Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 May 2023 - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Truck Show retrospective: Six decades of classic trucks

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14 Apr, 2023

With just 34 days to go until the doors open to the 2023 show we’re getting a bit nostalgic about the huge number of great new truck launches we’ve witnessed over the past 55+ years!

What do you reckon is the most photographed truck of any Brisbane Truck Show … ever?

The 50th anniversary Mack Titan or Western Star W30 from 2013? The camouflage debut of the Freightliner Australia Cascadia from 2019? Or maybe the Kenworth Legend SAR from 2021?

Check out some of our favourite trucks from past shows below – stretching back to the very first show at Rocklea Showgrounds in 1968! And jump on the Brisbane Truck Show Facebook page to check out more – plus post your favourite trucks pics from previous shows!

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show was where Daimler Truck Australia finally lifted the curtain on its impressive Freightliner Cascadia. The camouflaged “winter soldier” test unit proudly stood on the stand, giving Australians their first glimpse of what is now the flagship Freightliner
Kenworth enthusiasts were treated to an almighty surprise at the 2021 Brisbane Truck Show. To celebrate its 50th year of manufacturing trucks in Australia, Kenworth decided to launch a limited-edition truck. Behold, the 50th-anniversary Legend SAR truck, modelled off the iconic W900SAR
Mack Trucks Australia is celebrating 60 years at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show. Love the 50th-anniversary ‘Southern Cross’ edition of the Mack Titan from 2013. In 2023 the all-new Anthem will be on show for the first time
Toyota FC100 (we think) from 1970. The FA and BA heavy-duty trucks were introduced in 1954. In 1964 they were redesigned, with the FA100 featuring a linear styling and four headlamps that gave it a fresh appearance, while adopting a new rigid frame and reinforced suspension

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