Entertainment and fringe events are an important part of the festive atmosphere at the 24H Camions. There is something for all ages and tastes: truck show, kids zone, funfair, live music, and more.
Almost 200 American, vintage or tuned trucks will be on display at the biggest show of the year! The FranceRoutes Truck Show will once again present a mix of great classics and the hottest additions to the market. The trucks will be exhibited all day Saturday and Sunday and perform two parades around the Bugatti circuit over the weekend. These true works of art will be split into several categories:
- Trucks with artistic liveries with a variety of themes
- Tuned trucks
- Colourful or tuned straight trucks
- Decorated tractor unit and trailer combinations
- American trucks
- Classic trucks
NEW IN ’19 – THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL TRUCK
The star of the show among the masterpieces on display at Le Mans will undoubtedly be the flamboyant tractor/trailer of Finn Mika Auvinen. The stunning bright purple livery is combined with white-walled tyres and gleaming chromium body parts. This Mercedes truck has already built quite a reputation, picking up many prizes around the world including the Nordic Trophy.
NEW IN ’19 – CITY CENTRE DISPLAY AND AUTOGRAPH SESSION
An autograph session with the French Truck Racing Championship drivers will be held at Place des Jacobins, in Le Mans City Centre, on Thursday 26 September. Several racing trucks will also be on display, offering a taster of the weekend’s entertainment! (Times to be announced).
NEW IN ’19 – OFFICIAL OPENING
The official presentation of the Le Mans 24H Camions will take place at midday on Saturday 28 September. The 50+ trucks entered in the domestic and European championships will line up along the straight with all the teams. The track commentators will introduce all the drivers to the crowd before the French national anthem is played.
An extensive exhibition presenting every truck environment will be open to the general public. Visitors can admire an impressive array of fire tenders, public works vehicles, military vehicles, trial trucks, tankers, logging trucks and more besides.
The Jobs & Training forum, set up by FranceRoutes last year, will be bigger and better this time round with over 40 haulage companies, plus training organisations, job agencies and technical colleges specialising in the sector. It is aimed at truck drivers, HGV mechanics and job seekers interested in transport. Visitors can drop off their CV and have a chat with the exhibitors throughout the weekend.
Grab your Stetson and step into the Far West! The U.S. Village will stage country music, line dancing and a rock concert, and host lots of competitions as well as a display of American trucks, cars and motorcycles. Would-be cowboys can even try their rodeo skills on the mechanical bull!
THE VILLAGE SQUARE SPONSORED BY RAS INTERIM
Lots of free activities for all ages!
- Competitions hosted by RAS Interim
- Live music and pom-pom girls
- Radio-controlled and model trucks, aerography demonstration…
- Funfair with thrilling rides, dodgems, slot machines and more!
A supervised, covered area located between the Village Square and the funfair where youngsters can enjoy a wide range of fun activities:
- Balloon modelling
- Obstacle courses
- Inflatable structures
Ladies, take a few minutes to chill away from the noise and enjoy a relaxing massage. Or sip a delicious smoothie while a beautician or stylist takes care of your make-up, nails or hair.
AN OPEN-AIR TRADE FAIR
HGV manufacturers and equipment suppliers will show visitors the latest additions to their product lines, with a range of stalls, demonstrations and displays. A great opportunity to talk with professionals from the Transport & Logistics sector.
All eyes will be focused on the track after nightfall where a convoy of 200 colourful, illuminated trucks will take centre-stage for a parade, followed by the Gymkhana event for teams competing in the French truck championship.
FIREWORK DISPLAY AND MICHAEL JONES LIVE!
After the traditional fireworks display at around 22:00, Michael Jones will take to the open-air stage.
The Welsh-French musician will look back on his 45 years in the business with songs from his solo career and hit tracks from his successful partnership with Jean-Jacques Goldman and as one third of the Fredericks Goldman Jones trio.