Top truckin' things to do this February and March
1 Heywood Truck and Ute Show
Heywood Rec Reserve, Vic
THIS year's truck and ute show will be held in conjuction with the Wood, Wine and Roses Festival.
There's more than $15,000 in prizes to be won so make sure to add this one to the calendar. Gates open at 7am and entries close at 11am.
The day is also a family affar with a street parade, live bands, woodchop, circus and kids' amusements.
For the shoppers there will be market, food and clothing stalls, for the young at heart a vintage tractor pull.
Then when the sun goes down there will be fireworks.
Free camping is available for those who want to stay overnight.
For more information see the Heywood Truck and Ute Show on Facebook.
2 ATHS Heritage Truck Display
Lancefield Park, Victoria
THIS year's event theme is Old Lorries. All trucks 25 years or older are welcome.
There will be catering, exhibitor camping, live music and a jumping castle. Entry is free for exhibitors, $10 for adults for one day, $15 for both days, children are free. Gates open 10am-4pm both days.
Call Rossco on 0428 506 807 or Susie on 0419 556 754.
3 Grafton Truckie Memorial Day
Grafton Memorial Wall, Pacific Hwy NSW
THIS year's memorial day will kick off at 1.30pm at the Memorial Wall on the Pacific Hwy, South Grafton. The Memorial Day guest speaker will be Owen Driscoll, from NTI Insurance. Federal Member Kevin Hogan, State Member Chris Gulaptis, the local council and a police spokesperon will also participate in the service.
All are welcome to attend the memorial ceremony and afternoon tea will be provided following the service.
Briony Rediger, promotional officer, phone 0418 463 307
4 Penrith Working Truck Show
Museum of Fire, Penrith, NSW
IN its 29th year, the annual Penrith Working Truck Show is putting on an exciting day of non-stop entertainment.
Adam Brand and the Outlaws will perform, as well as Amber Lawrence and the girls of Country, with concert sound and full stage.
There will be rides and unique exhibits, with major prizes and trophies for truck entries.
Adults cost $35, up to three children free with paying adult.
See http://www.pwts.com.au or phone 02 4731 3000
5 Mid-America Trucking Show
March 31-April 2
THE Mid-American Trucking Show is said to be the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world.
Held each year at the Kentucky Exposition Centre in Louisville, Kentucky, the show attracts 70,000 attendees and more than 1000 exhibitors from throughout the United States and abroad.