The National Road Transport Hall of Fame at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory has begun preparations for what is expected to be the biggest ever Australian Truckies reunion in August 2020, marking the 20th anniversary of the Hall of Fame opening.
Festivities will begin on Monday 24 August, building up to the Cummins Race day at Alice Springs Turf Club on the Friday.
The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday followed by a fabulous evening dinner. Then on Sunday Alice Springs will be treated to the largest procession of trucks the city has ever seen.
“We have only just finished our 2019 event which was very successful, however given that 2020 will be our 20th reunion we expect it to be bigger than 2015 when we had over 10,000 people come to town and 278 inductees into the Hall of Fame,” said Road Transport Hall of Fame General Manager, Lester Hamilton.
“We are encouraging people to download the form from our webpage and nominate inductees early,” said Hamilton.
“Shell has generously come onboard and will donate five $100 vouchers to be randomly drawn on 31 January from early bird entrants.”
Voicing his thoughts on the 2015 event, second-generation Adelaide-based earthmover, Barry Goldspring, summed it up well.
“Every five years we come to Mecca, to the Hall of Fame,” said Goldspring.
“You just look around, you see the money spent, the time, the man hours and the passion that goes into all these amazing trucks.”
Tickets to the 2020 event will go on sale before Christmas, with details posted on the Hall of Fame website.
Those interested in attending are urged to book accommodation early to avoid disappointment.