ATOC Factory Rally 2016

 Auto-Trail Owners' Club Visit the Production Facility at their Annual Rally

AutoTrail Press Release, 9th May 2016

This year’s highly anticipated Auto-Trail Owners’ Club Factory Rally took place last Saturday, the 7th May. Nearly 150 vehicles attended, pitching up at Market Rasen Race Course for three days of socialising and fun. The weekend culminated in over 300 members visiting our manufacturing facility in Grimsby for the opportunity of an in-depth tour of the factory, enjoy a hog roast with friends and raise some money for a good cause.

The full factory tours were presented by Auto-Trail’s Quality Manager, Paul Howes, and customers were able to see first-hand Auto-Trail’s unique manufacturing processes from start to finish. These informative and insightful tours are available to the general public too and run on the last Thursday and Friday of each month.

A total of £690.69 was raised for Auto-Trail’s chosen charity for 2016, The Grimsby Food Kitchen. This local charity started out life as a ‘soup kitchen’, run by Cath and Ken Homewood who reached out to a handful of homeless people in the local area. Ten years later, they regularly serve in excess of 85 people each week. The project is funded entirely by donations from local businesses and the public, and staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers.

The money was raised by the participation in numerous events such as a golf putting competition and generous donations by the members of ATOC, Auto-Trail staff, family and friends. All profits will be added to this year’s total and will then be presented to the Food Kitchen at the end of the 2016.

Saturday’s event was, as always, well supported by several of our suppliers. We would like to thank Truma, Sargents, Thetford, Banner Batteries and Maxview for their time and effort in answering customer’s questions and their donations to the raffle prize table.

The evening events took place back at the race course, where the prizes for the competitions during the day and a concours award were presented by the directors.

Stuart Turpin, Joint Managing Director of Auto-Trail and this year’s chairman of the Owners’ Club commented ’This year’s event was again a wonderful success! Everyone at Auto-Trail really enjoys these rally days at the factory and we would like to thank the Owners' Club, our staff and suppliers for their exceptional efforts and generosity’.


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