Lights on the Hill big 10th annivsersary celebration

UPDATE:  The official count of trucks has come in at lower than what was predicted.

Lights on the Hill say that a total of 413 trucks took part in this year's 10th anniversary celebrations.

There were six trophies presented on the day, Jason Smith from Graintrans won best cabover and Graintrans won best fleet.

Rig of the day and best artwork went to Megatrucks Enterprises' tow truck, best bonneted was a green Kenworth 909 and best vintage went to a black W model Kenworth.

There was some confusion over who had won the best vintage, with Andew McSweeny collecting the trophy on the day, but there was a mix up with the truck numbers.

McSweeny will be given the committee's choice trophy for his Ned Kelly truck.

The truck manufacturer with the most amount of trucks at the convoy was Kenworth, Brown and Hurley Toowoomba will now be presented with a perpetual trophy.


Monday: THE 10th anniversary of Lights on the Hill proved to be as popular as ever on the weekend.
LOTH President Gary Simpson said he was stoked, tired and worn out after the event.
"It's been excellent, the biggest convoy ever," he said.
While the official count is not in just yet he estimated a record 650 trucks took part, a great effort compared to last year's 297 trucks.


But Mr Simpson said last year's figures were good considering it was pouring rain.
Fortunately the sun shone bright this year on a confirmed 215 trucks, which took off from Brown and Hurley in Toowoomba and more than 400 from BP Archerfield for the drive into the Gatton Showgrounds.



Mr Simpson said the figures proved LOTH was an important day for the transport industry.
"It's a big celebration. Memorial day is a sad day, convoy is a celebration!"
The entertainment continued on into the night with Adam Harvey, Paul Coster and more great bands.
"It was fantastic, they rocked on."



The LOTH committee is using the profits towards their goal of being able to fully-fund the memorial.
"It's like a truck show. A lot of these guys don't see each other for years. There's a lot of blokes that spend hours or days polishing their trucks, and a lot left early to work.
"Thanks to everyone who came," he said.
Mr Simpson said it was a one-day event but took 365 day set up, and now the committee was taking a week off to rest.
There were six trophies presented on the day:
Cabover Jason Smith from Grantrans won best cabover and Graintrans also won best fleet.

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