Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016

By: Jason Taylor


Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016
Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016 Photos: The Mount Truck Show 2016

The Mount Truck Show in association with the Classics of the Sky Air show was held at the Tauranga Airport in brilliant sunshine on the afternoon of 23 January.

After assembling at Papamoa earlier in the morning, an impressive convoy of 150 trucks travelled to the show destination via Mount Maunganui, although some last minute route changes were needed after police requested the organisers use an alternative route.

A number of fleets represented local operators, with other trucks from around the country making the journey to the Bay of Plenty in support of the event, raising funds for the TECT Trustpower Rescue helicopter.

The gates opened at 2.30pm and crowds attending both events, built steadily through the afternoon with many air show goers taking the time to wander through the rows of impressive rigs on display.

The air show kicked off with a thrilling low-level display from the TBM Avenger Warbird, along with aerobatic displays and a live-wire performance from the Russian-built YAK-55.

The Roaring Forties Harvard display team gave a very exciting display of formation flying before the star of the air show, the Mk IX Supermarine Spitfire, took to the air.

For the crowds there was an abundance of food and drink; it being very popular on such a hot day.

The police AOS and dog teams also put on an entertaining display that involved one police officer, who held a pilot’s licence, stealing a plane for a joy ride before being arrested.

The show’s prizegiving was a very entertaining affair, held in the evening, just before the Night Glow part of the event. This in itself saw some very impressive light combinations and many auto electricians must have collectively breathed a sigh of relief when the dash switches were activated.

With the happenings of the day over, some trucks departed for their homes, while others chose to camp over and enjoy a social gathering.

The Mount Truck Show is a very enjoyable and popular event, going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. The next one is to be held in 2018.

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