Grafton Truck Show is a hell of a day out

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THE at­mos­phere the night be­fore a truck show is so ex­cit­ing, says Grafton Truck Drivers So­cial Club pub­li­cist Bec Ja­cobs.

“You can feel the elec­tric­ity in the air, the smell of kerosene, truck wash, tyre shine and pol­ish. Not to men­tion the pride the drivers take in their rigs is fan­tas­tic,” she said.

“A lot of work goes into prep­ping for a truck show, the long nights and lit­tle sleep is worth it in the end.”

Bec is cur­rently in the throes of prep­ping for the Grafton Truck Show to be held on Satur­day, June 9, which is hosted by the Grafton Truck Drivers So­cial Club.

This year’s event will again be held at the Clarence River Jockey Club. All the ac­tion will kick off at Jacaranda Park on the cor­ner of Hoof and Prince Sts, where drivers will need to pay $30 to en­ter the pa­rade and nom­i­nate their cat­e­gories for judg­ing.

The pa­rade will start at 10am and gates to the race­course will open about 11.30am, once the last truck has been parked.

Some of the “best” cat­e­gories in­clude Best Sca­nia, Best Volvo, Best Mack, Best Freight­liner, Best Western Star, Best Ken­worth, Best Other Makes and Best Fleet.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come on the day. There will be rides and ac­tiv­i­ties such as the Sand Wizard, a jump­ing cas­tle and Merry-Go-Round for the chil­dren, mar­ket and trade stalls as well as a chance to wan­der through the truck dis­play.

The Ul­marra “Chip-in” Cup Day is on again so there will also be races hap­pen­ing.

“This year I look for­ward to see­ing our re­peat cus­tomers and some new ones as well,” Bec said.

If any­one would like any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the show, the club can be con­tacted by email via grafton­truck­club@ gmail.com.

Or you can search Grafton Truck Drivers So­cial Club on Face­book.

PHOTO: GRAFTON TRUCK DRIVERS SO­CIAL CLUB

COME ON DOWN: Make sure you don't miss out on all of the fun to be had at the Grafton Truck Show in June.

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