Top Truckin' Things To Do: October-November
1. Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy Weekend
Where: Gatton Racecourse
When: October 1-2
DUAL convoys on Saturday will be leaving Roches Road, Withcott and Citiswitch, Bundamba at 10am and converging on the Gatton Race Course. There is live entertainment all night plus an auction.
Sunday morning is the memorial service at 10am at Lake Apex, Gatton. Then it's back to the Racecourse for the NRL grand final on the big screen with more live bands all day.
The LOTH Convoy Weekend will be a fun-filled two day event, with live entertainment, a 40sq m LCD TVs screen, auction, stalls and rides.
This event is not one to miss, always proving to be a memorable experience and a great chance to honour truckies taken too soon.
Pre-register online to go in the running to win two Goodyear S100 steer tyres and grab your discounted weekend passes - lightsonthehill.com.au
For more information call Juanita on 0401 362 960
2. Pacin' the Pacific
Where: Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Club
When: October 1-2
STARTING at Beresfield, travelling sections of the old Pacific Highway, ending at Wauchope Showground.
Entry fee $45 per vehicle, all vehicles must be registered.
NSW vehicles over 30 years old, Victoria vehicles over 25 years old.
All proceeds to Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
General inquiries to Kirby Maxwell on 0407 594 149 or Syd Ramsay on 0427 594 743.
3. Kenworth DAF Melbourne Charity Truck Show
Where: Cnr Fitzgerald Road and Swann Drive, Derrimut, Vic.
When: October 15.
SEE the Show 'n' Shine, grab a bargain at the annual KDM pallet sale and catch some live music.
Bring the kids along too, there will be plenty of activities to keep them busy.
The show runs from 8am to 2pm and there is a charity raffle with $5000 in prizes - tickets are just $5.
Kenworth DAF Melbourne Charity Truck Show is Proudly in support of Beyond Blue.
Phone (03) 9396 9100.
4. Phillips Transport Reunion
Where: Pepper Hill Hotel/Motel, 7900 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla Vic
When: October 29
LENNY Welsh has organised the first ever Phillips Transport reunion for ex-employees including drivers, mechanics etc and their family members.
The reunion is getting bigger every day with a great response.
Starting at noon the event will go into the night.
Contact Len "Dodger” Welsh on 0428 464 240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. i98FM Illawarra Convoy
Where: Croome Road Sporting Complex
When: November 20
This year's i98FM Illawarra Convoy will depart under police escort from the Illawarra Coal's West Cliff Colliery on Appin Rd at about 8am and follow a route that will take them down Mt Ousley through Warrawong and past Stockland Shellharbour, then on to Croome Rd, Albion Park Rail.
The action continues with a free Family Fun Day at the Croome Road Sporting Complex, when the registered motorbikes and trucks begin arriving about 9am.
The fun day includes lots of great local entertainment, rides and stalls.
Last year's Convoy saw 764 trucks and 960 motorbikes pass through the Illawarra on the 70km journey from Appin Rd to Croome Rd in Albion Park Rail.
At the end of the day, a total of $1,725,057.44 was raised - marking the biggest year in the event's 11-year history and taking the grand total to $7,716,360 raised since 2005.
Truck, bike and stall registrations are available online now at www.i98.com.au