Events and Shows

SuperNats

No, PowerTorque is not suddenly focused on hot rods and ’57 Chevys. This year’s event at the Sydney Dragway attracted some fine looking trucks Amidst the chopped-top exotica of the street machine brigade, this year’s SuperNats event was a Mecca for people that just like to walk around and look at great vehicles. The interest for PowerTorque centred on the ...

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Showtime for Alexandra

Dave Whyte reports on one of the iconic rural shows in Victoria The Queen’s birthday weekend holds a special place in the heart of most Aussies, if only for the fact that it’s a public holiday. The idea of a long weekend away, or simply a sleep-in on a Monday, is enough to get most people excited, but for me ...

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On Parade

Dave Whyte finds some of the best trucks and their owners out in the truck park at the MATS Show and Shine event. In this issue you’ll find pages full of the latest technology and model releases from the Mid-America Trucking Show – but the show was not all about what’s new. In a large parking area behind the pavilions ...

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Driving Pleasure

How could any Aussie driver not enjoy the opportunity to climb aboard a wide selection of brand new American prime movers Travelling half way around the world to bring you the latest trucking news is all part of our job, but after a while a tragic like me is looking to get back behind the wheel. Luckily for me, the ...

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Celebrations

With a selection of anniversaries, the heavy-truck industry in America looks set for a boost in 2014. Chris Mullett reports from the Mid-America Truck Show The Mid-America Truck Show is like the truckers’ Holy Grail when it comes to making a yearly pilgrimage to catch up on the latest and greatest feats of innovation in the truck industry. After a ...

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First Impressions

At the Tasmanian Truck Show one of the outstanding fleet displays we noticed belonged to Quinn Transport of Sorell. With 14 vehicles in its fleet, there is a variety of makes and models ranging from an International Eagle, through a selection of Western Stars with two Volvos, an FH and an FM, both rated at 420 hp, and an ACCO ...

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TASSIE TRUCK SHOW

People and Places Now in its 11th year, the Tasmanian Truck Show celebrated its 3rd year in the new location of Carrick Showground, after moving from its original base at Deloraine. Long-term truck show organising legend, Erroll Northrop, still has a strong involvement in the event, not allowing his position now as a paraplegic confined to a powered wheelchair to ...

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Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy

Re-gathering momentum to remember our mates Under the stewardship of a disciplined and focused committee, the annual Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy has bounced back after a couple of uncertain years. “It’s not a day for sadness,” Lights on the Hill president Kerry Wilkins said. “It’s a day to celebrate our industry, for transport industry families to have a ...

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Dakar 2014

There’s nothing tougher than “The Dakar”. What was once known as the Paris to Dakar has now morphed into almost a destruction derby. Along the way it lost its association with Paris, and today the annual Dakar Series rally raid off-road race takes place for the most part in South America. The race originated in 1978, a year after racer ...

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The Clarendon Classic

Two days of historic attraction rekindle past memories. As the transport industry embraces new technology, a casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that today’s focus is on stainless steel and high performance. But history has a habit of generating passionate involvement in the trucks that battled the old highways, and events such as the Clarendon Classic Rally go a ...

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