Mean machines take centre stage

Vintage cars of all eras and makes. 203235_02. Picture: ROB CAREW

By Brendan Rees

Big rigs and hotted up cars roared into town at the Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show on Saturday 18 January.

Show president Allyn Reeve said the event held at Rutter Park on the South Gippsland Highway, drew large crowds.

“We had about 109 trucks and about 70 cars,” he said.

“The burn-outs are a big attraction, there were no worries about that; they drew the crowd from the fence … they just running.”

The show also included show a jet car display, modified and vintage track pulls, a live band, helicopter rides, amusement rides, live music, trade stalls and food outlets.

Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of proceeds from the event will back into local clubs, schools and various charities.

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