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Truck show celebrates a triumphant return

Wauchope’s Vintage Truck & Machinery Show has returned for the first time in three years, to the delight of visitors.

Following two events cancelled due to Covid and a total washout in 2022, organisers were pleased to get the show rolling for 2023.

Held at the Wauchope Showground in NSW on July 8-9, the event featured an impressive display that included 109 trucks, 45 tractors, 20 motorbikes, 46 stationary engines and associated equipment, over 20 cars, a bus, nine dozers/crawler tractors, one stationary steam engine and 17 stall holders.

Exhibiters came from across New South Wales and even Queensland to Wauchope, a town on NSW’s Mid North Coast region.

Syd Ramsay purchased his Mack R-model new in February 1977.

The event is put on by the Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club. It’s president, Syd Ramsay – whose 1976 R-Model Mack (pictured right) was among the trucks on display – said the day went really well.

“The club was founded in 1989 at Timbertown, Wauchope as the Timbertown Steam and Oil Engine Club Inc. In April 2011 the Club moved to its new and current venue at the Wauchope Showground. Late in 2014 the Club assumed the new name of The Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club,” Ramsay explained.

Truck of the Show was awarded to Neil and Trevor Hudson of Taree with their beautifully restored red Diamond T.

“Everyone was very pleased with the show and are looking forward to next year,” added Ramsay.

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