This is a nationwide convoy being held by truckers in aid of food bank charities. Big Rig Hire UK will be joining the south east event being run on the M25 starting at South Mimms Services at 2pm and travelling to Cobham Services and then back again. Spectators are NOT allowed in South Mimms so please don't go there - this is one of the things the Police 🚔 have asked for so please find a bridge over the M25 on route.
Making lots of noise for the nationwide Clap for Carers & Key Workers on 16th April, 2020. It was a 3-person job with me filming, Toby on the horns and Alena our own NHS St Thomas's nurse holding her thumb over the disconnected air line in the cab ensuring we kept air pressure up...
2020 Somerset & Devon Road Runs calendar with some great classic motors featured from British to European and a few Yanks, including our very own as the January calendar girl.
If anyone is interested in one let me know and I'll get hold of one (or more) from the S&D organisers at £10 each. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us through the 'Contact us' section of the website.
Brilliant morning down at Church Crookham / Fleet in Hampshire yesterday taking Santa on his parade around town followed by the grand entrance into his grotto at Redfields Garden Centre.
A day of American truck filming in the UK. On the south coast for filming of a crime reconstruction documentary on one of America's most infamous serial killers.
July 2019 edition of Classic Truck UK magazine front cover and feature article. Featuring the rig with a 4 page article on the truck, its history and the running restoration over the last 7 - 8 years.
One of the most scenic and enjoyable weddings we've had the privilege of attending. An absolutely pristine Autumn's afternoon on the south coast of England travelling in the big American truck from the wedding at Chichester Guildhall over to the Langstone Hotel, situated on my favourite island in the British Isles.. Hayling Island of course!
All the best for the future to the really lovely couple James and Sarah Talbot.
Photos courtesy of Tim Hills Photography - https://www.timhillsphotography.co.uk/
A massive thank you to the thousands (likely tens of thousands) who attended the convoy last Sunday!
Words cannot describe all of the organisers utter amazement at the sheer volume of cars and trucks that turned out with only one week's notice, not to mention the thousands of spectators who either tagged along, joined in at the service stops or lined the bridges and overpasses all the way around the M25.
I personally had over 65,000 views of the Big Rig Hire UK event page on Facebook over the 7 days leading up to the convoy...! I don't believe I went under a single bridge that did not have at least a dozen people waving off it, hanging flags and giving us the good old fashioned air horn arm pump..
All going well we will be organising another for next September when it will be the 1 year anniversary of Burt's passing and the 11 year anniversary of Jerry's passing on.
David Wearing (R) from Church Enstone and Danny Walker (L) with their giant American Peterbilt trucks on the Saturday of a very wet and windy Blenheim Festival of Transport Picture: Ric Mellis 26/8/2018 Woodstock.
Calling all American truck owners and enthusiasts.... there is going to be an M25 convoy.. hopefully the most Yank trucks in a convoy ever in the UK in honour of the legendary Burt Reynolds who passed away on 6th September -
9.00 - 10.00: Lakeside/Thurrock Services
11.00-12.00: South Mimms Services
13.30-14.00: Cobham Services
14.45-15.30: Clacket Lane Services
16.00: Lakeside/Thurrock Services
This is being organised by Motor Show Events and they have asked George Matthews to lead with his Snowman / Bandit Kenworth W900 (pic here). So think back to the reason most of us love these trucks.. this is for the star of one of the two most famous trucking movies in history.
For me personally this will also be about honouring Jerry Reed (the actor, musician, singer, truck driver who was the one and only Snowman in Smokey and the Bandit) and who also passed away 10 years ago this month.
Let's make this BIG.