Alexandra Blossom Festival 2017

By: Dean Middleton

1 Central Machine Hire from Wanaka won the ‘Best Fleet’ award with this stunning collection of Mack trucks 1
12 Nu Road’s classic T650 Kenworth sitting beside their recently refurbished T904 Kenworth 12
17 Johnston Trucking’s classic T600 Kenworth from Christchurch joined in the festivities 17
11 ‘Best Mack’ went to Road Metals and their Mack Trident ‘Dog of War’ 11
13 Straightline Roofing’s tidy CF85 DAF and mobile manufacturing semi-trailer 13
18 Heavy Trax Hire showed up with their impressive heavy haulage Western Star 18
9 Central Machine Hire’s outstandingly restored Mack Superliner, which was completed just in time for the show 9
7 Fulton Hogan showed off their brand new Mack Superliner 7
8 Alexandra Transport were again consistent supporters of the show 8
4 Blaze of Glory Holdings made it just in time for the parade after their brand new K200 Kenworth completed its maiden voyage 4

Check out the successful Alexandra Blossom Festival Truck Parade and the results judged from the 50 trucks that took part of the big day

The 2017 Alexandra Blossom Festival Truck Parade and Show’n’Shine was by all accounts another successful event this year. More than 50 trucks were a part of the big day, assembling at Alexandra Transport’s Dunstan Road site for judging and for the public to have a close-up look.

While the weather was predominantly overcast, the sun did make an appearance just in time for the convoy to join the Blossom Festival Parade through the crowd-lined streets of Alexandra. The coveted ‘Star of the Show’, which had the honours of leading the truck parade, was Christchurch-based Mainfreight contractor BCB Contracting’s immaculate 409SAR Kenworth. 



  • Star of the Show: BCB Contracting Limited (Mainfreight), 409SAR, Andy Clarke
  • Best fleet: Central Machine Hire
  • Pre 1995: Central Machine Hire, B61 Mack
  • Best Curtainsider: Eden Haulage, FRATER, Kenworth, Cole Frew
  • Best TankerFire & Emergency (Central Rural Fire) FSH560 Isuzu
  • Best Stock TruckSwitzers Valley Transport, KSS185, Kenworth, Regan Thompson
  • Best Western StarSummerland Express, GBL736
  • Best Kenworth: BCB Contracting Limited (Mainfreight), 409SAR, Andy Clarke
  • Best Freightliner: Summerland, FHM374, Lyndon Buchanan
  • Best Mercedes: Mainstream JYA653, Quentin Rodgers
  • Best Scania: Beckers Transport/RTL, Regan Thompson, HPK462 
  • Best DAF: Allied Contract KSS172, Tim Magrath
  • Best International: Triple Six Logistics, KPM262 Blair
  • Best UD: Southway moving, ISS660, Mike Pavletich
  • Best Mack: Roadmetals, KDR416
  • Best Hino: Mainfreight KCS771, Nathan McEldowney
  • Best VolvoTemuka Transport, KYC251, Brad
  • Best Isuzu: Fulton Hogan, Mark Svensson, JNY504
  • Best LCV: ATL Haulage, KTH8, Ford Transit, Pete Edy

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