NEW to Rockingham for 2017, the unique Truxx Factor Show rolls into the Northamptonshire venue this weekend (September 30/October 1) for a two-day trucking spectacular.
The family-friendly show promises to appeal to people of all ages with its full programme both on and off the track celebrating all things trucking – the only challenge visitors will have is how to fit everything in to just 48-hours.
Taking centre stage is the truck show which attracts an array of entries from vintage and retro trucks to American classics and custom rigs through to the modern day era of the hard-working fleets from some of the UK’s biggest names in road haulage.
With various competitions running throughout the weekend, the rivalry between owner drivers and fleet operators is fierce as everyone wants to be crowned Truxx factor Champion. For the discerning truck fan, a classic tractor and steam section will feature over 100 years of haulage in the Transport through the Ages display.
Across in the Live Arena, the rubber will be burning with demonstrations from the BriSCA (British Stock Car Association), F1 Stock Cars and Rockingham Drift Xperience cars. There’ll also be trade/industry displays as well as a strongman challenge.
Visitors will not be restricted to just spectating though, as there will also be the opportunity to jump in the passenger seat of a race truck, Long Goods Vehicle (LGV) or climb aboard the Red Dragon Monster Truck for a bone-shaking, car crushing ride!
Plus the famous Ken Fox Troupe Wall of Death, race truck simulator driving experiences, static displays and remote control trucks will all be on offer. While for the younger members of the family, there will be plenty to enjoy from mini Monster Truck rides, a family fun fair, bouncy castles, face painting and much, much more.
If that wasn’t enough, the Pickup Truck Championship will be headlining the racing action. A firm favourite with the home crowd, the drivers will battle bumper-to-bumper at breath-taking speeds over two race heats to secure their place in the grand final of The Rockingham 100.
There is a total of 13 races on the timetable over the two-days with the UK Legends Championship, MINI Se7en and MINI Miglia all in action. In between the races, there will be a sprint races for both race and road trucks.
The action goes into Saturday evening with a mechanics competition, show truck light show, live music, bar and a fireworks display. For more information visit www.truxxfactor.co.uk. Advance tickets cost just £15 per day, £25 for the weekend or £35 with camping. It’s FREE entry for Under 16s.
Advance tickets can be booked online at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the hotline on 01536 500500, option1, until midday on Friday (September 29). Adult tickets will be available on the gate priced £19 per day or £35 for the weekend. Gates open at 08:00 both days.