Great turnout for Kenworth Klassic 

Kenworths new and old, working and retired, restored and original, came out in droves for the Clarendon Kenworth Klassic over the weekend.

It takes place every two years and is run as part of the Clarendon Classic Rally, at Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon, NSW.

Held over the weekend (September 17-18), it was time well spent, as truck enthusiasts gathered to show off their prized Kenworths, admire the trucks on show and enjoy all of the fun and entertainment that was on offer.

This year, the Award of Excellence 2022 went to Tracy and Scott Martin. They own a 1986 SAR, powered by a Detroit 892 engine, which takes them far and wide. They purchased the truck from Ulladulla in NSW and built up the fridge van as accommodation.

The Dane Ballinger Memorial Award was also presented. Named in memory of Dane Ballinger, a truckie whose life was tragically cut short three years ago, when he passed away at the age of just 36, the award is presented to an exceptional operator. Kenworth Klassic organisers said, “At the last KK (Kenworth Klassic) we had all experienced the unexpected and heartbreaking loss of Dane Ballinger and decided to remember him each year at the KK for who he was and what he did.”

This year the award was presented to Muscat Haulage, a small family owned trucking company that operates out of Yass, NSW. Tony and Beth Muscat started the business in 1977, transporting general freight, and since then it has continued to grow, with more and more Muscat family members joining the ranks. This week, Muscat Haulage welcomed the first of the third generation of Muscats into the company.

At the event, Danielle and Sam Ballinger presented the Muscat Haulage team with the Dane Ballinger Memorial Award.

Following the win, Muscat Haulage took to Facebook, “Clarendon Kenworth Klassic has always been about the comradery within the industry, and good looking Kenworths. This year’s Classic was extra special with Muscat Haulage coming home with the Dane Ballinger Memorial award.  It means a lot to us to receive this recognition from the Ballinger family. Thanks for a great show to all involved.”

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