WA trucks to think pink at Kwinana show

By: Greg Bush, Photography by: Greg Bush

A community truck show returns to the greater Perth region in September with the inaugural Perth Truck Show 'n Shine, raising money for the McGrath Foundation.

WA trucks to think pink at Kwinana show
Julie Gavin's pink Western Star will add to the colour of the Perth Truck Show 'n Shine on September 11.


The inaugural Perth Truck Show ’n Shine will take place on September 11 this year, providing a much-needed showpiece for Western Australia’s drivers and owner-drivers.

Apart from the biennial industry-based Perth Truck Show held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Perth Truck Show ’n Shine is the first community fundraising event of its type since the last Perth Convoy for Kids in 2009.

The venue for the new show is the Kwinana Motorplex, with gates opening at 10am.

With BP coming on board as a major sponsor, the Perth Truck Show ’n Shine has also been assisted by KP Fabrication, which has designed mini bull bar trophies to the winning trucks in each category.

Truck Centre WA has donated 10 gold Mack bulldogs for the winning truck pull competition team.

In addition, trucks that enter and register before August 1 will go into the draw to win a bull bar polish ready for the show, courtesy of West Oz Truck Detailing.

All funds raised during the show will be donated to the McGrath Foundation, a charity close to the heart of owner-driver Julie Gavin. Julie will have her pink Western Star on show at the Kwinana and, keeping with the theme, the pink Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls' trucks will also be there.

For truck owners, there are 11 categories to enter, including six ‘Best Truck’ sections dating back from new models back to the pre-1961 vintage. There will also be awards for Best Rigid, Best Tow Truck, Best Fleet, People’s Choice and Truck of the Show.

As well as free amusement children’s rides, there will be competitions running throughout the day for both adults and kids, such as a truck pull, driver challenge including road train reversing, tarp tying and thong throwing.

Western Australia’s own Outback Truckers will be there to mingle with the crowd, including Glenn 'Yogi' Kendall (pictured below), Sludge, Steve Graham, and Sonya and Greg Wise.

In addition, the Australian Trucking Association’s Safety Truck will be making the trip across the Nullarbor for the show. Organisers state that trade stall and truck registrations must be applied for online at www.watruckshow.com.au


Glenn ‘Yogi' Kendall, fresh from appearing at the recent Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show, will be back on home soil for the inaugural Perth Truck Show ’n Shine at Kwinana. Photo by Peter Schlenk.



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