Lester Hamilton appointed as general manager, "overwhelming support from the Alice Springs community and members of the RTHS Australia wide," writes Rosey Batt, statutory manager of the Road Transport Historical Society Inc.
10,000 people and 1200 trucks will be coming to Alice Springs in late August. Got any spare beds? PHOTO: An historic gem snagged by the National Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, the first Australian-built truck, a vintage 1910 Caldwell Vale. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
One thousand truckies and partners from every Australian state are in town for their 18th annual reunion at the National Transport Hall of Fame. One hundred of them were last night inducted to the Wall of Fame which now includes 1000 legends of the nation's transport industry. PICTURED: The parade this morning, led by the newest prime mover, built in Australia, of another major Hall sponsor, Caterpillar.
Amidst the crusty truckies at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame reunion in Alice Springs last week was one quite unlike the rest: she is a petite blonde driving the rig of the year, a 50 tonne Drake low loader pulled by a 550 horsepower Western Star – total value more than half a million dollars.
Perhaps the only hint there may be a woman driver behind the wheel is the prime mover's colour: pink.
Julie Gavin transports earthmoving and mining equipment all around Australia.
Does she know what the future will hold for the industry she loves? "Good question. What's next week's lotto numbers, Erwin?" ERWIN CHLANDA reports.