Truckfest, one of Europe’s biggest trucking festivals, has celebrated its 35th edition with its largest ever event.
Colin Ward, founder and organiser of Truckfest, commented: “Visitors to Truckfest are not just truckers and their families, but also the general public who see and enjoy Truckfest as the area’s leading May Bank Holiday event. It has indoor exhibitions that include everything from customised trucks to custom cars, and in the main arena activities included motorcycle stunts and car-crushing American monster trucks, it really is a festival of trucking.”
Truckfest collaborated with brands such as Renault, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, DAF and Scania for this year’s event and this year Renault expanded its presence, featuring a Renault F1 racing car on its stand.
Jason Lunn, venue director of the East of England Arena, commented: “The Sunday of Truckfest features our single biggest day attendance of the year and it’s a pleasure to see the event continuing to grow with more truck entries each year. The economic benefit of Truckfest is not only important to us as a venue but also to the whole of Peterborough.
“The exhibitors book into local accommodation, and food outlets, exhibitors and visitors all use local amenities and filling stations, the positive ripple of Truckfest is substantial. The show is already booked in for 2020 and 2021 and we look forward to working closely with the organisers to make the shows return an even bigger success.”