The National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs has begun preparations for the massive Truckies reunion in August 2020
We have only just finished our 2019 event which was very successful, however given that 2020 will be our 25th 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
The week begins on 24/8 and builds up to the Cummins Race day at Alice Springs Turf Club on Friday 28/8
On Saturday the inductions will occur, we are encouraging people to download the form from our webpage and nominate inductees early and Shell have generously come on board with 5 x $100 vouchers to be randomly drawn on 31/1/20 from early bird entrants
Saturday night will be a fabulous dinner and then on Sunday 30/8 we will have the biggest procession of trucks through Alice Springs that we have ever seen
In 2015 Barry Goldspring summed it up well
“Every five years we come to Mecca, to the Hall of Fame," second-generation earth-mover Barry Goldspring, from Adelaide, said.
"You just look around, you see the money spent, the time, the man hours and the passion that goes into [trucks]."
Please watch our webpage as tickets will go on sale before Christmas. We expect accommodation to book out so get organised early if you haven’t already
Media Release: Road Transport Historical Society Incorporated
30 July 2019
Since my appointment as Statutory Manager of the Road Transport Historical Society Inc on Monday 22 July 2019 I have received overwhelming support from the Alice Springs Community and members of the RTHS Australia wide.
The Chamber of Commerce co-ordinated a meeting of business leaders and transport and tourism champions on 23 July 2019 and the outcome of that meeting was a commitment from everyone present to do whatever they could to support the ongoing operations of the RTHS and in particular the annual ReUnion event scheduled for Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2019.
A committee was formed (Wayne Thompson, Jamie de Brenni, Grant Whan and Brendan Heenan) to ensure the delivery of the ReUnion in accordance with stakeholder expectations.
With the assistance of Liz Martin, the committee has now presented me with a budget for the ReUnion. Sponsors have confirmed their commitment to the event and I am very pleased to confirm that the ReUnion will be taking place as planned.
I am also very pleased to announce that I have offered the position of General Manager of the RTHS to Lester Hamilton and he has accepted. Lester will be well known to many Territorians as the recent past owner of the Alice Springs Brumby’s, an award winning business. Lester will commence in this position on Tuesday, 6 August 2019.
In the meantime, Deloitte’s have been working hard to ensure the financials of the RTHS are brought up to date and to ensure regulatory compliance. I am continuing to become acquainted with the members of the organisation from around Australia and the amazing collection of assets that the RTHS holds.
Road Transport Historical Society Inc