ONE OF Scotland’s truck shows is returning to north east Scotland by popular demand. First held at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford 17 years ago, the Grampian Truck Show, sponsored by Asset Alliance Group, will be held at The Thainstone Centre near Inverurie on Saturday 18 April 2020.

The new venue offers hard standing for all trucks on display, in addition to plenty of interior space for a truck display, model exhibition and stands. The site also boasts extensive catering facilities.

Show organisers Ally Shaw senior and Ally Shaw junior, reckoned it was time to re-launch the Grampian Truck Show, after the pair attended a motoring event at The Thainstone Agricultural Centre last year. That particular show was organised by Alan Leonard and Allan Wallace, who have kindly offered their assistance.

Grampian Truck Show sponsor, Asset Alliance Group’s Truck and Trailer Sales division is now the UK’s largest independent retailer of new, nearly new and used commercial vehicles.

The organisers have been overwhelmed by the support from local businesses who will sponsor the 21 new show categories and classes for the event. The awards include prizes for Best Super Truck, Best in Show and Best Effort.

Frank Sutherland of Autosmart has kindly offered to sponsor the show’s truck wash facility on site. Frank will supply all the cleaning products and teams to wash trucks on arrival, free of charge.

Entries will be capped at 400 trucks and the organisers say they are amazed at the interest already shown. This year’s Asset Alliance Grampian Truck Show will be a one day event, but depending on demand, the event may expand to two days next year.

The Thainstone Centre is adjacent to the main A96 Aberdeen to Inverness trunk route and is easily accessed by public transport. Truck owners wishing to book a place at the event can do so through the Asset Alliance Grampian Truck Show Facebook page, or by logging onto the Eventbrites website.

Contact details: Ally Shaw senior M: 07706 283747 / E: scanvab@aol.com Ally Shaw junior M: 07852 730217.