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International C1800 wins top prize at Lockhart show

The central Riverina town of Lockhart has once again played host to a large variety of old and new trucks with the running of its annual truck show.

Held on the first weekend in March, the event drew attendees from as far afield as Gippsland, Shepparton, Parkes and Sydney, with a great representation of trucks from across a number of eras.

Trevor Slater, from the organising committee was happy with the roll-up, which also drew displays from Health in Gear (a health and wellbeing organisation dedicated to truck drivers and transport workers) along with strong commercial support from a number of sponsors including Tasco Petroleum, O’Reilly Trucks and Westrac CAT, to name a few.

“We are in our 16th year, and most truck brands have been well represented here today and it’s great to see the efforts people have put into restoring a range of stuff to display,” Slater said.

Mark Fitzgerald from Junee rumbles into the Lockhart Showground from Junee with his 1980 ex-TNT Kenworth W924 named Ol Dynamite. Image: David Vile

Indeed the restorative skills of Peter Fitzpatrick from Wagga were recognised, taking home the Truck of the Show honours with his painstakingly restored 1970 International C1800.

“I used to have one of these on log haulage around Tumbarumba and Mannus –  they were a great workhorse, and this one is just beautiful to drive.”

The event concluded with a country music concert featuring a variety of performances on the Saturday night. For further information about the Health in Gear organisation, go to

For more event photos, make sure you grab your free copy of the March 15 issue from the usual outlet.

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