OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Bruce Montgomery’s Dolorean-esque doors (called gull wings) were created by his business, Fully Loaded Customs, after Montgomery grew tired of the recently-popularized suicide door design. What makes the truck even more amazing is that it was built outside in the winter.
DUCK TRUCK: Dan Lubber’s Peterbilt was not only a great-looking truck, but it also had a little piece of trucking trivia attached to its hood – a replica of the original hood ornament from Rubber Duck’s truck in the 1978 movie, Convoy.
SPOT THE TRUCK: The cluttered site of Tyler Darbyson’s “countrified” 1986 International attracted as much attention from Darbyson’s dancing anas for the truck itself. He entertained passersby by shaking his booty to the music of the Road Hammers, among other bands.
NICE GRILL: Six-month old Diesel could have been the poster dog for Mack Trucks at the Fergus show, but he politely declined the offer so he could enjoy Saturday’s tractor pull with owner, Kristy. Though Kristy comes to the show every year, Diesel was a first-timer, joining the thousands from across Canada and the US that flocked to Fergus for the weekend.
BALLOONEY: Fergus Truck Show volunteer, Lorna Bevcar was a little light-headed during her time off on Friday.
BIRD’S EYE VIEW: Roy Davis’ hood ornament was found perched appropriately on an International Eagle.
BUCKING HONCHO: L.E. Walker Transport president Julie Tanguay went for a wild ride, much to the delight of her fellow Walker employees.
FERGUS, Ont. – The Fergus Truck Show attracted more than 62,000 people over three days, continuing a trend of increased attendance year after year.
The show has seen an increase in attendance each year since its inception in 1986, show organizers say. There were 600 trucks enrolled in the show and shine with more than 250 vendors set up at the trade show. There were also 237 participants in the truck and tractor pulls.
The truck and tractor pull featured $53,000 in prize payouts, attracting pullers from all over. Nearly half the competitors came from the US, say organizers.
Guests came from as far away as England, Holland, Germany, Spain, France and Mexico. Organizers are already planning the 2007 Fergus Truck Show, which will be held July 27-29.