11 top truckin' things to do
1. September 21-22: Clarendon Classic Rally
WHERE: Clarendon, NSW
THE two-day event includes vintage trucks, restored tractors, stationary engines, vintage cars, bikes and antique tools.
Go to www.sydneyantique machineryclub.com or phone Steve Muscat on 0418453203 for more.
2. September 28: HCVAQ Historic Truck and Tractor Show
WHERE: Gatton Showgrounds, QLD
THIS year's feature is Mack Trucks, supported by vintage and classic trucks, show trucks, buses, tractors, engines, parades and trade stands, food and drink.
For further details, go to the website www. hcvaq.org.au.
3. October 5 and 6: Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy
WHERE: Gatton, QLD
THE Lights on the Hill convoys leave United Petroleum at Heinemann Road, Toowoomba as well as Nolans Interstate Transport at 375 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong, bound for Gatton Showgrounds at 9am on October 5. Showground gates open 9am.
Truck/vehicle convoy entry $50.
Memorial service at nearby Lake Apex Park on October 6 at 10am.
4. October 6: Edinburgh Truck Show
WHERE: National Military Vehicle Museum, Edinburgh Parks, SA
THE Edinburgh Truck Show will showcase military and civilian trucks of the past and present.
Highlights will include military displays, military vehicle rides and a restored tracked load carrier.
Further details at www.military-vehicle- museum.org.au.
5. October 5 and 6: Back to the Bri
WHERE: Collins Park, Narrabri
THE Narrabri Truck Show will headline the many family activities already planned for the Back to the Bri Festival on the October long weekend.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded to Best Truck 2013 onwards, Best Truck Pre 2013, Best Vintage Truck 1988 or older and People's Choice.
There will also be a Truck Drivers Tug of War which promises some real "grunt”.
More details at the website www.narrabri chamber.com.au or phone Gilly Goddard on 0419236721 or email fourstewarts@ bigpond.com.
6. October 12: Wickham Freightlines Open Day
WHERE: Wickham Freightlines office, Warwick
THE open day is on at the depot in East St in Warwick, so come check out the K200 Office.
It's on from 10am-2pm and there will be giveaways, face painting, live music and much more.
7. October 12: Matty Hillcoat's Truckies' Day Out
WHERE: Gympie Showgrounds
MATTY Hillcoat's Truckie's Day Out is a fun day out for truckies and their families to raise money for River's Gift and SIDS research.
This year's event, which will run from 9am-11pm, will include tractor pulling, a vintage machinery display, chainsaw racing, kid's amusements, live music and more.
8. October 26: Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo
WHERE: Memorial Park, Deniliquin, NSW
THE expo includes truck and motorbike show 'n' shines, a monster auction and more.
Hay transport company owner Phyl Jones will attend the event as a guest speaker.
The memorial service at the north Deniliquin truck stop will be on Sunday, October 27. To organise a memorial wall plaque, email denitruckshow@gmail. com.au.
9. October 27: Sydney Convoy for Kids
WHERE: Huntingwood to Hawkesbury Showgrounds
THE convoy kicks off around 7am with Aussie Skips as the lead trucks.
The event aims to raise funds to purchase an entire ambulance for Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS).
There will be plenty of coffee flowing at the beginning and plenty of fairy floss and hot dogs for the kids at the end.
There are some great rides and entertainment as well as a major auction and raffle draw on the day.
Everyone is welcome and it gives a great opportunity also for the community to see what truckies are really like - a great bunch of people doing a great service for children.
10. November 2: White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial Convoy
WHERE: Murray Bridge, South Australia
TWIN convoys will leave the BP Wingfield and BP Keith at 8.30am, meeting at the White Hill Memorial Service, via White Hill Parking Bay (6km west of Murray Bridge).
Memorial at 11am, followed by the family fun day and truck show from 1pm. Includes free children's activities, tiny truckies trail, raffles, charity auction, trade and food stalls.
Bar facilities (strictly no BYO).
For general inquiries phone Keith on 0417 869 096. Truck show details phone Shaun on 0423 399 165. Email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Facebook site at www.facebook.com/WhiteHillTruckDriversMemorial
11. November 3: Western Star Trucks Show n Shine
WHERE: Museum of Fire, Penrith
THE first Penske Commercial Vehicles show n shine to be held in NSW, the event is a chance for Western Star owners to polish and display their much-loved trucks, and for enthusiasts to enjoy the sights.
North Queensland Truck and Machinery Movement's "Phatcat” 4800 take out truck of the show, with KS Easter's 200th truck taking home the title in 2017.
The 2019 event will again feature a host of prizes across several categories.
For more go to facebook.com/WesternStarTrucksAustralia.