5 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO
THERE’S more than just a few truckin’ events happening around the country. There’s too many to mention in the available space, but here’s a sample of the enormous variety of events out there that are all worth getting out there to be a part of...
2017 Brisbane Convoy for Kids
It’s getting closer to November 4, which is the Brisbane Convoy for Kids day for 2017.
The convoy will head off for a 60 kilometre run from Johnson Road in Forest Lake on Brisbane’s southwest, from around 9.30am, across to the Redcliffe Showgrounds for a day of family entertainment. It’s always a great day, and it’s for a great cause – our kids.
So get along to the Brisbane Convoy for Kids Facebook page for all the details.
Mullumbimby Truck Show 2017
It is being held at Mullumbimby in far northern New South Wales on Saturday, November 11 in conjunction with the 110th Mullumbimby Agricultural Show. There will be a procession through the town starting from around 11am and running to the showgrounds. What a fantastic two-in-one event this promises to be. Check out their Facebook page for all the details.
36th Historic Commercial Vehicle Show
It’s the Historic Commercial Vehicles Club of Australia’s 36th annual display and it’s being held on Sunday, November 12 at the Yarra Glen Racecourse in Melbourne’s northeast. It’s a big one-day show and it always has a display of really interesting trucks from yesteryear. Go to www.hcvc.com.au for details.
Bathurst Truck Show
It’s being held on Saturday, November 18 at the Bathurst Showgrounds. There’s a full weekend of things happening as the annual Bathurst Swap Meet, Car and Bike Show is being held on Sunday, November 19 at the same venue. Go to the website bathursttruckshow.com.au for more information.
i98 FM Illawarra Convoy
If you go to the Bathurst Truck Show to see the trucks, you’ll have plenty of time to run the 280 kilometres across to the Croome Road Sporting Complex at Albion Park on the south coast for the 2017 i98 FM Illawarra Convoy. It is being held on Sunday 19 November. Go to their Facebook page for all the details.
Apart from the unmissable December holidays and New Year’s Day celebrations, here’s a growing list of ‘date-claimers’ to help you plan your 2018:
January 13-14 are the dates for the Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show at the Geelong Showgrounds
February 17-18 at Broadford in Victoria for the Highway 31 “Spirit of the Hume” truck display and celebratory dinner dance
March 17 at the Woolshed at Jondaryan (Qld) for the Oil Patch Reunion 2018
March 17-18 are the dates for the 2018 Mack Muster at the Kyabram Showgrounds
April 14-15 is the ‘Crawlin’ the Hume 2018’ run from Campbellfield to Albury
April 21-22 are the dates for the ‘Climbing the New England Route 15’ Vintage Truck and Machinery Show at the Glen Innes Showgrounds
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FUN FOR ALL: Trucking convoys and truck show days are crowd magnets.