CQ Con­voy

Do­ing It For The Kids

Bling'd Up Trucks - - News - Ar­ti­cle by Daniel Mur­phy

On Oc­to­ber 5, 2014, the first ever Cen­tral Queens­land Con­voy for Kids was run. The or­gan­is­ers, CQ Con­voy Inc, were ex­cep­tional in gain­ing sup­port from the in­dus­try and the wider com­mu­nity. The con­voy con­jured sup­port from over 130 trucks which were all there to help raise funds for the re­gion’s pae­di­atric units and the sick kids of Cen­tral Queens­land. Money from the day was also set to go to pro­grams that help sup­port the fam­i­lies of the sick kids. The day was a huge suc­cess with the CQ Con­voy Inc rais­ing a to­tal of $72,000. The day started off around 9am with the lead truck leav­ing the CQ Univer­sity in Rock­hamp­ton go­ing to­wards the host­ing venue Par­adise La­goons. The roar of the en­gines and blar­ing horns were an im­pres­sive sound com­ple­ment­ing the im­pres­sive sight of the big­gest con­voy the town has ever seen. Kids young and old lined the streets and high­way as the rum­bling diesel en­gines roared past putting huge smiles on the faces of ev­ery­one who saw. The venue, Par­adise La­goons, is a large camp draft venue built on a large cat­tle prop­erty. It was a pleas­ant venue to hold the show, with more than enough room for the trucks.

If you weren’t con­tent on just look­ing at the trucks there was a large amount go­ing on through­out the day, horse events in the out­side arena, there were mu­si­cal acts, which in­cluded re­cent X Fac­tor con­tes­tant Talia Gouge, per­form­ing in the un­der­cover area near the bar, mar­kets and lots of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids to do.

The Peo­ple’s Choice win­ner was Tim North’s T609 Ken­worth with the run­ner up be­ing the T909 from Shaws. Both of these trucks also took out Best of the Show.

Emer­ald Car­ry­ing Com­pany won Best Fleet while Me­gaTruck’s im­pres­sive tow truck took out Best Ve­hi­cle Other Than a Truck. Not sure how that one works.

The CQ Con­voy Inc. should be very proud of their ef­forts, the day was great es­pe­cially for an event run for the very first time.

Some of the folks from Emer­ald

Car­ry­ing Co Re­gan Amer, Matt Langley, Mitch Wright, Ryan Langley,

Daniel Pearce and Emily Pearce.

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