After a two-year Covid-enforced break, the Lowood Truck Show in Queensland returned last weekend with a bang.
The event was in full swing on Saturday August 20, with more than 200 trucks gathering at Lowood to mark the show’s return.
It attracted over 3000 people who came through the gates to enjoy the trucks and entertainment; and raised money for All in the Mind – A Craig Hannam Foundation, which is a not for profit organisation offering support and hope to the brain cancer community.
Trucks taking part were all shined up and ready to leave the showgrounds by 11am for the popular street parade. It’s a highlight of the Lowood Truck Show, enjoyed as much by those behind the steering wheel as those lining the streets and watching on.
People started gathering in anticipation for the parade from around 9.30am, in the hope of securing the best spot to get a good glimpse of all of the trucks.
This year, Lowood Truck Show organisers had special permits for road trains, with preparations taking place on the Friday night, ahead of the big day. Dummy runs were held through Lowood on the eve of the show, with police escort, to ensure these longer rigs made it through the town’s streets without any hiccups.
Lead Truck for the parade was awarded to Highway Lights, with a bidding war once again taking place, with plenty eager to grasp these honours. Highway Lights secured their spot with the winning bid of $2700, which will go directly to the All in The Mind charity.
In the afternoon, show visitors were treated to burn-outs galore, plenty of stalls, live music and a live auction.
There were over 52 trophies up for grabs, with many very happy winners. Among these were Rig of the Show winner STA Trucking; and People’s Choice award winner K & S Wilkinson.