Greats of Freight: Shell Rimula Wall of Fame ceremony
Current and former transport company owners and drivers were recognised for their contributions to the industry at this year’s Shell Rimula Wall of Fame ceremony. Cobey Bartels reports from the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs
The National Road Transport Hall of Fame reunion sees hundreds, sometimes thousands, of trucking and transport legends flock to Alice Springs each year. You’ll be hard pressed finding this many truckies in one place: young and old, male and female – all with diesel in their blood and a view of the highway never far from their mind.
This year’s Reunion took place on the last weekend in August, kicking off with the emotionally-charged Shell Rimula Wall of Fame ceremony, where 70-odd transport heroes were honoured for their service to the industry.
Proud truckies, family members, colleagues, and volunteers gathered in the Hall of Fame for the ceremony on Saturday morning, eyes drawn to the floor-to-ceiling memorabilia lining the walls.
You walk into the Wall of Fame ceremony, whether it’s your first time or your 10th, and you are guaranteed to leave with an even greater appreciation of the road transport industry than before – it’s a one-of-a-kind event.
Proceedings commenced with an address from much-loved Hall of Fame chief executive Liz Martin – the selfless industry icon behind the operation. Martin took the time to thank sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for making the Wall of Fame ceremony possible.
“We have many sponsors who stepped up to the plate for us and I’d also like to thank all of you individuals that donate photos, trucks
I think it would have made my late dad pretty proud.
Above: Wall of Fame Inductee John Bradford stands proud at the entrance to the famous Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs