The winning bid came from Mackay locals Scott and Cathy Goode, who picked up the truck today.
The winning bid came from Mackay locals Scott and Cathy Goode, who picked up the truck today.

Working Class Mack winner just wants to help farmers

THE Sarina community is a tight one and is one that does what it can to help each other.

Scott Goode, a local truckie who has stepped up and helped his own community, didn't even think twice about contributing to Volvo Group Australia's drought relief campaign in conjunction with Rotary Australia when he first heard about it.

The top prize, of course, was the Working Class Mack, a Super-Liner inspired by Australia's own icon Jimmy Barnes.

While Scott, who runs Sarina Crane Hire with his wife Cathy, would love a new Mack, it was more important that he help the people in need.

So, he put a whopping $350,000 bid on the truck in the auction and couldn't believe it when he received a call saying he was the new owner. 

He took the truck for a spin for the first time today at the VGA headquarters in Wacol, when he was handed the keys by Mack Trucks Australia vice president Dean Bestwick.

Mr Bestwick said drought still affected most of Queensland and New South Wales and they were "determined to help farmers in any way they could".

The high-spec Super-Liner was auctioned last month, with the $60,000 profit plus $20,000 pledged by Mack Trucks Australia, donated to Rotary's drought relief program.

Scott will take the truck on its first official outing in the Konvoy 4 Kids Mackay that helps raise funds for resources for children with special needs.

"It's the first time we've participated, we've always been busy at this time of year and haven't been able to take part, but we've got the new Mack now so thought it would be a good thing to do," Scott said.

He said the truck will also be taken to an aged care facility in Mackay as its residents expressed an interest in seeing the truck.

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