Top Truckin' things to do
Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show
Where: 79 Breakwater Rd, Geelong Vic
When: January 7-8
JANUARY plays host to one of the biggest and best displays of classic trucks, tractors, cars, machinery plus much more.
As well as having a range of visiting clubs and displays, the event also showcases the vintage machinery section's own pavilion with more than 15 fully operational steam engines, 12 permanently installed oil engines, a 1000 horsepower marine steam engine, a wool scouring machine, and a large collection of steam models.
The Show is renowned for having the biggest and best display of restored working vintage machinery and tractors in Australia and attracts people from all over this country and even quite a few enthusiasts from overseas.
For its fouth year in a row, the vintage tractor pull returns to the Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show for 2017.
Some 70 tractors take part in this not to be missed event demonstrating the pulling power and torque of the machines that worked the land over the last 100 years.
If you have a special piece of machinery in your shed, which you would like to share with the visitors to the vintage show, the organisers would love to hear from you!
Entry for adults $10, kids under 15 free, exhibitors free and camping available for exhibitors. Show starts at 9am finishes 5pm.
Phone 5221 1707 for details.
Koroit Truck Show
Where: Koroit Showgrounds, VIC
When: January 21
THE Koroit Truck Show is to be held at the Koroit Showgrounds.
Attendees can expect a truck show and shine (prime movers only), live music, camping, bar, truckie 50m sprint, food, market stalls, entertainment for the kids and even some cars and bikes. An impressive $10,000 in prizes is on offer.
For more information, contact koroittruckshow@ gmail.com or Shirl on 0429 812 464, Graeme on 0408 528 939. Alternatively, check out the Facebook page.
Tooradin Truck Show and Tractor Pull
Where: Rutter Reserve, Tooradin, VIC
When: January 21
THE Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show has been a annual event since 1998 and has grown into a fabulous family day.
It is a non-profit event run by a committee of local community people putting all proceeds back into local clubs, schools and various charities.
The truck show runs from 10am-6pm. No BYO. Adults $25, kids $10, family $60.
For Truck Show inquiries phone Ashley Gorton on 0408 191 626 or Ian Oakford on 0419 138 655. Or see the website www.tooradin tractorpullers.com.au.
Heywood Truck and Ute Show
Where: North Bank, Heywood Rec Reserve, Vic
When: February 25
They Heywood Wine And Roses festival presents a massive day and evening full of entertainment for the whole family.
It's a day not to be missed with more than $26,000 in prizes up for grabs.
There will be a street parade, circus, truck simulator, live bands day and night, reptile petting zoo, kids activities, free overnight camping, trade stalls, new truck display, food and market stalls plus fireworks.
Gates open at 7am, entries close 11am, winners announced about 2.30pm.
See www.facebook.com/ heywoodtruckanduteshow or phone Lindy Annet (trucks) 0428271445.
Penrith Working Truck Show
Where: Museum of Fire, Penrith NSW
When: March 19
BACK for its 30th year, the annual Penrith Working Truck Show is celebrating with another huge day of non-stop entertainment, rides and unique exhibits.
There will be some top country music artists and entertainers on the stage.
Major prizes and trophies for truck entries. Adults $35, up to three children free with paying adult.
For further details, visit www.pwts.com.au or phone (02 4731 3000.