Castle­maine Classics

De­spite the heat, the Castle­maine Truck Show proved once again why it is the premier Vic­to­rian truck show

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The 2016 Castle­maine Truck Show proved once again why it is the premier Vic­to­rian truck event. Held at the Camp­bell Creek Recre­ation Re­serve on Novem­ber 19-20, the show at­tracted a wide va­ri­ety of brand new, cus­tomised, work­ing and vin­tage trucks.

One of the beauties of the show is its laid­back at­mos­phere, with many ar­riv­ing on Fri­day af­ter­noon and evening and set­ting up camp for the week­end. It’s a friendly and wel­com­ing crowd with many reg­u­lars that at­tend year af­ter year.

The Ro­tary Club has now held 28 truck shows and, to­gether with other lo­cal ser­vice clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions, pro­vides ev­ery­thing that is needed for a great week­end.

The win­ner of the Rig of the Day on Satur­day was Troy McLean with his Ken­worth T908.

Sun­day is the big day, com­menc­ing with a truck­ies’ break­fast, and then the con­voy through Castle­maine. The main street is lined with res­i­dents, and the sounds of truck horns can be heard all over the dis­trict.

As crowd num­bers grew, so did the in­tense heat when the sun came out; thank­fully there were some cloudy patches dur­ing the day.

There were raf­fles over both days with a bar fridge on of­fer and an auc­tion on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The stan­dard of pre­sen­ta­tion of trucks was ex­cel­lent and, as Castle­maine is known as a truck town, the Amer­i­can mar­quees had new trucks on dis­play.

The win­ner of Truck of the Show was Leo Kelly and his im­pec­ca­bly re­stored W model Ken­worth.

Once again, Castle­maine put on a top show; it’s a big ef­fort but the re­wards are great, with Ro­tary us­ing the raised $9965 raised to as­sist valu­able com­mu­nity causes.

It’s the one truck show that I make the ef­fort for. I’d miss a day’s work to get to this show, it’s a great week­end!

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