Today (April 27) marks the start of the 100 day countdown to what organisers are confident will be the best-ever North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show.
According to Richmond Valley Council’s director service delivery Angela Jones, last year’s show was the biggest yet with an estimated 8000 people attending, and the expectation was more entries and more people would attend this year for the big 10th anniversary event on August 5.
Jones said surviving 10 years as a regional event was no small feat, and even more impressive when you throw a global pandemic into the fray.
However, she said, that’s exactly what the Casino Truck Show was celebrating – an entire decade of showcasing an industry which kept the country moving.
“We couldn’t be prouder to host such a dynamic event, which over the past 10 years has opened up our beautiful town and the Richmond Valley to the rest of Australia,” said Jones.
“Since its inception in 2011 – we lost two years to Covid-19 – the Casino Truck Show has developed a reputation as the greatest truck show in the southern hemisphere.
“We are delighted to again welcome North Coast Petroleum as naming rights sponsor and are thankful for the support and encouragement of the many other sponsors who have come on board this year.
“As a community which is passionate about its transport industry, we welcome all and sundry to Casino on Saturday 5 August.”
Entertainment this year includes the Country Mud Band, AirtimeFMX, and the Wildlife Twins. As well, there will be plenty of kid-friendly activities such as amusements rides and face painting. There will also be exhibitors showcasing industry-related products and services, food vans and market stallholders.