5 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO

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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

■ If your event isn’t here, there are con­tact de­tails be­low you can use to let us know what’s on.

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

FUN FOR ALL: Truck­ing con­voys and truck show days are crowd mag­nets.

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