Some class vehicles on show at North West Truck Fest this weekend

Some class vehicles on show at North West Truck Fest this weekend

The popular Northwest Truck Fest rolls into Letterkenny this weekend, August 25 and 26.

It takes place on the grounds of the Clanree Hotel on Saturday and Sunday and will feature some of the best displayed trucks from across the country and beyond.

The event has raised thousands in the nine years it has been runing and this year sees two worthy causes being supported and also a new trophy up for grabs.

Founder of the event, Robert Brown says they are supporting MS Ireland Donegal branch and the Paul Holian Recovery Fund.

He adds that this year will see the introduction of the first ever “Decky Holian Perpetual Cup” in honour of the late Ramelton lorry driver.

“It is a new award we are bringing in for the best working truck at the show,” he explained.

The trophy will be presented on Sunday afternoon followed by the annual truck convoy through Letterkenny’s main street.

This will see a special dance being hosted in the Clanree Hotel with music from Hugo

Mc Laughlin and Eldorado.

To date the popular truck fest has raised over €100,000 for many charities.

This is the ninth year of the event and the tenth show they have hosted.