Press Release 2022 Australian Festival of Transport- Reunion
The National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs has begun preparations for the Truckies reunion in August 2022
The weekend begins on Friday 26th August 2022 with the Cummins Race day at Alice Springs Turf Club for the "Cummins Cup". After the cup day head over to the Museum at 6pm for the Stuart's Kitchen Event with Finger Food, Bar facilities and Live entertainment.
On Saturday the inductions will occur in the afternoon and we are encouraging people to download the form from our webpage and nominate inductees early as nominations close on 30th June 2022. Due to the restrictions impacted by Covid-19 we also have inductee's that missed the opportunity in 2020 & 2021 to be inducted and have deferred to this year so we wil commence the celebrations with these people being on the podium first.
After the inductions on Saturday afternoon the Bar will open in Stuart's kitchen at 4.30pm and then follow at 6pm with a Formal Gala dinner and live music in the Kenworth Pavilion until around 10pm
Sunday will be our open day with free entry to the museum, live music and offering a delicious selection of choices in the Old Ghan Tearooms. They will be open and serving Devonshire Teas along with plenty of food options for everyone to enjoy. The Mini Ghan Train will be running all day for all the family to experience.
Media Release: Road Transport Historical Society Incorporated
30 July 2019
Since my appointment as Statutory Manager of the Road Transport Historical Society Inc on Monday 22 July 2019 I have received overwhelming support from the Alice Springs Community and members of the RTHS Australia wide.
The Chamber of Commerce co-ordinated a meeting of business leaders and transport and tourism champions on 23 July 2019 and the outcome of that meeting was a commitment from everyone present to do whatever they could to support the ongoing operations of the RTHS and in particular the annual ReUnion event scheduled for Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2019.
A committee was formed (Wayne Thompson, Jamie de Brenni, Grant Whan and Brendan Heenan) to ensure the delivery of the ReUnion in accordance with stakeholder expectations.
With the assistance of Liz Martin, the committee has now presented me with a budget for the ReUnion. Sponsors have confirmed their commitment to the event and I am very pleased to confirm that the ReUnion will be taking place as planned.
I am also very pleased to announce that I have offered the position of General Manager of the RTHS to Lester Hamilton and he has accepted. Lester will be well known to many Territorians as the recent past owner of the Alice Springs Brumby’s, an award winning business. Lester will commence in this position on Tuesday, 6 August 2019.
In the meantime, Deloitte’s have been working hard to ensure the financials of the RTHS are brought up to date and to ensure regulatory compliance. I am continuing to become acquainted with the members of the organisation from around Australia and the amazing collection of assets that the RTHS holds.
Road Transport Historical Society Inc