Truck of the Show, 2017 – A Memorable One

Paul Patsuris was talking with his family on Friday, and said “Come on, let’s take ‘er to Alex. If we don’t, we’ll just be spending another weekend working on the farm.” Well what a magnificent decision. Their beautifully presented 2016 Kenworth T909, shortly after being awarded the 2017 Telstra People’s Choice award winner, was crowned the 2017 Best Truck of the Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show.

Congratulations to Paul Patsuris and family, for a true Primary Producer plated working farm truck entry that none of us will soon forget.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alexandra on 9 and 10 June, 2018.

Australian Kenworth T900 – Kenworth Tough

With thanks to our great mates at Hallam Truck Centre and Bayswater Truck Centre, the 2017 Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show is proud to host the limited release Kenworth T900.

Modelled on the legendary American Kenworth W900 model and introduced in 1991, the Australian Kenworth T900 with its classic look and style was designed with the versatility to operate in almost any application and tough enough to stand up to the harsh Australian conditions. Although it has been many years since production the T900 has never faded and is reborn with the limited release of the Legend 900 for one day only on 26TH June.

Come and see the legend in Alexandra, this Sunday, 11 June.

Racing Trucks are Coming to Alex

Antro Supertrucks and the teams involved are pleased to announce they will be participate in the 2017 Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show. What a great opportunity to raise the awareness of this unique sport.

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Truck racing has been around since 1988 in Australia, with the first meeting at Calder Park. The first race had names such as Dick Johnson and Allan Grice on the starting grid. Since then the category has seen many changes.

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Originally the trucks were mostly road going rigs fitted with role cages, some bogie drive. This has evolved into purpose built, highly modified race trucks with only the chassis, cabin and engine resembling a road going unit .

The trucks in today’s field consist of 3 different categories:

A class supertruck. 1200 – 1500 HP automatic
B class supertruck 800 – 1000 HP manual
Light truck usually Isuzu: 600 – 800 HP (auto or manuaul)

The trucks on display at the show will consist of all 3 categories.

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What at treat. For more detailed information visit the competition website.

21st Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show – Sunday 11th June 2017

We’re getting excited, only three short months until the 21st annual Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show to be held from 10am til 4pm on Sunday 11th June 2017.

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Truck Show 20 – It Was HUGE

Friday Night

  • Stars of Country Concert featuring Adam Harvey and Band

Saturday

  • Street Market
  • Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial Service
  • Traditional Rod Run
  • Truck Show Gala Dinner Event

Sunday

  • The 20th Annual Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show
  • Trucks, Utes & Rods
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Victorian Wood Chop Championships
  • Model Trucks, Wood Turners
  • Trade Show
  • Quilt Show

Popular Winner, 2015

Congratulations Scott Nind of Shepparton on winning Truck of the Show in 2015. Your 1988 Peterbilt 379 was something to behold.

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Founding committee member, Gordon Simpson (left), Committee President, Caoloan O’Connor (right) watch on as Graeme Sharp from Royans presents the Truck of the Show trophy to Scott Nind.

TruckOfTheShowTrophy2015Can’t wait to see you back in Alex in 2016.

Woodchop Now, and Into the Future

We love our woodchop! So much so that we recently started installing six permanent pole climb footings for this year’s Show.  This is a great addition that will make it easier to set up and even safer to run.

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Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year Award for Alexandra’s Karl Davenport

Vintage motorbikes built up until about 1960 will be a feature display at the 19th annual Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show on the Sunday 7 June 2015 of the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

A preview of some 40 antique and unusual bikes was presented in Alexandra last Saturday under the banner of the local Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club which has about 80 members.

The gathering also saw the presentation of the Victorian Apprenticeship Award for the Motorcycle sector to Karl Davenport who works with his father in the family business in Aitken Street.

In receiving the award Karl said that it reflected four years of trade study and would complement the qualification he has already earned as a qualified automotive electrician.

Apart from a certificate reflecting his success Karl has also received a $1,000 tools award that will also contribute to his work on motorcycle maintenance and repairs.

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Karl Davenport Victorian Apprentice of the Year in the motorcycle sector with his historic BSA motorbike acquired from the estate of the late Ray Kelly of Alexandra.

The racing achievements of Ray Kelly and other local riders including John Woodley are graphically presented on the mural adjoining Davenport Automotive Electrics at 36 Aitken Street.

Vintage and antique motorbikes made before 1960 will be a feature display at the Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show on Sunday 7 June arranged by the Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club which has about 80 members.

Australia’s Largest Travelling Ferris Wheel

It’s the biggest in the country at around 25m high – and it will be in Alexandra for Truck Show weekend, 2015!

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New – Alexandra Truck Show Market

Did you know we’re adding a Market to this year’s Show?

Located opposite the Woodchop, you’ll find ugg boots through to soy candles, leather belts to local jams… in fact with over 30 stalls you can be sure to find something there for everyone.

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The Market is an initiative of the Alexandra Traders and Tourism Association and another opportunity to give local businesses an opportunity to bring their flavour the Truck Show. This is just another great way to support the local tourism association to fuel even more initiatives in and around Alexandra.