Truck show returns for second year

Contrax Central trucks won the best truck and the over 1million categories last year at the Truck...
Contrax Central trucks won the best truck and the over 1million categories last year at the Truck, Ute and Classic Car Show ’n’ Shine — this year they are back competing with an even larger field of entries. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The Cromwell Town & Country Club Truck, Ute and Classic Car Show ’n’ Shine is back, bigger and better than before.

Last year’s first show was a huge success and this year’s lineup will be even more exciting.

Categories range from the latest technology, the largest on the road, old-school vintage trucks, work-horse utes and classic cars.

Judge Bill Batt said he got "roped in" for this year’s show because he had been in the transport industry for more than 50 years.

"Technology [and] skills have come a long way.

"It’s not just big monopolies — it’s also one-man bands.

"There isn’t a thing you see that hasn’t relied somehow on the transport industry."

Contrax Central owner John Marnane said they were stoked to win best truck last year with their Kenwood truck and trailer.

The over 1million award also went to Contrax last year for its international truck that was almost ready to tick over 2million kilometres.

It was back to compete again this year, Mr Marnane said.

Organising committee member Chrissy Edwards said people did not realise the size of the event until they got up close.

It was not just for trucking enthusiasts.

"I’m not mechanical but these trucks and cars are just so interesting.

It’s an amazing chance to see them up close."

People would see the local trucking industry’s professional side, exciting technology and trucking history.

"We’re also holding competitions for kids and adults on the day.

It’s going to be a lot of fun — and you’ve got to be there to win."

The Cromwell Truck, Ute and Classic Car Show’n’Shine will be held at the Central Motor Speedway, Sandflat Rd, on Saturday.

Gates open for competitors at 6am.

Public entry opens at 10am and is by a gold coin donation.