Attendees at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show should be able to answer the question, how far can you push a truck? The truck push will be part of the South Bank Truck Festival, an event associated with BTS21.
Troy Conley-Magnusson will be attempting the feat of pushing the Cascadia prime mover 100 feet (30 metres) to get a Guinness World Record on Little Stanley Street, just around the corner from the BTS21, on Friday May 14.
“What’s important for me is the fundraising,” said Troy. “That’s absolutely number one. If we can drive that past $30,000 that would be incredible.The record is then a nice bonus.
“It’s all about helping kids that have been seriously injured or diagnosed with critical illnesses like cancer and leukemia. Unfortunately, that is what happened with young Ava, at just two years old she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia and subsequently lost over 98 per cent of her bone marrow.
“Thankfully, now five years on, she’s ok and in remission, largely thanks to the support Little Wings, Ronald McDonald House and Sydney Children’s Hospital offer.”
Last November Troy was attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Most Cars pulled by an Individual with sixteen Hyundai’s, weighing over 25 tonnes. Unfortunately, he came up short of the record by five metres due to a misplaced foot on one of the car’s brakes!
To keep momentum going and keep driving the fundraising, Troy was looking for another challenge.
“I’ll be looking to set a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest truck pushed by an individual for 100ft, currently this is 11 tonnes and I’ll be looking at doing 12-15 tonnes,” said Troy.
To be eligible for a Guinness World Record the area used has to be surveyed by a qualified surveyor and certified to be within one per cent of 100 per cent flat. The organisers have found that surface on Little Stanley Street in South Bank.