Leaving it late, might mean no entry at the gate!Published Wednesday, 10th June 2020
Greetings truck-fans! We hope this finds you in fine fettle, or at least the finest fettle you can be in, given the circumstances.
This week we have found ourselves discussing the possibility that we might not be able to get everyone who wants to join our Convoys, to join our Convoys! Madness when our motto is usually the more the merrier!
Let us explain.
The situation remains that we don’t know whether or not our events in August at Donington Park, and in October at Pembrey Circuit will go ahead.
We are cautiously optimistic, but as we have said from the outset we will follow government advice and always put safety first.
However, having spoken to the track owners this week, if we are able to go ahead there is a possibility we may need to limit the number of trucks and visitors we have each weekend to comply with social distancing requirements.
That means we *might* need to work on a first-come-first served basis when it comes to show trucks, and only sell a limited number of advance visitor tickets.
And that means if you leave your decision late, you might not be able to join at all!
We appreciate there are a lot of ifs, buts, mights and maybes in all of this, and we only wish we could provide more certainty. We just thought we would share this thought, as we are desperate to avoid any disappointment!
In a nutshell: if you are definitely keen to join our Convoy, please do book your truck or tickets sooner rather than later, remembering that if the events are postponed you will get tickets for the new date, or if you can’t make that, a full refund.
And don’t forget to follow us on social media for the latest updates, and some good ol’ fashioned trucking fun. We know we all need some of that right now!
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Convoy in the Park and Convoy Cymru
Your safety is always going to be our priority and it’s for that reason and with heavy hearts, we are calling off this year’s Convoys at Donington and Pembrey.
We are so sorry.
We are just as disappointed as we know you will be.
Things had been looking positive for a couple of weeks, but with the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, local lockdowns and restrictions, we just can’t promise to deliver the kind of show you guys deserve. And we don’t want to deliver anything less.
The British Truck Racing Championship racing is set to continue at Donington Park on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd August, and under current guidelines spectators will be welcome. So if you were going along to watch the racing, please continue on that basis and visit www.msv.com for tickets.
But if you were bringing your show truck, or visiting to see the trucks and enjoy the entertainment then we’re afraid for this year it’s the end of the road. To make things as easy as possible, we will be issuing full refunds to everyone who had booked in trucks within the next 14 days. All visitor ticketholders – so those with day tickets, weekend or camping tickets – will be contacted directly by MSV for next steps.
The light at the end of the tunnel is we are already planning a bigger and better truck bonanza for all three of our Convoys in 2021 – Convoy On The Plain, Convoy In The Park and Convoy Cymru, so please do continue to watch this space.
We’ll release dates as soon as we can.
Before then, thanks so much for your support. We are so lucky to be part of such a fantastic community and we will really miss seeing you.
Keep On Truckin’,