The convoy gets bigger and better at Bega

By: Peter Schlenk, Photography by: Peter Schlenk


Bega 2016 15 Egan's Kenworth with Ross Transport's well-travelled Mack in the background. Bega 2016 15
Bega 2016 34 The trucks took up residence at the Bega Showgrounds. Bega 2016 34
Bega 2016 154 One of two Reeves' Kenworth SARs which took part in the convoy. Bega 2016 154
Bega 2016 161 Heading into the showgrounds. Bega 2016 161
Bega 2016 166 Merimbula Sand & Gravel's Atkinson Bega 2016 166
Bega 2016 194 Talbot Transport's T509 leads the throng through Bega. Bega 2016 194
Bega 2016 220 Two of the brightest Western Stars in town. Bega 2016 220
Bega 2016 236 Phoenix Trucking's three-strong truck fleet. Bega 2016 236
Bega 2016 243 A couple of Maddern's Kenworth K200s. Bega 2016 243
Bega 2016 250 Part of the golden oldies' line-up at Bega. Bega 2016 250
Bega 2016 3 Interstate trucks, especially from Victoria, made the trip to Bega. Bega 2016 3
Bega 2016 179 Bobbins Transport won the Best Fleet award. Bega 2016 179

The NSW town of Bega, well known for its cheese products, hosted the biennial Bega Convoy for Kids and Truck Show on March 5

The convoy gets bigger and better at Bega
The convoy rolls through Carp St in Bega, en route to the showgrounds.

 

The NSW town of Bega relies on road transport, so it was only fitting that the trucking industry, as well as the general public, was right behind the Bega Convoy for Kids that was held on March 5.

Trucks assembled at the Bega saleyards on the southern side of town from 9.30am on the day in preparation for departure two hours later.

Sure enough, Bega residents lined the main street as the convoy of over 100 trucks made its way to the showgrounds.

Event co-ordinator Adam Twyford was pleased with the day and grateful for a team effort.

"It takes a lot of effort to make today happen," Adam says. "Many of these trucks worked yesterday and the owners-drivers have done a fantastic job to get them here.

"A big thank you to those who drove from Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney and everyone who contributed."

Small fleet owner Ian Irwin was one of many local businesses to take part. Ian operates IPhoenix Trucking and had his entire fleet of three trucks taking part.

One of his prime movers, a K200, carried a tribute banner to his father-in-law Peter Behl who passed away suddenly at age 56 in 1998.

"He operated livestock trucks and was the real salt of the earth truckie doing it hard," Ian explains.

Over $30,000 was raised by the Bega Convoy with all funds going to the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group who will assist local familities and kids dealing with cancer.

For more on the Bega Convoy for Kids, see the April 2016 issue of Owner//Driver magazine.

 

 

 

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