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Historical Truck Show back

IT’S BACK IN APRIL: Gleeman Truck Parts pallet sale and Historical Truck Show was so huge last year, it will be on again this year.
IT’S BACK IN APRIL: Gleeman Truck Parts pallet sale and Historical Truck Show was so huge last year, it will be on again this year. Contributed

IF YOU love historical trucks and bargains then get down to the Gleeman Truck Parts' annual pallet sale.

Parts manager Glen Giffen said the business tried the sale, including a Historical Truck Show, last year to see how it would go.

"The response blew us away," he said.

Now enthusiasts are driving the business "crazy" to hold it all again this year.

"Trucks were parked on the street," Mr Giffen said.

"When I arrived at 5am people were lined up trying to get their truck in.

"It takes over the entire car park and side despatch area."

Mr Giffen said this year the historical truck show was back.

"Last year it was a very low-key affair, the guys enjoyed getting their old trucks together and having a yarn. It was supposed to go from 8am to 1pm but by 7pm people were still there."

It all started with Classic Retros, a free-to-air television program that sees Fletch interview car enthusiasts, then Gleeman's decided to sponsor a classic trucks segment and that led to the idea of a truck show.

This year Fletch will be filming his show at the pallet sale and 50 trucks have already been registered.

Not only were there great sales at the last pallet sale, money was raised for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

Through the generosity of donors, Aspect operates an information line that provides practical strategies and information about resources and services to individuals with ASD, their families and professionals.

Mr Giffen said one of the members of the Historical Truck Club of Western Sydney organised to raise the money and would again this year.

You can expect some great bargains on the day, with some items way below cost.

"Our customer base is owner-drivers and those guys can get a rough deal sometimes, so we try to give something back," Mr Giffen said.

He said the Historical Truck Show was a lead-up to the Hauling the Hume truck convoy from April 27-28 which would depart Casula and run down the old Hume Hwy to Yass.

"Last time they were expecting a few trucks and ended up with about 200. The historic truck movement has taken off. It's a fairly big event now," he said.

When: April 13, 8am to 1pm

Where: 42-46 Alfred Rd Chipping Norton, Sydney

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