On Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th May, Beaulieu will be super-sizing its offering to visitors with its popular, family-friendly event, Truckmania. This exciting show, which burst onto the scene last year and proved to be a resounding success, is now back for 2014 with even bigger displays and more trucking action.
In the picturesque surroundings of the Beaulieu parkland, trucks and lorries of all shapes, sizes and ages will be on display for visitors to get up close to. Vehicles on display will include eco-friendly lorries, themed and specially decorated trucks, plus many commercial and traditional models.
Visitors can vote for their favourite truck in the People’s Choice Award, with the owner of the winning truck receiving a Beaulieu trophy.
World-famous monster truck, BIGFOOT, will be leaving visitors open-mouthed during two mesmerising, action-packed displays each day, featuring power demonstrations, gravity-defying stunts and car-crushing.
A special feature for 2014, the Transformer truck, Optimus Prime, will be appearing at the event. Do not miss seeing this superhero of the truck and film world in all his full-scale, real-life glory.
In the Grand Marquee, an even larger Mini Truck World will be whirring into action with a wide range of remote controlled model trucks. From a construction site to a road network, these RC trucks will recreate everything that full-size trucks do on a daily basis.
TV trucking personality, Mark Dixon, will again be joining the action on both days, talking with event commentator, Kevin Harris, sharing his knowledge of trucks and saying hello to visitors.
Always fun for both participants and spectators alike, the Truck Agility Test sees truck drivers manoeuvring their cab around a number of awkward obstacles, with a Beaulieu Trophy awarded each day to the most skilled driver.
Enjoy free rides on the traditional fairground dodgems and test your strength in the ‘Beaulieu Truck Pull’. Both individual and team participants are welcome, with all those taking part receiving a very special medal.
Truckmania can be enjoyed as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction. See the National Motor Museum and its two brand new displays for 2014. For Britain & For The Hell Of It features iconic Land Speed Record cars and celebrates the history of British Land Speed Record breaking with a stirring audio-visual presentation. The Motorcycle Story takes you on a journey through motorcycling history, featuring motorcycles and memorabilia covering a wide range of racing disciplines, road safety and British youth culture of the 1950s and 60s.
Visit World of Top Gear, displaying actual vehicles used in the popular BBC television motoring show, On Screen Cars with genuine vehicles from TV and film, 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and the gardens.
Beaulieu attraction admission tickets are available to buy on arrival on the day of your visit, or in advance online from www.beaulieushop.co.uk at a special web discount rate.
Free parking is available to visitors in the attraction car parks with the event opening each day from 10am – 6pm.
If you have a truck which you would like to bring along to Truckmania, or if you would like to have a trade stand at the event, please download an entry form from http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/beaulieu-events/truckmania or contact the Events Team, by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 01590 614614.