Truck Show raises $15,000
THE resounding success of the 18th Annual Truck and Machinery Show held in Gatton earlier this year has had a positive flow on effect for the region's flood areas.
Organisers of the event generously donated money raised from the truck show, an amazing $15,000, to the Lockyer Valley Flood Relief Appeal on the weekend.
A convoy of more than 20 trucks ventured through Gatton to the Queensland Transport Museum for the special occasion with councillor Janice Holstein accepting the cheque.
President of the Queensland Historic Commercial Vehicle Association Graham Kircher said he was happy to see profits from the successful show go towards a good cause.
"We are over the moon for what we raised and are happy to give it away," he said.
"We covered all our costs and what we have left we usually give away."
Mr Kircher said the Truck and Machinery Show held earlier this year was one of the biggest they have had and hoped to make the show an annual event in Gatton.
"We were happy and will be back next year," he said.
"It was the biggest show we've had with more than 300 trucks.
"It generated a lot of interest and hopefully we can make 2012 bigger and better and make it a tourist attraction for Gatton."