GALLERY: Big rigs impress at Koroit truck show

MORE than 90 rigs rolled into Koroit’s Victoria Park on Saturday for the town’s second annual truck show.

Spectators  made the most of ideal weather conditions to cast their eyes over modern big rigs as well as  vintage trucks, cars and motorcycles.

A truckie’s sprint was also part of the entertainment.

Koroit Agricultural Society truck show sub-committee member Graeme Morris said the event exceeded expectations.

 “The crowd was well up on last year — it was unreal to see so many people coming through the gate,”  he said.

 “Judging took longer than we expected because  the class of the trucks was so good.”

For the second year  rig of the show was won by a Peterbilt truck operated by A&J Haulage of  Batesford.

 The winners, Andrea and Jason Crawford, later donated four tyres as part of their prize to an auction that raised $2475 for  the Peter’s Project cancer centre appeal.

Mrs Crawford said they regularly carried cars to  Warrnambool and  were familiar with Peter’s Project.

“We have a family friend with terminal cancer so we know how important this cause is,” she said.

“People who have to fight cancer need donations like this more than we need tyres so we are happy to help in a small way.”

abrady@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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