Drivers polish their rigs for annual truck show

A MIRROR maze of metal greeted visitors to the annual Tasmanian Truck Show at Carrick's Quercus Rural Youth Park yesterday.

Although Dan Watson's 408 SAR may have been only one of the 92 judged trucks to enter the show, it was polished to perfection for admiring attendees.

"I call my truck Every Day is Show Day," Mr Watson said, polishing sunscreen marks from its chassis.

"I reckon every day is show day, I always want my truck to look good coming out of the yard."

It's the sixth year of attendance for Mr Watson, who said days of preparation were put into rigs before showing.

"All the guys have done work, repainting all the chassis, repainting trailers, buying extra chrome and shiny bits and lights to go on them," he said.

"We just like all our trucks to be a little bit individual and a little bit special, we take a lot of pride in them."

Deloraine Lions Club truck show committee president and father of Dan, Bryan Watson said 39 trophies would be presented to entrants at the end of the day's activities.

Mr Watson said major trophies this year were for judges' choice, people's choice, best fleet and a trailer reversing competition.

He said the green Stephens Honey fleet of trucks stood out among the day's line-up.

"There are some pretty special vehicles among that lot," he said.

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