Press Release 2022 Australian Festival of Transport- Reunion
The National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs is looking forward to hosting the Truckies reunion commencing on Friday 26th August.
Friday, we start the day with the welcome breakfast hosted by Transport Womens Association in the Old ghan tearooms. This year the cafe are providing delicious homemade breakfast options with the full buffet breakfast available. A welcome address by Jacqueline Brotherton along with distribution of goody bags for all in attendance. After breakfast have a wander through the museum before the gates open at the Alice Springs Turf Club for the "Cummins Cup Truckies Day". After the cup head over to the Museum at 6pm for the Stuart's Kitchen Event with Finger Food, Bar facilities and entertainment.
On Saturday the inductions start at 3pm. Due to the restrictions impacted by Covid-19 we also have inductee's that missed the opportunity in 2020 & 2021 to be inducted and have deferred to this year so we will commence the celebrations with these people being on the podium first.
After inductions on Saturday afternoon join us in the Bar at Stuart's kitchen for celebratory drinks and grazing plates at 4.30pm until 6pm . The Territory Formal Gala dinner and live music in the Kenworth Pavilion starts at 6pm until around 10pm
Sunday will be our public open day with free entry to the museum, music and offering a delicious selection of choices in the Old Ghan Tearooms. They will be open and serving Devonshire Teas along with plenty of food options for everyone to enjoy. The Mini Ghan Train will be running all day for all the family to experience.
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