Alexan­dra Truck Show

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Alexan­dra Truck Show proved a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for Vic­to­ria’s hottest look­ing trucks. The 18th an­nual Truck Ute & Rod Show in Alexan­dra, Vic­to­ria drew a record at­ten­dance.

“We are a free public event held in our main street Grant Street and sur­rounds so we re­ally can’t cal­cu­late the to­tal at­ten­dance,” Show Pres­i­dent Matt El­lis re­port­edly said. “But we are con­fi­dent on anec­do­tal ev­i­dence that it was a record at­ten­dance.”

There was a record 152 trucks that en­tered the show this year as well as utes and clas­sic hotrods. Truck of the Show Award was claimed by An­thony La­torre with his Thorpe built Ken­worth K200 which fea­tured on the cover of the sec­ond is­sue of Aus­tralian Cus­tom Trucks.

The Satur­day event saw the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Vic­to­rian Truck Driv­ers Me­mo­rial in Ro­tary Park. The Me­mo­rial had been built as a com­mu­nity pro­ject with ma­jor sup­port from trans­port in­dus­try spon­sors and now has 60 names recorded by plaques on the me­mo­rial struc­ture.

1. Tar­rant Trans­port-Cranes & Trans­port had six prime movers. Four with tilt trays. Driver Gra­hame Ols­son drives a 2014 Ken­worth 909 rated at 155T which hauls over di­men­sional loads.

2. Frank and son An­thony Lat­tore won the Rig of the Show with the very pop­u­lar Ken­worth K200.

3. The Western Truck Tow­ing Mack Su­per Liner 2006 with driver Disco was a crowd pleaser.

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