Shows, Truck events

Truckies turn out for Dane Ballinger Memorial Show

The regional city of Bathurst, NSW was buzzing over the weekend as hundreds of people turned out for the annual Dane Ballinger Memorial Show.

Some 174 trucks were registered for the event, with organiser Haylie Osborne proclaiming it a “big success”.

The lineup of rigs was a delight for truck fans.

She told Big Rigs: “It was such a good day.

“We were really lucky with the weather, the sun was shining and there was a great vibe.

“It was probably one of the best shows we’ve had.”

Dynamic Fleet Maintenance took out Best Isuzu

The annual gathering pays tribute to Dane Ballinger, a popular truck driver and former organiser of the event who was tragically killed in a truck accident in 2019.

Osborne, who was a friend of Dane’s, said she’s pleased that the committee have been able to continue his legacy.

“This was his event. It’s definitely something that his wife Danielle and the family wanted to continue in his honour and that’s what we’re doing.”

Fenech Haulage won Truck of the Show.

She said one of the highlights from the show was seeing Dane’s young son Sam award his favourite truck the ‘Sam’s Choice Trophy’, which this year went to R & J Le Poidevin Transport.

Meanwhile Fenech Haulage was awarded Truck of the Show and JDN Transport went home with the trophy for Best Fleet.

For more pictures, pick up a copy of the next issue of Big Rigs.


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