Alexandra Truck Show 2018

By: Dean Middleton, Photography by: Dean Middleton


Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Ryan Pullen got his immaculate Peterbilt out of the shed near Christchurch to join in on the action and drove home with the ‘Best Peterbilt’ award Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 The Coveted ‘Star of the Show’ trophy was awarded to this immaculate Western Star from Summerland Express Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Nu Road’s tough Kenworth tipper and matching trailer Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Fulton Hogan took out the ‘Best Fleet’ award Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Central Lift’s impressive Volvo FMX crane truck Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 There is no mistaking whose fleet this FH600 Volvo is representing. The curtains say it all. Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Neville Little’s superb Foden recently restored to its original condition and livery. It deservedly won ‘Best Foden’. Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 This Mack Trident low loader was part of the award-winning Fulton Hogan fleet Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Post Haste contractor and Wanaka JP Buchanan had their sparkling unit on display Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Wanaka-based Maungatua Contracting’s stunning near-new Kenworth T900 Legend Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Mack bonnets as far as the eye could see from Central Earthmoving’s amazing fleet Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 Show stalwarts ATL and hosts paraded this impressive line-up, which included their three near-new Kenworths Alexandra Truck Show 2018
Alexandra Truck Show 2018 The brand spanking new Scania R620 from Beckers Transport joining in the parade Alexandra Truck Show 2018

A beautiful crystal clear spring day dawned in Central Otago for the 2018 Alexandra Truck Show, which was held on Saturday, 22 September

The show culminates with the Blossom Festival, which sees the trucks join the parade through the crowd-lined streets of the township. The trucks gather for judging at Alexandra Transports (ATL) Dunstan Road yard for judging before heading into town later on in the morning.

This year saw a change of itinerary and instead of the trucks returning to the ATL yard for prize-giving, the truckies were given the option of parking their trucks down a side street near the middle of the town to be put on display for the thousands of festival goers.

With 91 trucks, the show saw a significant increase in the number of entries from the previous year. The coveted ‘Star of the Show’ award—presented prior to leaving for the parade with the winner leading the convoy through the streets—was awarded to Summerland Transport this year for their immaculate Western Star.

The prize-giving ceremony was held at the Alexandra Town and Country Club later in the afternoon. Check out some highlights from the event.

Alexandra Truck Show ’18 winners

Category Winner
Star of the Show Summerland Express—Western Star
Volvo Buchanan Transport
Mack Central Machine Hire
Hino Hoskins Transport
MAN Mainfreight
Western Star Summerlands
Scania Transworld
Kenworth Faulks
Nissan A&T Haulage
Isuzu Fulton Hogan
Freightliner ATL
Mercedes Mainstream
DAF Purdue Brothers
Foden N R Little
Peterbuilt Pullan Haulage
International Eden Haulage
Stock Truck

Road Transport Logistics Beckers Transport, Scania

Light Commercial Tim Garden Construction, HINO Ranger
Pre 1995 Central Machine Hire, Mack
Curtainsider Eden Haulage
Fleet Fulton Hogan

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