The Mitre 10 ‘Ride in a Truck Day’ is being held on 12th October. It’s a charity event to help raise money for the Little Elms Charitable Trust and the Cancer Wellness Centre.


The event will begin at both Mitre 10 Mega stores Napier and Hastings and trucks will leave in a convoy from there to meet at the A&P Showgrounds, taking kids in the Cavalcade with pre-purchased tickets with goodie bags. The event will sell approximately 300 seats for both Napier and Hastings (150 each).


They generally have in excess of 220 + trucks from all over the North Island including a few classics and a couple of vintage units and there are anywhere between 5000 – 6000 general public through the gates, for food, fun and all things Trucking.


Some trucks / drivers opt to go around the block on-site giving kids a ride in a truck with local tickets sales on the day or are parked up on static on display for judging, either way all trucks are eligible for the Best of awards and we pull on local suppliers to done prizes from best of brand right the way through to Best in Show People’s Choice etc.


The two local, non-government funded organisations that will get the proceeds of all money raised are - Little Elm, which is a 10-year old accommodation and support centre that prioritises accommodation for families that have both children and parents in hospital or on health support primarily at Hastings Hospital and the Hawkes Bay Cancer Wellness Centre which aims to reduce the impact of Cancer across the region.


The event is run by a volunteer organising committee and they are asking for your Truckers help in the following ways:

Volunteers for the day – for 1-hour blocks on the day.  Helping the children devanning, bucket rattling and raffle ticket selling.

Prize sponsors for the truck show.  The drivers donate their time and big rigs for our day, which we couldn’t do it without them.

Help sell truck ride tickets, by sharing this link to all your contacts:


It looks to be a great event, please support if you’re able.




Posted on Thursday 10th October 2019

Ride in a Truck - Raise money for Charity



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