Toki ticks all the boxes in 2018

4 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 8, 2018

Great weather, awesome trucks, epic location – Toki 2018

The iconic Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka hosted the annual Toki Truck Stop Show and Shine on 24 March.

Organiser Rosie Broughton said they were really pleased with the turnout this year.

“ The variety of trucks on display seemed to be keeping all of the spectators entertained, and with 23 prizes handed out there were lots of drivers heading away very happy.”

Photo: Burling Transport‘s T904 Kenworth took away the top prize for an individual truck. The Masterton company was well represented with other stunning examples carrying the fleet livery.

This year more fleets than ever were on display, with the coveted best fleet prize going to Satherley Logging, whose line-up included their new Kenworth Legend. “ They looked really impressive all lined up together,” said Rosie. “It was a bonus to have boxer Shane Cameron there as our celebrity judge, and I think he liked working with the Tui Brewery girls!”

As well as some gorgeous trucks, there were also free brewery tours and live music.

“ The day was topped off with fantastic weather, which was a welcome surprise,” said Rosie.

She was right about the weather, with the heavens opening not long after the prize giving ended.

RESULTS Toki Truck Show 2018

Star of the show 2007 Kenworth 904 Burling Transport
Best DAF 2013 DAF CF85 McAuley‘s Transport
Best Foden 2003 Foden A3-6T McAuley‘s Transport
Best Freightliner 2012 Freightliner Argosy Daily Freight
Best Hino 2017 Hino 700 Series Murdoch Transport
Best International 1963 International AB utility Tui Flats Accommodation
Best Isuzu 2017 Isuzu CYJ530 D & J Fitzgerald Transport
Best Iveco 2018 Iveco Trakker 500 McAuley‘s Transport
Best Kenworth 2007 Kenworth 904 Burling Transport
Best Mack 2014 Mack Trident ‘Rock Dog Clive Taylor Transport
Best MAN 2016 MAN TGX McAuley‘s Transport
Best Mercedes-Benz 2018 Mercedes Arox G & T Nichols
Best Nissan 1993 Nissan Diesel, Central House Movers
Best Scania 2017 Scania 620 Wolland Contracting
Best Sterling 2004 Sterling AT9500 Central House Movers
Best Volvo 2016 Volvo FH16 Menefy Trucking
Best Western Star 2010 Western Star 4864 Boons Valley Transport
Best Other 1982 Mack R797 Menefy Trucking
Best fleet Satherley Logging
Furthest travelled Richard Arnold (G & T Nichols) and
Andy Worth (Boons Valley),
Peoples choice 2017 Kenworth K200 Main Road trucking

Photo: The Menefy fleet never fails to turn up or impress all gathered. Below: Shane Cameron is a Mack fan by all accounts. A tuff man who loves tuff trucks!

Photo: Was a time Fodens and their mates carrying famous badging from the motherland were out in force at shows like this. It was great to see this example still blazing a trail.

Photo: Satherley Logging 2006 Ltd took away the best fleet award.

Photo: A couple of tidy old girls in the G&D Baker colours still hammering out a good day‘s work by the looks of it.

Photo: B.R. Satherley Transport Ltd were also well represented.

Photo: Wolland Contracting

Photo: Murdoch Transport

Photo: D&J Fitzgerald

Photo: Beale Trucking