WELLINGTON – A great tradition rolls on

4 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 6, 2018

Wellington Truck Shows in those halcyon days of the 90s were always not-to-be-missed affairs. The new generation appears to picking up where the shows of old left off, with a great turn out, great support, and a great atmosphere.

Photo: McAuley‘s won best custom graphics.

Close to 150 trucks turned up for the biennial Great Wellington Truck and Transport Show in Trentham this year.

Lions Club organiser Greg Perkins says about 100 left Seaview with the convoy, and a further 40 to 50 were already on display at Trentham Memorial Park.

Run by the Lions, this is the fourth show organised, but the third held, as a cyclone put paid to the very first show. Perkins said this year‘s show had been fantastic, but it would not have been possible without all the support from sponsors. “It costs us about $5000 to $6000 in costs to put on the show, and Shane and Georgie Grey of Quality Demolition gave us $5000. I‘d also like to thank Spik N Span Toilets, the RTANZ, Aggreko for the generators, Darren Jackson for the catering, and Wellington Rifles for putting on a great display.” All money raised on the day goes to Life Flight. While the amount raised had not yet been finalised, it was expected to exceed the previous show ‘s total.

“100% of the money we raise goes to Life Flight,” said Perkins. “ The only other charity supported is Camp Quality, and money they raise from their bouncy castle goes to support children with cancer.”

As Perkins is moving down south, Silverstream Lions Club president Greg Fouhy will take over the reins for the 2020 show.

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Photo: L.G . Anderson took away best fleet and best light commercial. The famous orange livery from the capital attracted plenty of attention all day.

RESULTS: Great Wellington Truck Show

Best owner/operator working truck
(sole trader)
2017 Kenworth K200  Traz Transport
Best company-owned working truck 2018 Kenworth K200 Bill Hammond Transport
Best high kilometre truck 1988 Kenworth K100E Shane Grey
Best new truck
(under 36 months)
2017 MAN McAuley‘s Transport
Best senior truck
(over 36 months)
2010 Western Star McAuley‘s Transport
Best vintage truck
1973 Kenworth LW924K Murray Russell, Murrays Haulage
Best fleet L G Anderson
Best light commercial L G Anderson
Best custom graphics McAuley‘s Transport 1
Best show truck 988 Kenworth K100E Demon Contracting (Shane Grey)
People‘s Choice 1970 Kenworth LW925  Quality Demolition

Photo: As always truck rides just kept the crowd coming.

Photo: Drapers Earthmoving‘s Mack. Keep studying. The more you look at this beauty the more you see. A work of art.

Photo: Do you think we sold him on the industry? Here‘s hoping.

Photo: Shane and Georgie Grey of Quality Demolition are outstanding supporters of their local show. People passionate about our industry.