Picture of the Week: Connacht Truck Show Top Truck Award for Foy’s Recovery Truck & Trailer Combination

  • In association with Pat Joyce Transport & Sweeney Oil
  • In aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice

Described as a “Great day out for all the family” the third Connacht Truck Show 2023 was held at the Claremorris Athletics Track & Showgrounds as a fundraiser for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. Organised by Fleet Transport magazine, visitors were treated to a unique experience where over one hundred trucks, vans, classic cars and tractors on display sparkled in splendid sunshine, blending in with a vibrant trade and entertainment area. A selection of food and refreshment stalls mixed in with merchandise stands, along with the two ice-cream vendors, to add to the variety of the day. Entertainment was provided for all ages, with kiddies amusements at one end, ‘themed’ music and interviews broadcast live by Claremorris Community Radio, and live music performed on stage by local band The Outsiders. Trade stands ranged from new car and van sales, professional transport operator and driver course providers to AdBlue suppliers, vehicle graphics specialists, auto  care products, and upcoming show/events promoters.

The winner of the Paddy Kelly Memorial Cup – Top Truck (of the Show) was the DAF XF Recovery tractor-unit with Vega low-loader & Mercedes-Benz Actros Recovery rigid, operated by James Foy Auto Service – Sligo


Best Vintage Truck – 1960 AEC Mercury – Ger Hyland – Laois

Best Recovery Truck – DAF XF +  Vega trailer – James Foy Auto Service – Sligo

Best DAF Fleet – 3 x DAF XF tractor-units – Sligo Haulage – Sligo

Best DAF Truck – DAF XF 530 – Lynn International – Westmeath

Best Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Actros 4×2 T/U – Brian Cunningham Transport – Mayo

Best Renault Truck – Renault T-High 520 4×2 – Beirne Express Freight – Mayo

Best Volvo – Volvo FH 500 6×2 – Lynx Transport, Galway

Best Working Tipper – Hino 700 8×4 – P Ring Quarries – Mayo

Best Restored Duo – 1993 Scania 113 380 & 2005 R580 – Glynns Transport – Galway

Best Working Truck – Irish reg – Scania R560 4×2 – Protrans – Longford

Best Working Truck – N.Irish reg – Scania R520 – Hannon Transport – Armagh

Best Working Classic: 2003 Scania 164L 580 – O’Toole Transport – Galway

Best Fuel Tanker – DAF CF – Drury Oils Ltd – Roscommon