Events and Shows

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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It’s the big, brash and sometimes surprising world of trucking in the United States

As the 42nd annual Mid-America Truck Show kicked off again for the year in Lousiville, Kentucky, a casual onlooker could have been forgiven for thinking that not much by way of new products was on the agenda. But, with a little digging, the stories emerged. To the American trucking industry the Navistar/International truck business is always the object of spirited ...

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Pride and Polish – American Style

Mid-America Truck Show once again lives up to all expectations as Chris Mullett reports from Louisville, Kentucky There’s no shortage of passion and enthusiasm when it comes to the North American truck market. And if you ever get the chance to head for the annual pilgrimage to Kentucky, you can experience all the glitz and the glamour at firsthand. This ...

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Haulin’ the Hume

Take a typical sunny autumn weekend in NSW, add 260 immaculate vintage and historic trucks, and before long you’ve got a convoy that relives the old and not so old days of hauling trucks down the Hume Highway. Back in 2011, the inaugural event saw 143 trucks and their owners make the drive from Cross Roads down through sections of ...

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Penrith Working Truck Show

One of the highlights of the Sydney transport scene, the annual Penrith Working Truck Show held at the Museum of Fire, is always a sell-out success. This year over 20,000 visitors attended the event for what was billed as a great family fun day out. A once-only entry fee for a family of just $30.00 covered all amusement rides, free ...

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Brisbane Truck Show Review

It’s been 45 years in the making, but Brisbane still remains the top trucking event in Australia The human memory is a cantankerous beast sometimes, recalling some features of events from a past era but conveniently forgetting others. Undoubtedly, there were visitors to the Brisbane Truck Show that thought fondly of previous events held at the RNA Showgrounds, but, equally, ...

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Lockhart On Show

If you like country friendliness mixed with interesting trucks, the Lockhart Truck Show was worth the visit. Getting away from the main highways for a Saturday in the country for PowerTorque recently meant a trip down the Hume and then branching off at Wagga Wagga for the run down through to Lockhart. The town of Lockhart hosts the National Historic ...

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Brisbane On Show

Australia’s premier truck and trailer show gears up for another record-breaking event With a heritage spanning 43 years, the Brisbane Truck Show for 2013 looks like breaking all former records. Organised by the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland, this is the Aussie truck show that’s run by the industry, for the industry. As the Expo settles in for the ...

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Trailer Torque

Does the European trailer industry have the answer for increased productivity? PowerTorque looks at some of the options on display at the IAA Truck Show in Hannover. With a history of building trailers that spans over 75 years, German company, Kögel, is one of the three leading semitrailer manufacturers in Europe. Headquartered in the Bavarian town of Burtenbach, Kögel also ...

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