We’re back on track with the updates again — we’ve been under a lot of pressure to secure the future of the truck and team but are now more than happy to announce that all is well for the coming season and also wanted to update you on the rew’s latest activities:
Shoulders: Completed HND in July and worked stupid hours over the summer, now back in Preston topping HND up to a BA Honours in Sports Management with Motorsports.
Rivet: is now known to the team as ‘Pop Rivet’ due to the addition of a new family member. Louise was born in, in, erm, a couple of months ago anyway.
Joey: went AWOL, apparently he’s in a rainforrest somewhere.
Floyd: killed lots of rats over summer, so we have a very happy dog. Then had her dew claws removed due to a ratting injury.
The Big Pete team are now the proud owners of a Scania 143M Topliner. This will be used to transport the monster around the country, check out the pictures below!
Many thanks go out to Steve Murty for the loan of his Cargo throughout the past season.
The Scania is a former Truckfest Peterborough working show truck winner (so we’ve been told). It was last operated by Nigel Williams of Kings Lynn. The truck was off the road due to electrical problems, these have been sorted by Joey and the truck is now fully operational.
We plan to get the truck back up to show standard for the next season, look out for it at the shows.
Scania 143M Topliner Pictures:
On the 22nd and 23rd October Michael and Joey attended the Showmans Show at Newbury. Thanks go out to Peter Johnson Entertainments who gave us space on the best pitch at the show.
Thanks to this we have managed to gather a number of bookings for the coming season.
Also in attendance at the show was Steve with his Backdraft wheelie truck who was demonstrating the truck in his own arena, in pouring rain. Thanks to Trax Portable Access, who provided Steve with portable flooring to beat the weather.
Big Pete has been commisioned by William Strike Ltd to give Rudolph a break for a weekend.
The truck is to deliver Santa to two garden centres at Knutsford, Cheshire and Harwarden, Deeside. Check out the events page for more details.
The crew will soon be starting up ‘The Upside Down Club’, a select group of people who have all found themselves the wrong way up in a car, usually causing embarrasment and mockery. All the crew have joined the club over the past few years, the most recent being Joey who ‘just wanted to know what it felt like’!
We are going to set up a album for your membership proof and at the end of the season the enrty we deem funniest will recieve a drive in Big Pete.
Joey is clearly in the lead (he rolled a Micra) so far but doesn’t count as it was staged. The rest of us suffered greatly to join the club. Genuine entries only please.