Dunfermline Press

Knockhill set to host first truck show in over 15 years

- Rhart@dunfermlin­epress.co.uk @RossH_DP

Ross Hart

KNOCKHILL Racing Circuit are preparing to host a first truck event in more than 15 years this weekend which bosses hope will become one of the biggest on its calendar.

Supertruck Scotland will take place at the iconic West Fife venue this Saturday and Sunday, providing a live action, family driven show that will feature hundreds of custom, working, vintage and show trucks, as well as track entertainm­ent to excite all ages.

Paul Swift and his Internatio­nal World Famous Stunt Team, as previously seen on Top Gear Live, and live track demonstrat­ions from Nelson Piquet’s 1990 race- winning Formula One Benetton- Ford, are two of the weekend’s big highlights.

In addition, there will be activities like drag and drifting action on track; a supercars demonstrat­ion; kids’ mini truck racing; and a funfair, face painting and kids’ zone, plus more besides.

The event comes just two weeks after Knockhill hosting three rounds of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championsh­ip, and director of events, Stuart Gray, is excited by the truck show’s potential.

“We’ve recognised, for a number of occasions, families, kids of all ages, like to come here. We’re not just for the petrol heads, so we’ve added a truck show,” he said. “The truck show is one we’ve got high hopes for to become one of the bigger events of the year for Knockhill in years to come.

“We’ve hosted truck events of sorts in the late 1980s, and we did something in the early 2000s, but this is the first time that we’re hosting a major truck show.

“We’ve teamed up with organisers at the Inverurie event near Aberdeen, and they attract 20,000 people over a weekend.

“Exactly the same organising team that deliver Inverurie are helping us to deliver our event, hence we’ve got high hopes for big crowds. By having Paul Swift here, there’s stunt driving, we’ve got live music, there’s kids entertainm­ent - the truck show is launching this year but we’re hoping within two or three years that we’ve become the biggest truck show in Scotland.

“The fact that we’ve got the option to run live action here, the entertainm­ent and spectacle will be both on track and off track.

“Things like the ( Bennetts British) Superbikes and touring cars, they roll into town. We open the gates, the teams arrive, and the venue gets set up, but events such as the truck show, we’re the organisers. We put on everything.”

The gates open at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday, and for more informatio­n and to book tickets, visit www. knockhill. com/ events.

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Knockhill is set to host a truck show this weekend.

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