IF you are looking for something a bit different to do this coming Father's Day, then Big Banger Truck Show might be just the thing.
Newly formed south-east Queensland truck advocacy and support group Transport People United, is staging Big Banger Truck Show and Trade Expo at Rosewood Showground, west of Ipswich, on Father's Day, September 2.
TPU secretary Kay Paul said it was the group's first big event and he hoped it would go off with a "bang".
Big Banger Truck Show is the last event on this year's three-day Rosewood Festival program and will be held from 9am to 6pm.
As well as the truck show, the big day will feature a farmer's market, trade stalls and kids rides, plenty of food and drink outlets, including a licensed bar, and live country music.
"There will be something for everyone," Mrs Paul said.
Kevin Smith, Tim Abra and Keith Jamieson will perform on the day, which is being sponsored by ScuzzTrans Container Transport and House Attack (Qld).
"The sponsors have been absolutely fantastic," Mrs Paul said.
She said trailer parking was available at the showground for truck drivers who were unable to drop them somewhere else.
"Trucks entering the show will also be competing in seven categories, with trophies to be awarded for open and best truck on the day, best golden oldie (1900-1980), most feral truck, best art and mural and the always-popular people's choice, as well as a series of minor fun awards," Mrs Paul said.
Monies raised from the $50 truck competition entry fee and other entry donations will go to the Rosewood community and towards the Transport People United's primary aim of improving the Australian truck driver's workplace, the highway.
Mrs Paul said TPU members could enter their trucks for free.
"We require all trucks entering the competition to be at the grounds between 6 and 8am so all trucks can be placed before the grounds open to public at 9am," she said.
"Entry is by donation and there will be a lucky gate draw and other raffles."
For more details on the show contact TPU's secretary Kay Paul on 0488 234 553, president Shannon Dobson on 0478 782 730 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org