RRRA Show 2019
Newark County Showground
By Linda Mathieson, RRRA
This year we are sited next to the main entrance (blue gate) and have managed to secure the use of a section of road for demonstration purposes within the showground.
Our hospitality unit will once again be open for visitors and as always we are promoting industry safety which has always been a major part of our association.
Many of you will know that we have always carried out Affordable Industry Training which is also Discounted for members. This runs alongside our life insurance cover for recovery operators of up to £50,000 dependent on training.
We have been supporting SDMO for some years now, we sit on the committee and are also stakeholders. This year amongst our events we will be doing demo’s for the benefit of the public on our ‘road’ to show them exactly what we mean by ‘Slow Down Move Over’ and the difference it could make to ours and our families lives. SDMO is all about ‘public awareness’ and this is a chance to achieve a little.
We will also be doing the usual demonstrations of recovering and rolling over cars.
There will also be our ‘It’s a lock-out’ competition which involves gaining access to a locked vehicle, boost starting the vehicle then doing a wheel change. This is a time trial but there are a couple of added extra’s that we are keeping secret. There will also be a Tug a Truck competition which will sort the men from the boys.
Bollington insurance brokers are the main sponsors of the RRRA show for which we are extremely grateful to them and they will be on site to chat with you and deal with any insurance needs or questions you may have. Thank you also to our other confirmed sponsors Professional Recovery Magazine and BSC Recovery.
We have invited all the motoring clubs and many other well-known industry guests as well as members of RISC, IVR, ERRI, PROF, SDMO and CSRRR. Our friends from the SVRA in Scotland have accepted our invite and invites have also been sent to committee members of AVRO and LARO.
This year the RRRA committee is determined to bring to an end the internal politics that continue to weaken our industry. Our close working relationships with most of the groups shown above are well known and we will continue to approach the other parts of our industry that continue to ignore the voice of its operators through the associations.
Again by popular demand, there will be the hot breakfasts and lunch both days and our Saturday evening entertainment this year is a Kylie tribute singer with dancers, plus a disco to finish off the evening . . . oh and not forgetting the mini bar which will be well stocked I promise.
Presentations of the competition winners and vehicle category groups will be given out on the Sunday afternoon in the RRRA marquee.
We will also be actively promoting our ‘Run to the Ring’ event which raised over £3,660 for RISC in 2017. This will be held over three days on the first weekend in November this year and consists of a trip to Nurburgring in Germany whilst completing challenges using a Ford KA. There will also be lap time challenges around the ring. This is open to everyone in our industry whether you are a recovery operator, an equipment supplier, a work provider, manufacturer or an insurance company, everyone is welcome whether you are a RRRA member or not. All proceeds will again be given to the industry’s charity RISC. Interest in this is already starting to grow, so if you want to take part, give the RRRA office a call sooner rather than later.
Pre show we have also added a free driver CPC on Tacho’s on the Friday 10 May in the showground. To get a free place as a member you must bring a recovery truck for the weekend, that is all. Non-members are also welcome on the course but would need to pay the usual £65 DCPC fee (including upload).