Nelson Truck Show

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 20, 2018

Photo: For the second year in a row the People‘s Choice award at Nelson went to Tumeke Logging Ltd with this Kenworth T659 logger.

In stark contrast to the washout weather of 2016, those who visited the Nelson show late last year were rewarded with a pristine South Island day.

Organised by the Stoke School PTA, the event, in its fifth year, saw 80 vehicles from around the upper South Island assemble at the Richmond Park Showgrounds.

Photo: This Scania R620 piloted by Greg Wassel was one of a pair entered by the Talley‘s Group Ltd.

Todd Bruning won the TMC Trailers People‘s Choice award for the second year in a row with the Kenworth T659 he drives for Golden Bay-based Tumeke Logging Ltd.

The Kenworth had undergone some further cosmetic enhancement since it won the 2016 event, including the fitting of a customised stainless visor and air clearer shrouds. Todd had the truck cab opened up and a steady stream of people were seen checking out the view from behind the wheel.

Photo: The local trucking population was well represented, including this contingent from the Allied Concrete and Mainfreight fleets.

Mel Edwards from the PTA reports approximately 1500 people attended the show, which raised over $9000 for the students of Stoke School.

She wished to thank all the entrants for the time they put in to have an amazing display of trucks on the day.

Photo: L & A Cotton Heavy Haulage turned out with a pair of Kenworth lowloaders, including this K108 Aerodyne driven by Jaeden Berkett.

Photo: A trio of tippers from the Bulk Lines Limited fleet

Photo: Borlase Transport showed off three recent additions to their fleet of loggers.

Photo: A Stuart Drummond Transport Freightliner enters the Richmond Park Showgrounds.