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Scania's Young European Truck Driver road safety spectacular

7th June 2010 Print

Scania is putting commercial vehicle road safety at the top of the agenda by offering  8,000 members of the general public the opportunity to attend the UK Final of its Young European Truck Driver event at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire on Saturday 26 June (gates open 11:00, competition begins at 13:30) totally free of charge.  The total value of this unprecedented offer amounts to £150,000.  In addition to witnessing Britain's best young truck drivers competing for the coveted title of UK Young Truck Driver of the Year, guests on the day will be able to enjoy all of the following with the compliments of Scania:*

Free entry to the Heritage Motor Centre's extensive historic vehicle collection.  Long regarded as one of Britain's most important automotive museums, the Centre is home to a unique display of exhibits covering all ages of motoring from the earliest days through to the not-so-distant past.

Visit the Scania Safety Zone, featuring the Central Motorway Police-liveried Scania truck which recently appeared on Police, Camera, Action!  The Scania Safety Zone will also be showcasing the Metropolitan Police's road safety for cyclists programme and the work of RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

An exclusive opportunity to ride on the England football team's brand new Scania coach.

View a fabulous and unique collection of Scania trucks.  This will include vehicles specially created by Svempa, the world's leading truck customising specialist, and the Dark Diamond, Scania's latest limited edition vehicle, the design of which has also involved Svempa's expertise.  Also on display will be the winners of the 'Six of the Best' Scania competition run recently in association with Truck & Driver magazine.

Drive the Michelin racing simulator.

Test their racing skills for real on the Heritage Motor Centre's demanding karting track.

Experience a ride in a 4x4 Land Rover on the challenging Gaydon off-road course.

Try their hand at manoeuvring radio-controlled Scania vehicles.

Enter Scania's "Longest Drive" competition.

Have their picture taken with the new R-series, the 2010 International Truck of the Year.

Meet TV's Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff Needell, the celebrity hosts of the event.

Meet the Michelin Man (Michelin is a sponsor of Scania's Young European Truck Driver event).

Free Churchfield's award-winning ice-cream all-day.

Free face painting.

Free caricature artists.

The 8,000 complimentary tickets are being issued on a first-come-first-served basis and can be obtained by calling the Scania Young European Truck Driver Hotline on 01908 900730 (lines open 1 - 18 June) or online at (1 - 18 June).  A maximum of four tickets per applicant applies.  One further bonus is that all attending on the day will be eligible to enter a free draw to win either an all-expenses trip to the home of Scania in Sweden for the European Final of Young European Truck Driver or the use of the England team coach for their own local team for a day.

eBay auction for VIP tickets
Also on 1 June, Scania's ten-day online auction for four VIP tickets to the event will commence with all proceeds going to Children-in-Need.  In addition to the benefits listed above,  VIP tickets include entrance to the exclusive Scania Patron's Lounge where breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea will be served.  To locate the auction site, prospective bidders simply need to visit

"Scania has long placed safety at its highest priority and now we are taking the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the public-at-large by way of Young European Truck Driver, which is all about encouraging higher standards of driving and safety on our roads," comments Hans-Christer Holgersson, Managing Director of Scania (Great Britain) Limited.  "The exciting package we have put together for the day is sure to be immensely popular, so I would encourage anyone interested in joining us to apply for tickets right away!"
Young European Truck Driver

As the world's premier commercial vehicle driving competition, Young European Truck Driver has been designed by Scania to encourage and promote the highest standards of driving and road safety.  As such, the scheme enjoys the endorsement and backing of the European Union.  Running for a fourth time in 2010, young commercial vehicle drivers (born 1975 or later) from a total of 24 European countries will compete in national events to select their own Young Driver of the Year.  The 24 winners will then come together at the home of Scania in Sweden over the weekend of 4/5 October to compete for the title of Young European Truck Driver of the Year, the prize for which is a brand new Scania R-series truck valued at 100,000 Euros.

* Programme correct at time of issue, but subject to change.

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