The Best Truck Shows Australia Has to Offer in 2020
When it comes to truck shows, Australian truck enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. We’ve rounded up the best Australian truck shows coming up in 2020, including dates, locations as well as what you can expect to see. Bring up your calendar and let’s explore the Australian truck shows we can look forward to in 2020.
Perth Tradie Expo – West Australia
Date: 12th to the 14th of June 2020
Location: Ascot Racecourse
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Cost: Gold coin entry
The Perth Tradies Expo is a tradesperson’s paradise. This expo hosts the latest commercial vehicles including trucks and vans. Some truck brands you can expect to see are Isuzu Trucks and Volvo. In addition to commercial trucks, you will find amazing deals on tools, cars, machinery, campers-trailers and accessories.
Penrith Working Truck Show – New South Wales
Date: 29th March 2020
Location: Museum of Fire
Time: 8am to 4pm
Cost: Tickets are $35 per adult, and three children can get in free for each adult ticket you purchase.
The Penrith Working Truck Show will celebrate 33 years in 2020. This annual event takes place on Sunday, 29th March 2020. You’ll enjoy a full day of family fun with non-stop entertainment from the second you step into the venue until you leave.
There will be hundreds of different vehicles on display ranging from custom trucks plastered with chrome detailing to huge B Doubles and everything in between. Not only are there hundreds of vehicles on display, adults can also enjoy some of Australia’s biggest music stars live on stage.
The kids will also enjoy the day, with a large selection of free rides, face painting, fairy floss and open exhibits. Bring the entire family and get ready to join one of New South Wales’ most prominent Australian trucking shows. You won’t be sorry you made the trip!
Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show – Victoria
Date: 11th -12th January 2020
Location: Geelong Show Grounds
Time: 9am to 5pm
Cost: Tickets are $10 per adult. Kids under 15 get in for free.
Please note that there are no EFTPOS facilities at this event. Keep it old school and bring cash.
The Geelong Classic Truck and Machinery Show is one of the best Australian truck shows. This event brings together dozens of displays and clubs, and it showcases a pavilion with the Vintage Machinery Section. You’ll find more than 15 steam engines, a 100-horsepower marine steam engine, 12 permanently-installed oil engines and more. This show has some of the best and biggest displays of vintage machinery in Australia.
You’ll see beautifully restored tractors and working vintage machinery. For another treat, your family will get to watch a vintage tractor pull. There will be 70 tractors involved in this fun event, and your kids will enjoy the classic cars, trucks and motorcycle displays.
Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion Show – Northern Territory
Date: 23rd – 30th August 2020
Location: National Road Transport Hall of Fame, Alice Springs
Time: 7pm to 10pm
This Australian truck show is Australia’s biggest truckies reunion. This annual event comes directly from the National Road Transport Hall of Fame each year, where they showcase the biggest and best trucks.
This event pays tribute to some of the best historical points in Australia’s trucking and transport. You’ll be able to see hundreds of trucks that enthusiasts have beautifully restored as well as celebrate legendary Australian truckers with the wall of fame and yearly inductees. Drop by and take part in this annual Australian truck show. You’ll learn a lot, meet dozens of new people and experience vintage trucks.
Loadex Hires Monster Truck Rumble – South Australia
Date: 8th February 2020
Location: Adelaide Show Ground
Time: 4pm gates open with the main event starting at 7 pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $40 for general seating and go up to $60 for reserved seating.
Finally, you can get the entire family out on the 8th February 2020 to watch monster trucks. This is one of the most exciting Australian truck shows. Taking place at the Adelaide Showground, Australian drivers will go head to head with international drivers to see who comes out on top. This explosive event will thrill kids and adults of all ages.
The doors open at 4 pm with a Kids Zone that features a host of fun and interactive activities for the younger crowd. There will be machine and truck displays, free amusement rides and come and try areas. Ticket prices include a free pit party where you can get up close and personal with the trucks, have the drivers sign your merchandise, meet the drivers and more.
You can mark these events on your calendar and bring the entire family out to enjoy a fun day. Whether you’re taking in facts about Australia’s trucking industry, or you’re ready to showcase your own truck, you are sure to find an Australian truck show in your state that you can attend in 2020.
If you own a truck or are thinking of purchasing one after visiting one of the above truck shows, you are likely to need a truck tarp. Our truck tarps include roll tarps, side curtains, Airtabs and several other products to ensure the safety and security of you and your load. To learn more about our tarps, contact us or stop by our Welshpool Warehouse.