TOP TRUCKIN' THINGS TO DO
CHRISTMAS and New Year are upon us and hopefully for many, an opportunity for some quality time off the road to spend with family and friends.
While you take a break, or even if you can't, here's a growing list of some of the truckin' events coming up for 2019 that'll help you plan ahead and to decide whether to attend or not.
If your event isn't mentioned here, or if you have one coming up in 2019, please let us know so we can share the news with our readers across Australia.
January 12 and 13, 2019: Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show
WHERE: Geelong Showgrounds, Victoria
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 fifth year in a row, the Vintage Tractor Pull returns to the Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show for 2018.
January 19, 2019: Tooradin Tractor Pull, Truck and Car Show
WHERE: Rutter Reserve, South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin, Victoria
THE Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show has been an annual event since 1998 and has grown into a fabulous family day packed with lots of fun things to see and do.
January 26 and 27, 2019: Allora Heritage Weekend
WHERE: Allora Showgrounds, New England Highway, Allora, Queensland
THE Heritage Weekend is held every year on Australia Day long weekend.
The event will include a swap meet and feature Chamberlain and Caterpillar tractors, Chrysler cars, Volvo and European trucks, Moffat Virtue Engines, air-cooled engines and Triumph Motorcycles.
Find details at the website www.alloraheritage weekend.org.au.
March 2 and 3, 2019: Altona Truck and Trade Show
WHERE: Melbourne Ballpark, Altona, Victoria
IT'S open from 9am on both days and will feature trucks, entertainment and trade displays.
Go to www.truckandtrade show.com.au for more.
March 16 and 17, 2019: 8th Australian White Truck Muster
WHERE: Kyabram Showgrounds, Kyabram, Victoria
Open from 9am on both days.
The weekend will feature White and associated truck brands as well as all other trucks, buses, cars, tractors and memorabilia displays.
Check out the White Truck Muster Facebook page for more details or phone Ray or Michelle Grima on (03) 5855 2615 or 0407 311 007.
March 31, 2019: 32nd Penrith Working Truck Show
WHERE: Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drive, Penrith, New South Wales
Back for its 32nd year, the Penrith Working Truck Show is celebrating another huge day of non-stop entertainment, rides and unique exhibits that combine together to create this spectacular show.
There will be hundreds of vehicles on display, from the huge B-doubles to custom trucks, plastered with chrome detailing and spectacular airbrushing, as well as the collection of Fire Engines of the Museum.
Go to the website www.pwts.com.au for details on prices and times.
May 16 to 19, 2019: Brisbane Truck Show
WHERE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
BRISBANE will be bursting at the seams when the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show kicks off next year.
Go to www.brisbanetruckshow.com.au for more.
June 2, 2019: 9th Annual Sydney Classic and Antique Truck Show
WHERE: At the Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drive, Penrith, New South Wales
CLASSIC trucks, buses, fire engines and vehicles of yesteryear from across the country are gathering to be on display at the Museum of Fire.
The show has something for everyone with non-stop entertainment, trucks from the solid rubber boneshakers of 1914 through to the kings of the highway of the 1960s and 1970s, fire demonstrations by Fire & Rescue NSW, amusement rides, as well as an opportunity to take a journey back in time with a ride on a vintage double decker bus.
Go to the SCAATS Facebook page for more details.
At a date yet to be decided
THE Historic Commercial Vehicle Association of Queensland's annual event at the Gatton Showgrounds will be hosting a Mega Mack Muster to help celebrate 100 years of Mack Trucks in Australia.
Keep an eye on this page and the HCVAQ's website www.hcvaq.com for more.
Thanks for your terrific support throughout 2018.
Happy Christmas and best wishes for a safe and prosperous new year to you all.