FOR KIDS: The Working Class Mack will join the Konvoy 4 Kids.
FOR KIDS: The Working Class Mack will join the Konvoy 4 Kids.

15 top truckin' things to do

1. July 13 and 14: Wauchope Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Show

WHERE: Wauchope Showground, NSW

THIS show features historic and late model working trucks, vintage cars and tractors, machinery, motorcycles and stationary engines.

For truck exhibition inquiries, phone Kirby Maxwell on 0407 594 149 or see the Yesteryear Truck and Machinery Show Facebook page.

2. July 21: Konvoy 4 Kids Mackay

WHERE: Sarina Showgrounds, QLD

THE Konvoy 4 Kids is back again.

Trucks will travel from the Sarina Showgrounds down the Bruce Highway to Ooralea. They'll go down Farrelley's Road and along Connors Road, Paradise St, to Milton St into the Mackay Showgrounds.

All funds raised are spent in Queensland to help purchase resources and services for children with special needs.

3. August 3: Casino Truck Show

WHERE: Casino, NSW

THE truck parade will roll through Johnston and Centre Sts from 10am on Saturday.

The event includes plenty of blinged-up trucks from all across Australia.

Go to casinotruckshow. com.au for more.

4. August 11: Gold Coast Car and Truck Show

WHERE: Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, QLD

YOU can see cars, trucks, bikes and more at this year's Gold Coast Car and Truck Show.

Entry to the event is $20 for adults. To enter a truck, register by 11am for $20.

5. August 16: Trangie Truck and Tractor Show

WHERE: Trangie, NSW

TRANGIE Truck and Tractor Show is a biennial event held in August. Tractor run, trucks, engines, tractor pull and much more.

Go to facebook.com/ Trangietrucktractor.

6. August 17: Richers Transport Drivers and Staff

WHERE: Maryborough, QLD

ALL staff, past and present, are invited to a get together for a chat about the good old days or just catch up with mates at the Westside Tavern, Tianna around 11am.

If anyone has any photos they would like to share or would like to RSVP, please phone Ray Neuendorf on 0407690369 or Ray Lewis on (07)41233538.

There is also a page set up in Facebook events Richers Transport Reunion.

7. August 23-25: National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion 2019

WHERE: Road Transport Historical Society Museum, Alice Springs, NT

THE reunion includes the 2018 Shell Rimula Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, August 25, Shell Rimula Gourmet Barbecue and more.

For nomination forms, go to roadtransporthall.com, email info@roadtransport hall.com or phone 0429201549.

8. August 24: Lowood Truck Show

WHERE: Lowood Showgounds, Queensland

THE Lowood Truck Show starts with vehicle parade through Main St, Lowood at 11am.

Trucks, bikes, cars will be on display and the event will raise funds in support of Multiple Sclerosis.

For further info email thelowoodtruckshow@

hotmail.com, phone Robert on 0467 530 349, or see the Facebook page.

9. September 7-8: Echuca Truck show

WHERE: Rotary Park, Echuca

THE American Truck Historical Society's Australian Chapter is hosting a truck display in Echuca.

The Australian Chapter aims to bring people with similar aims and interests in trucks the trucking industry and its history together.

More details at americantruckclub.com.au.

10. September 14: Kempsey Truck Show

WHERE: West Kempsey

HOSTED by the North Coast Trucking Social Club, the parade will start at 9.30am from South St, South Kempsey Industrial Estate, bound for the Kempsey Showgrounds. Includes tarp rolling comp, tug-of-war, kids' entertainment, charity auction, trade displays and market stalls.

For details, email northcoasttruckingclub @gmail.com or see the NCTSC Facebook page.

11. September 21-22: Clarendon Classic Rally

WHERE: Clarendon, NSW

THE two-day event includes vintage trucks, restored tractors, stationary engines, vintage cars, bikes and antique tools.

Plus Saturday night twilight showing and kids amusement rides.

Food and drinks available all weekend. Sunday morning tractor and vehicle trek. Camping.

No alcohol or dogs.

Go to www.sydneyantiquemachineryclub.com or phone Steve Muscat on 0418 453 203 for more.

12. September 28: HCVAQ Historic Truck and Tractor Show

WHERE: Gatton Showgrounds

Held at the Gatton Showgrounds and organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Association Queensland, the show starts at 8am.

THIS year's feature is Mack Trucks, supported by vintage and classic trucks, show trucks, buses, tractors, engines, parades and trade stands. , food and drink. $10 entry, kids under 14 free.

For further details phone (07) 5448 8246, Graham K on 0487 652 929, Graham B on 0499 912 444 or go to see the website at www.hcvaq.org.au.

13. October 5 and 6: Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy

WHERE: Gatton, QLD

THE Lights on the Hill convoys leave the industrial park at Roches Rd, Withcott, as well as VCV, Bivouac Place, Wacol, bound for Gatton Showgrounds at 9am on October 5. Showground gates open 9am.

Featuring live music plus kids rides, market stalls, bar facilities, food and drinks. No BYO. Truck/vehicle convoy entry $50.

Memorial service at nearby Lake Apex Park on October 6 at 10am.

For more information go to the Lights On The Hill website or see the Facebook page.

14. October 6: Edinburgh Truck Show

WHERE: National Military Vehicle Museum, 10 Sturton Road, Edinburgh Parks, South Australia

THE Edinburgh Truck Show will showcase military and civilian trucks of the past and present.

Activities include military displays, military vehicle rides and a restored tracked load carrier.

More details at www.military-vehicle-museum.org.au.

15. October 26: Deniliquin Truck Show and Industry Expo

WHERE: Memorial Park, Deniliquin

THE expo includes trade sites, children's entertainment, truck and motorbike show 'n' shines, a monster auction and more, with Hay transport company owner Phyl Jones and former curator of the Alice Springs Hall of Fame Liz Martin attending as guest speakers.

The memorial service at the north Deniliquin truck stop will be on Sunday, October 27.

Wall of Fame nomination forms can be found at www.denitruckshow.com.au/wall-of-fame/.

To organise a memorial wall plaque, email denitruckshow@gmail.com.au.

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