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Alice bursts at the seams with truckies

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Being a trucker isn't just a religion. It's also having a big family. ERWIN CHLANDA reports from the National Transport Hall of Fame reunion that filled the town to bursting point.

 

Beds wanted. Lots of them.

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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.

 

Trucks, hot rods revving up

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The roar of engines is a favourite sound for many locals and they will have a field day next year – 14 of them, to be exact. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

OMG, they shrank the Ghan!

 

 

The latest Great Railway Journey in Alice Springs you take not inside a train, but on top of it. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Volunteer Dallas doing a track inspection.

 

Visit to Alice Springs by Bushtracker Owners Group

 

 

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

During September more than 100 Bushtracker Caravans converging on Alice Springs and District.

Iconic Mack to be top attraction

 

 

Is there such a thing as a "pure" Mack? Yes. You're looking at it. It's a Mack Superliner Mark I, 1985 vintage. It will be the jewel in the crown of the Mack pavilion under construction at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs. It was driven to Alice Springs from Perth by Dave Matthews (at right in the photo) and his son, James. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

PART TWO Food for Thought: Transport Hall of Fame bucks downward trends

 

By LIZ MARTIN
CEO of the National Transport Hall of Fame.
The local champion of lateral thinking has parlayed the Hall into the town's top private and volunteer initiative, and the nation's leading museum of its kind. The global recession called for a change of tack – and the Hall had one of its best years ever. How can this kind of "never say die" attitude be applied to the town's woes?

Here are some of her hints:-
• We have always been aware of our precarious position as a community based museum and planned ahead, not only for future development but survival in the bad times and succession planning for our future.
• I have always been lateral in my approach to this business.

• It’s not just about working hard; it’s about working smart, especially when times are tough.

• This advice came from Kurt Johannsen in 1992: “There will be plenty of knockers but don’t waste time on them. While you are worrying about them you are letting down the people and businesses that support you – keep striving towards your goals.”

• Don’t over-think your problems. I see many people in "damage control" and spending too much time solving their day to day problems.  This extends to Alice Springs as a community. I hate to think about the countless times in the past thirty years that we have gone back to square one dealing with and changing the methodology in how we deal with anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.

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