Big Pete and the Grim Reaper are being geared up to cause carnage at a monster event later this month.
The duo, a pair of giant-wheeled juggernauts, will be pulling lesser vehicles apart at Beaulieu’s Truckmania festival over the Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday – Monday, May 24-25.
A super-sized celebration of all things truck-related, some 240 of these big bruisers are already booked in to attend.
Trucks of every shape, size and variety will be displayed, including tippers, flatbeds, American giants, crane-equipped trucks, along with the latest eco-friendly models and classics from yesteryear.
Among fans’ favourites are expected to be the tractor units, and both Slough International and Dalton’s Transport – winners of the 2014 People’s Choice Award with their artwork-adorned offerings – return by popular demand.
And the Army will also be showing a selection of modern off-road combat trucks, built to tackle some of the toughest terrain in the world.
Visitors wanting to test their strength can take part in the Beaulieu Tug-a-Truck, in which individuals and groups pull full-size trucks – and receive a special Beaulieu medal.
There’s also a grand marquee featuring Mini Truck World, with its remote controlled model trucks replicating scenes varying from highways and byways to the workings of a construction site.
And a Truck Agility Test challenges drivers to manoeuvre their cabs around a challenging obstacle course.
The event is open from 10am to 6pm and Truckmania is a part of the overall Beaulieu attraction, which includes the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and Gardens.