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Save the date for these great truck shows and events

There are so many exciting trucking events coming up soon. Save these dates in your diaries!

Long weekend at Gundagai
June 8-9, 2024 
Gundagai, NSW 

Organised by the Australian Road Transport Heritage Centre, the Long Weekend at Gundagai boasts a host of exciting events across two days. Attendees will enjoy a three-course meal, auction and raffles at Gundagai Showgrounds on Saturday. Then on Sunday, recover with a special breakfast before a convoy through Sylvia’s Gap, departing from the showgrounds and returning via Tumut for a lunch BBQ. For more information, call 0260672106 or email info@arthc.com.au.

Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show
June 9, 2024
Alexandra, VIC

The Alexandra Truck Show is back on the long weekend in June this year, with a Sunday Show ‘n’ Shine on the town’s main street, as well as live music, a Victorian woodchop tournament, exhibitions, trade displays, kids’ amusements and a raffle. Come down on Saturday for the local markets, a convoy and truck drivers’ memorial service at 2pm and sponsors’ dinner at 6pm. For more details email trucks@alexandratruckshow.com.au or phone Gordon Simpson on 0409 577 212.

SA Truck and Ute Show
June 9, 2024
Mannum, SA 

Once a year, the main street of Mannum is closed off as trucks of all sizes roll in for the SA Truck and Ute Show. Many of the entrants come from over the border and numerous entry categories are available. The trucking extravaganza will also feature trade stalls, food, kids’ entertainment, live music and more. Admission is $10 for adults, free for under 16s and $5 for Mannum residents who present with ID on the day. 

JULY

Camp Quality Adelaide Convoy for Kids
Jul 6, 2023
Victoria Park, Adelaide, SA  

To celebrate National Female Truckies’ Day this year, Women in Trucking Australia and Camp Quality are teaming up to host a day “for the little kids AND the BIG kids”. Supporters will cheer on Camp Quality’s first ever Adelaide convoy, as they travel a 40km route around Adelaide and Port Adelaide, starting and finishing at Victoria Park. The event venue will also host a free family fun day, packed with entertainment and experiences including food vans, kids’ rides, face painting, live music, and more. Attendees can check out the trucks and motorbikes on display at a Show ‘n’ Shine after the convoy. Sign up online or donate here.

WiTA has also organised a lunch and awards ceremony celebrating women in transport, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm in the Victoria Park Social Club. See here for more information.

AUGUST

Casino Truck Show
August 3, 2024
Casino, NSW 

One of the biggest truck shows in the southern hemisphere, the Casino Truck Show is back  with over 600 trucks expected from all over Australia. Truck registrations ($30 each) will take place from 6am to 9.45amThe popular street parade is at 10am, and award presentations will take place at 3pm, with over 70 trophies up for grabs. Entertainment will include Mossy Rocks and the Tony Q Band, who will be rocking out tunes from two separate stages. There will also be plenty of kid-friendly activities such as amusement rides and face painting, and a range of exhibitors showcasing industry-related products and services. Plus J&J Rodeo will put on a spectacular Bull Ride under the roof of the new arena at the Casino Showground and Racecourse. For more info email info@casinotruckshow.com.au or Darren Goodwin at dtgoodwin1@yahoo.com.au or phone (02) 6660 0300.  

TechDrive 2024
August 7, 2024
Melbourne, VIC 

Following its successful launch event in Melbourne in 2023, WHG is taking TechDrive on the road again this year. The event will showcase the latest in technology and innovation, with announcements on new product releases, developments in Telematics, IoT, location data and more. Venue to be announced soon. 

Lowood Truck Show
August 17, 2024
Lowood, Qld

Held at the Lowood Showgrounds in Queensland, this local show features a display of trucks, bikes and cars. A vehicle parade will proceed through Main St. Lowood at 11am. Other attractions on the day include kids’ entertainment, trade stands, live music and food and drink. Entry is free, with donations for charity welcome. For more information see the Facebook page, email lowoodtruckshow@yahoo.com.au, or phone Robert on 0467 530 349.

Australian Festival of Transport
August 22-25 
Alice Springs, NT 

The Australian Festival of Transport is back! Held at the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, the induction ceremony for the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame will be held on August 24, honouring transport heroes who have been in the industry for at least 25 years. Attendees at the festival can also look forward to welcome drinks, a breakfast hosted by Transport Women Australia Limited, and a museum open day on August 25 with mini train rides.

For more information and nomination forms for the Wall of Fame see the www.roadtransporthall.com, the National Road Transport Hall of Fame Facebook page.

Thallon Truck Pull
August 31, 2024.
Thallon, QLD

The main attraction at this event is the Team Truck Pull competition, where a team of six people pull a prime mover over 25 metres. The winner is the fastest team! Attendees at the event can also enjoy a kids’ zone, market stalls, food and drink and more. For more information email thallonpandctreasurer@gmail.com.  

SEPTEMBER

American Iron Echuca Truck Display
September 7-8, 2024
Echuca Rotary Park, VIC

All makes and models of trucks are welcome at the American Iron Echuca Truck Display.  

Attendees can look forward to modified tractor/mini tractor pull demonstrations, on-site camping and catering, club merchandise and trade stalls, as well as live music by Van-yt. 

MegaTrans
September 18 -19, 2024
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC

Leaders from across the supply chain will gather in Melbourne to discuss the future of the logistics industry at MegaTrans, an integrated trade expo and conference reserved for companies offering advanced technologies and services. Experts from across Australia will gather to discuss the issues that are shaping the future of the sustainable supply chain, including workplace diversity and real estate planning.  

Clarendon Classic Machinery Rally
September 21-22 
Clarendon, NSW 

Held at the Hawkesbury Showgrounds on Racecourse Road in Clarendon over two days, this event offers something for everyone. Check out some classic rigs at the Kenworth Klassic Truck Show, hop on an old double decker bus to Richmond Station, or explore the displays of vintage machinery, including stationery engines, tractors, steam engines, models and more. Entry for the general public is from 9am to 4pm Saturday, and 8am to 3pm Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Exhibitors enjoy free admission, complimentary camping, a welcome BBQ on Friday night for a gold coin donation, and a two-course rally dinner on the Saturday evening.

Have you got an event you’d like included in the next Save the Date? Email all the details to kayla.walsh@primecreative.com.au

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