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North­ern NSW town em­braces 2017 Casino Truck Show

Arum­bling 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.

Deals On Wheels sis­ter ti­tle 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, with mu­sic by The Cath Simes Band, kids’ en­ter­tain­ment, face painters, food stalls, and amuse­ment rides for the lit­tle ones.

The show saw a sur­prise visit from Out­back Trucker celebrity Glenn ‘Yogi’ Ken­dall, who was in all the ac­tion and helped out with the awards cer­e­mony.

After­wards, 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 Deals On Wheels. He was right – the crowds were huge.

“It’s pretty unique … from where we are, all you can see is 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 as he ac­cepted the cov­eted award.

“Pretty happy, got a fair few good helpers help­ing me get to where I was to­day … thanks very much”

Here’s to another great Casino Truck Show!

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 The North Coast Pe­tro­leum Ken­worth T409 look­ing schmick

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