’Stars shine at Mt Cotton
PENSKE COMMERCIAL Vehicles hosted its first ever Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine on September 9 at the Mt Cotton Training Centre near Brisbane. The event coincided with celebrations centring around the 50th anniversary of the Western Star Trucks brand.
As well as trucks, the Show n Shine also featured a range of fun family activities including appearances by Shell V-Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin, a Shell V-Power Racing car and MC Neil Crompton.
The trucks on display were judged and over $50,000 worth of prizes was awarded across a range of categories, including KS Easter’s customised 200th truck which took out both the Truck of the Show and the Best Western Star under 5 years awards. In addition, K S Easter took home the trophy for Best Western Star Fleet.
Other winners included trophies for Corbet’s Group for Best Western Star under 10 years (5-10 years) with its 4900 model, North Qld Truck & Machinery Movements’s ‘PhatCat’ 4800FXC for Best Western Star over 10 years, and Vince Humphreys Transport’s Best Tipper award for its 4800 model. TRN Haulage took home the award for Best Heritage White Truck with its White Road Commander.
Western Star truck owners and drivers fans flocked to Mt Cotton on September 9
ScuzzTrans’ ‘Ned Kelly’ heritage rig
Pam and Vince Humphreys were happy to win the Best Tipper award