Crawlin’ The Hume run rolls along old Hume Hwy route

April 17, 2018

Historic trucks travel through Benalla, on the trip from Campbellfield to Albury as part of the 2018 Crawlin’ The Hume event.

Saturday was a trip back in time for townspeople along the old Hume Hwy as the Crawlin’ The Hume historic truck run rolled by.

Crawlin’ The Hume, from Campbellfield to Albury, is held every second year for vehicles built 25 years or more ago, passing through towns which were bypassed in the upgrading of Highway 31.

Crawlin’ The Hume organiser Robert French said the aim of the run was to re-create the old days, and the rain did not deter the keen enthusiasts.

‘‘We try to relive the old days where the trucks were louder, slower and the roads were a lot rougher,’’ Mr French said.

‘‘There’s always new trucks coming out of the woodworks, this year from years 1923 to 1990s,’’ he said.

All 250 trucks stopped at Winton Motor Raceway for lunch then went on to Albury for dinner at Albury Race Club.

Mr French started Crawlin’ the Hume in 2012, having taken his restored 1964 Peterbilt 351 for a spin many times since.

‘‘There is already plans in the making for 2020 Crawlin’ The Hume and how to make it bigger again,’’ he said.

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