Cover story: Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019

By: Vivienne Haldane, Photography by: Vivienne Haldane, additional images supplied


Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Tui Building flanked by the Best Isuzu (left) Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Central House Movers Contracting’s 2014 Caterpillar CT won People’s Choice Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 The 2018 9870 won the Best International Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Menefy Trucking Ltd won Best Fleet Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 The 2018 T610 SAR was awarded Best Kenworth Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Best Mack was awarded to this R685RST Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Jackson Enterprise’s mini truck kept the kids happy Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 McAuley’s Transport’s 2018 4864FXC took away the Best Western Star award Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Stars of the Show: HES Earthmoving’s Kenworths Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Mainfreight’s 2006 Argosy was awarded Best Freightliner Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019
Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 Kenworths were popular among the attendees Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019

The Tui Brewery at Mangatainoka, near Pahiatua, was the place to be, for their annual truck show

Everything lined up on 31 March to make the Tui Truck Shop Show & Shine event a winner. It was a perfect autumn day and perhaps because it was held on a Sunday, it meant more people were free to attend and they certainly did.

This year saw the biggest turnout of both trucks and spectators, with 149 trucks registering for the event and the venue jam-packed all day.

Trucks came from as far afield as Pukekohe, as well as Taranaki and Hawke’s Bay, and $1200 was raised for the show’s regular beneficiary, the Mangatainoka Reserve Restoration project. Tui Brewery’s Truck show organiser, Rosie Rogers, was rapt with the response to this year’s show.

"We never know what’s coming and what the weather is going to do, but we feel quite blessed that so many truck owners and drivers want to come here," she says.

"We appreciate how much effort all the drivers and companies put into attending, taking time out of their busy schedules to prepare the trucks for the show as well as having them off the road for the day.

"The drivers and the companies make such a big effort and I’m blown away when a company like Menefy Trucking Ltd from Palmerston North turn up with almost their entire workforce. They come along every year and this year they brought 16 trucks. We also have a lot of local support with Tararua’s Beale Transport too."

The Star of the Show trophy—or Stars of the Show as it so happened this year—is a new category and was named in memory of Pahiatua truck driver Lincoln Johanson, who passed away in February 2018. It was awarded jointly to three stunning Kenworth trucks entered by HES Earthmoving of Takapau. 

Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine 2019 winners

Best DAF

2018 XF105 - Gundy Transport - Dave

Best ERF

C Series - Tractor Shed Museum - Sally Lett

Best Freightliner

2006 Argosy - Mainfreight - Lincoln Bruce

Best Hino

2005 Hino FS - Stone Contractors - Justin Glover

Best International

2018 9870 - Awe McNicol -  Zac Brausch

Best Isuzu

2017 C Series - Beale Trucking - Gordon Hanson

Best Iveco

2018 Tracker - McAuley’s Transport - Nigel Hargreaves

Best Kenworth

2018 T610 SAR - Cox Heavy Salvage - Greg Cox

Second placed best Kenworth

2018 Kenworth K200 - Wairarapa Livestock Transport - Isaac Appleton

Best Mack

R685RST - Classic Trucking - Mouse

Best MAN

2016 TGX - McAuley’s Transport - Denis Witinitara

Best Nissan

2002 Nissan PK220 - Beale Trucking - Regan Beale

Best Scania

2015 Scania R - Blue Ice - Laurie Coyle

Best Sterling

Miniature Sterling - Central House Moving Contracting - Mike O’Bryne

Best Volvo

2019 Volvo FH540 - Menefy Trucking Ltd - Stan Nowak

Best Western Star

2018 4864FXC -  McAuley’s Transport - Jeremy Hodson

Best Other

2014 Caterpillar CT - Central House Movers Contracting - Aaron Booker

Best Fleet

Fleet of 16 - Menefy Trucking Ltd - Brian Menefy

People’s Choice

2014 Caterpillar CT - Central House Movers Contracting - Aaron Booker

Stars of the Show

2003 Kenworth T904 HES Earthmoving

2018 Kenworth T909 HES Earthmoving

2019 Kenworth T909 HES Earthmoving

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