The Victorian town of Koroit is gearing up for its annual truck show, with the event’s committee expecting a big turnout this Saturday, January 27.
Trucks will be judged across 16 categories, plus Rig of the Show and its runner up, with an impressive prize fund of $40,000.
Organiser Richard Allen told Big Rigs that truckies who put in the effort should be rewarded.
“We love to give back,” he said.
“The trucks are the star of the show.
“The guys who are prepared to get off their bums and get their trucks looking good, they deserve to be rewarded for their efforts.”
He said the judging panel will cater for all sorts of trucks.
“It’s not all about the brand new shiny ones.
“We get a lot of entrants from people with restored vintage trucks, and they really stand out as well.”
The event has already had quite a few pre-entries, and Allen is expecting many more truckies to sign up on the day.
“We’ll be allowing entries up until about 10am, to allow plenty of time for the judging process,” he said.
“It’s shaping up to be a great show.”
Other highlights from the day will include a car and bike show, a wood chop, truckie 50m sprint, live music, kids’ entertainment and Factory MFX motorbike demo.
“It’s a real family event, we pride ourselves on that,” he added.
The Koroit Truck Show started out as part of the local Agricultural show in 2007, going independent two years later.
Allen said the aim of the truck show is to promote the trucking industry and give the community a great day out, while raising money for charity.
“These trucks, they are not scary. They’re not the trucks that you see on A Current Affair.
“These are the trucks that bring your groceries to the supermarket, your clothes to the shops.
“And any profits from the day will go back to the Mother’s Day Classic Breast Cancer Awareness, which is something most people can related to.”
The Koroit Truck Show will be open to the public this Saturday from 9am. Entry is $10 for adults, with children under 16 going free.
For more information see the show’s Facebook page.