Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine a stellar success!

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Penske Commercial Vehicles hosted Western Star Trucks’ Show n Shine on Saturday with a great multitude of trucks on display making the day a stellar success!

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Western Star Trucks brand, the Show n Shine also featured a range of fun activities for the whole family including appearances by Shell V-Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin, a Shell V-Power Racing car and MC Neil Crompton.

Held at the Mt Cotton Training Centre, the trucks on display were judged and over $50,000 worth of prizes was awarded across a range of categories, including KS Easter’s customised 200th truck which took out both the ‘Truck of the Show’ and the ‘Best Western Star under 5 years’ awards.

“It was a fantastic day seeing all the Western Star and White trucks on display looking their best!” said Kevin Dennis, Managing Director of Penske Commercial Vehicles.

“We know how passionate Western Star owners are, so it was a pleasure to host the Show n Shine and have such a great turnout of owners and drivers and their families and friends.

“In keeping with Penske’s customers first philosophy, our aim is to meet directly with customers through our events and through our dealers.

“Direct customer events, such as Show n Shine, not only allow customers to provide their feedback on the product range and how we can work with them to maximise support, but also provide a great opportunity for fleet operators and owner drivers to network with each other.

“We also had fantastic support from our suppliers and sponsors who helped to make it the great day it was.

“We are already working to make the 2018 Show n Shine even better!”

Show and Shine award winners:

Truck of the Show
K S Easter
Western Star 4800FXB ‘200th’ truck

Best Western Star under 5 years (1-5 years)
K S Easter
Western Star 4800FXB ‘200th’ truck

Best Western Star under 10 years (5-10 years)
Corbet’s Group
Western Star 4900 truck

Best Western Star over 10 years (10 & beyond)
North QLD Truck & Machinery Movements
Western Star 4800FXC ‘PhatCat’ truck

Best Western Star Fleet
K S Easter
Western Star 4800FXBs and 5800 trucks

Best Western Star Tipper
Vince Humphreys
Western Star 4800 truck

Best Heritage White Truck
TRN Haulage
White Road Commander