Casino show pays big dividends

After being forced to cancel for the previous two years due to Covid, the 2022 North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show bounced back in spectacular fashion earlier this month.

Official truck registrations were 312, however, when combining sponsors’ trucks and exhibiters’, an estimated 370 trucks were parked in and around the Casino CBD, according to  organisers.

More than 8000 people flocked to the event to marvel at the wide array of vehicles on display with the general feedback being that this year’s show ranks as one of Australia’s best.

Formalities started at 10am with the legendary Highway Lights truck parade, before judging for 60 trophies, sponsored by The Tyre Factory, got underway.

The prestigious Tiny Lollback Rig of the Show honours, with $1000 in prizemoney, went to Jon Fleming from MFT Haulage, while the Brown & Hurley Best Fleet Series prize of $800 was won by Freds Transport.

Other major winners 

Best Japanese – Toplift Crane Track (James)

Best International/Iveco – Richmond Waste (Josh)

Best European – Midcoast (Phil)

Best Ford/Stirling – Nightingale (Connor)

Best Peterbilt – Highway Lights (Jason)

Best Freightliner – Paul Johnston Transport (Peter)

Best Western Star – Nightingale (Jimmy)

Best Kenworth – Imeson

Best Mack – Mactrans (Faadhi)

Best Heavy Recovery – Anywhere Truck Machinery (Laurie)

Best Heavy Haulage – Roalnson Heavy Haulage (Cameron)

Best Livestock Truck – CMT (Peter)

Best Log Truck – Gordons

Best Tipper – MJS (Mitch)

Best Car Carrier – Statewide Car Carrier (Kevin)

Best Tanker – Monaro Fel (Sash)

Best General Freight – Corbetts (Gavin)

Best Refrigerated Carrier – Shoobridge (Ryley)

Best Specialised – Grahams

Best Rigid – Sullivans (Serena)

Best Tilt Tray – Ballina Two Trucks (Dylan)

Best Service Vehicle – Amped Up Truck Electrical (Brandon)

Best Cabover – GrainTrans

Best Bonneted – Taylors Holding (Kerry)

Best Custom Truck – All American Custom Chrome

Best Custom Paint – Andrew Hickey Transport

Best Traditional Paint – Dawsons Haulage (Graeme)

Best Mural – Mactrans (Faadhi)

Best Lines and Scrolls – Freds Transport (Joshua)

Best Engine Bay – Trevor Smith

Best Novelty Truck – Truckin Stainless (Michael)

Best Local Truck – Gava Freight Service (Mal)

Top Five Elite Series

• Gary Richards

• Dawsons Haulage


• Freds Freight

• Graintrans

For the complete list of winners and placegetters, visit  the webiste

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