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West Coast Model RC
Offroad - Onroad - Big Rigs
“Perth’s Premier RC Venue”
In 2006, Steve Machin decided to go to Super Model Car Sunday at the Malaga Hot Rod club rooms. It is there that Steve first met Shaun Fishlock & Grant Hodgson. Shaun & Grant both had Prime Movers and a couple of trailers. This intrigued Steve.
The first meet was about a month later, after Steve had built his first truck. It was behind Riverton Forum shopping centre. They decided to make their meetings more regular and decided to meet at the Caltex in Kewdale, one wouyld say a fitting place for a truck club being the entry to the kewdale freight facility.
It wasnt too long before the group began to grow. The location was great for attracting new drivers being in the heartland of the trucking industry in WA. With the exposure and word of mouth, we began to grow quickly.
Before thay knew it, there was half a dozen people with trucks and trailers. The original 3 came up with the name Big Rigs WA R/C and have been known ever since. Over the years we have grown, we have currently over 20 members. Most are from the trucking industry or have an interest in them. Both Male and Female, Young and Old.
In 2011, the club joined forces with West Coast Model RC inc to get a permanent venue. Now operating out of the Bayswater RC site, we now have prupose built areas for our trucking.
At the moment, the club has 2 loading docks complete with forklifts, a gravel yard, service station, 2 overhead hoppers, warehouses with more buildings on the way. We also have a custom built sand pit.
With new members come new ideas and new trucks, trailers and earthmoving equipment. The club has all sorts of truck and trailer combinations. Most of the trucks have been built with a leaning to making them look more like Australian Trucks. Very few of the trucks are straight out of the box. The same goes for the trailers. Flat beds, Containers, tankers, pans, low loaders, B-Doubles, Road trains. Plus we now have a good assortment of construction machinery.
The club record for the most trailers pulled by a 1/14 truck is 27 trailers.
The club conducts shows around Perth, check the calender for details. The biggest show we do is the Perth Truck and Trailer Show at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre every second year.
If you are interested, feel free to come and see us. We run every 1st Sunday of the month May to October Gates Open @ 9.00am & Every 1st Saturday Night November to April gates Open @ 5.00pm at Moojebing Reserve, Moojebing St, Bayswater. Plus we now have a Club truck to have a go with.
A fun group that just likes trucks.