29th April 2024

Local businesses have united to back the Highland Historic Commercial Vehicle Road Run. Scheduled for Saturday, 4th May 2024, this annual event will showcase a procession of 80 vintage commercial vehicles, raising funds in support of the Scottish Air Ambulance[1].An ode to the rich history of commercial automotive heritage, the Highland Historic Commercial Vehicle Road Run has traversed the Highlands for the past 14 years, gathering support and raising funds for charitable causes and organisations such as the Blood Bikers and Marie Curie.

This year, the road run will embark on a picturesque expedition through the North Highlands. Starting from Dingwall Mart and journeying towards Bonar Bridge, Lairg, Tongue and finally along the North Coast before arriving in Thurso[2]. Participants hailing from across the Highlands and the wider UK, including as far as the Netherlands, will showcase their classic and vintage haulage vehicles. This will be followed by a social gathering, charity auction and raffle at the Weigh Inn.

When HHCVRR organiser John Mackenzie sought help from the Chamber regarding parking arrangements, he found swift support from the local business community. Chamber members, Thurso-based enterprises Lionvolt and Denchi Power stepped in ensuring ample parking space at Thurso Business Park to help with seamless execution of the event.

Caithness Chamber CEO Trudy Morris commented “This collaborative endeavour underscores the strength of the chamber network. Thank you to Lionvolt and Denchi Power who have generously provided parking space to facilitate the smooth flow of the event.

We are pleased that the Chamber could play a role in facilitating these connections and extend our best wishes to John and all participants of the Highland Historic Commercial Vehicle Road Run for a successful event. Undoubtedly, the arrival of the fleet will spark immense interest and excitement among the Caithness community.”

John Mackenzie commented “Thank you very much to Trudy for all of her help. We were faced with the momentous task of securing a new parking space for our vehicles and are delighted by the support of the local business community.”

The first lorries are expected to arrive in Thurso at around 4pm on Saturday 4th May 2024. Photographers are welcome to set up along the route to capture the rally in action.

Further information on the Highland Historic Commercial Vehicle Road Run can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hhcvrr


[1] After running costs, all surplus funds will be donated to the Scottish Air Ambulance.

[2] Vehicles will arrive from the west into Thurso, a map of the route can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=948494473646755&set=a.561474995682040


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