Big rigs go on parade
MORE than 80 trucks roared through Mullumbimby's main street last Saturday for the annual Mullumbimby Truck Show.
Trucks from Newcastle to the Sunshine Coast took part in the event, which was organised in conjunction with the Mullumbimby Agricultural Show.
About 500 people in the streets got a close-up view of the mighty machines.
"(The trucks) turn up in town, about 80 of them, (and) that gives the local people a close-up look of them, then they line up at the showground and they all get judged," Truck Show co-organiser Mark Ward told The Northern Star.
The trucks were judged in 16 categories, including Truck of the Show, which was won by Coastline Haulage's green and chrome truck.
It was judged on appearance and how well it had been maintained.
The Truck Show's sponsors donated merchandise that was auctioned off on the day and approximately $4000 was raised. The money will be donated to local charities.
Mr Ward said the event raises people's awareness of trucks and what they can do and he hoped it would be back bigger and better next year.