When we heard that Peterborough was hosting the Truck Fest during the early May bank
holiday weekend, we couldn’t help but go and check what this Fest was all about. Of course the name
“Truck Fest” pretty much gave it away, but we ultimately found ourselves amazed at the
assortment of entertainment, displays and vehicles on show.
Hence our decision to select, in our opinion, the 8 “Best Looking” trucks that where on
8. The “Men in Black” beast
Amongst all the fantastic trucks on display, this one definitely caught our attention therefore
earning it a place on our list. Owned by In Transit Transport Services, the painting of this
beauty took 4 weeks to complete. The wait was however definitely worth it.
Yes, you read that correctly. Whether you where there with your kids, or by yourself, one
would have to agree that this is genius! Who’s never heard of or simply just loves The
Smurfs? The truck was bought by Rosalind and Kevin, both incredibly passionate about
these tiny blue creatures, ultimately transforming it into what it is now. “We spent lots of money on the engine to make it roadworthy, but at some point we decided to decorate it and exhibit it in shows”, explained Kevin, an idea that we would most certainly consider to have successfully achieved the “Wow Factor”
6. The “I See You” truck
If during 2009 you were glued to the big screen watching Avatar, and we say why not either,
jamming to the tune of “I see you” by Leona Lewis (guilty pleasure, I’ll admit it!), then you will
absolutely LOVE this truck. With all the main characters from the movie and the
accompanying blue shades on the truck, it definitely sets the mood for the sequel
coming out in December 2020. PJ Bray Transport Limited – owners of the truck –
reminded us to pin the date in the calendar!
5. The Buzz-Light Truck
The big red truck stunningly decorated with our favorite characters from “Toy Story”. The
truck, owned by Terry Peach LTD, also had Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear displayed on the front.
Definitely brought back some memories and the kids loved it too.
4. Guardian of the Trucks
This truck is a comic geek’s dream, as it was for me too! The amazing
design sets your mood straight into space. In Transit transport services owns this truck as
well, and informed us that it cost £12,000 and took six weeks to paint. The front also shows Star Lord & Gamora in a passionate kissing moment. We love a bit romanticism among our
3. The Siberian Express
Roar-some! Painted black in colour and the choice of a tiger undeniably results in an elegant
and premium touch to this vehicle. When asked why the choice of a tiger, James
Richardson, owner of the truck and company Richardson Transport LTD, replied: “I have
always loved tigers, they are amazing animals”.
2. The Joker
This truck won our hearts and it indeed has everything: bright colours, super heros,
a boom!, chicks and most of all, the Avengers. Owned by Mr. Templeton, the truck
goes around UK delivering goods and was one of the highlights of the Fest, with large
crowds constantly photographing this beauty.
1. The “Apollo Brut”
Despite this “Brut” of a truck having no movie stars on display, we loved the Apollo Tyres Ltd
sponsored racing truck. The eye catching purple colour stood out from the crowd amongst
the other plainly painted trucks and the attention to detail generally created a positive buzz
and huge interest around the “Apollo” truck.
And just in case you hadn’t noticed – Our logo is proudly displayed on the truck! That definitely earns it a first place in our ranking.
What more can we say? We attended, we saw and we totally loved it! If you ever see these
“Big Boys” out there on the road, offer them a wave – you’ll definitely be rewarded with a
loud “Honk” in return!
The Truck Fest will be back the 15th and 16th of June in Wolsingham with more surprises for
all you truck lovers out there.