Top truckin' things to do December and January

Burrumbuttock Hay Runners trip to central Queensland set to be the biggest hay donation on record. Contributed
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners trip to central Queensland set to be the biggest hay donation on record. Contributed Contributed

1   VTA Christmas luncheon

MCG, Richmond VIC 

December 11

THIS festive season, join the Victorian Transport Association for an afternoon of food, drink, fun, games, and entertainment! With one of Australia's wittiest musical comedy acts Rusty and Another Guy providing the soundtrack and laughs, there'll be wine tastings, a delicious three-course meal, and plenty of games and prizes - all set against the backdrop of the MCG's hallowed turf. This year's Christmas lunch is set to be bigger and better than ever! So gather together a group of colleagues, friends, or family, and book your spot at this special event now. Call the VTA on (03) 9646 8590  

2   Hay run

Burrumbuttok, NSW to Aramac, QLD 

January 7

THIS January the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners will be delivering Hay to Aramac in Queensland.   So far 120 prime movers have signed up to deliver 146 trailers of hay, making a 66km long convoy - the largest in the world.   Organiser Brendan Farrell said it was his 10th hay convoy and the largest.   First stop will be Barringun on January 7, the convoy will stay overnight and head the rest of the way to Aramac the next day.  If you can help out with donations for fuel get in touch.     Search Burrumbuttock Hay Runners on Facebook 

3 Geelong Classic Truck and Vintage Machinery Show

Geelong Showgrounds, VIC 

January 9-10

JANUARY plays host to one of the biggest and best displays of Classic Trucks, Tractors, Cars, Machinery plus much more. As well as having a range of visiting clubs and displays, the event also showcases the Vintage Machinery Section's own pavilion with more than 15 fully operational steam engines, 12 permanently installed oil engines, a 1000 Horsepower Marine Steam Engine, a Wool Scouring Machine, and a large collection of steam models. The Show is renowned for having the biggest and best display of restored working vintage machinery and tractors in Australia and attracts people from all over this country and even quite a few enthusiasts from overseas. If you have a special piece of machinery in your shed, which you would like to share with the visitors to the vintage show the organizers' would love to hear from you! Visit   

4   Tooradin Tractor Pull

Rutter Reserve Tooradin, VIC 

January 16

THE Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show has been an annual event since 1998 and has grown into a fabulous family day packed with lots of fun things to see and do. It is a non-profit event that is run by a committee of local community people putting all proceeds back into our local clubs, schools and various charities.  

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