9 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO
AS AUSTRALIA shakes off its winter threads and heads into the joys of spring and the coming warmth of summer, there are myriad trucking events being staged across the country to entice you to head out and about. And they are all well worth getting along to be a part of.
Clarendon Classic Rally
Hosted by the Sydney Antique Machinery Club, the Clarendon Classic Rally, featuring the Kenworth Klassic, is being held at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds at Clarendon, NSW, on the weekend of September 16–17. For all information, Google ‘Clarendon Classic Rally’.
HCVAQ’s 24th show
The Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland’s 24th annual heritage truck, car, bus and machinery show is at the Gatton Showgrounds on the weekend of September 16–17. Google ‘HCVAQ’ for more details.
Riverina Truck Show
Staged to help the great work of a number of local charities, the Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy is being held on Saturday, September 23. There’s a street procession before the main event kicks off at Lake Albert Foreshore, Ron Wheeler Park, in Wagga Wagga. For more, Google ‘Riverina Truck Show’.
Convoy for Kids Sydney
The 2017 Sydney Convoy for Kids will travel from Huntingwood to Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, September 24, for a big day of family entertainment and fun. Google ‘Convoy for Kids Sydney’ for more or find it on Facebook.
Car Carriers Reunion
The CAT-TNT Car Carriers Reunion is being held in Wagga Wagga on Saturday, September 30, the NSW 2017 Labour Day long weekend. For more, please phone Lila on (02) 6925 1868 or 0408 825 441.
Lights on the Hill
The 2017 weekend-long event, including the Memorial Convoy, will be held at the Gatton Showgrounds on Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Queensland. The convoy will run on the Saturday while the memorial service will be on the Sunday. Check online for more details.
Kempsey Truck Show
A huge all-day trucking event based at the Kempsey Showgrounds is being held on Saturday, October 14. It features a full day of entertainment, including a huge street procession that kicks off from 9.30am. Check out the North Coast Trucking Social Club’s Facebook page for all the details and contact information.
The ATA and ARTSA sponsored Technical and Maintenance Conference will be held in Docklands, Melbourne, from October 16–18. It’s the trucking industry’s premier technical and maintenance event and registrations are now open. Go to www.truck.net.au.
33rd annual Scale Model Club show
Wagga Wagga and District Scale Model Club’s 33rd Annual Scale Model Show, Expo and model competition is being held on the weekend of October 28–29 at the Hawks Football Club Hall, 1 Pioneer Ave, Gumly Gumly, East Wagga Wagga. Go online for more information.
Apologies if we have missed mentioning an event. There are contact details below that you can use to let us know so we in turn can tell our readers. We are really keen to promote and publish upcoming events to support the industry.
OLD BANGER: Checking out the vital statistics. Classic truck shows are a window to the past so we can see how far we’ve come... maybe!