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