Celebrating a century of trucking at Wanaka airshow

Celebrating a century of trucking at Wanaka airshow

The Warbirds over Wanaka international airshow will celebrate 100 years of trucking in 2016 and is inviting truck owners from all over New Zealand to register.

The ‘Warbirds and Wheels Century of Trucking’ display will be one of the feature exhibits at the 2016 airshow being held from March 25 to 27 at Wanaka Airport.

“Warbirds Over Wanaka has a tradition of not just celebrating aircraft but also other forms of motorised vehicles and we’re focussing on trucks for 2016,” says event manager, Mandy Deans.

“Several years ago we had a display of Fords at one event which proved a big hit with our visitors. Next year we’re hoping to have up to 50 vehicles of all shapes and sizes from 1916 to the most modern trucks.

“Truck owners will need to register because we want to ensure we get a good representation of different trucks from various decades over the past hundred years,” says Deans.

The Warbirds and Wheels visitor attraction at Wanaka Airport has come onboard as naming sponsor of the truck display. General manager, Naomi Lindsay says it’s a natural fit for them.

“The ‘Century of Trucking’ will complement what we already display in our visitor attraction. Our line-up of more than 30 classic cars and trucks is world class. We expect many airshow visitors to check out both the trucks and our car and aircraft displays while they’re here,” says Lindsay.

Lindsay says over the past few years a number of truck rallies have stopped off at Warbirds and Wheels to check out the displays and having lots of trucks lined up right next door is a very impressive sight.

Truck owners wishing to display their vehicles at next year’s airshow should go to warbirdsoverwanaka.com to register or call the office on 03 443 8619 or email info@warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz

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