Once again the big rigs took time off from their busy schedules to take part in the Castlemaine truck and ute show for 2015. All manner of mighty machines descended on the central Victorian township of Castlemaine for a weekend of show n shine and an opportunity to catch up with mates over a beverage or two and a weekend off the blacktop.
Everything from those pioneering machines that forged the highways and byways we travel on today through to the big thundering rigs that cut a blazing lightshow throughout the night as they cart B double loads of express freight to each corner of our wide sunburnt land came together in a show of transport glory. Beautifully restored early century Dodges and Inters could be found shoulder to shoulder with the latest 909 Kenworth and 700HP Volvos showcasing the latest custom work by the numerous custom truck companies on display.
Number one sponsors of the 2015 Castlemaine truck and ute show, Adtrans Used Trucks brought along an eclectic array of big and little rigs to entertain the masses. Their trade stand caught the attention of both old school drivers with their restored LTL and W model classics as well as junior young guns who fell in love with the Mini rig and Holden 1 tonner mini prime mover. An old Dodge turned up on Sunday while the freshly finished Kenworth 909 and B&W Transport tippers received their fair share of attention too.
Sunday morning traditionally wakes up the locals with a convoy of diesel power and air horns as the 200 plus rigs rumble through town bringing smiles to the locals big and small as they line the streets waving and encouraging air horn action from the drivers and passengers. The backdrop of historic buildings flanking the gleaming rigs brings back memories of an era when highways would pass through many small towns as the drivers made their way from major city to major city. Everyone takes something different away from this mobile working truck show spectacular!
Complementing the truck orientated festival are the smaller carriers of our lifestyle, the utes. While only a small gathering compared to the mighty machines, the four wheel carriers held their own with a great variety of utes on show from vintage pickups through to large multi-tonne carriers, Aussie B&S brutes and American icons.
No truck show would be complete without great country music and live entertainment while we peruse the many trade stands displaying their latest designs in customizing and trade skills and food/beverage stands to keep the hungry attendees contented.
If this sounds like a weekend right up your alley of entertainment, then check the dates for next year and book
yourself some accommodation or bring your sleeper equipped rig to the next Castlemaine truck show! A great way of checking out how your freight gets from A to B in style!
Keep on cruisin’