The first show attended by Youngs vehicles and drivers was the “South Coast Smile” show held at Eastleigh on 22nd & 23rd June. This was a charity event rather than the traditional truck show in support of children at Southampton General Hospital and the neo-natal unit at Princess Anne hospital.
Three Youngs vehicles were in attendance, Tony Henderson, Allen Coates & Mark Smith. The event raised £2,635 for the charity and is planned for next year on 20th & 21st June again at Eastleigh. Hopefully a few more vehicles may attend for next year.
The second event was the following weekend on the 29th & 30th June at Thruxton race circuit. which Youngs supported with eight vehicles including the “three amigos” mentioned above. Allen Coates’ vehicle achieving a “second place” in the “working Artic” category (the Judge was torn between Tony and Alan’s trucks)
Thruxton traditionally concludes with a circuit of the race-track and all of the Youngs vehicles took part with Tony leading from the rear