9 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO

Big Rigs - - WHAT’S ON -

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.

TMC 2017

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.

PHOTO: BOB RI­LEY

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!

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