Following the success of the inaugural Connacht Truck Show held in conjunction with the 100th Claremorris Agricultural Show 2018, the event organiser Fleet Transport has teamed up with the Claremorris Equestrian Centre to host the 2020 Connacht Truck Show to be held on Sunday, 31 May (June public holiday weekend).
Claremorris based Fleet Transport magazine has been Ireland’s leading commercial vehicle publication since its inception in 2003. Parent company Fleet Publications also publishes Fleet Car, Fleet Van & Utility, Fleet Bus & Coach, Fleet Trailer & Body Builder, Fleet Maritime and Green Fleet Management among its monthly and quarterly titles.
Claremorris Equestrian Centre, located just off the N17, 1km from Claremorris town centre is the perfect location for the Connacht Truck Show 2020, offering ample display areas for the trucks, visitor parking and trade stands plus plenty of space for kiddies activities.
For the 2020 event, there will be three main elements; 1) Haulage Trucks Display; 2) Vintage Trucks Jamboree; and 3) N17 Truck Convoy.
The Connacht Truck Show will feature trucks of all ages, shapes and sizes. Not only will it feature vehicles from road transport operators from all around the province, but many exhibitors will be travelling from further afield, with a number of hauliers crossing the Irish Sea to come to the ‘Heart of the West’ to exhibit their everyday working trucks. The big prize ‘Top Truck of the Show’ – selected by show visitors, will once again be dedicated to local truck driving legend Paddy Kelly. The event is supported by Robe Training, Capitalflow and Western Truck & Trailer Parts.
To make it a truly family day out, the Hanley family which runs the Claremorris Equestrian Centre has organised pony rides, bouncy castles and a range of food stalls on site.
Proud owners of vintage and classic trucks are also keen to attend according to Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor, Fleet Transport, who mentioned that these categories will reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Scania V8 and look forward to the 50th anniversary of Volvo Trucks in Ireland.
“Another exciting element is the staging of the Connacht Truck Show N17 Convoy which will leave the venue at 4.30 pm and travel to Ballindine, Milltown and carry on to the N17/N18 Roundabout in Tuam before the trucks disperse from there,” said Jarlath.
“The truck cavalcade will be led by one of the BumbleANCE ambulances, the nominated charity for the event,” he added. BumbleANCE, as part of The Saoirse Foundation, provides a dedicated Children’s National Ambulance Service, designed and tailored for children; the service provides safe and comfortable transportation for Ireland’s youngest patients as they travel between their homes and hospitals, treatment centres and respite centres nationwide. Helen Beatty, Charity Manager at The Saoirse Foundation is delighted to be the nominated charity for the Connacht Truck Show; “Thank you for the opportunity to increase our visibility in the West,” she said.
“Interested parties are urged to register in advance of the event in order to assure entry which is open to tractor-units and rigids only. Trade stands are also welcome to register,” added Jarlath.
Entry forms regarding truck displays can be downloaded on www.fleet.ie
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