New date for Deni truck show in 2019
The Deniliquin Truck Show & Industry Expo is moving . . . to a new date.
Usually held the second weekend in September, the event’s committee voted to move it to late October from 2019 to take advantage of the improving climate leading into summer.
Returned Truck Show Committee president Evan Whitbourne said the move would also free up more people associated with the industry to attend the Deniliquin event.
‘‘We are hoping the move will be good for us, as we expect we have better weather and longer days (in daylight savings),’’ he said.
‘‘It will also move the event away from football finals, which we knew was going to be an issue in the future, and away from another truck show held in Echuca on that same weekend in September.
‘‘It should mean people will have more to do, more to see and we’ll get more trucks.’’
The format used at previous events will be used for the 2019 truck show, with the Deniliquin & District Wall of Fame Dinner to be held Friday, October 25.
Two impressive women in the transport industry have been confirmed as the night’s guest speakers — Hay transport company owner Phyl Jones and former curator of the Alice Springs Hall of Fame Liz Martin.
Another special guest will be truck driver and country music singer Travis Sinclair.
The Truck Show & Industry Expo will be held at Deniliquin’s Memorial Park on Saturday, October 26 and the memorial service at the north Deniliquin truck stop will be held on Sunday, October 27.
Saturday’s expo includes trade sites, children’s entertainment, truck and motorbike show ‘n’ shines, a monster auction and more.
Committee secretary/treasurer Leesa Muir says as it’s the fifth anniversary event, the committee is also planning ‘‘a few extra things’’ for 2019.
Mr Whitbourne said the Deniliquin Truck Show & Industry Expo should be on the ‘must see’ list for anyone with an interest in the transport industry.
‘‘We’re more than a truck show,’’ he said.
‘‘Because we’re an industry expo, we attract a lot of leading people from all different elements of the industry.
‘‘We also have the enforcement bodies to provide information and speak with those attending.
‘‘Our event really highlights and celebrates the importance of the transport industry to rural communities.’’
While planning for the 2019 event continues, applications for the Wall of Fame and the memorial wall are now being accepted.
Wall of Fame nomination forms can be found at www.denitruckshow.com.au/wall-of-fame/. To organise a memorial wall plaque, email firstname.lastname@example.org.