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Sold out...again!

Sold out...again!

NZ Truck & Driver News

 October 2019   
Next February's Bombay Truck Show is on the point of selling out….for a second time!

The organisers were able to arrange extra space for exhibits and visitor parking, courtesy of local market gardener Sutherland Produce offering the use of a paddock adjoining the Bombay Rugby Club fields, which are the focal point of the event. 

Show co-organiser Marieka Morcombe says the offer is deeply appreciated: "Sutherland Produce will grass-seed and roll the area to ensure it can handle the traffic, all at no cost. The good thing is that one of their trucks will also be on display."

From its original full-to-capacity 205 entries, the show currently has 275 confirmed and, Morcombe says, "a handful more might be able to be squeezed in." 

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Next February's Bombay Truck Show is on the point of selling out….for a second time!
The organisers were able to arrange extra space for exhibits and visitor parking, courtesy of local market gardener Sutherland Produce offering the use of a paddock adjoining the Bombay Rugby Club fields, which are the focal point of the event. 
Show co-organiser Marieka Morcombe says the offer is deeply appreciated: "Sutherland Produce will grass-seed and roll the area to ensure it can handle the traffic, all at no cost. The good thing is that one of their trucks will also be on display."
From its original full-to-capacity 205 entries, the show currently has 275 confirmed and, Morcombe says, "a handful more might be able to be squeezed in." 
Around 30 of the entries are classics (and a few more in this category will be welcome), with the balance modern. At least 40 brand-new trucks – units which haven't yet been delivered to their fleets – have been entered, says Morcombe.
"For several, their first time to be seen in public will be at the show. Kenworth is the most popular brand among the entries, followed by Scania and Mack.
"The added room has enabled more space between the trucks, and has allowed us to offer visitor activities, like mini-diggers, that we just didn't have the room for before. 
"We can also host a greater number of trade exhibitors. We started with 14, and now there are 27."  
The scale of the response to the show has been totally unexpected, she adds: "We originally thought we'd put on a show basically for us and our mates, offer people a good day out, and raise some money for local organisations – but now look at it!"  


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