives of kids with se­ri­ous ill­nesses.

ALL PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE: DAVID VILE

FUNDRAIS­ING EVENT: Gary Flack leads the three Robin­son’s trucks from Lee­ton.

Mack Su­per-Liner rum­bles past the Wagga Court House.

Menz Trans­port bound for Lake Al­bert.

Head­ing past the iconic 2WG sign in Bayliss St.

Chris Knight in the ‘Bone­shaker’ Peter­bilt.

Burkin­shaw’s Trans­port was well rep­re­sented.

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