CONVOY: The V8 Supercar transporters roll into town ahead of the Sucrogen Townsville 400.
CONVOY: The V8 Supercar transporters roll into town ahead of the Sucrogen Townsville 400. Alf Wilson

V8 Supercar transporters draw spectators

TENS of thousands of men, women and children watched 21 flashy B-double trucks make their way through Townsville streets during the annual Transporter Convoy on July 3.

These magnificent 26m-long trucks carry the V8 Supercars for racing events around the country.

The Sucrogen Townsville 400 events, which ran from July 5-7, attracted more than 100,000 people.

Hundreds got a close look at the trucks after they parked at the marshalling area along Webb Dr in the suburb of the Bohle.

Many spoke to drivers and snapped pics of the trucks.

Five attractive young ladies, known as the Exchange Angels, checked out the trucks and were the centre of attention.

Tammie-Lee, Ashley, Emelie, Sammy-Lee and Phoenix work at the Exchange Hotel in Flinders St where a "truckies' party" was held that evening.

Trucks left Webb Dr about 11.50am with a police escort.

The convoy took a different route and, instead of initially travelling along Blakey's Crossing like in previous years, they drove to Shaw Rd, Hervey Range Rd and Ross River Rd, appearing on Charters Towers Road about 12.30pm.

The convoy then turned into Boundary St to the event venue at Reid Park.

Many fans wore their favourite team's colours and cheered and waved as the trucks.

The 2013 V8 event was the fifth in Townsville.

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