Pete’s Back

We’re really excited to have Pete back in Alex for the 2023 Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show.

Hailing from the Northern Victorian town of Yackandandah, Pete Denahy is a comedian and a bluegrass musician, he’s a songwriter and singer whose also runs his own travel company specializing in music tours around the globe.

He blends fiddle tunes, bluegrass style original songs and madcap comedy to provide the audience with an escape from reality most of them feel is worth their while.

Pete cut his teeth with the Ploughboys in Melbourne in the mid 90’s and went on to tour as fiddle player and comic with Slim Dusty, Sara Storer and Troy Cassar Daley in the early 2000’s before focusing on his solo career. And a successful solo career it has been to date with five Golden Guitars, Australian Country Music’s highest award and being in constant demand for appearances the length and breadth of the country.

2022 – Alex is Back

After a 3 year hiatus, we’re saluting after another ripping Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show. Committee President, Ayden Embling has proudly awarded Truck of the Show to Steve Richardson for the Richardson & Sons Haulage entry, a very special 2021 KW C509 from Henty, NSW.

Thanks for the memories, everyone.

To the people of Alexandra and Murrindindi Shire, to our loyal sponsors and supporters, the committee, community volunteers, axemen and axewomen, rodders and ute legends, local traders, our many welcome visitors, and to you, our trucking community for keeping our country moving and for rocking Alexandra and Victoria on the Sunday of the Queen’s Birthday in June every year, thank you.

Go safe. Go well. We can’t way to see you again in Alex.

2019: Whatever it Takes

In 2018, Ryan Demasi drove over from Dayton in Western Australia to see what all of the fuss was about in Alexandra, Victoria on the Sunday of Queen’s Birthday Weekend. To say the least, he was impressed. To John Maloney, the 2018 Truck of the Show winner, Ryan said he’d be back, and that he’d “win this thing!”

He knew it would take something special to compete with any of the winners of the last decade, but that’s exactly what Demasi delivered. So just before 4PM on Sunday 9 June, 2019, Graeme Sharp of Royan Truck and Trailer Repairs presented Ryan and the Bandana Earth Moving team with the coveted 2019 Truck of the Show trophy and $1000 in prize money.

Congratulations to Ryan and the team for one of the great Alexandra Truck Show entries. Safe travels!

The Bullet is Coming

The world’s fastest conventionally powered truck is on it’s way from Brisbane to the 2019 Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show.

The Bullet’s record has stood since the 8 tonne, 2,800 horse-power Kenworth T400 hurtled down the Bundaberg Airport runway on 21 July, 2005. Frank Gaffiero was at the wheel when the Bullet averaged over 184km/h for the 1km course, maxxing at over 305km/h.

You’ll see this historic truck on Grant St. in Alexandra when the Truck Show rolls in on 9 June, 2019.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Truck Show 2017 Poster

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.

Truck Show 20 – It Was HUGE

Friday Night

  • Stars of Country Concert featuring Adam Harvey and Band


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


  • 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

Paul Costa

Always the consummate showman, Paul Costa has built a reputation of being one of the most energetic live performers in Australian Country Music. He has performed at major events including the Gympie Muster, Deni Ute Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Birdsville Races.

In June, 2024, he returns to Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show!

With a mantle full of awards and many chart hits to his credit, Paul Costa has no desire to slow down – he’s having far too much fun taking his brand of music to his loyal fans around the country – and he’s set to do it all again with his latest album, “Whisper In The Crowd”.

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.