Truck drivers can rev their engines, with Tui Brewery confirming that their super-popular Tui Truck Stop Show and Shine will return to Mangatainoka on Sunday 28 March 2021.
This annual truck show is a highlight on the New Zealand trucking calendar, with trucks from throughout the North Island descending on Tui Brewery for a great day out, providing an impressive display of big rigs for drivers, owners, truck lovers and families alike.
Previous events have seen up to 150 trucks displayed at the brewery, but unfortunately COVID put a stop to the event in 2020.
Organiser Kate Steminger says “We’re thrilled to be kicking off our 2021 Toki Motors events with the Tui Truck Stop Show & Shine. After having to cancel the 2020 Truck Show just a week out from the event, we’re chomping at the bit to bring it back to the brewery in March. The truck owners and drivers put so much effort into their vehicles, and take time off the road to come to Tui Brewery and really make a day of it. This event gets better and better every year. We’ve introduced some new prize categories for next year, and can’t wait to get it back underway.”
Trucks from as far away as Pukekohe, Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki have attended previous shows.
Truck enthusiasts can register their wheels for just $10, and are invited to stop in at the brewery the night before for a beer, and to pre-register. The truck displays will be impressive, so families and visitors are strongly encouraged to attend, with free entry and loads of great entertainment on offer. There will be live music and activities, brewery tours, great food, cold beer and other refreshments.
Tui Brewery will put all proceeds from registrations towards the show’s regular beneficiary, the Mangatainoka Reserve Restoration Project for ongoing work such as native planting, fencing and pathways.
The Toki Motors schedule continues on throughout 2021, with a total of nine Show & Shine events. Each show will take place on the last Sunday of the month, apart from American Day, which will be held the Sunday prior, to avoid Anzac Day commemorations. The series starts with the Truck Show & Shine in March, and finishes with Vintage Car Day in November.
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