Flooding suspends Rocklea Heritage Show

By: Greg Bush


Rain takes toll on annual south-east Queensland show which was due to be held on May 21 and 22

Flooding suspends Rocklea Heritage Show
Sunny days: A classic Mack at Rocklea in 2017

 

The Heritage Truck Association Australia Inc (HTAA) has been forced to postpone its 2022 Truck Show due to its regular venue, the Rocklea Showgrounds, becoming waterlogged.

HTAA secretary Phyllis Davies says the committee was left with little choice but to hold off on the event following constant rain in south-east Queensland.

"We’ve postponed the show at the moment," Davies says. "We’re trying to work out when we can possibly have another one."

The HTAA is currently negotiating with the showground administrators with a view to holding the event in another time slot.

Planning for the Heritage Truck Show had been well underway when the committee made the decision to postpone.

"It’s really painful when this sort of thing happens," says Davies, who has been tasked with contacting exhibitors of the bad news.

In stark contrast, the 2021 Heritage Truck Show was held undercover at the Brisbane Convention Centre as part of the Brisbane Truck Show. The HTAA received an invitation to present a prime selection of historic vehicles after a number of truck manufacturers pulled out due to COVID concerns.

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