Hayes trucks celebration in Alberni

The Vancouver Island Old Truck Club celebrates the 90th anniversary of Hayes trucks from June 30 to July 2 behind Glenwood Centre.

  • Jun. 28, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The Vancouver Island Old Truck Club  celebrates the 90th anniversary of Hayes trucks with a three-day show, June 30 to July 2 at the fairgrounds behind Glenwood Centre.

Enthusiasts from as far away as Denmark, New Zealand, New York and Alaska are coming to Port Alberni to help celebrate. Trucks will be coming from as far away as Alberta and Washington State.

Admission is free.

Besides trucks, there will be a log-loading demonstration, displays from trucking industry manufacturers, artwork and vintage truck videos.

Angel Magnussen will be on site, selling autographed copies of her cookbook as well as truck hats and pins to raise money for Variety Club and BC Children’s Hospital.

On July 1, many of the trucks plan to join the Canada Day parade.

The show is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday.