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Hall of Fame set to go ahead

Hall of Fame set to go ahead

NZ Truck & Driver News

 August 2020   
In a year of COVID-19-caused lockdowns, cancellations and postponements, a premier event for the New Zealand trucking industry is set to go ahead.

The annual Mobil Delvac 1 NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame is scheduled to be held at the spectacular Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill on Friday October 2.

As the organisers say, "after months of global uncertainty, NZ is revving back into life – and the road transport industry has an opportunity to celebrate its own, in one of the few events dedicated to the industry in NZ."

They reckon that the black-tie event will be "the perfect opportunity to get back into the swing of things: Catch up with good friends, unite as a business community and celebrate those, past and present, who have made a significant contribution to the industry." 

The brainchild of Invercargill-based HWR directors Jocelyn and Scott O'Donnell, the event began in 2012. 

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In a year of COVID-19-caused lockdowns, cancellations and postponements, a premier event for the New Zealand trucking industry is set to go ahead.
The annual Mobil Delvac 1 NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame is scheduled to be held at the spectacular Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill on Friday October 2.
As the organisers say, "after months of global uncertainty, NZ is revving back into life – and the road transport industry has an opportunity to celebrate its own, in one of the few events dedicated to the industry in NZ."
They reckon that the black-tie event will be "the perfect opportunity to get back into the swing of things: Catch up with good friends, unite as a business community and celebrate those, past and present, who have made a significant contribution to the industry." 
The brainchild of Invercargill-based HWR directors Jocelyn and Scott O'Donnell, the event began in 2012. 
Jocelyn O'Donnell says the Hall of Fame has a dual purpose – to honour the outstanding contributions many individuals have made to the NZ road transport industry, with four to six Hall of Famers inducted each year.
But the event also supports the safety of young Kiwis on our roads. Proceeds are donated to the ProActive Youth Driver Education Trust.
So the Hall of Fame dinner and awards function "is a great opportunity to celebrate those within our industry who have contributed a significant amount of time, care and enthusiasm to forging the way for the future of road transport in NZ," she says. 
"At the same time, it is supporting a programme that equips young NZers with the skills they need to remain safe while driving."
The Hall of Fame's 500 tickets have sold out each year and TW Events & Incentives events manager Adam Reinsfield says this year's tickets are selling fast.
"It's testament to the national transport industry that it so willingly comes together to celebrate the success stories of its own," he says. 
"We're really proud to have created an event that not only celebrates the tenacity and contribution of transport industry figures but looks towards the future and rattles the tin in support of ensuring young Kiwis remain safe on our roads. 
"Now, more than ever, is a time to come together to celebrate. We're thrilled to see so many people are looking forward to this year's event as much as we are."  

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