Truck show rolls in

ORGANISERS of Casino's Beef Week are hoping a big new event will bring the people of the Richmond Valley out and into the streets of Casino, just like the classic Beef Week parade.

This time it's big trucks they'll be parading through the central business district as part of the first of what they hope will become an annual Casino Truck Show.

Beef Week president Stuart George said the Beef Week committee wanted to run more events through the year and a conversation with some locals involved in the trucking industry planted the seed for the big-rig mega show'n'shine.

"They could see an opportunity and the seed was planted, so we decided to get Beef Week out of the way and give it a crack," Mr George said.

"There will be a parade through town at 11am and then all the trucks will head back to the Primex site where they will be judged and the public will be able to walk among the trucks and have a look."

Mr George said truck registrations close on the day of the event so final numbers were unknown, but he expected about 80 would take part.

"There will be plenty of trucks for the people to look at and there will be live entertainment, a bar and food facilities.

"We are designing it as a family friendly afternoon," Mr George said.

The trucks will be competing in 30 categories ranging from "best in" each of the major makes, right through to the top prize of the Best Rig.

Those spectacular paint jobs will also be celebrated in the best paint or mural category and there will be a people's choice award.

"It has created a lot of interest in the trucking fraternity and we encourage people to have a look."

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