Monday, 19 May 2014

Meet Transformer Optimus Prime At Beaulieu’s Truckmania!

With over 230 fantastic trucks now confirmed to attend, Beaulieu’s popular Truckmania event, on Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th May, is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year.

Every type of truck imaginable will be on display, from film branded vehicles and brand new modern eco-friendly lorries to commercial heavyweights and more traditional models, plus some unique, one-off designs.

Do you love Transformers? To celebrate the launch of the new movie and toy line, the most iconic Transformer of all time – Optimus Prime – will be rolling into Truckmania to meet all his fans. Come and have your photo taken with Optimus – both in his truck and robot form – ready to defend the earth from evil!
Optimus Prime

The British Army will be trooping in with a large display of modern Army trucks, ranging from a Challenger 2 tank carrier to a ‘roller-coaster’ troop deployment carrier and will be taking part in special activities and action displays throughout the weekend. They will also be encouraging visitors to have a go on their inflatable assault course.

World-famous monster truck, BIGFOOT, will be performing two action-packed displays each day in the Beaulieu parkland, featuring power demonstrations, gravity-defying stunts and car-crushing.

In the Grand Marquee, see Mini Truck World with a wide range of remote-control model trucks driving around highly detailed mini construction sites and road networks, recreating everything that full-size trucks do on a daily basis.

Meet TV trucking personality, Mark Dixon, who will be joining the action on both days and talking with event commentator, Kevin Harris.

Optimus Prime Truck

Each day in the Beaulieu Arena, watch as truck drivers take on the Truckagility challenge. The professionals will attempt to score ‘nil points’ whilst driving around the tricky obstacle course with a bath full of water and plastic ducks on the back of their truck. The aim is to avoid gaining faults and keep as many of the ducks in the bath as possible!

Enjoy free rides on traditional fairground dodgems and test your strength in the Beaulieu Truck Pull. Both individual and team participants of all ages are welcome, with all those taking part receiving a very special ‘I Pulled at Beaulieu’ badge of honour.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite truck in the People’s Choice Award, with the owner of the most popular truck winning a Beaulieu Trophy in an afternoon presentation ceremony each day.

Admission to the event also includes entry to the whole Beaulieu attraction, featuring the National Motor Museum and two brand new displays for 2014 – For Britain & For The Hell Of It and The Motorcycle Story, the newly updated World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House and gardens.
Big Foot Car Crushing!

Budding drivers can get in the driving seat on Dipstick’s Driving Circuit, whilst younger visitors can get physical onthe Mini Motor PlayTrail with its Veteran Bus climbing frame, swings and Little Tykes ride-on-cars.

Families can enjoy some extra special school holiday activities, not just for the two days of Truckmania, but throughout the May Half Term, 24th May – 1st June. Play Giant Games in the gardens, including Draughts, Chess and Connect Four, and in Beaulieu Abbey, join the costumed monk in a fun game to discover how medieval arches were built.

Specially discounted advance visitor Truckmania event tickets are available to purchase online at until 5pm on Saturday 24th May, or you can buy tickets at standard attraction admission rates on arrival at Beaulieu.

Free parking for visitors is available onsite, with the event opening from 10am – 6pm each day.

For more information about Truckmania, visit or join the conversation with @Beaulieu_Hants on Twitter using #truckmania.

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