6 June 2015
- 2PM: Victorian Truck Drivers’ Memorial Service, Rotary Park, Alexandra
- 10:30AM: Rod Run, Commencing Rotary Park, Grant Street, Alexandra
7 June 2015
- 10AM-4PM: Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show, Alexandra
6 June 2015
7 June 2015
Register your truck for competition judging today on our registration page. With added categories and all-new manufacturer awards, there are plenty of reasons to enter.
Keep in mind that only those trucks registered for judging will be parked in the main street.
Thanks for registering your truck and thanks for your continued support of the Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show.
It’s the biggest in the country at around 25m high – and it will be in Alexandra for Truck Show weekend, 2015!
At the third service of the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial, in Alexandra. With some 50 plaques to be added. Two of them will be women well known in the transport industry. The Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 6th at 2pm.
Geraldine Hoare, who died in June 2007, considered a legend among the many women who are drivers.
Geraldine began her career as a ballroom dancer and a figure skater. At the age of 17 Gerri began to drive for Melbourne – Brighton bus lines. When her husband bought a truck, Gerri said, “why not” and began to “give it a go”.
Gerri and her husband began to be involved with furniture removals, when her husband hurt his back, Gerri kept the business going.
While driving for Downard Pickfords, she became the first woman to drive a road train in the Northern Territory.
Gerri purchased an 18 month old Kenworth ’83 K model Kenworth, that was to become her pride and joy. In fact the Kenworth turned over 4.3 million kilometres. She entered the Kenworth in truck shows all over Australia.
Gerri carted grain out of Kilsyth for some time and then began to cart Tupperware from Melbourne to Adelaide. She did this until an accident (A box of Tupperware fell on her and badly damaged her back). In great pain she drove the truck back to Melbourne.
Always known for her dogged determination, sense of humour and sociability, one of Gerri’s last trips was to carry solar cars for the movie “Race the sun”, starring James Belushi and Halle Berry.
Gerri eventually retired to retired to Rye where she supported disadvantaged children.
The UHF radios are much the poorer for losing the call sign “Copy Grandma”.
Enquiries and entries are invited to the first Vintage Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show, bike display. For more information, please contact us at PO Box 44 Alexandra 3714 or speak with Meg Holohan on 0400 555 079.
Make sure you get your ticket for the major raffle. Tickets available at selected traders in Alexandra and surrounds, and you can get your tickets on the day of the show.
If you’re bringing your rod or street machine to the 2015 Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show, join us for the annual Rod Run to Bonnie Doon. We’ll be leaving from:
Rotary Park, Grant Street, Alexandra at 10:30AM on Saturday 6 June for 11:00AM departure.
It will then be a leisurely drive around the area, culminating with lunch at the Bonnie Doon Hotel. For further information, please contact Stuart Coward on 0418 543 310.
See you there.
What a sensational image of the thousands of happy punters at the 2014 Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show.
Looking forward to the 2015 Show on the June Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Congratulations to the hundreds of truck, ute, rod, model truck, quilt and trade exhibitors in 2014. You made the 2014 Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show a memorable experience for the many thousands of visitors to the area this Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
Thanks for the memories. We can’t wait to do it again at the 19th Annual Show on Sunday 7 June, 2015.