Heritage vehicles have impact

FOR trucking and machinery enthusiasts the Heritage Truck Association Australia Inc show held at Beenleigh is a “can't miss” calendar event.

Held in May this year, the Beenleigh show attracted 140 trucks and 46 tractors.

This year's event had some classic heritage trucks and also some new trucks from event sponsors.

These were Mack Trucks, Western Star and the new release of Cat Trucks supplied by Hasting Deering Truck Centre.

This gave show-goers a chance to see the old and the new together and to see the advances that have been made in the industry.

There were outstanding displays by all the participants, whether they were old or new vehicles, tractors or machinery, and all were enjoyed by the members and public.

There were also stalls selling books, food, model trucks and displays of photography and goods for trucks and training services available for people to look at.

HTAA secretary Phyllis Davies said the crowd attendance varied from Saturday to Sunday but about 3000 people over the weekend enjoyed the show.

“The highlights of the show were the vehicles that came from Victoria and Northern New South Wales,” she said.

“Also the 250-tonne crane from Heavy Haulage Australia for the public to see as they would not normally get to see equipment of this size and standard.

“We had a new tractor pull for the tractors this year that was supplied and built by one of our members, John Overell, for the trucks and tractors to test,” she said.

Ms Davies said the public was captivated by the difference between the tractors and trucks that did the pull.

She said Saturday night brought heavy rain and this made the moving of vehicles on Sunday very difficult as many needed to be towed out of the showground by the tractors.

“The public had an unexpected display of working vehicles and it was enjoyed by many.

“I would like to say thank you to our members, sponsors and the public for their support and look forward to next year.”

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