Saturday 3 August 2024 Casino. NSW

The history of the Casino Truck Show dates back to the late 1980s and early 1990s. Back then, it wasn’t defined in such a way, but the general consensus was not too indifferent.

Two men heavily affiliated with the local transport industry, Bob Webster and Frank Evans, worked together to incorporate trucks into two events in Casino: the Casino Show and Casino Beef Week.

The Casino Show had trucks on display earlier in the day and paraded the pageants for the Showgirl competition later in the evening. Trucks were initially used to tow floats in the Casino Beef Week street parade, but it then became an opportunity for local and district transport operators to display and promote their businesses.

This culminated in a static display of many trucks one year in Graham Place, organised again by Bob Webster and Frank Evans.
Many years later, and after the demise of the Lismore Truck Show, a local driver, Darren Goodwin, thought it was time to fill the void left behind.

After discussing this with fellow drivers, he decided to take the idea to Greg ”Tiny” Lollback. Tiny, as he was affectionately known, was considered to be somewhat of a senior driver in the area and had a wealth of knowledge of the industry in every way.

After some lengthy discussions, they decided to move ahead with the idea. They both approached Casino Beef Week for guidance and advice, which in turn led to Casino Beef Week Promotions Committee Inc administrating the event from its inception in 2012 to 2019.

COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 events, and in that interim time, the Casino Truck Show organising committee moved the control and administration of the show to the Richmond Valley Council Events Team.

The first-ever show drew 83 trucks for its inaugural event in 2012, held at the Richmond Valley Events Centre. In 2023, our 10th Anniversary, 620 of Australia’s finest rigs lined the streets of the Casino CBD.

2014 Primex site

2023 Casino CBD

The very first Casino Truck Show was held at the Richmond Valley Events Centre on Saturday 15 September. Over 80 trucks turned up and the streets were lined with happy spectators. 

Heavy Haulage Australia took the first Rig of the Show title with their Kenworth T908 “Tri Me”.

The event was rained out in August, but sunny skies brought it back in September. Adtrans Casino Truck Show was held on September 13 September. The fantastic event line-up did not disappoint. 

Over 3,000 attendees and 150 rigs attended the North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show on Saturday 6 August. Mark from Causley Transport won the legendary 2016 Rig of the Show with his red Kenworth T909!

Saturday 4 August – more than 5,000 attendees and 200 rigs in the Casino CBD. Loads of entertainment, live music and even an FMX show! 

SRV Road Freight knocked us all off our feet with their T900 Legend “100 Reasons”, which was exceptionally presented by Wayne Ball.

Ballinger Transport, driven by Wayne Ball won the Tiny Lollback Rig of the Show. The name says it all; Kenworth T908 ‘She’s got the look’.

After missing two years from COVID19, 2022 came back with a bang. 375 trucks filled our streets and many trophies were up for grabs. Live music and entertainment did not disappoint. 

MFT took home the Tiny Lollback Rig of the Show award with their Kenworth C509 “Lone Ranger” driven by Jon Fleming.