Wellington Truck Show 2020

By: Dean Middleton, Photography by: Dean Middleton


1 The magnificent line-up from the Mainfreight Group 1
2 RW Smiths from Shannon had their very cool C-Series ERF at the show 2
3 Four classic R-model Macks lined up together 3
4 Supreme Towing’s Scania wrecker with an appropriate personalised number plate, ‘BIGTOA’ 4
5 Cam Transport’s impressive line-up of Scanias (and one Volvo), which won the Best Fleet category 5
6 Wellington Pipelines had four of their best lined up 6
7 P&D Haulage won the Highest Mileage category with their T904 Kenworth, which had done a whopping 4.8 million kilometres 7
8 The Best Show Truck award went to this meticulous Western Star from McAuleys Transport 8
9 Bryce O’Sullivan’s spectacular Kenworth T909 loaded with an equally spectacular Caterpillar Scraper 9
10 Wellington-based J B Hughes’ near-new XT construction spec 620 Scania 10
11 Murray Haulage’s superb Gullwing Kenworth and similar vintage low loader and Caterpillar bulldozer 11
12 NZ Post contractor Ram’s Logistics’ smart 700 FH Volvo 12
13 2 Paws Trucking had their sensational T909 Kenworth on display and drove away with the Best Owner Operator award 13 2
14 Baldwin Asphalts’ outstanding Fuso tipper 14
16 This smart trio of loggers basked in the afternoon sun when it finally appeared 16

Dean Middleton headed down to The Great Wellington Truck Show this year to capture all the action

Significant overnight and morning rain threatened to derail the best-laid plans for The Great Wellington Truck Show this year, but with the weather forecasted to be clear, it was full steam ahead for the bi-annual event.

It was also a damp start to the day for the Convoy, which left Seaview around 8am travelling up through Hutt Valley to the Trentham Memorial Park in Upper Hutt to park up for the show.
When the rain had settled, there were more than 170 trucks parked up at arguably one of the most idyllic truck show venues on the New Zealand truck show circuit.

Drivers were out in force with rags cleaning off the water marks to bring the trucks back to their pristine pre-rain condition while the sun finally broke through the clouds and turned on a near-perfect afternoon.

The show was organised by the Silverstream Lions Club again this year and once again, the proceeds went to the Life Flight Trust who operate the local Westpac rescue helicopter and air ambulance service.

Along with the rows and rows of immaculate trucks, there were trade stalls, kids’ rides, classic cars, and other displays, which culminated in a great day out for truckies, their families, and the general public who came along to check out the festivities.

The Great Wellington Truck Show 2020 prize winners

Owner Operator

Paws Trucking

Kenworth 909
Custom Graphics Cox Heavy Haulage Kenworth 610SAR
Best Fleet KAM Transport  
Best Show Truck McAuley’s Transport Western Star

Best Light Commercial

L G Anderson

Mitsubishi Fighter
Best Vintage Truck Murrays Haulage – Jayden Russell

1973 Kenworth

Highest  Mileage

P D Henderson
(4.8 million km)

Kenworth 904

Best New

Hammond’s Crane
and Cartage

2019 Scania P450-XT

Best Senior

JHL Trucking

2016 Freightliner Argosy

Best Company Owned

John Lockley

2017 Kenworth T409

People’s Choice

LT Transport Ltd

 

Spot prizes (donated by Southpac Trucks)

Best Kenworth Hawke’s Bay  2019 Kenworth T909
  Heavy Haulage  

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