Flooded regional roads couldn’t stop more than 100 trucks and thousands of people turning out for the third annual Riverina Truck Show,
The Riverina Truck Show has been run and won, and you didn’t have to be a truck buff to enjoy it.
The show was held in late September at Wagga Wagga on the crossroads between Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Thousands of people from the trucking-friendly city lined sections of the route between the livestock saleyards at Bomen, the bottom end of the main street and the shores of Lake Albert. Wagga highway patrol police lent a hand in blocking off roads.
Despite an overcast sky organisers estimate 8,000 people turned out at the lake for the truck display and family fun day with attractions including not only shiny trucks, but classic cars and bikes, market and trade stalls, amusement rides for the kids, live music and even power boat and tinnie racing. The grand finale was a fireworks display from pontoons on the lake.
“Everyone’s catered for,” says treasurer of the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy, Lloyd Wishart. To top it off the day raised $42,000 for charities including Give Me 5 For Kids, N.E.T.S NSW, Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and TransHelp Foundation.
Wagga City Council, one of the major sponsors of the day, has now classed the show as a ‘major event’ for the regional city.
Next year’s show is set down for September 23 and will again co-incide with ‘Thunder on the Lake’ organised by Wagga Wagga Boat Club.
Despite an overcast sky organisers estimate 8,000 people turned out at the lake for the truck display and family fun day.