2018 Truck Show Review

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The 2018 Adtrans Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show has come and gone, and what a roaring success it was. We were blessed with wonderful weather, so there was no reason not to enjoy the weekend.

  • A total of 235 rigs attended the show this year and, of those, 168 were judged.
  • The average age of the rigs was 9 years, with the oldest boasting 91 years and no less than 55 rigs at 2 years and under.
  • The total of 84,000 horsepower has powered this fleet to just short of 150 million kilometers to date — that’s 3.851 trips around the world, or 200 trips to the Moon and back.
  • The fleet was dominated by Kenworth (113) and Mack (17), with 15 brands represented overall.
  • Fleet entries — 3 or more rigs — featured 66 rigs from 11 fleets.
  • Our Sunday morning convoy stretched 3.4km.

Along with the trucks, there was a free jumping castle and slide for the youngsters, camel rides, Wildlife Gone Walkabout to get up close and personal with some reptiles, remote-control model trucks, a children’s art experience, and lots of truck accessories and associated merchandise.

Almost constant music maintained the buzz through the venue, a great selection of food and drink kept everyone fed and the Eljay Freestyle show provided thrills.

Check out the video to see how it all happened.



Adtrans Rig of the Day, plus $500 fuel courtesy of Maine Civil

#90 Kenworth T408, Zac Cornwill, Cornwill Transport


DAF Best Rig under 2 Years

#109 Kenworth T900, Michael Bransgrove, Bransgrove Trucking

Viva Energy Best Rig 2 to 7 Years

#161 Kenworth T950, Jordan Gattuso, Gattuso Transport

Western Star Truck Centre Best Rig 7 to 14 Years

#20 Mack Superliner, Jeremy Jardine, Wilken Bulk Haulage

Royans Trucks Best Rig over 14 Years

#185 Kenworth T604, Thomas Quigley, Adtrans

Axle Fix Best Rigid

#15 Kenworth W925, BJ Camilleri (Bernie)

CMV Bus and Truck Best Fleet

Maloney, 10 rigs

Metcher Tyres Best Tow Recovery

#145 Freightliner Coronado, Parsons Towing (Josh)

Zephyr Pro Best Tilt Tray

#45 Hino FD1024, Adam Pratt, Tingay Towing

Chris’ Body Builders Best Tipper

#189 Ford Louisville Int, Get Us Built Homer (Andrew)

Austyre Best Classic

#128 Kenworth K125, Rob’s Transport Services (Rob)

Castlemaine Toyota Best Custom

#141 International Loadstar 1800, Laurie Ream, Belly Dumpers Australia

Adtrans Rig of the Show plus $1,000 BP fuel

#98 Kenworth T900, Tim Eddy, Churchill Transport

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