Committee has grounds to make Truck Show bigger
A review of the Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo grounds is being undertaken in an effort to accommodate more trucks and displays in 2017.
The event’s president Leesa Muir said the Memorial Park showgrounds were at capacity in 2016 with almost 80 trucks on show.
With an aim to make it bigger and better each year, Ms Muir said the committee is assessing the best location for each activity.
She said the review also includes increasing and diversifying attractions.
‘‘The event will be revamped with more attractions, entertainment and activities,’’ Ms Muir said.
‘‘We’re looking at making some alterations to the trade site location to allow for more trucks to be accommodated in our competitions and displays.
‘‘We’re also working towards bigger, better and more varied displays, as well as providing more industry specific information and technology displays.’’
The Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo will be held Saturday, September 9.
It will be preceded by an industry dinner and the induction of a Deniliquin & District Wall of Fame recipient on the Friday night.
New to the schedule this year is a memorial service on the Sunday at the Davidson St memorial wall.
Saturday’s action will get underway from 10am and will be jam-packed with industry stalls, displays and demonstrations.
A highlight is the show ‘n’ shine, with 12 categories for trucks and five for motorbikes.
The Truck of the Show award is once again expected to be hotly contested.
Other categories include: People’s Choice, Best Truck Under 3 Years, Best Truck 4-9 Years, Best Truck 10-25 Years, Best Truck 26-39 Years, Best Truck 40+, Best Local Truck, Best Fleet (3 or more) and Best Rigid, and the ‘Muscles’ Gray Memorial.
There is a new category for trucks that have clocked up more than one million kilometres.
Motorbike categories include Harley of the Show, People’s Choice, Best Vintage, Best Customised Bike and Best Presented Road Bike.
There will be trailer displays, trade sites, and the chance to learn more about the Trans-Help Foundation and other driver safety bodies.
The young ones will also be catered for, with a mini sideshow of novelty events.
A goods and services auction will be held as part of Saturday’s activities, and there will be full catering on site and a licensed bar.
The gates will open at 10am and the action will run through until about 7pm.
Registration for the show ‘n’ shine events is $10.
General admission is an additional $10 for adults, while children 16 years and under get in free.