A weekend Vintage Truck and Machinery Show held by the New England Heritage Traction Club at Glen Innes Showgrounds.
‘Climbing the New England’
2018 Vintage Truck & Machinery Show details
.We are following the successful formula of the 2016 event, with the exception of catering which is now being provided by professional caterer Helen Morgan and her team. Burgers will be available on Friday evening (no need to pre order) while a roast dinner @ $25 will be served in the heritage listed Old Pavilion on Saturday evening. A licenced bar will be open from 4pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Full cooked breakfasts for sat and sun mornings will be prepared by the Men's Shed crew. For the folk who prefer retail, Maccas and other fast food outlets in the CBD are a 10 min walk away. We are able to take dinner bookings up to 10 days prior to the show and there will be a limited number of meals available for late comers.
Public camping, with fees payable to the Show Grounds caretaker, will continue during the show. However exhibitors can camp at no charge if they are in their exhibits or within the allocated exhibitor camping area. Lot's of shady spots and facilities are dotted about the grounds so people can choose to be close or far away from the action. There is a good choice of motel and hotel accommodation in Glen Innes for those who prefer that style. Early bookings are advisable.
This is a big big journey for some exhibitors so to give some peace of mind two of our sponsors have agreed to provide free (including heavy towing) rescue service within 100km. They are Moonbi based Dunns Towing, and Glen Innes’ 24 Hour Diesel. To take advantage of this service trucks must be pre-registered and display their exhibit number.
For those passing through Guyra on Friday afternoon the owner of the Black Mountain Roadhouse is supporting long distance exhibitors by way of laying on a reception. Please advise (guestimate) the time you might be passing through so that we can coordinate for all to meet up and then go in loose convoy on to Glen Innes.
Exhibits which are sensitive to inclement weather (eg open topped veterans) will have priority to the covered exhibit area. Traders who wish to have a stand under cover should contact the organisers. An all weather loading ramp is available.
On Saturday commencing 8.00am a special event will be a photo-opportunity at the Australian Standing Stones nearby, scene of the annual Celtic Festival, with a representative truck from each club assembled amongst the stones - a meeting of the heritage truck clans. Glen Innes Severn Shire Mayor Steve Toms will officially open the show at this ceremony.
Machinery exhibitors are required to register and provide evidence of their public liability cover (eg NHMA membership), to follow direction of marshals and comply with NHMA safety guidelines.
There will be two grand parades each day and as an additional attraction on Sunday owners of historic cars are invited to display their vehicles in the show ring.
Pre-registered exhibitors and traders will be sent an exhibitor’s pack which will include a route guide, windscreen number, souvenir program, name badges/entry passes, Glen Innes tourist guide, etc.