The 2018 Tasmanian Truck Show rolls into Carrick again

More than 150 trucks, buses and coaches were on display at the 2018 Tasmanian Truck Show on Sunday.

The Deloraine Lions Club-hosted event drew truck owners and enthusiasts from all across Tasmania to Quercus Park at Carrick to get up-close with some of the best trucks going around.

The event also has an air of competition to it, with 40 awards up for grabs. 

The annual event is one the Lions Club’s biggest days on the calendar, according to event organiser Bryan Watson. 

“All the truckies can get together and have a chat – usually they just pass on the road, but here they can meet each other a bit more,” he said.

“It’s one day of the year they can come show their trucks off, because they’re very proud of them.” 

Truck driver Nathan Bye is the proud owner of an award-winning truck from 2017 – a 1995 International S-Line.

The truck, which is based in Bracknell, has driven 2.1 million kilometres.

“It won a trophy last year for best International [Truck], so it would be great to win it again,” he said.

“Its great to come here to support the local venue – it  also gives you an excuse to clean the trucks up and bring them out.”

BABY BLUE: Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society members Mark Dunsby and Nicholas Witzerman with Tassie Bluebird. Picture: Stefan Boscia

BABY BLUE: Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society members Mark Dunsby and Nicholas Witzerman with Tassie Bluebird. Picture: Stefan Boscia

The show also brought a number of retro buses from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

The Tasmanian Bus and Coach Society’s Tassie Bluebird, a 1978 Volvo B58, certainly stood out among the crowd. 

The baby blue bus had a long history of taking school groups and tours across the North-West, before coming into the hands of society members Steven and Mark Dansby.

“Even after all these years it drives absolutely beautiful – it doesn’t miss a beat,” Mark said.