The inaugural Bombay Truck Show will be held on the 1st of February 2020 and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one.
According to organiser Marieka Morcombe, “Organisation of the show is well under way now. Exhibitor space is completely booked up. Around half the truck spaces are booked up and we guarantee a sell out event.
“The grounds we have chosen - the Bombay Rugby Club, really is the ideal spot. My first call was to Todd Black from TDM Construction, I knew he was a big part of the rugby club and to be honest it was the only venue we had thought about using so we needed to find out first that it was a possibility. A couple of days later we were all set and the small committee of Todd, Mack Peach (Super Freight) and myself was sorted. We decided what the must haves were and went from there!
“February was the best time of year weather wise and we did have to squeeze in around the rugby season. The whole club has been so welcoming of the idea, right from the start. I'm told they had thought of running their own, so when we voiced our intention they gave us complete go ahead. Nothing has been too hard.
“We now meet every week or two (with beer) and organise another few pieces of the event. Todd's strength is industry contacts and being a voice of the Bombay Rugby Club. Mack has the uncanny ability to bring me piles of money, just about every other day I open an email with "These guys will give you $2k to sponsor this category". Just about every single cost we will have on the day has been covered by sponsorship from all our contacts within the wider industry. The most surprising part of it all is that 90% of those people have approached us! I have only called Transfleet Trailers, with them producing 10 of 12 of our trucks bins, seemed an obvious place to start. They jumped at being Naming rights sponsors and because they are such top blokes, they said they were happy to share the top spot so we could make more money for charity. Allied Petroleum phoned us just the next day refusing to take no for an answer.
“A couple of months into the organising, I came to the realisation we probably should have called it The Peoples Truck Show. Numerous times we have asked for public input on what they want to see, so far, I think we have ticked every box. Ultimately, we want everyone to leave the show smiling, talking about it for months afterwards and hanging out for the next one!
“Without giving away too much, there will be over 65 amazing prizes to hand out and SO much entertainment promised on the day. Bring the girls, bring the kids, this truck show is not just for the boys. The band will be on midday to midnight. The main prizegiving will be about 3pm with an extra prize giving after dark and the light show. Any trucks welcome on the day, from full-sized trucks to remote control trucks to tiny lego models, there is space for them all. Registering big trucks is a must, no on the day registrations accepted sorry!
“And then there are the charities. We can guarantee, that 100% of the proceeds will go to community groups and Charities. All our time is volunteered, we have an open book policy and dedicated charity bank account. We can't wait to hand over a huge amount of money. That will be the best bit.
Space will sell out well in advance so get your trucks registered ASAP, Facebook search Bombay Truck Show or phone 0211661295.
There will also be an announcement in the NZ Truck & Driver magazine so everyone knows exactly how much money was raised and how much will be donated to our chosen benefactors, St John Ambulances, Bombay School and Community Pool and Bombay Rugby Club. See you at the show!
Posted on Thursday 4th July 2019
The Bombay Truck show will be one ‘hot’ charity event
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