Honking for the helicopter

The third annual Mount Truck Show at Tauranga Airport ends with a night glow from the trucks.

More than 150 trucks from throughout New Zealand will roll in for the third annual Mount Truck Show at Tauranga Airport on January 23.

Trucks from as far as Christchurch and New Plymouth are registered in the event, which organisers say is growing bigger since its inception in 2014 and forced the move to a bigger facility at Tauranga Airport.

Growing up around trucks, event organiser Alex Salter says it’s fantastic to see the event grow each year and she’s excited to see the huge range of trucks in the one place.

“I’m incredibly proud of everyone getting behind this event to support the local community and of course, the rescue helicopter; which is always there if we need them even in the remote locations that trucking often takes us.

“I also love being able to show these immaculate trucks off to the community and to be honest, it’s pretty cute when you see kids sit in them with huge big grins.

“Most of my greatest childhood memories are from cruising around with dad in his truck.”

The year 2016 marks the inaugural combination of The Mount Truck Show with The Classics of the Sky event,which means there’s a whole lot more for people to see, touch and talk about in the New Year.

Organisers hope the 2016 event raises more than $5000 for the rescue helicopter.

The evening ends with a night glow from the trucks. For more information, visit www.tcas.co.nz and Facebook pages for Classic Flyers NZ, Classics of the Sky Tauranga City Airshow and The Mount Truck Show.

The Weekend Sun has five family packs (for two adults and three children) to the Mount Truck Show to give away to five lucky readers who can tell us where the event will be held?

Enter online at www.sunlive.co.nz under the competitions section.

Entries must be received before Wednesday, January 7.