BLACK BEAUTY: Spectators at this year’s show’n’shine were talking a blue streak about this truck by Mar-bo Farms of Belwood, Ont.
CHILD’S PLAY: A young boy (left) gets up close and personal with a Burmese python at the NAL booth, while other pint-sized revellers (right) get prepped for a free fall at the Fergus Family Fun Zone. Both events were sponsored as part of NAL’s Trucking for Wishes charity fundraiser.
WEB-SLINGING WONDER: This spider-themed rig, owned by Vic Pannu of Pannu Transport (Diesel Truck Centre), doesn’t really show its stuff until you turn the lights out. The truck’s light show was good enough to take home second place in the Best Light Show Single category of the show n’ shine.
FERGUS FIDO: This “Hooch” look-alike pauses for a sloppy drink at Fergus.
COOL KENWORTH: Tom Ellis’s cool red and blue Kenworth was a winner twice over in the show’n’shine competition, taking first place in the Best Tractor/Trailer -Tandem -Float, Flat or Curtain-side category and second place in the Best ’00 to ’03 O/O Working Tractor category .
FERGUS, Ont. -The Fergus Truck Show stayed true to its title as one of the best festivals in Ontario during its 23rd installment July 24-27.
Truck customizing enthusiasts turned out in droves to take part in the event’s annual show’n’shine competition, which featured about 500 trucks pitted against each other in various categories (see opposite page for selected winners).
The event also attracted some big names in the music biz, with Canadian rockers April Wine and Kim Mitchell, David Wilcox and country stars such as Aaron Pritchett among the many acts to grace the main stage.
About 200 participants competed for $75,000 in prizes at the truck and tractor pull on Thursday, while revelers enjoyed the sights, sounds and smashes at Sunday’s demolition derby.
Over 225 trade show exhibitors were present to display the latest equipment, technology and accessories throughout the weekend.
Truck News was on-site to present its annual Owner/Operator of the Year Award (see cover story), but also got out its video cameras to film a segment for its weekly WebTV show, Transportation Matters. To view the video, visit www.
For full details on plans for next year’s event, visit www.
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