Review and photos: PENRITH WORKING TRUCK SHOW featuring McALISTER KEMP

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It may have been a wet and dreary day but the weather was not going to dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of those attending the Penrith Working Truck Show on 6 April 2014.   Armed with their Drizabones, boots and cowboy hats, the visitors soldiered on and persevered through the muddy ground and frequent showers to enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer.

Celebrating its 27th year, the show is a popular local event that attracts visitors from around the country and raises funds for charity.  With an impressive display of over 200 of the country's finest trucks, 22 rides, fairy floss and face painting all free for the kids, as well as trade stalls and fire engines, this is an enjoyable day out for the whole family.  

Whilst we confess to not knowing much about trucks, we couldn't help but wander through and admire the massive rigs on display.  With creative artwork, detailing and gleaming chrome, one can't help but wonder and appreciate how much time and effort is involved in creating and keeping these imposing beasts of the road looking so polished and pristine.

The highlight for us, of course, was the great music on offer.  Hosted by the hilarious Buddy Goode and featuring the likes of Victoria Avenue, Dan Murphy, Kaylee Bell, Kaylens Rain and concluding with The Wolfe Brothers and headliners, the fabulous McAlister Kemp, who were on fire and wanted to play well beyond their allotted time.  What a wonderful way to get our fix of some of the best live music in town as we danced in the rain, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

The day came to an end with a charity auction of autographed memorabilia and was followed by a trophy presentation for the trucking community.

As our shoes squished through the muddy soil and our hair curled from the rain drops, we headed off home in high spirits, looking forward to doing it all again next year - rain, hail or shine!

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