Letter: Truck Show a success

The greater number of exhibitors and outstanding weather attracted a good visitor attendance at the 2017 Yesteryear Truck Show.

That increased attendance was due to the great support your newspaper gave to support this unique annual event.

The many exhibitors and visitors drew a financial benefit to the Hastings and helped showcase the area. We have received reports that many exhibitors will be back for the 2018 Show. Some statistics for interest:-

Exhibits included approximately 170 trucks, 46 tractors, 19 motor bikes, 42 cars and some 30 engines including 2 steam engines--also all available other space was occupied by trade and swap sites.

Our club comprises a small membership intent on the restoration, preservation and display of old vehicles and machinery. But we also give back to our community and to this end, some $15,000 was made available to local charities and community groups, either through participation in the show or as a donor recipient from the 2017 show.

So all in all a great result for our club and our community.

Greg Cavanagh

Secretary