Waterford Truck Show 2019 – “Going Back to Our Roots’

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Left to Right: John Burke (WTS); Mark Loneragan (WTS); Noel Brennan (WTS); Metropolitan Mayor of Waterford City, Cllr.Joe Kelly, Verona Murphy (President of the Irish Road Hauliers Association); Deputy Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.John O’Leary; Nina Byrne, Business Development Manager (Circle K); Paul White (Fleet Transport Magazine); Paul Jackman (Tramore Racecourse); Pau Halley (RNLI).

Now in its eighth year, the Waterford Truck & Motor Show for 2019, is returning to where it all began. Over the May Bank Holiday (4/5 May) weekend the Racecourse at Tramore will play host to what is arguably one of the best events in the annual Irish Truck Show calendar. As well as celebrating the return to ‘the sunny South East’, Tramore, the Show will also acknowledge two important anniversaries by marking 25 years of the Volvo Truck FH series, and 50 years of Scania’s legendary V8 engine.

 At the official launch, the enthusiasm for the Show was evident by the number of dignitaries who wished to lend their support. Speakers included Verona Murphy, President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, and Paul Halley who spoke on behalf of the RNLI, the designated charity for the event.

The Show is already heavily subscribed thanks to the immense success of previous years. This was noted by Waterford’s Metropolitan Mayor, Councillor John Kelly who said the show draws patrons from all counties of Ireland, and attracts many loyal followers from the UK and further afield. He highlighted the significant benefits that the Truck Show brings to the city by saying: “there are only upsides to this event.”

As always the Waterford Truck & Motor Show aims to raise valuable funds for a nominated local charity, and this year all funds raised will be donated to the RNLI. It is worth noting that the RNLI is fully reliant of charitable donations, receiving no Government funding in providing what Deputy Mayor, Councillor John O’Leary recognised as “an outstanding service to the community and beyond.”

Waterford Truck & Motor Show 2019 has received valuable support from many high profile sponsors including Circle K, Bridgestone Tyres, Dennison Trailers, Volvo Trucks with Fleet Transport Magazine once again as media partners.

 In addition to the immense ‘horsepower’on show at the Racecourse, the  2019 running of the event will have a social side with a Country Music  Festival and a wide range of transport and motoring exhibits. There will be many other exhibits and attractions which are expected to draw large crowds and families over the weekend of 4/5 May next.

 Truck display entry registration details and Trade Stand booking information can also be found on the website: www.waterfordtruckshow.com.

Paul White