8 top truckin' things to do
AS WE roll through spring and head into summer, it's certainly getting drier all over our country but there are still lots of great truckin' events happening. Check them out and if you can, get along and support our great industry and the various very worthy causes it, in turn, supports.
September 29-30: 2018 Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy Weekend
Where: Gatton Showgrounds
IT'S the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend for Queensland.
The Convoy will run from two starting points on the Saturday while the Memorial service will be held on the Sunday.
Go to ww.lightsonthehill. com.au for more details.
September 29-30: Pacin' the Pacific
Where: Tomago to the Wauchope Showgrounds
THE road run is being organised by the Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club.
It will start from the WesTrac facility at Tomago and run along northbound sections of the old Pacific Highway and finish at the Wauchope Showgrounds.
For more check out the Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club's Facebook page.
October 21: Convoy for Kids, Sydney
Where: From Huntingwood along the M4 to the Sydney Olympic Park
IT'S the convoy's 27th year and even though it only happens once a year, it's a great day out.
For all the details go to www.convoyforkids.com.au.
November 3: Brisbane Convoy for Kids
Where: From Forest Lake to the Redcliffe Showgrounds
THERE is a whole day of family fun and entertainment planned to raise funds for a very worthy cause.
Go to www.brisbanec convoyforkids.com.au for all the details.
November 3: Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy
Where: Wagga Wagga's Civic Theatre Precinct and Playhouse carpark
THE convoy is scheduled to set off from the Civic Theatre Precinct at 11.30am but for all the details go to www.riverinatruckshowandkidsconvoy.com
November 3-4: Historic Truck and Tractor Show 2018
Where: Gatton Showgrounds
HOSTED by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland, the two-day event will feature vintage and classic trucks, show trucks, buses, tractors, stationary engines, trade stands, grand parades and great catering.
Go to www.hcvaq.com.au or check out the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland's Facebook page.
November 10: Mullumbimby Truck Show
WHERE: Mullumbimby Showgrounds
THE show is being held in conjuction with the Mullumbimby Agricultural Show.
The participants will need to register at Mann's Rd Mullumbimby by 10am and the parade will commence at 11am travelling through Mullumbimby to the showgrounds.
The trucks will then be judged and trophies awarded. There will also be an auction being held at with proceeds going to local charities. There will also be all the usual events associated with a country show including trotting, cattle judging, show jumping events, pavillions and of course, sideshow alley.
More details at email@example.com or call Mark Ward on 02 6684 3903 or 0427 634 903.
November 24-25: Maffra Truck Show
Where: Maffra Recreation Reserve
IT'S open from 10am on both days and will feature heritage and working trucks, steam and stationary engines and loads more.
Check out their Facebook page for more details.