LOTS TO DO: Old, classic and new trucks will be on show at a truckin' event near you.
LOTS TO DO: Old, classic and new trucks will be on show at a truckin' event near you. Bob Riley

5 top truckin' things to do

WE'RE sneaking in the first event because we know some of our readers will get this edition before the Wauchope truck show dates.

To all of the rest of our readers, our apologies if the dates have passed before you were able to get your hands on this issue.

There are plenty of good events coming up that are more than worth your while to get along to see and take part in.

July 14 and 15: Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Show

WHERE: Wauchope Showgrounds in Wauchope, NSW.

The event is being staged by the Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club.

Go to their Facebook page for all the details.

July 24 to 26: CeMAT AUSTRALIA

WHERE: Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre.

In its third year, CeMAT AUSTRALIA is the country's largest intralogistics and materials-handling show and is aimed at increasing efficiency in the supply chain by reducing overheads through IT solutions, automation and innovation.

Visit cemat.com.au.

August 4: Casino Truck Show

WHERE: Casino, NSW.

There'll be plenty of tarted-up trucks parked right in the centre of Casino at this event.

Check out the truck parade, live music, trade stalls, markets, food and drink stalls. There will be loads of fun on offer for the kids too.

Visit casinotruckshow.

com.au for more details.

August 11: Golden Oldies Truck, Tractor and Quilt Show

WHERE: Dubbo Showgrounds.

This event offers something for everyone. It will run from 8.30am.

Go to goldenoldiestruck

club.com for more details.

August 18 and 19: 23rd Historic Leyburn Sprints

WHERE: Leyburn.

The Sprints are held around the streets of Leyburn on the Darling Downs between Warwick and Toowoomba.

Visit historicleyburns

prints.com.au.

For the diary:

Here's a bit of a list of events coming up later in the year.

August 31 to September 1: Power Up! the 2018 Nat Road's conference on Hamilton Island in far north Queensland. Visit www.natroad.com.au.

September 8: Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo, Memorial Park, Deniliquin. Visit www.denitruckshow.com.au.

September 29 and 30: 2018 Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy Weekend. Visit www.lightsonthehill.com.au.

September 29 and 30: Pacin' the Pacific organised by the Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club. Check it out on Facebook.

October 21: Convoy for Kids, Sydney. Visit convoyforkids .com.au.

November 3: Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy. Visit www.riverinatruckshowand

kidsconvoy.com.

November 3 and 4: Historic Commercial Vehicle Association's Historic Truck and Tractor Show at the Gatton Showgrounds, Qld. Visit hcvaq.com.au or Facebook.

November 10 and 11: Mullumbimby Truck Show, Mullumbimby, northern NSW. Visit www.mullum bimbyshow.org.au or check out the Facebook page.

November 18: i98FM Illawarra Convoy, West Cliff Colliery to Croome Road Sporting Complex. Visit www.illawarraconvoy .com.au.

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