Bid­ding war for lead truck

Big Rigs - - LOWOOD TRUCK SHOW -

TRUCK­IES wanted to be at the front of the Lowood Truck Show con­voy so badly that the bid­ding war for the lead truck only fin­ished four min­utes be­fore the con­voy through the town was due to start.

Lowood Truck Show or­gan­iser Rob Lis­ton said in the end, the lead truck po­si­tion went to Lau­rie Wil­liams from North Queens­land Ma­chin­ery Move­ments and Brock from RTE, who do­nated about $4000 for the priv­i­lege.

“The con­voy went re­ally well, it went with­out a hitch,” Mr Lis­ton said.

He said Lau­rie and Brock’s truck was a minia­ture Ken­worth B-dou­ble they built.

Mr Lis­ton said the show was a great suc­cess, with al­most 150 trucks par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event at the Lowood Show­grounds, west of Bris­bane.

He said the cur­rent tally raised was about $15,000, but they were still wait­ing on some money to come in to be counted.

“It was a re­ally good day,” he said.

“The high­light of the show would have been Truckin’ Stain­less’ truck ‘Filthy’ do­ing burnouts on the burnout pad.”

Filthy, the truck in ques­tion, was a yel­low Peter­Bilt, set up specif­i­cally for burnouts.

Mr Lis­ton said close to 3000 peo­ple came through the gates to the show, a num­ber he was glad to re­port was more than last year.

PHOTO: SHUT­TER SHOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

COOL TRUCK: The lead truck in the con­voy for the Lowood Truck Show.

PHOTOS: MEG BOLTON

Kaden and Nate Chan­dler look at some­thing more their size.

Mitchell Turner from Ceder Grove checks out the cool trucks.

Rob Kingma, Toby Kennedy, James Shaw and Sharna Kennedy.

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