Sydney Classic And Antique Truck Show - June 2012

Trophy Winner.scaats2012 05 Cyril Robinson's 1926 Chevrolet truck.I awoke on Saturday morning to the sound of rain beating down on the roof. Breakfast revealed a grey, icy cold and very miserable day for the set up of SCAATS - 2012.

The first activity for participating trucks was the Mulgoa Rumble. It started at the Regatta Centre and along to Tench Reserve, (just beyond the M4) and return. An 18 km round trip which could be done as many times as you wanted. Drivers received an entry in the prize draw for each trip completed. By the 3pm cut off time Steve Purdey’s “Blue Bedford Express” had completed 3 trips with my “Restoration in Progress” on the back!! It was a lot of fun despite the wet weather.

We then headed to the Museum of Fire to park our trucks in readiness for the next day.

Sunday...the big day. The overnight rain gave away to a beautiful sunny day, and just as well!! Before breakfast many owners were seen giving their treasures the chamois treatment and last minute spit and polish. There were many trucks of all shapes and sizes, some ancient and some not so old. Old friendships were renewed, stories swapped and deals done for parts, accessories etc...

The numbers of participating trucks and the visiting public would have been far greater had Mother Nature not rained the days before leading up to the show!!

The highlight of the day was the presentation of the Bill Maddy Memorial Trophy for the “most authentic” which went to Cyril Robinson for his 1926 Chevrolet truck. Bill’s wife, Anne presented the trophy to Adrian Wearn who accepted it on Cyril’s behalf.

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