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Hugh Corrigan 2, of Grafton, was waving to the big rigs as they filed down Prince Street in Grafton on Saturday morning. Hugh’s father is a truck driver for Jim Pearson Transport, Grafton. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

Big rigs roll into town

Hugh Corrigan 2, of Grafton, was waving to the big rigs as they filed down Prince Street in Grafton on Saturday morning. Hugh’s father is a truck driver for Jim Pearson Transport, Grafton. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Hugh Corrigan 2, of Grafton, was waving to the big rigs as they filed down Prince Street in Grafton on Saturday morning. Hugh’s father is a truck driver for Jim Pearson Transport, Grafton. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

 

Grafton’s big ‘Weekend of Trucking’ celebrated its 39th year of trucking, with a parade of big rigs down Grafton’s Prince Street, before making its way over the Grafton Bridge and on to Jabour Park, in South Grafton, where the rigs lined up on display.
President of the Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club Tim Wright said that drivers put in months of hard work to keep their rigs looking good for this event.“We had 76 rigs competing this year in different categories, for trophies,” he said.
“Trucks from up and down the east coast have attended with the popular ‘Ned Kelly’ rig, coming down from Brisbane.”
The new venue this year at Jabour Park, proved to be the best venue so far for the drivers and spectators alike with room for the rigs to be easily displayed.
Mr Wright said that it had been a very successful day.
“With each of the rigs valued at around $250,000, there are a few million dollars sitting out there today in the paddock,” he said.
“The proceeds from a big auction which was held this year saw donations mainly to the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter.
“We’re a not for profit organisation and any money we make goes back into the community,” said Mr Wright.
The social club are hoping for a big reunion next year for their 40th year of ‘Weekend of Trucking’.

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