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Sydney Classic and Antique Truck Show 2016

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by Diana (subscribe)
Microbiologist-turned-homemaker, she is a foodie with a flair for cooking. An avid traveller and voracious reader, she also loves to paint and indulges in photography.
Old is always Gold
No matter how aristocratic a car one might be in, it is always dwarfed in front of the Highway beasts - the trucks. Standing with their nose high and an inherent attitude, trucks are, without the tiniest speck of doubt, one of mankind's best wheeled inventions. Evolving from unassuming hay laden carts to HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicle), these mammoth vehicles have journeyed far and wide.

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The substantial role that these behemoths play in our everyday lives is not obvious as their load stays safely hidden in their gargantuan bellies and elephantine backs. From our daily supplements to much needed entertainment, everything is in some way or other, dependent on trucks. Entertainment dependent on trucks must have sounded bewildering, but don't forget that satellite parts and high voltage cables that transmit images and electricity to the idiot box in our living rooms are all transported by the roadway giants. I might have overrated them a little here as the roles of ships and aircrafts too come into considerable play, but trucks are trucks.

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And to commemorate the evolution of these machines, the Museum of Fire is organizing the 6th Annual Sydney Classic and Antique Truck Show at Penrith. Trucks, buses, fire engines and other transport vehicles of yore will be seen flexing their muscular tyres in the Museum premises. Nothing younger than 30 years will be on show. Therefore, it may not hold promise for those who are into the more serious ultramodern and the avant-garde. But for the period piece admirer, Penrith would surely be the place to be on 29th May.

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Music and free amusement rides will keep you arrested. And the second best thing on top of the veteran machines would be Matt Falloon's world renowned balloons. Kids will have a thorough treat of funtainment. Some of the other activities will be:

1) Firefighters in vintage attire showing off skills of bygone years
2) Historic police cars and bikes exhibits
3) Bullen's Circus reconditioned vehicles on display
4) Demonstrations of Kitchen Fire Simulator by the Fire and Rescue Division of NSW
5) Tours of Penrith on one of yesteryear's double decker buses

Tickets (include all rides and entertainment):
Adults - $15 (includes up to three children under 16 free with paying Adult)
Concession - $10 (no children on concession ticket).

Timing: 8am - 3pm

The crowd is most definitely going to have a gala time reliving history through the old timers. Cheers to the Highway Hotshots!!
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Why? Experience the past through Vintage Vehicles
When: 8am-3pm, 29th May, 2016
Phone: 02 4731 3000
Where: Museum of Fire, Penrith
Cost: Adults $15(including upto 3 children under 16 per ticket), Concession $10
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