Shows, Truck events

Truckies turn out for Tooradin show

A small coastal town in Victoria came alive on Saturday as the Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show kicked off.

Held annually since 1998, this year’s event showcased about 100 trucks from owner drivers and fleets from around the country.

The show also saw modified tractors competing to see which vehicle could pull a weighted sled, that gets heavier as it moves, the longest distance in a straight line up a dirt track.

When we caught up with committee member Danni Reeves two hours into the show, she was feeling positive about the day.

Southern Sons Transport won two awards on the day. Image: Prime Creative Media

She said the crowd was already strong and with fine weather and a good mix of competitions and modified tractors on show later in the afternoon, she expected it would get even better.

Awards were handed out across various categories on the day, with Wilken Bulk Haulage scooping Rig of the Show, and Best Fleet going to South East Organic Fertiliser.

There were about 100 trucks on display at the event, including this one from Hirst Transport. Image: Prime Creative Media

Since 2016, the proceeds of the locally organised event have contributed more than $100,000 to services groups and charities in Tooradin.

See the full list of winners below.

Category winners

Prime movers

Under 1 year:

1st – Southern Sons Transport

2nd – Ashmore Excavations

1–3 years:

1st – South East Organic Fertiliser

2nd – Brown’s Stockfeed

4–6 years:

1st – G&D Inverno

2nd – Southern Sons Transport

7–10 years:

1st – Lawrence Transport

2nd – South East Organic Fertiliser

11–16 years:

1st – Wylaz Transport

2nd – G&D Inverno

17–25 years:

1st – Santas and Sons

2nd – Magnet Towing


6 years and over:

1st – Courtney Cartage

2nd – No entry


Under 1 year:

1st – SDP Transport

2nd – Ancorp Civil

1-3 years:

1st – Pirotta Cartage

2nd – Brown’s Stockfeed

4-8 years:

1st – Goldsmith

2nd – Ashmore Excavations

9 years and over:

1st – Nick Cross Excavations

2nd – Camilerri Transport

Tilt trays and tow trucks

Heavy vehicle (bogie or more drive)

1st – Modern Towing & Salvage

2nd – Eagle Towing

Veteran trucks

26-34 years:

1st – Summit Transport

2nd – G&D Inverno

35 years and over

1st – Armstrong Farm Services

2nd – McLaughlin Transport

Bob Searle Memorial – Rig of the Show

Wilken Bulk Haulage

Stuart Baker Memorial – Best Kenworth Legend

G&D Inverno

Steve Gregson Memorial – Best Local Truck (within 25km radius)

G&D Inverno

Best Fleet

South East Organic Fertiliser


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