With only two weeks to go until the 2022 WA Mack Muster and Truck Show, the event is shaping up to be bigger and better than the last.
Started in 2020, the WA Mack Muster and Truck Show is a chance for truck owners to show off their rigs of all makes and models, while raising money for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
Last time around, approximately $100,000 was raised and this year organisers are hoping to double it to $200,000.
The WA Mack Muster is a grassroots event, organised by a committee of eight people, each of whom are involved in the transport industry. It will be held on Sunday May 22 at the 200 acre Quarry Farm in Byford, WA – about an hour out from Perth.
It stemmed out of an idea from WA Limestone director Steve Della Bona and CTS Low Loaders director Jason Clatworthy, who share a passion for the Mack truck brand and are both Value-Liner owners.
The pair wanted to host a small get-together where owners could display their Mack trucks in a paddock, while enjoying a few beers and a barbeque.
But that small idea took off, so they established a committee of eight members and the WA Mack Muster was born.
The inaugural event in 2020 was a huge success, featuring 140 trucks and over 3500 visitors.
Executive committee member Matt Lawrence says the team is hoping for over 200 trucks and 6000 people this this time around.
“We have 110 trucks already registered two weeks out, but there are plenty more who have said they are coming and are planning to register,” said Lawrence.
“This is not just a Mack show, it’s for all makes and models. We want the whole industry to get behind it and want to get this show on the national calendar. We haven’t had truck shows in WA for a long time and we’re seeing that this is one that’s starting to unite the transport industry over here.
“We’re really appreciative of how much the industry has gotten behind us and to all of the sponsors. With eight people organising the event, we wouldn’t get it all done without the support of our sponsors.”
Those wanting to bring their trucks along will need to register their truck ahead of the event. The $50 registration fee goes towards the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Tickets to the event can also be purchased online.
“Each of the committee members has a link to cancer in some way. The Harry Perkins Institute is WA based and has a solid link in the community. All of our sponsors have really gotten behind the charity and appreciate what they’re doing for cancer research,” Lawrence added.
All trucks at the event will be entered into the Truck of the Show and People’s Choice awards, which will be presented across a range of categories.
At the event, there will be kids’ activities, food trucks, a licenced bar and supplier exhibits; along with appearances from Outback Truckers’ show favourites Steve Graham, Sludge and Yogi.