Texas show­case turns it on

Big Rigs - - GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKING SHOW - James Graham James.Graham@bi­grigs.com.au

THREE days at a truck show may sound like a day too long for many, un­til that is you are lucky enough to at­tend The Great Amer­i­can Truck­ing Show in Dal­las, Texas.

The 19th an­nual event at the Kay Bai­ley Hutchi­son Con­ven­tion Cen­tre was billed as the big­gest and best yet, and it didn’t dis­ap­point for Big Rigs and the six lucky win­ners in the Shell Rim­ula Re­wards Pro­gram who were flown to the US to at­tend the event and other Dal­las at­trac­tions.

From the health pavil­ion with its free kid­ney test­ing – where this writer dis­cov­ered he needs to lose a few ki­los asap – to more than 500 man­u­fac­tur­ers spruik­ing over 50 prod­uct cat­e­gories, the chal­lenge was find­ing the time to get around them all.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find on show.

PHOTOS: JAMES GRAHAM

CROWD PLEASER: This 2016 Ken­worth Icon W900 tuned plenty of heads in the Pride & Pol­ish event, win­ning the top prize for work­ing combo.

Win­ners Kil­lian Paasch, Jo Cahill, Craig Har­beck, Keith McArt­ney and Daryl Cae­sar at the rodeo.

A 1956 Ford F-500 V8 beauty from Simms Fire Equip­ment.

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