Record crowd turns out for Brisbane Convoy for Kids


As tireless treasurer Leanne Prince continued the post-event clean-up at the Redcliffe Showgrounds today she was still pinching herself in awe of the massive turnout for the Brisbane Convoy for Kids at the weekend.

Prince has been steering the ship since the event’s inception in 2010 – with just one year off for Covid – and has never seen so much support, both from truckies and spectators alike.

More than 700 trucks turned up to take part in the fundraising convoy. Photo: HMT Bulk/Facebook

“The guys that did the parking did a phenomenal job, everyone was nose to tail, just about, and we went very close to filling the showgrounds,” said Prince.

“It was an awesome day with huge crowds and a lot of people stayed late. Everyone enjoyed the Adam Brand concert, they didn’t want him to leave.

“The drivers all had a ball. One lady got out and gave Santa a cuddle while they were in gridlock.

“Another was very impressed because he got three 10s from people standing on the side of the road holding up scorecards.”

A near record 631 trucks officially registered for the convoy, but by the time everyone got rolling, Prince says there was more than 700.

Prince says it’s too early to tell how much has been raised, but is hoping to at least match the $100,000 collected last year for Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

The event trophy winners are:

Truck of the Show, from Airlie Beach Hotel. Photo: Airlie Beach Hotel/Facebook
Truck of the Show
Brad Gallagher – Airlie Beach Hotel
Best 2022 Model Truck
1st Brenton Northcott – SRV
2nd Brad Crockett – PACCAR Australia
3rd Blair Mason – Geoff Richards Transport
Best Vintage Truck 1992 and older
1st Tristan Cartner – Northside Diesel
2nd Mitchell Brown – Karreman Quarries
3rd Dan Walter – SEQH
Best Custom Graphics
1st Josh Rigney – CJ’s Bulk Handling
2nd David Shailer – CNC Cartage
3rd Brenton Northcott – SRV
Best Rigid
1st James Hincks – Aquaholic
2nd Brad Greaves – Wallace International
3rd Paul Patterson – Paddo & Sons Transport
Best Tipper
1st Jake Hamilton – Hamo Excavations
2nd Brendan Hetaraka – Timms Haulage
3rd Wally Loweke – HAACK Logistics
Best Light Recovery
1st Caleb Corcoran – Knight’s Heavy Towing
2nd Jared Cowmeadow – Tow Trucks Brisbane
3rd Malcolm Murdock – Thunder Towing
Best Heavy Recovery
1st Alexander Grabs – Claytons Towing
2nd Adam Brand – Barnes
3rd Quinn Bastow – Knight’s Heavy Towing
Best Hino
1st Kurt Ellis – CNC Cartage
2nd Benny Brandon – Colpak Logistics
3rd Caleb Corcoran – Knight’s Heavy Towing
Best Isuzu
1st Emma Courtney – El Courtney
2nd Malcolm Murdock – Thunder Towing
3rd Belinda Pointon – Ashers Transport
Best Kenworth Bonneted
1st Ben Tangas – Geoff Richards Transport
2nd Les Hill – Les Hill Transport
3rd Troy Richards – Mark Tobin Transport
Best Kenworth Cab Over
1st BJ Munro – P3 Transport
2nd Michael Smith – Milin Haulage
3rd Jake Hamilton – Hamo Excavations
Best DAF
1st Robert Hook – CNC Cartage
2nd Anthony Shetters – Team Transport
3rd Mark Crynes – Robertson Trucking
Best Freightliner
1st Ethan Cooley – Straight Jacket Transport
2nd Bear Bolen – Bolen & Son Haulage
3rd Ashley Whyatt – St George Freightliners
Best Volvo
1st Mick Rogers – Bondwoods Transport
2nd Tony Washband – ADE Washband
3rd Jason Hunter – Ready Towing
Best Western Star
1st Clinton Sheldon – Penske
2nd Phil Dickson – Method Earthworks
3rd Peter Brown – MDP Refrigerated Transport
Best Mack
1st Darren Martin – Mark Tobin Transport
2nd Brendon Cathcart – Followmont Transport
3rd Linda Rush – Rushway Transport
Best UD
1st Paul Eustace – PTI Tilt Tray Services
2nd Jason Crosby – Colpak Logistics
3rd Niesje Tabbernal – Followmont Transport
Best Scania
1st Steven Ridge – Wallace International
2nd Scott Russell – Jackls Trucking
3rd Andrew Faifua – Polyfoam Brisbane Pty Ltd
Best Iveco
1st James Hincks – Aquaholic
2nd David Thomasson – Farlow Transport
3rd Ethan Nash – JNN Haulage
Best International
1st Bryan Jennison – Bondwoods Transport
2nd Renee Gray – Digrite Earthmoving
3rd Ron Brown – R&M Haulage
Best Mercedes
1st Paul Patterson – Paddo & Sons Transport
2nd Braden Ohehir Fleming – Vanstone Logistics
3rd John Carroll – Carroll Plant & Haulage
Best MAN
1st Lyle Eames – J & P Richards Transport
Best Mitsubishi
1st David Shailer – CNC Cartage
2nd Jared Cowmeadow – Tow Trucks Brisbane
3rd Richard Dunham – StarTrack
Best Peterbilt
1st Corinna Riley – Gaffs Heavy Haulage
Best Fleet (3-10 Trucks)
1st Milin Haulage
2nd Paddo & Sons Transport
3rd Exodas
Best Large Fleet (11+ Trucks)
1st Bondwoods Transport
2nd Robertson Trucking
3rd Karreman Quarries
Largest Fleet
1st Followmont Transport
2nd CNC Cartage
3rd Karreman Quarries
Best Decorated
1st Michael Bliesner – Speedy Reedy Excavations
2nd Bear Bolan – Bolen & Son Haulage
3rd Phil Dickson – Method Earthworks
Best Night Lights
1st Jay Reed – Harvey’s Towing
2nd Darryl Gimm – Gimm Family Transport
3rd Graham Hill – Knight’s Heavy Towing
Encouragement Award
Chris Laidlaw – Deception Bay Removals
Photo: Shutter Shock Photography/Facebook
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