Drivers from all over Northland are buffing their big rigs to be the Shiniest in Show at the Wellsford Lions Roaring Truck Show at Centennial Park on Sunday, February 16.
There will be an expanded list of competition categories this year including trucks, trailers, classics, machinery and utes. Last year the competition attracted 92 vehicles. A category for trucks that have driven over a million kilometres has already attracted an entrant with 1.7 million on the clock.
Event coordinator Bruce Wilson says the show is sure to be a big day out for the whole family with bouncy castles, slides and entertainers. He says the event also offers an opportunity to raise awareness about blind spots and the dimensions of trucks on the road.
“The public will get a chance to sit in a truck and see the field of vision and the blind spots,” Bruce says.
“Trucks are a big part of the road and people need to know they don’t stop like cars.” He says as traffic in the area increases, truck drivers are more concerned by how motorists share the road. Entry is gold coin donation and the proceeds will go to the Northland Emergency Services Trust.