VINTAGE vehicle enthusiasts were treated to a truck exhibition when 32 classic commercial trucks pulled into Naracoorte this month.
The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Australia's SA branch visit a town in the SE every couple of years and this year Naracoorte was the chosen destination.
Ranging from big to small and English to European, about 32 different trucks rolled in for interested locals to check out.
Despite the wet weather on Saturday morning, a number of residents came along to have a look and chat to the club's 60-odd members.
The Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Australia SA branch chair Murray Langford from Mount Gambier organised the trip.
"While truck clubs are not really a big thing, there are a few enthusiasts," he said.
"Over the past 10 years we have seen the amount of restored vehicles double.
"All of the trucks have got a bit of character. They did a good number of hard years, then were left in a paddock somewhere until they were picked up again and restored."
While their vehicles were on display for locals to look at, members were able to take in the the local sights including Struan House and Bool Lagoon.
They also headed over to Cadgee and got to see the work of local taxidermist Jack Bourne.
"The whole weekend went well," Mr Langford said. "We enjoyed seeing such different things.
"It was marvellous to see the number of people actually interested in the exhibition.
"It turned out exactly how we thought it would."
Members came from all over including Whyalla, Adelaide and Melbourne, and Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club hosted a meal for them.
Mr Langford thanked all the Naracoorte residents who helped make their stay a pleasurable one.