The small central Victorian town of Castlemaine is well known amongst locals and automotive fans alike as the home of hot rodding and, in a way, I guess last weekend was no exception…except for one small/ large difference! These hot rods are usually found pounding the highways and freeways of our wide land carting all manor of necessities from town to town!
It was the one weekend of the year Victorian and interstate truck drivers gather together with all the paint and bling of big time customising that goes with these big rigs, the kings of the road! Thanks to the effort of the local Lions club and major sponsors such as Adtrans Used Trucks, everything from old time road haulers through to the latest in creative customising can be found on show including those who construct and complete these highly detailed rides.
With the country music resonating across the show-grounds throughout the weekend, drivers and their families can be found taking a well-earned break catching up with friends over a can and camping in tents or their own large bunks in their rigs.
A convoy on the Sunday morning running from one end of the historic town back to the camp ground is a great to see and hear these behemoths as they rumble down the Main Street. Everything from the old two stroke GMs with their high revving V8 screams through to the latest Cat engine echoing out the big 6 inch wide stacks lets the locals know it’s go time as they flank the street for the annual truck and ute parade.
Sunday afternoon winds down with a charity auction and trophy presentation before it’s back to work for the big rigs and their drivers but you can rest assure they’ll be back next year, polished and primed for another big weekend of bling and beer!
Keep on truckin’