7 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ 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.