Clareville Showgrounds Carterton held the first-ever Wheels at Wairarapa event over Waitangi Weekend. A three-day show consisting of Day 1: Cars, Day 2: Trucks, and Day 3: Machinery. I attended the Truck Show and Shine – with more than 40 trucks on display, it was a great turn out with loads of people coming to see them and a piping hot day for all to enjoy! Here are some photos I got of the trucks, drivers and/or owners.


The show also included some exciting awards.  Here are the winners of each category.

New to 100,000kms Brausch Contracting
100,000 to 500,000km Martinborough Transport
500,000 to 1 mil K.D Contracting
Over 1 mil kms Temple Haulage
Best Isuzu Brausch Contracting
Best Scania Martinborough Transport
Best Mercedes-Benz CR Grace
Best Hino Kieran Oliver
Best Kenworth Kieran Oliver
Best Volvo Ellison Cartage
Best Western Star Ellison Cartage
Best Mack Kieran Oliver
Best Other Make Robin Wildbore
Best Linehaul Shannon Bulk Haulage
Best Logger Brausch Contracing
Best Bulk truck Kieran Oliver
Best Curtainsider Shannon Bulk Haulage
Best Stock truck Martinborough Transport
Best Tractor Unit Robin Wildbore
Best Paint Job Martinborough Transport
Best Lights Martinborough Transport
Best Oldest working truck Brian Gattsche
Furthest distance travelled Christopher Bell – Edgecombe
Best Vintage Christopher Bell
Best Refurbished Robin Wildbore
Best Fleet Ellison Cartage
Truck of the Show HP Transport
People’s Choice Martinborough Transport