Six more inducted into hall of fame
Five hundred people gathered to watch as the newest members of the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame were inducted at a ceremony at the Bill Richardson Truck Museum in Invercargill last night.
The six inductees are George Wallis, Jim Ramsay, Sir Russell Pettigrew, Bert Godfrey, George Tyler and Cyril Mahon.
The six were honoured for their contributions to the road transport industry.
They are the second set of inductees, following last year's inaugural awards.
Two of the six - Wallis and Ramsay - were at the ceremony to receive the accolade.
Sir Russell was unable to attend, but his award was accepted by his wife, Lady Glennis Pettigrew, and daughter Lorraine Wolfe, while the remaining three were awarded posthumously.
Wallis said he was humbled to be inducted and it was a great surprise and honour.
Now based in Wanaka, he has been in the trucking industry for 60 years.
Ramsay, who has been in the industry for 45 years, said he was also pleased and humbled with the honour.
Based in New Plymouth, he said he loved the industry because of the number of people involved and was also passionate about working with machinery and trucks.
Event manager Sally McDonald said the event was held in a unique environment, surrounded by amazing trucks.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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