7 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO

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WEL­COME to 2018, Big Rigs read­ers.

There is no doubt there will be hun­dreds of truck­ing events on all around the coun­try through­out the en­tire year, and we would like to tell you about as many of them as pos­si­ble.

So if you are plan­ning and or­gan­is­ing a truck­ing event or know of one that’s com­ing up, please let us know too so we can pass the mes­sage on to all of our read­ers.

Here’s a list of some of them you might like to get along to and to be a part of. ■ Jan­uary 13-14: Gee­long Clas­sic Truck and Ma­chin­ery Show at the Gee­long Show­grounds is be­ing held for the fifth year in a row.

And if you are in­ter­ested in in­cred­i­ble me­chan­i­cal equip­ment, old trucks, cars, trac­tors, live dis­plays, and the spec­ta­cle of a trac­tor pull, this might just be a great way to kick off your truckin’ year.

The show is renowned for hav­ing the big­gest and best display of re­stored work­ing vin­tage ma­chin­ery and trac­tors in Aus­tralia.

More de­tails can be found at www.clas­sic­truckand­ma­chin­ery.com.au.

■ Jan­uary 20: Tooradin Trac­tor Pull and Truck Show.

It’s all go­ing ahead at the Rut­ter Re­serve at Tooradin in Vic­to­ria and in­cludes a car show as part of the event.

Show has been held an­nu­ally since 1998 and has grown into a fab­u­lous fam­ily day packed with lots of fun things to see and do.

It is a non-profit event run by a com­mit­tee of lo­cal com­mu­nity peo­ple putting all pro­ceeds back into lo­cal clubs, schools and var­i­ous char­i­ties.

Ad­mis­sion: adults $35, kids $10, fam­ily $65.

■ Jan­uary 27-28: Al­lora Her­itage Week­end will be held over the Aus­tralia Day long week­end at the Al­lora Show­grounds on the New Eng­land High­way, Al­lora, Queens­land.

Among its display themes for 2018 are Cham­ber­lain and Cater­pil­lar trac­tors, Chrysler cars and Volvo and Euro­pean trucks.

Ad­mis­sion: adults $5, chil­dren free. ■ Fe­bru­ary 17-18: The Spirit of the Hume din­ner and dance will be held at Broad­ford in Vic­to­ria.

The event is de­scribed as “the night of nights” to cel­e­brate the Aus­tralian trans­port in­dus­try and share in great com­pany.

Rev­ellers can ex­pect a key note speaker, three course sit down meal, an im­pres­sive range of auc­tion items, live mu­sic/DJ and more.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email spir­itofthe­hume@hot­mail.com. ■ March 11: 31st An­nual Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show at the Mu­seum of Fire Pen­rith.

Recog­nised as one of Western Syd­ney’s ma­jor an­nual events with 20,000 peo­ple en­joy­ing a friendly fam­ily day show cas­ing the best of the trans­port in­dus­try.

Ad­mis­sion: adults $35 and with each adult ticket pur­chased, three chil­dren can en­ter for free up to 16 years.

Go to www.pwts.com.au for more. ■ March 17: The Oil Patch Re­union will be held at the Wool­shed at Jondaryan Queens­land.

Drilling com­pa­nies, ser­vice com­pa­nies, en­ergy com­pa­nies all staff in­clud­ing of­fice and camp staff are wel­come to at­tend the re­union.

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone (07) 4692 2229. ■ March 17-18: The Mack Muster will be held at the Kyabram Show­grounds.

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone 0428 692 753.

If ‘your’ event isn’t here, make sure you get in con­tact to let us know.

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