Time for something with more wheels: 18 of them!

A meeting in Groningen last Friday was the perfect excuse for a stop at the Assen circuit on the way back. Luck would have it the 2015 TruckStar festival was going to be held this weekend and all around the circuit people gathered on the side of the road to watch the hundreds of trucks arriving.

I had no idea the Truckstar festival even existed but I guess it’s a fairly big event, after all the Netherlands is the country who gave us the De Rooy family and their impressive track-record aboard racing trucks in the Dakar rally.

Despite the pouring rain there were people waiting to see the trucks going by, not only next to the circuit, but all along the A28 motorway.

Given my knowledge of trucks is limited to a short 5min test-drive I did a few years ago and from which the thing I remember is the over-complicated 16 speed gear-box I’ll just shut up and as usual leave with a couple of photos I took.

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