Great time had at Newbury Showground last weekend. This is the 2nd year this show has been run and we've been both years. We don't do very many shows at all but this is such a nice pleasant location and the show itself is not too hectic and crowded like a lot of others, just a chilled friendly atmosphere with the feel more of a local show. Nice way to spend a couple of days seeing a good mix of trucks, catching up with friends, taking the kids on a few rides and watching some of the events in the arena.
A little bit of good news out of a hell of a dreadful event. Troy’s family’s family friend Beth Harris got in touch with me last week about using the Big Rig for Troy’s funeral. Unfortunately as the truck is off the road being repaired I couldn’t commit to being available, but after a few days on the phone have managed by the looks of it to have had a hand in getting THE Optimus Prime(!!) of Transformers fame to make the 500 mile round trip to Canterbury on 8th May. Many thanks Hasbro for coming through with this..
After a great day working with Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis at North Weald Airfield, the parking challenge was completed and is now being aired on Heart FM’s website thanks to confused.com.
Voting is now open for the challenge, featuring Emma and Stephen competing against each other parallel parking the Big Rig (and 4 other pretty original vehicles).. Go to the Heart FM webpage if you want to enter the competition.. http://win.heart.co.uk/confused
A massive thank you to Yvonne and Pete and all the family at Excelsior Wholesale of Buzzard’s Valley who made me feel so welcome on Thursday night. I was made to feel completely at home, treated to a lovely local pub meal and ales, and in the morning sent away with some of their own flowers to give Alena when I got home, as well as a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine from their own winery made with grapes from their own vineyard! Not to forget the blueberry muffin for the road to make the morning peak time journey to Leicester.. Hope to see you all again soon for possibly BuzzStock next year if not a spot of fishing on your lake with the kids before then. xx
We are very proud to be a part of the latest McDonald's TV advertising campaign now taking place across the UK for the promotion of the Great Tastes of America. This is the first of the television commercials where the Big Rig takes on its role as the McDonald's truck in the adverts.
As always with television, the few seconds that you see the truck featured for actually involved 10s of hours over a number of prior weeks in preparation liaising with production staff, design and creativity teams as well as consulting to the locations manager on the legalities and practicalities of using an American prime mover unit and trailer for the campaign... It all came together in the end and it is extremely satisfying to finally see the end result on television!
Many thanks to Stephen Wood and all his team at Fairoaks Airport who worked with us to make it an absolutely fantastic day for all at the airport last weekend. It really was a massive success! Here are just a few pictures from the day..
Tesco artic driver Pete's missus gave him a proper surprise for his 40th.. He did real well too with the Eaton Fuller Roadranger crash box and was a bit of a natural I reckon, even managing a couple of downshifts!
Me and my little girl Milica (see if you can spot her - she's in one of these photos) left bright and early Christmas morning for Hayling Island where we took Santa into the Warner Leisure Sinah Warren resort. Job jobbed and we were still home for Christmas lunch.. Here are a few of the pictures from the morning including one of Santa and the entertainment staff and manager of the Sinah Warren resort.