Entries open for Haulin The Hume

By: Tamara Whitsed, Photography by: Tamara Whitsed


Entries have opened for Haulin’ the Hume 2019 and Trevor Ellwood’s 1975 White 4000 is ready to roll

Entries open for Haulin The Hume
Trevor Ellwood’s 1975 White 4000 will haul the Hume on Saturday, March 30.

 

Organisers expect around 300 vehicles to take part in the fifth biennial Haulin’ the Hume on March 30 and 31, 2019.

The classic truck run for commercial vehicles aged 30 years and older is organised by a committee led by Bruce Gunter. The event traces sections of the old Hume Highway and raises funds for Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT).

This year’s Haul will begin at Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park on the Saturday morning. Vehicles will travel over Razorback Mountain and through Picton, Mittagong, Goulburn, and Gunning on their way to Yass.

Haulin’ the Hume organiser, Bruce Gunter, and his father Geoff.

In previous years, hundreds of truck lovers have lined the route to watch and photograph the historic commercial vehicles.

If you want a close-up look at the trucks, they’ll stop at the Goulburn Recreation Centre for a short static display and lunch break on the Saturday. Many of the trucks will line up at Gasoline Alley, Yass, for breakfast and presentations on Sunday morning.

Penrith truck driver Trevor Ellwood has taken part in every Haulin’ the Hume since 2011, and plans to drive his 1975 White 4000 in the 2019 event.

"It’s living history, and it’s great to talk to the old blokes that were on the highway at that time, way back when," Trevor says.

Trevor is helping to organise a separate, smaller truck run on Friday March 29 – the day before Haulin’ the Hume – to mark the 40th anniversary of the Razorback Blockade. The historic protest began on April 2, 1979, and lasted nine days.

Trevor Ellwood is organising a short truck run on March 29 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Razorback Blockade.

Plans for the Razorback commemoration were still being finalised when Owner//Driver went to press, but Trevor says the event will begin at Camden and include a stopover at the truck rest at the top of Razorback Mountain.

For more information about Haulin’ the Hume and the separate Razorback memorial event, join the ‘Haulin' the Hume - Highway 31 Road Run’ Facebook group, email bruce@prodrivecompliance.com.au or phone Darrell Killick on 0412 050 224.

Read more about the upcoming Haulin' The Hume event in the January issue of Owner//Driver.

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