TOP TRUCKIN' THINGS TO DO
THERE are events listed here that will tear at your heart strings, others that will let you get involved in helping a good cause, and some that will simply bring a smile to your face.
And none will cost you much, if anything, to be involved.
But above all, they are important celebrations, each in their own right, and all are equally deserving and worthy of your support.
So check them out and if you can, get along and support our great industry.
October 27: Australian Truck Drivers' Memorial 2018 Memorial Service
Where: Tarcutta Park, Sydney Street/Old Hume Highway, Tarcutta from 1pm.
Go to the website www.tarcuttamemorial.com or to their Facebook page for more.
October 27 and 28: 34th Annual Scale Model Show and Expo
Where: Wagga Wagga Showgrounds, NSW
A TERRIFIC regional scale model show staged by the Wagga Wagga and District Scale Model Club.
Go to their Facebook page for more.
October 27 and 28: Old Machinery Expo
Where: Oakey Showgrounds, Queensland
HOSTED by the Toowoomba and District Old Machinery Society Inc, this year's theme celebrates all things American and 100 years of John Deere tractors and much more.
Go to www.tadoms.com.au for all the details.
October 28: Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day
Where: Maitland Showgrounds, NSW
IN ITS 24th year, the event is at a larger venue so the organisers can accommodate nationally recognised entertainment and performers, plenty of activities for the children, lots of food and refreshment options, market and trade stalls and hopefully, more trucks than ever before.
Check out their website at www.newcastletruck show.com.au or go to their Facebook page for more details.
November 3: Brisbane Convoy for Kids
Where: From Forest Lake in Brisbane's southwest to the Redcliffe Showgrounds on the Redcliffe Peninsula.
THERE'S a whole day of family fun and entertainment planned to raise funds for a very worthy cause.
Go to the website www.brisbanecconvoy forkids.com.au for all the details.
November 3: Riverina Truck Show and Kids Convoy
Where: Wagga Wagga's Civic Theatre Precinct and Playhouse carpark
The convoy kicks off at 11.30am, but for all the details go to www.riverinatruckshow andkidsconvoy.com.
November 3 and 4: Historic Truck & Tractor Show 2018
Where: Gatton Showgrounds, southeast Queensalnd
HOSTED by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland, the two-day event will feature vintage and classic trucks, show trucks, buses, tractors, stationary engines, trade stands, grand parades and great catering.
Go to www.hcvaq.com.au or check out their Facebook page.
November 10: Mullumbimby Truck Show
Where: Mullumbimby Showgrounds, NSW
HELD in conjunction with the annual Mullumbimby Agricultural Show, the truck show day starts with a truck parade through the town from 11am and travels to the showgrounds to become a part of a typical country show day with loads of entertainment and lots of things to see and do.
Contact Mark at wardysmachinerycentre @gmail.com.
November 24 and 25: Maffra Truck Show
Where: Maffra Recreation Reserve
IT'S open from 10am on both days and will feature heritage and working trucks, steam and stationary engines and loads more.