Last day of Melbourne Truck Show tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day of the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show (ITTES) 2016, and its huge schedule is promising to make the closing day a showstopper.

“We have experienced a fantastic turnout on the first day of the Show yesterday, and today has followed suit with workers and key decision makers from within the transport, roads and civil works and waste management industries coming together at the Melbourne Showgrounds to do business,” said Show Director, Simon Coburn, from the Showgrounds today.

“Tomorrow is shaping up to be a massive day. At 10am, we will open up the gates to the Melbourne Truck Show to the public, and there is plenty for people of all ages to do and see.

“As well as the spectacular working Australian trucks, trailers and equipment on display, we’ve ramped up Saturday to be a real family day, with jumping castle and face painting for the kids.”

Saturday’s events will kick off at 11am with the Hiab World Crane Championships Australian Qualifying rounds. Taking place on the Test Track, the spectacle will see contestants navigate their way through a series of obstacles to see who can operate their Hiab crane with the most precision, while setting the fastest track times.

Also on the Test Track, Iveco Australia will be demonstrating its ACCO 6×4 featuring Bucher Municipal’s latest Gen V Series II sideloader unit, and a Daily 20m3 van. At 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, show-goers can not only see the vehicle operating but, by invitation, also drive and operate the truck if they hold the correct licence.

Later Saturday afternoon, judging will take place for the eye-catching custom trucks taking part in what has proven to be the largest Show and Shine competition in ITTES history. Already impressing visitors across the Show’s two trade days, over $30,000 in cash and prizes, including two Hella 350mm LED Light Bars from lighting specialist Hella Australia (pictured below),  will be awarded based on design and craftsmanship.

Tickets and parking can be pre-purchased here.