Defying the odds at Sorell

Now a major fixture on the Tasmanian Trucking calendar is the Pembroke Park at Sorell on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend on June 13.

Originally organised and arranged by those tireless workers Rick Sutcliffe, the co-ordinator, and Emma Bygrave, the chairperson, to raise much needed funds for the South East Suns Women’s Football Club; sadly, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic last year’s show had to be cancelled.

But after much effort and frustration, obtaining the necessary permissions and permits from both Council and the Department of Health, Bygrave and Sutcliffe have again managed to get this fourth truck show up and running against all odds.

Organised as a major family day as well, the show will start at 10am and be an all-day show offering something for everyone. Refreshments and hot food will be available and, there will again be excellent live music from the hugely popular Royal Australian Navy Band.

There will be a full competition wood chop, the PCYC are arranging events for the kids, there will be heritage displays and other entertainments on the day.

“The main thing we want to emphasise this year is that the tickets for general entry must be purchased online at Eventbrite,” said Bygrave.

They are $2.50 each and are sold in timed sessions of 1.5hrs. Any vehicles entering the show must fill out an entry form and pay their entry fee prior to the day.

“Working trucks are $20, restored trucks are $15 and cars are $10. The entry forms can be found on our Facebook page or by using the QR code on our flyer. Vehicles will be allowed, the driver and one passenger able to stay all day, any extra passengers must purchase tickets and cannot enter the site in the vehicle. There will be no ticket sales or entries on the day.”

“All of our restrictions were set by the Department of Health and we have to abide by them. Fingers crossed things will be relaxed in the future and we can get the show back to normal. But, for now, we are doing everything we can to get things up and running again, and to put on a good day for the guys and girls that enter their vehicles and those that come to have a look around.”

Further information can be found on the Southern Suns Facebook page,, or by phoning Sutcliffe on 0499 169 229.

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