Eddie Stobart Summer Festivals Announced The Eddie Stobart Promotions team is giving club members and fans from across the UK an opportunity to meet its trucks and drivers at a series of events this summer. The company will be exhibiting at Truckfest South West at Malvern on 6-7 July and Truckfest Scotland at Edinburgh on 3-4 August. There’s also a …Stobart Summer Saturday Live Raceday at Newmarket Racecourse on 24 August where we will be displaying. Finally the big news is that Stobart Fest 2013 will be held on Saturday 14 September at Carlisle Airport. This will be a free event open to members, fans and the general public. There are no tickets but you will need to register and more details about the event and how to register will be available in due time. There is no other information available about Stobart Fest at the moment. At all four summer events, we will have trucks on display, the Stobart merchandise shop and drivers from the Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers televisions series on Channel 5. Truckfest South West Malvern 6-7 July Truckfest Scotland Edinburgh 3-4 August Stobart Summer Saturday Live Newmarket Races 24 August Stobart Fest Carlisle Airport 14 September
We asked Ice Road Trucker some of your Questions, here are the Top 20! IRT: How long have you been driving trucks? Lisa Kelly: About five or six years. IRT: How did you get started in the industry? Lisa Kelly: I got my first start by driving a school bus and they helped me with my CDL. Then I applied at Carlile and they helped me to where I am now. IRT: What is your favorite brand and model of truck? Lisa Kelly: Kenworth! Of course! IRT: What is your favorite load to haul? Lisa Kelly: I like loads that make me think and challenge me. Doesn’t matter what. IRT: What is your favorite food on the road? Lisa Kelly: I LOVE trail mix but it goes right to my hips…. hahaha…. so I stick with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Oh and M & M’s are essential. IRT: What is your favorite beverage on the road? Lisa Kelly: Water, water water. IRT: What music do you listen to when driving? Lisa Kelly: I love a variety of music but I’m most always in the mood for something upbeat make-you-clap-your-hands. IRT: What was your most challenging run so far? Lisa Kelly: I think the most challenging thing I’ve ever done is a tie between the 80 foot long pipe, the 17 high I did last week, or the fourteen wide I did when I first started trucking. IRT: What trade magazines / websites do your read / visit most? Lisa Kelly: I love motocross mags, and I am addicted to the usual myspace and facebook. But that’s all I really have time for. IRT: What can you be found doing when you have downtime? Lisa Kelly: Playing with my new mini horse, riding dirtbikes or the more boring stuff like cleaning the house and just hanging out. IRT: What is your most memorable moment as a driver? Lisa Kelly: Mmmm, I think it would have to be the first time I went up the Dalton hwy. It was a huge accomplishment that I finally got up there and survived. IRT: What is the biggest goal you would like to accomplish as a driver? Lisa Kelly: Mostly to have a good reputation in being safe and a good driver. I don’t have to be the best but I strive to do my best in whatever I choose to pursue. IRT: What tools / parts do you carry with you to keep your rig rolling? Lisa Kelly: I have so many tools it would be hard to name them. Just the basics such as wrenches and screwdrivers. But in addition, I carry spare parts, torch, hammer, chains, and random fittings and hoses. IRT: In your opinion what is the biggest obstacle truck drivers face today? Lisa Kelly: In my opinion it would be other drivers. Everything else is fairly predictable but you never can tell what another person is going to do. Animals are random too but I’m not as worried about killing an animal. IRT: What is the most challenging part of being a woman in the trucking industry? Lisa Kelly: The challenging part of being a woman is not having the strength and weight as a man, and the people who say, “you can’t”. IRT: What one thing would you change with the industry if you could? Lisa Kelly: The single thing that I would change about the industry would be more of a schedule. We never know when we are going to be trucking and for how long. It’s like living on standby, and definatly more home time. IRT: What advice would you give new drivers? Lisa Kelly: Always be willing to learn, never think you know it all. You can always learn something from someone. IRT: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Lisa Kelly: I’m not sure. Right now I’m just taking life as it comes. I would like to have a house of my own and still married to my sweet husband with lots of animals. But other than that I’m open to new experiences and fun adventures. Bring it on!! IRT: Where do you see the trucking industry in 10 years? Lisa Kelly: I never really thought about this one. I just kinda figured it would be the same. Maybe I don’t understand the question. IRT: Whats next for Lisa Kelly? Lisa Kelly: Like I said, living life as it comes. Hopefully I’ll be able to do another season becuase it was very fun to do. Then after that we’ll see what kind of doors are opened. IRT: Did we forget anything? If you have anything to add here is the place! Lisa Kelly: I think you got it all. Thank you. That was a fun interview and not the same usual questions. You can see Lisa at this Years 2013 Truckfest Events and also on This Years Ice Road Truckers on History later in the year!
Just a update to advise you that this years Truckfest at Peterborough on the 5th and 6th May we will see Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly on both days. Michelle Collins from ITV Soap Coronation Street and Emmett Scanlan from Channel 4′s Hollyoaks
Coronation Street’s Michelle Collins and Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley are the showpiece stars at this year’s Truckfest in Peterborough. Michelle, who plays Rovers Return landlady Stella and previously starred in Eastenders, will make an appearance at the East of England showground on Sunday, May 5. Jeff, appearing on Bank Holiday Monday (May 6), is known for playing Emmerdale bad boy Cain Dingle. Star of Ice Road Truckers Lisa Kelly will be making an appearance on both days, and for the children the famous Moshi Monsters will be at the show. The best known Monster Truck Bigfoot will also be making an appearance, alongside o motorcycle display teams and more than 1,000 trucks Truckfest is one of the biggest events to be held at The Showground and is a firm favourite with families thanks to the combination of main arena action, celebrities and children’s attractions, and hundreds of trade stands. Event director Colin Ward said: “It really is the perfect family day out now; with so much to see and do. We have fabulous trucks coming from all the UK and Europe”. Admission is £17 for adults and £9 for children (5-15). A family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is £40. Car parking is free.
Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly is an American trucker who has been featured on the History channel reality television series Ice Road Truckers and its spinoff series IRT: Deadliest Roads, As many fans of the History show where turning off as there was no sign of the Alaskan truckers return, History have announced news that they are to make a Season 7 of Ice Road Truckers which would have been recorded in Canada in the Winter of 2013, They also gave us some good news that Lisa Kelly will return in the New Season. UK Fans of the show will see it hit The History Channel at the End of Summer, and our USA Fans will see it around late Summer to Fall 2013. More details to follow soon!.