Event: Hawke's Bay truck show

By: Raymond Perrett, Photography by: Raymond Perrett


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Hawkes Bay truck show Bill and Maggie Hammond and guard dog, Mack Hawkes Bay truck show
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Hawkes Bay truck show TNS transport took Best Fuso and Best Foden with two of its PBT contracted units Hawkes Bay truck show
Hawkes Bay truck show Best Freightliner award made the Harrison family’s day. From left: Jarvis Harrison, Elai, Julie, Matty J, Janine and Jessie Hawkes Bay truck show
Hawkes Bay truck show Mainstreams BBQ was kept busy. From left: Tim Ramea, driver Dan, Mark Schofield, Dave Ward Hawkes Bay truck show
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About 200 trucks converged on the Whakatu coolstore of ENZA Turners and Growers for the eleventh biannual Hawke’s Bay Trucking for Child Cancer truck show.

About 200 trucks converged on the Whakatu coolstore of ENZA Turners and Growers for the eleventh biannual Hawke's Bay

Trucking for Child Cancer truck show. Supported by dozens of volunteers and sponsors, the event starts with convoys of big rigs leaving the Napier and Hastings Mitre 10 Mega stores, along with some lucky passengers with convoy ride tickets.

Once at the Whakatu site, many of the truckies carried on tirelessly, giving $2 truck rides for kids and families around the block.

Also at the show was the Hawke's Bay round of the National Excavator Operator competition. Two-time national champion Brett Hollyman, from Downers, was kept busy running and scoring the event. The top three finalists (in no particular order) were Bart Mulder, Steve Galbraith and Brent Taylor, with the winner to be announced 15 November at the annual dinner.

Later in the day Wayne Moody from Conroys announced prize winners for the best trucks:

  • Best Freightliner – GRZ906 Cuzzin Transport
  • Best MAN – GLK131 Charlie Wallbank Transport (Toll)
  • Best Fuso – CAD305 TNS Transport (PBT)
  • Best Isuzu – ATU774 Everfresh
  • Best International – GFE805 Jackson Roadhaul
  • Best Scania – FZT309 IW & SS Clayden
  • Best CAT – CT630C Central Bulk Trans
  • Best Nissan – GFJ330 JRP Ltd
  • Best Mack – DQP975 Morris Vickers
  • Best Hino – GWL158 Efficient
  • Best Volvo – GUB 212 TOLL
  • Best Kenworth – EJT922 Lakeland Haulage (Mainfreight)
  • Best DAF – BWL212 Efficient
  • Best Western Star – GND462 Hooker Pacific
  • Best Mercedes – GNH740 LW Bonney
  • Best Foden - CGG218 TNS Transport (PBT)
  • Best Bedford – EN1462 Efficient
  • Best Ford – HBR380 Wilson Brothers
  • Best Iveco – CFB111 Hawke's Bay RefridgerationBest Vintage – GO9051 Justin Mills PanPac
  • Best Working Truck – 460HP Marty How transport
  • Best Bling – KWCOOL M&D Barraclough
  • Best in Show – Peoples' Choice KWCOOL M&D Barraclough
  • Best Fleet – Jackson Roadhaul
  • Supreme Best of Show – GSZ114 D G Glenn transport

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