The 2021 truck show circus got off to a speeding start way down south.

Photo: Best Fleet and fair enough. Karl Scott with most of his fleet of Kenworth loggers.

The Dunedin Truck Show, the first show of 2021, kicked off late January at the A&P showgrounds on the outskirts of Mosgiel. Still in its infancy, the show is put together by a dedicated team and shows plenty of signs of being a significant event on the trucking calendar. It was a day for Kenworth operators and fans, with all the major awards being taken home by that marque. Shane Pearson from STL received the King Rig accolade with his K104 Big Cab Kenworth, and the People‘s Choice also went to STL, with Jessy Shane Collins taking away that award. Best Fleet was a tough one, but the team from Scott Transport with its impressive range of Kenworths loaded with logs won that prize. The Sponsors‘ Choice was taken away by one of Terry Hucklebridge‘s near-perfect K200s in Mainfreight livery. A huge thanks to all the sponsors, particularly to the main sponsor, Dave and “Fridge” from City Auto Glass Dunedin, and major prize sponsors, Monarch Wildlife Cruises Dunedin and Helicopters Otago. Onwards and upwards for a buoyant 2022.

Photo: A trifecta of winners: Joint winner of Furthest Travelled, Andrew Lusty from Hog Haulage with his SAR; Jessy Shane Collins with his T904 winning Sponsors‘ Choice; and Shane Pearson taking away King Rig with his K104 – adding to an already bulging trophy cabinet.

Photo: Classic conventional: Jim Bates Contracting Peterbilt.

Photo: Super Swedes: Coombes Contracting‘s impressive Scania pairing.

Photo: Titan Bulk Haulage turned up with several imposing units.

Photo: Resplendent in blue were new Paccar products in the form of a couple of T410s and a CF DAF for Icon Logistics.

Photo: Both Kara Transport Hinos took home awards – Best Hino and Best Delivery Unit/Flea.

Photo: K200 Kenworths running with Mainfreight for Terry Hucklebridge. Fleet number 8194 on the left took away the Sponsors‘ Choice award.

Photo: A freshly restored Austin by Alex McLellan and his latest K200 in McLellan Freight livery.

Photo: This 143 Streamline Scania from MD Engineering of Balclutha turned plenty of heads.

Photo: This incredible restoration of an LW924 in Dynes Transport livery by Mark Chalmers won Best Classic.

Photo: Fairfield Transport with its impressive fleet of crane trucks.