WA Mack Muster smashes records

Bulldogs have taken over the country this month with another Mack Muster rearing its head this past weekend.

The WA Mack Muster is one of the biggest truck shows in Western Australia, seeing truck enthusiasts from all over the country congregating to share their appreciation for the bulldog brand and more.

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In only its third year, the event saw an eye-watering 8,500 attendees and 330 trucks roll into Quarry Farm in Whitby, 40 minutes south-east of Perth.  

Smashing the previous years records, Organiser Matt Lawrence told Deals on Wheels people travelled from everywhere in Australia to take a peek.

Swan Towing had their chrome shining for the event (Image: Chris Dwyer)

“We had people travelling from Queensland and Victoria with trucks to be there, as well as some international guests,” Lawrence says.

“It’s certainly becoming a national event for people.”

While the name screams Mack, organisers urge trucks of all brands to join in on the fun, with Kenworth presenting the highest percentage this year.

With big attendance numbers usually follows even bigger rigs fighting for the top spots in competition.

For the second year in a row a Kenworth took out Truck of the Show, with Bandana Earthmoving’s 2007 T904 Kenworth, nicknamed “The Hulk” snatching the top spot this year. 

“It was just outstanding, it definitely stood out,” Lawrence says.

Meanwhile Mack of the Show was won by the Della Bona family, for their fully-restored Mack Titan. 

This black Value-Liner was a welcoming sight (Image: dBps_pilot)

But it wasn’t all just exhaust and chrome, with the event hosting fun for the whole family.

Boasting a mega sand pit, Lego truck building, food trucks, bars and exhibits, it was the perfect time to let the hair down and relax.

Seeing such ongoing success, Lawrence says their aim is to be “Australia’s best community truck show.”

“We started out small, with what was just going to be a barbecue with a couple of trucks, and then we thought we’d expand it out,” he says.

“And now it just keeps getting bigger.”

Over 8,500 people came to peek at the rigs (Image: Chris Dwyer)

All proceeds from the Truck Show go towards cutting edge Cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research to help make Cancer, non-lethal.

This year, the WA Mack Muster has raised at least $250,000 for the Institute, causing for a beer in celebration.

Lawrence contributes most of their success to their partnerships and sponsorships they have garnered, now having WA Kenworth dealer CJD Trucks on board.

“Our social media helps for sure, but our sponsors, which we had 80 sponsors on board, was just huge.”

“Everything combined has certainly helped solidify the event in Western Australia.”

To see more pics and check out the entire list of winners, keep your eyes peeled for the #505 edition of Deals on Wheels.


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