No winter gloom in Gore!

5 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 22, 2019

The first day of winter arrived with a vengeance in Gore, along with 81 entries for the inaugural McDonough Contracting Gore Truck Show. The cold, wet weather didn‘t dampen the enthusiasm of all who gathered at Transport Repairs‘ yard in Gore. A lot of time was put into preparing entries and the quality was as high as usual, with numbers up on last year; a reflection of both the work the show committee put in and a sign operators from around the south are still keen to come along in support.

It is an awkward time of year, with stock trucks busy on cattle movements and log trucks having just spent a week in the bush, so there isn‘t a lot of time to get trucks clean. By the end of the week there aren‘t many clean trucks about, so these entrants put in an enormous effort to get gear ready for early Saturday morning. With a large number of categories, the prizes put up by a long list of sponsors was certainly appreciated, further ensuring the show‘s success. All involved hope it remains as popular as it was this year. The committee is looking for more volunteers if anyone from the area is interested for future events.

Photo: Craig Jolly‘s impressive King Rig-winning Mack Super Liner.

Photo: Cleanways from Invercargill walked away with a number of awards.

Photo: Dynes Transport came with 15 of their immaculate units this year.

Photo: Angus Drummond leads the spreaders through the main street of Gore in his Cromtrans Atego.

Photo: Brendon Brand took out best paint scheme for RTL with this Kenworth K200 in Clinton Waipahi colours.

Photo: Paul Briggs with his nicely presented UD Quon in GFS colours from Gore.

Photo: Scott Reid took away four awards with this sharp International ACCO.

RESULTS McDonough Contracting Gore Truck Show 2019

King Rig Mack Superliner Jolly Earthworks Craig Jolly
People‘s choice FH Volvo Andrews Transport Trevor Drake
Fleet Andrews Transport    
Female driver Fonterra Dale Oliver  
Best of brand      
DAF Gore Freight and Storage Ollie Webb  
Freightliner Cleanways Cortez Terei  
Fuso Ritchies Coachlines Anne Brown  
Hino McDonough Contracting John Braithwaite  
Isuzu (Ian Heaps Memorial) Cleanways Quinn Calder  
Kenworth McLellan Freight Isaiah McLellan  
Mack Southern Transport Kevin McIntosh  
MAN Waikaka Transport Stu McMath  
Mercedes Benz Cromtrans Angus Drummond  
Nissan SouthRoads Dan Marsden  
Scania Fonterra Russell Nelson  
Volvo Andrews Transport Trevor Drake  
Western Star Cleanways Kerry Lankshear  
Other brands Southern Milk Transport (International ACCO) Scott Reid  
New – 40,000 km Isuzu Cleanways Quinn Calder
40,000 – 100,000 km Mack Granite Southern Transport Kevin McIntosh
100,000 – 400,000 km M-Benz Atego Cromtrans Angus Drummond
400,000 – 700,000 km Kenworth Dynes Transport Grant Tapp
700,000 – 1,000,000 km Kenworth Kenworth McLellan Freight Isaiah Mclellan
Over 1,000,000 MC Mack K2 Contracting
(Alexandra Transport livery)
Ken Adams
Oldest working truck International ACCO   Scott Reid
Bulk truck Waikaka Transport Stu McMath  
Curtainsider Gore Freight and Storage Ollie Webb  

Fert spreader
(Barry Wilson Memorial trophy)

Cromtrans Angus Drummond  
Light vehicle RTL (West Otago Transport) Sydney Robertson  
Linehaul McLellan Freight Aaron Callender  
Logger Dynes Hamish Kenton  
Passenger vehicle Ritchies Coachlines Anne Brown  
Stock truck Hokonui Rural Bradley Curtis  
Tanker Cleanways Quinn Calder  
Timber cartage vehicle McLellan Freight Aaron Callender  
Tractor unit Southern Transport Kevin McIntosh  
Furthest distance travelled Jolly Earthworks Craig Jolly  
HWR group Southern Transport Kevin McIntosh  
Lights RTL Sydney Robertson  
Paint RTL (Clinton Waipahi) Brendon Brand  
Refurbished International ACCO Scott Reid  
Vintage International ACCO Scott Reid