IS THERE 'life' after the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show, the biggest truck show in the country this year, you ask?
Well, here's a few trucking events coming up that we're certain will get the diesel pumping through your veins again and help you recover from those post-big-truck- show-blues after Brisbane.
Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show
THIS event is celebrating 21 years in 2017, and if this one doesn't put a spark back into your trucking life, then nothing will.
On Saturday, June 10 there will be be a morning Rod Run, a Truck Drivers' Memorial Service from 2pm and a Sponsor's Dinner from 7pm. But Sunday, June 11 from 10am-4pm is the big one, with the main street of Alexandra parked out with hundreds of trucks, utes and rods on show, plus live music, a major auction, amusements for the kids and much more.
And it's free.
Visit www.alexandratruck show.com.au for details.
MARK June 17-18 in the diary for the first Denning Reunion at the Acacia Ridge Hotel, Beaudesert Rd, Acacia Ridge.
If you built one, drove one, repaired one, travelled in a Denning or you just love buses and coaches, this two- day event could be for you.
Visit www.denning reunion.com.au for details.
THE Australian Trucking Association's Trucking Australia 2017 is on June 21-23 in Darwin, NT.
It's the top transport and logistics industry event for the year.
The conference is being held in the Top End, and it'll be as big and as important as the Top End itself.
Get along and "Have Your Say; Make a Difference; Get Results and Celebrate Our Industry” especially with the winners of the 2017 National Trucking Industry Awards who will be announced during the event.
Visit www.truck.net.au for more details.
VINCE Ziino, model truck columnist for WA Transport Magazine, has posted on the WA Truck Modellers Facebook page that he is staging a Model Truck Show featuring both static and remote control model trucks on July 23 at the Cyril Jackson Hall, Fisher St, Ashfield in Perth, Western Australia.
Big toys on show
THE Big Boys Toys Expo is on August 19-20 at Exhibition Park, Lyneham on Canberra's north side.
It's a showcase and live demonstration expo of just about every serious big boy's toy you ever thought about owning.
The expo is open to the public from 10am-4pm on both days and is suitable for the whole family.
Kids under 15 can enter with a gold coin donation which will support the work of Menslink Canberra.
Visit www.bigboystoys canberra.com.au for details.
Car carriers reunion
FOR those who were part of the group, especially between 1975 and 1995, or for those who simply just might be interested, there's a CAT-TNT Car Carriers Reunion being held in Wagga Wagga on September 30, the NSW 2017 Labour Day long weekend.
For more details, give Lila a call on (02)69251868 or 0408825441.
Sydney Classics and Antiques
THE Museum of Fire is proud to present the 7th Annual Sydney Classic & Antique Truck Show.
Classic trucks, buses, fire engines and vehicles of yesteryear from across the country will be on display at the Museum of Fire on Sunday, May 28.
See trucks from the solid rubber boneshakers of 1914 through to the kings of the highway of the '60s and '70s.
International award-winning Matt Falloon and his Trained Balloons takes entertainment to a new level.
There will also be demonstrations by vintage-dressed firefighters showing you the skills of yesteryear as they put some of the classic fire engines to work. Relive history with the historic police cars and bikes display including the infamous Chargers, and much more.