8 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO

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WITH best wishes from all the team at Big Rigs, wel­come to 2019.

Our hope for the new year is that the road is smooth, the freight is easy and plen­ti­ful, and that the rates are gen­er­ous.

And when you do get some well-earned time off, here are de­tails of just some of the truckin’ events com­ing up in early 2019.

Please re­mem­ber if your event isn’t men­tioned here, or if you have an event com­ing up at any time in 2019, please let us know so we can share the news with our read­ers across Aus­tralia.

Jan­uary 12-13: Gee­long Clas­sic Truck and Ma­chin­ery Show

■ WHERE: Gee­long Show­grounds, Break­wa­ter Road, Gee­long, Vic

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

The event at­tracts peo­ple from all over this coun­try and even quite a few en­thu­si­asts from over­seas as well.

Jan­uary 19: Tooradin Trac­tor Pull, Truck and Car Show

■ WHERE: Rut­ter Re­serve, South Gipp­s­land High­way, Tooradin, Vic

THE Tooradin Trac­tor Pull and Truck Show has been an an­nual event since 1998 and has grown into a fab­u­lous fam­ily day packed with lots of fun things to see and do.

Jan­uary 26-27: Al­lora Her­itage Week­end

■ WHERE: Al­lora Show­grounds, New Eng­land High­way, Al­lora, Qld

THE Her­itage Week­end is held ev­ery year on Aus­tralia Day long week­end.

The event will in­clude a swap meet and fea­ture Cham­ber­lain and Cater­pil­lar trac­tors, Chrysler cars, Volvo and Eu­ro­pean trucks, Mof­fat Virtue En­gines, air-cooled en­gines and Tri­umph mo­tor­cy­cles.

Find de­tails about the event at the web­site www. all or a her­itage week­end.org.au.

March 2-3: Al­tona Truck and Trade Show

■ WHERE: Mel­bourne Ball­park, Al­tona, Vic

IT’S open from 9am on both days and will fea­ture trucks, en­ter­tain­ment and trade dis­plays.

Go­towww. truck and trade show.com.au for more.

March 16-17: 8th Aus­tralian White Truck Muster

■ WHERE: Kyabram Show­grounds, Kyabram, Vic

Open from 9am on both days.

The week­end will fea­ture White and as­so­ci­ated truck brands as well as all other trucks, buses, cars, trac­tors and mem­o­ra­bilia dis­plays.

March 31: 32nd Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show

■ WHERE: Mu­seum of Fire, 1 Mu­seum Drive, Pen­rith, NSW

Back for its 32nd year, the Pen­rith Work­ing Truck Show is cel­e­brat­ing an­other huge day of non-stop en­ter­tain­ment, rides and unique ex­hibits that com­bine to­gether to cre­ate this spec­tac­u­lar show.

There will be hun­dreds of ve­hi­cles on dis­play, from the huge B-dou­bles to cus­tom trucks, plas­tered with chrome de­tail­ing and spec­tac­u­lar air­brush­ing, as well as the col­lec­tion of Fire En­gines of the Mu­seum.

Go to the web­site www.pwts.com.au for de­tails on prices and times.

May 16-19: Bris­bane Truck Show

■ WHERE: Bris­bane Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, South Bank, Bris­bane, Qld

BRIS­BANE will be burst­ing at the seams when the 2019 Bris­bane Truck Show kicks off in May.

Go to www.bris­bane truck­show.com.au for more.

June 2: 9th An­nual Syd­ney Clas­sic and An­tique Truck Show

■ WHERE: At the Mu­seum of Fire, 1 Mu­seum Drive, Pen­rith, NSW

CLAS­SIC trucks, buses, fire en­gines and ve­hi­cles of yes­ter­year from across the coun­try are gath­er­ing to be on dis­play at the Mu­seum of Fire.

Go to the SCAATS Face­book page for more de­tails.

At a date to be ad­vised:

■ The His­toric Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle As­so­ci­a­tion of Queens­land’s an­nual event at the Gat­ton Show­grounds will be host­ing a Mega Mack Muster to help cel­e­brate 100 years of Mack Trucks in Aus­tralia.

Check out the HCVAQ’s web­site www.hcvaq.com for more de­tails and an event date.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GREAT DAY OUT: The Al­lora Her­itage Week­end will be held on the Aus­tralia Day long week­end.

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