Kenworth New Zealand 50th event

Photography by: Dean Middleton


Kenworth 50th event Kenworth trucks as far as the eye could see. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Brett Marsh had 10 of the best on display. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event The Green Transport fleet turned many heads. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event There were immaculate examples of the brand at every turn. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Martin Logging's stunning brand new Alcatraz themed K108. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event D J McIntosh's heavy haul C509. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Even off-highway loggers made their way to the celebrations. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Size does matter according to this T2000 which is a rare sight on our shores. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Murray Salt's old LW model stretched its legs to attend. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Some Kiwi ingenuity on JP Ware's T650 which has the sleeper box twist locked on for shows and is easily removable when required. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event A large representation of South Island operators made the trek north. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event Heavy Diesel Parts and Services from Christchurch ensured there was something for all tastes with their T600. Kenworth 50th event
Kenworth 50th event A classic LW hitching a ride on a soon-to-be classic Director Series T909. Kenworth 50th event

The day of the much-awaited and publicised Kenworth 50th gathering finally arrived in Tauranga on Saturday, 13 September. Held at Bay Park, Southpac organised the event to celebrate 50 years of Kenworth Trucks in New Zealand.

Friday afternoon saw a steady stream of Kenworths arrive, continuing through to 10am on Saturday morning when the gates closed and the event opened up to the public.

Three-hundred Kenworths came from all over the country with a strong contingent having made the journey up from the South Island. There were beautifully restored examples, immaculately presented working trucks and many brand new trucks that were still yet to be put into service.

The only uncontrollable factor was the weather and unfortunately the rain came down for much of the big day. However, this was still the biggest ever single brand truck show in New Zealand and in spite of the weather, it did not fail to impress.

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