Wanganui ‘wheels’ out the shine

Friday, March 16, 2018

Wheels in Wanganui attracted a good chunk of local iron and plenty of interest from those who wanted to climb on board.

About 3000 people came through the gates on a scorching January day to check out the 88 vehicles on display at Wheels in Wanganui.

This is the second time the event has been run and organisers Andre and Angela Teal said more than $4000 was raised for St John Ambulance, adding to the almost $3000 raised at the previous show.

The next scheduled event will be in 2020.

Local carriers CMC Haulage were well represented.

Foxpine’s 2017 Kenworth T659 was a worthy winner
of 
the best Kenworth prize.

CSL (Central Logistic Services Ltd) turned out for
the static displays as well as tending to the queues
waiting for rides. We thought the colour-coded grille
on the FMX looked pretty cool.

Transport services to the primary sector are a big part of the local economy and were well represented. Above: McCarthy Transport Ltd’s
big red line-up.

Grange Transport Ltd’s Kenworths were the shiniest stock trucks in town on the day.

What Wanganui show would be complete without representation of the local
legendary  brand.
Britton Housemovers’ No 15 was tucked under a tree so we took
another pic from the archive to 
show her off a bit better (below).

Menefy Trucking Ltd had a couple of their Macks at the show
along with this 2017 Hino 500.

Hooker Pacific’s immaculate 2014 MAN TGX looked good loaded.