Heritage Truck Association Australia Inc.

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Coming Events



Tuesday 20th – Club Meeting 7pm Rocklea Showgrounds.


Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th – Yesteryear Truck & Machinery Show.

Sunday 9th – RACQ Motorfeast, Eagle Farm. Brisbane.

Tuesday 18th – Club Meeting 7pm Rocklea Showgrounds.


Jimboomba Field Days – Saturday 25th June & Sunday, 26th June 2016

This event was proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Jimboomba Inc. and held at “Four Wynnes”, 348-474 Cusack Lane, Jimboomba from 9am to 4pm both days with funds raised being donated directly to drought affected farmers in Queensland and the local Jimboomba Cadets assisted with traffic direction and car parking. Traffic Controllers were on duty on Cusack Lane at the entry point and signage was in place to direct to parking area. A train service operated for visitors collecting from the carpark area and delivering to entrance gate.

On Saturday, eight (8) Heritage Truck Club members displayed their vehicles and/or tractors – with one member driving his tractor from home to the Field Day on such a cold wintery morning. The day turned into a great wintery day – good in the sun away from the breeze. The low temperatures and gusty winds did not deter visitors and over 3,500 people flowed through the gates to find what the region had on offer.

Businesses and organisations were on board and jumped at the chance to show their wares by participating in the field days. Displays and demonstrations were in abundance with over 100 exhibitors displaying their products and this enabled everyone to have a close look at what was on offer and have any questions answered. Many were pleasantly surprised and follow-up sales have been positive with businesses that braved the elements to present their wares. Emergency services in attendance were the SES, Jimboomba Fire & Emergency and Police.

Also popular on the day was the sheep shearing, wood carving and army tank, while the camp oven cooking had everyone’s mouth watering.

For the kids the many rides and the animal farm entry were free. Food and refreshment stalls were kept busy all day providing a great variety.

Jimboomba Rotary Club have been lending a hand and coming up with solutions to help those in need for years. What started out as some friendly rivalry in the ploughing sector between some rotary members from Oz and some New Zealand counterparts, the Jimboomba Club went one step further and in 2015 held their inaugural Tractor Ploughing competition and invited the Kiwis over to join them. It was so popular with locals and visitors they extended it to become part of the Jimboomba Field Days event. The tractor plough race was taken out by the Australians, however, the New Zealanders went away winners of the Tri Nations contest.

It was a weekend of good old-fashioned country fun and the day went off well considering it was the first one held. Next year’s event promises to be bigger and better.

To see a collection of photos from Saturday, please click here.

by Cheryl Nott

Club run to Bill Budd’s, Palm Beach – Saturday 18th June

The week prior to 18th June was far from ideal weather for relaxing driving and a Club run to the Gold Coast – it had been wet, very wet. Come the morning of the run and conditions were overcast but dry. Only 2 of the 18 Club members who attended departed from the designated departure point of BP Archerfield. The others made their individual journeys and I was with the Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club as this was a joint Club run.

When we arrived at the address, there were several visiting cars parked outside and a second look revealed a glimpse of a ’64 Mustang through the fence. Everyone was curious about what was hidden from view behind the front fence and I am sure most were blown away once we got inside. Bill welcomed everyone and happily talked to members about his restorations and asked everyone to sign the ‘Visitor Book’ and add a comment. Our Club President, Trevor Davies, thanked Bill for opening up his private collection and welcoming everyone.

All enjoyed the morning tea and then went through areas to look at the collection of cars and memorabilia.

We then saw an FC Holden, a 1939 Pontiac (topless), a Ford Thunderbird, and another Mustang. This was when it really started getting interesting. There was a magnificent 1928 Buick Landau, a 1910 Buick, a Ford Mercury convertible, a ’57 Chevy, a Hot Rod, a Ford Customline convertible, an Austin 7, another Ford T-Bird and even a vintage pedal car.

Bill had taken the 1939 Pontiac to Coolangatta for the 2016 Cooly Rocks where over two kilometres of the Gold Coast beach front is lined with more than 1000 hot rods, custom and classic cars with pumping rockabilly, swing and rock’n’roll music in the background and I am sure this impressive car would have been noticed by the many Cooly Rocks enthusiasts.

Bill has a wonderful display of cars, but also a wonderful display of small memorabilia, number plates, road signs, hood and other car ornaments, hub caps, mascots, petrol caps, door handles and more. It just kept getting better and better all the time. Inside the house there was more motoring memorabilia and toys with soft toys high on the list. Not only was this a fantastic collection, it was well laid out and very nicely shown indeed – private collection well and truly worthy of any good museum.

Having enjoyed Bill and his son’s hospitality, we reluctantly moved on to the lunch stop with 17 members of the Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club, but before heading off some of our members were taken for a tour around the block in the topless 1939 Pontiac and came back with grins from ear to ear. what a car!!

Lunch was at Winders Park on the banks of Currumbin Creek which used to be the original playground of the Currumbin State School. We all enjoyed a friendly relaxing lunch together before parting ways for the trip back to Brisbane and on departing the park admiring the 12 sculptured pelicans.

It was a great run and most enjoyable day and pleasant company with members of the Bayside Restorers Vehicle Club. A special thanks to Bill for opening his home and wonderful collection to us all.

To see a collection of photos from this club run, please click here.

by Cheryl Nott

Heritage Truck Association Australia Incorporated
2016 Annual Truck Show

Our annual show is here again and we hope you can come and join us.

Where: Rocklea Showgrounds
Date: Saturday, 21 May and Sunday 22 May 2016
Time: Gates open at 8am Saturday and Sunday
Admission: $5.00 per person (children under 14 years free entry)

There will be a variety of trucks, old and new, to look at along with tractors, cars, steam engines and other heritage vehicles.

Food and drinks are available on both days and a bar will also be open, so you can relax and have lunch with your friends. There are a variety of stalls to browse through and when finished you can sit in the grandstand and watch the grand parade of the various exhibits. There will also be displays in the hall of model trucks and in the next building, a collection of old pedal cars and a variety of toys.

Many of the vehicles have been restored by our members and they take great pride in being able to show them off at our annual show. This also gives the public a chance to see old and new in the same area as many of our sponsors supply us with new vehicles for the weekend.

The show gives these companies the opportunity to have their vehicles/displays on show to the public.

So come join the fun and bring your children, all your family and friends and have a good day looking at great vehicles from the past and present.


Proudly supported and sponsored by:

Brisbane Isuzu, Cat Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco Trucks, Kenworth Trucks – Brown and Hurley,
Penrite Oil, Western Star Trucks and Volvo/Mack/UD Trucks.

Brown & Hurley pallet sale – 16th April 2016

Before 8am, eleven (11) Club members had arrived in their vehicles at the Yatala premises of Brown & Hurley for a vehicle display at their pallet sale. Two (2) other club members arrived later in the morning. The cameras were clicking and a group photo was taken in front of a new Kenworth prior to the owner taking delivery of it later in the morning.

There was a sausage sizzle run by Surf Lifesavers and they were well patronised, face painting and a 3 piece band ‘Whisky Mountain Boys’ entertaining the people to well after midday along with the ‘Castrol” girls with giveaways.

Many purchases were made with excellent bargains to be had and our Club members did their fair share of buying.

It was a wonderful day socializing with other people who share our passion of heritage vehicles with great enthusiasm. Many trucking stories were told and old friends and acquaintances rekindled before departing around 12.30pm.

Thanks to Brown & Hurley for the invitation once again.

To see some photos from the day click here