Branxton Truckies and Partners Show raises $8800 for HMRI

IT was the biggest and best yet, according to organiser Bob Rhodes.

The bi-annual Branxton Truckies and Partners Truck Show attracted a record crowd of 350, a record number of 40 trucks and a record $8800 raised for cancer research.

The event took place on Saturday at Miller Park Branxton - a final boost to donations of $500 coming from Miller Park Bowling Club.

"I was totally surprised at the roll up - the number of people who came from all parts of the Hunter and Central Coast and the number of trucks on show," Mr Rhodes said.

"We were only expecting 17 trucks and a couple of hundred visitors."

Money raised will go to Hunter Medical Research Institute specifically for cancer research.

"I think part of the reason for the strong crowd was the fact that almost everyone in some way has been touched by cancer and that resonates with so many people these days," Mr Rhodes added.

The next event will be held in 2021 - one of the highlights under discussion a convoy for cancer through Branxton's main street.

TRIBUTE: Brian, Jan and Paul Knodler pictured with the truck and artwork paying tribute to Jan's husband Wal who lost his battle with cancer last year. PICTURE: Marina Neil

TRIBUTE: Brian, Jan and Paul Knodler pictured with the truck and artwork paying tribute to Jan's husband Wal who lost his battle with cancer last year. PICTURE: Marina Neil