The Gold Coast Truck Show returns to Mudgeeraba Showgrounds on Sunday August 15 for a day filled with fun and entertainment.
It will feature a huge display of trucks, cars, bikes and more; together with all-day entertainment, carnival rides, food stores and awards presentations.
To add, trucks over 12 tonne can enter for free between 6am-9am from Gate 3 at the back of the showgrounds, on Worongary Road.
There will be 13 award trophies presented on the day: Best Kenworth, Best Western Star, Best European, Best Peterbilt, Best International, Best Ford, Best Mack, Best Towie, Best Paint, Best Graphics, Best Bling, Best Fleet and Best Truck.
But there’s one small catch, “All winners have to be there to collect their trophy or else it gets passed on to the runner up,” added Franklin.
Trucks can register for the awards at centre stage, with registrations closing at 11am. “We get around 80 trucks coming in and there are 13 trophies up for grabs. The award categories have been nominated by truckies,” Franklin said.
“We also encourage all the truckies to do a big horn blow-out together just before the trophy ceremony starts at 12.45. That creates quite a stir among the whole crowd.”
After Covid restrictions forced last year’s event to be cancelled, Franklin says the team behind the event is excited to be back. “We’re very encouraged by the support that we’ve had. The event has more sponsors than we’ve ever had before. I think everyone who comes along will have a great time.
“As trucks 12 tonne and over get in for free, it doesn’t cost them anything to come in. We understand the costs associated with transport, so we say come along and have a day off from the hectic schedule, bring your family down and have a great time with us.”
The Gold Coast Truck Show is held as part of the Gold Coast Car Show, which runs from August 14-15.
While Sunday is the day for trucks, Saturday August 14 will feature a retro 1950s-1970s car and caravan show, rock n’ roll entertainment, food and market stalls, FMX freestyle stunt riders, monster trucks and fireworks. “It’s a whole weekend of fun,” said Franklin.