2017 Nelson Truck Show

By: Dean Middleton, Photography by: Dean Middleton

Nelson Truck Show Todd Brunning from Tu Meke Logging won the ‘People’s Choice’ award for the second year running with their immaculate T659 Kenworth Nelson Truck Show
Nelson Truck Show 10 Rod Thomson Contracting’s near new UD Quon and digger Nelson Truck Show 10
Nelson Truck Show 9 Austin Transport also brought along their Halls contracted K108 Kenworth Nelson Truck Show 9
Nelson Truck Show 8 Cottons also had their K108 Kenworth at the show looked outstanding sitting next to the refurbished K100G Nelson Truck Show 8
Nelson Truck Show 7 Local trucking identity Chris Hoult brought along his new ride, this smart Fulton Hogan 85CF DAF Nelson Truck Show 7
Nelson Truck Show 6 Borlase Transport had three smart loggers on display Nelson Truck Show 6
Nelson Truck Show 5 Austin Transport’s K104 Kenworth with rear pull-out on the trailer enabling two 20’ containers to be carted and three on the unit Nelson Truck Show 5
Nelson Truck Show 4 Sollys Transport brought along four trucks to the show including this near-new Isuzu Nelson Truck Show 4
Nelson Truck Show 3 Cotton Heavy Haulages outstanding recently refurbished K100G Kenworth Nelson Truck Show 3
Nelson Truck Show 2 Two of the Show organisers Mel and Kevin had their tough TNL contracted Peterbilt on display Nelson Truck Show 2

DOW travelled down to the Richmond A&P Showgrounds to check out the widely supported Nelson Truck Show

The 2017 Nelson Truck Show was held at the Richmond A&P Showgrounds near Nelson on Saturday, 11 November. The truck show is organised by the Stoke School PTA as an annual fundraiser for the school.

As well as the trucks on display, there were food and drink stalls, bouncy castles, mini jeeps and a semi trailer set up as a stage, hosting various band and school choir performances throughout the day. Transport companies from far and wide supported the show along with the regular local stalwarts and around 80 rigs were parked up by the time the gates opened to the public mid morning.

Nelson turned on the weather which was a stark contrast to last year when the event was all but washed out due to heavy rain. The only prize up for grabs on the big day is the ‘Peoples Choice’ award and for the second year running the people voted for the immaculate T659 Kenworth logger from Tu Meke Logging driven and cared for by Todd Brunning. See the next few pages for some highlights from the show. 

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