CASINO’S BIG AND BEEFY RIGS
The 2017 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show was everything you’d expect, plus more. Cobey Bartels was there to see just why this truck show has become so popular
A RUMBLING convoy of more than 150 trucks arrived at Casino on Saturday morning, with just about every local in town lining the main drag as the big rigs rolled on in.
Despite weather concerns after being rained out last year, this year the sky couldn’t have been clearer, with plenty of people left squinting as the sun ricocheted off all the chrome.
Owner//Driver broadcast the convoy live on its Facebook site, and we were thoroughly impressed by the sheer variety of rigs on show.
Organisers made sure there was something for everyone at the show, with live music by The Cath Simes Band, kids’ entertainment, face painters, food and market stalls, and amusement rides for the little ones. The show saw a surprise visit from
Outback Trucker star Glenn ‘Yogi’ Kendall, who was in all the action and helped out with the awards ceremony.
Organiser and Casino Beef Week promotions committee president Stuart George was beaming, adding that he couldn’t be happier with how it went.
“It’s becoming something the whole town looks forward to,” Stuart tells Owner//Driver.
He was right – the crowds were huge.
“It’s pretty unique … from where we are, all you can see are trucks and heads!”
Cody Wood from O’Neill’s Haulage took out the coveted Tiny Lollback Rig of the Show trophy and $1000 prize money, with his immaculate green and gold Western Star 4900.
“I can’t say I was really expecting that one but, yeah, it was a great turnout today,” Cody said accepting the award.
“Pretty happy, got a fair few good helpers helping me get to where I was today … thanks very much.”
Here’s to another successful Casino Truck Show!
“It’s becoming something the whole town looks forward to.”
The North Coast Petroleum Kenworth T409 looking schmick