Western Star celebrates success at Show n Shine

KS Easter’s customised Western Star 4800FXB ‘200th’ truck bagged two awards

Western Star celebrates success at Show n Shine
Trucks on display were judged across a range of categories


This year’s Show n Shine celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic Western Star Trucks brand.

Held at the Mt Cotton Training Centre in Queensland, the event was hosted by Penske Commercial Vehicles.

The trucks on display were judged across a range of categories, with over $50,000 worth of prizes awarded.

KS Easter’s customised 200th truck took out both the ‘Truck of the Show’ and the ‘Best Western Star under five years’ awards.

Apart from truck displays, the event featured a range of fun activities for the whole family including appearances by Shell V-Power Racing drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin, a Shell V-Power Racing car and MC Neil Crompton.

"It was a fantastic day seeing all the Western Star and White trucks on display looking their best," Penske Commercial Vehicles MD Kevin Dennis says.

"We know how passionate Western Star owners are, so it was a pleasure to host the Show n Shine and have such a great turnout of owners and drivers and their families and friends.

"In keeping with Penske’s customers-first philosophy, our aim is to meet directly with customers through our events and through our dealers.

"Direct customer events, such as Show n Shine, not only allow customers to provide their feedback on the product range and how we can work with them to maximise support, but also provide a great opportunity for fleet operators and owner drivers to network with each other.

"We also had fantastic support from our suppliers and sponsors who helped to make it the great day it was.

"We are already working to make the 2018 Show n Shine even better."

Show and Shine 2017 award winners:

Truck of the Show: K S Easter, Western Star 4800FXB ‘200th’ truck

Best Western Star under 5 years (1-5 years): K S Easter, Western Star 4800FXB ‘200th’ truck

Best Western Star under 10 years (5-10 years): Corbet’s Group, Western Star 4900 truck

Best Western Star over 10 years (10 & beyond): North QLD Truck & Machinery Movements, Western Star 4800FXC ‘PhatCat’ truck

Best Western Star Fleet: K S Easter, Western Star 4800FXBs and 5800 trucks

Best Western Star Tipper: Vince Humphreys, Western Star 4800 truck

Best Heritage White Truck: TRN Haulage, White Road Commander.

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