Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Spirit of Ned Rides on Taking No Prisoners

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Spirit of Ned Rides on Taking No Prisoners

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Byline: PAUL APPELKAMP paul.appelkamp@northernstar.com.au

THE first Casino Truck Show surpassed organiser's expectations.

They hoped 50 trucks would roll into town for the show and were blown away when as many as 90 trucks turned up on Saturday.

aIt's blown us out of the water,a Casino Beef Week president and truck show organiser Stuart George said.

aBeing our first year, we didn't know how many were going to turn up, but they've come from Brisbane, Moree, down south, Sydney and just about everywhere.a

Shortly after 11am, a convoy of 90 trucks drove through Casino before heading to the Primex site where the public could marvel at them up close.

Truck owner Andrew McSweeney drove his pride and joy - a 1993 Western Star covered in pictures of infamous outlaw Ned Kelly - from Brisbane for the show.

a(The paint job) cost me a fortune,a he said. aI can't tell you how much because my missus might see it in the paper.a

The truck was airbrushed a year ago and Mr McSweeney said its new look generated business for him. …

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