Alice Springs looks to 2015

By: Greg Bush, Photography by: Greg Bush


The 2015 Shell Rimula Alice Springs Wall of Fame Reunion looks set to be the biggest gathering on record, if this year’s event is anything to go by.

Alice Springs looks to 2015
The Alice Springs convoy en route to the National Road Transport Museum.

 

Road Transport Historical Society organisers and volunteers were kept ‘on the hop’ when a larger that expected number of attendees rolled up for the annual National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion. More than 100 new inductees were added to the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame on August 30, including a very surprised Whiteline Australia director Sharon Middleton.

In addition, retired managing director of Brown & Hurley, Jim Hurley was presented with an Icon of the Industry award at this induction ceremony.

It was estimated that around 800 people walked through the doors at the National Road Transport Museum, which is owned and operated by the Road Transport Historical Society.

As well as the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame induction ceremony, the ‘long weekend’ of events from August 28 to September 1 included the Cummins Cup Race Day, the Buntine Reunion, the Cat Trucks Day, including the convoy through town, the Owner//Driver Meet The Milemaker Luncheon, and the Shell Rimula Gala Dinner.

Dinner guests also enjoyed pre-dinner drinks at the Kenworth Dealer Hall of Fame, before being entertained by top Melbourne country-rock band The Giants.

Next year will be five-yearly ‘big event’, where more than 200 inductees will be added to the Wall of Fame.

For more on this year’s event, see the October 2014 print edition of Owner//Driver.

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