You could feel the excitement at Goulburn Convoy for Kids this year, as thousands of people turned out for a day of family fun.
With triple the number of rides, amusements and entertainment than ever before and over 200 trucks registered, the event was a huge success.
Matt Whyte from Madden’s Stable Bedding led the convoy to Goulburn Showgrounds, where a carnival took place all day long.
There was live music from local artists Jamie Agius and The Corbys, as well as face painting, a petting zoo, train rides and much more for the kids.
Outback Truckers star Yogi Kendall and his truck Polly Jean (PJ) were also a major draw on the day, and Kendall was happy to pose for photos and chat to fans.
The well-known truckie and his crew also acted as judges for the awards handed out on the day, with Peter Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald Livestock Transport taking out Best Overall Truck.
Vice president of the Goulburn Convoy for Kids committee, Emily Townsend, told Big Rigs: “The day was an astounding success, despite the hot and windy weather!
“Crowds came through in droves to our carnival Bluey & Bingo were as popular as ever and had kids braving the heat to dance in front of the stage.
“Little Big Rigs were also another hit, with kids gathering around all sides. We always strive to improve on the year prior and we will feel we more than achieved this.”
Best of all, the fun was for a great cause, with over $70k raised for charity.
All money raised will go back to Convoy for Kids Goulburn to help them fund or support initiatives throughout the year for local sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and their families.
Townsend added that the crew are already looking forward to next year.
“We can’t wait to come back next year and have already secured the rides!”
The Bill McMahon Trophy for the Best Fleet – Muscat Haulage
The Jason Sasse Trophy for Best Cat Powered Kenworth – Max Van Der Plaat, Plaat Transport
The Baily Thrower Trophy for Shiniest Truck – Geoff Lawton, Lawton Freight
Best Overall Truck – Peter Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Livestock Transport
Best Truck Over 30 Years Old – Matt Webb
Committee Member of the Year – Alison Johnson
For more great pics from the Goulburn Convoy for Kids, pick up a copy of Big Rigs from your usual outlets.