Working trucks in all their glory were on display in Cache Creek on July 28. To the right is a 1967 L.W. 924 Canadian Kenworth

Working trucks in all their glory were on display in Cache Creek on July 28. To the right is a 1967 L.W. 924 Canadian Kenworth

Cache Creek truck show draws working trucks from all over

Organizer hopes to make truck show an annual event in Cache Creek.

  • Jul. 29, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Gleaming paintwork and shining chrome were on display on July 28, as the Pacific Truck Club’s second annual show took place in Cache Creek. The first show was held in Cache Creek last year, and club founder Scott McKenzie calls it the perfect location

“It’s a central spot,” he said, “and the venue here [at the park] is ideal. A cool breeze blowing through, and shade from the sun.”

The club has members in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and McKenzie advertised the event through his website at www.PacificTruckClub.org . “It’s a getaway for the truckers,” he said, “a chance for them to get together and relax.”

Truck owner Randy Bertrim agreed, laughing that truck driving was a lonely occupation, and that drivers liked the opportunity to swap stories.

It’s also an opportunity for the public to view a wide array of working trucks and talk to their owners. McKenzie would like to make the two day show an annual event in Cache Creek on the last weekend in July each year.

“I’d like to get up to 100 trucks taking part,” he said. Antique trucks would also be welcome, as vehicles don’t need to be working currently in order to participate.