Truckin' on even bigger and better in Casino
TRUCKS of all makes and sizes came in their very long convoy to the CBD as part of the Casino Truck Show on Saturday, much to the enjoyment of the many spectators who lined the streets to watch the parade.
These behemoths were then parked in the surrounding streets so people could get up close and check out the vehicles that we so often only see passing us on the highways.
Behind each truck, however, there is often a story and a purpose and that was definitely the case for the Wallace family of Ballina.
Truck driver Todd, wife Chauntelle and their two children Imogen, 8 and Taavi, 3 had driven in the parade in their Kenworth SAR 2006 model general freighter and become part of the day in memory of Todd's dad.
"My dad David, was a truck driver and was killed 19 years ago in a trucking accident," he said.
"It happened in Park Ridge and I was in the truck with him."
A banner is strung up across the back of the cabin in memory of Todd's dad.
Hours and hours go into the preparation of the trucks before they are paraded before the general public.
Wayne Cox of Casino and his partner Shiree Harper confirm that only the night before the truck show they had spent six and half hours getting their Western Star transport ready.
"That's five and a half hours worth of washing and also the interior," Wayne said.
Crowds filled Barker, Canterbury and Walker streets to enjoy the overcast day, the market stalls, the rides and even the petting zoo.