8 TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO
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.
GREAT DAY OUT: The Allora Heritage Weekend will be held on the Australia Day long weekend.