A few week’s ago, Tachoblog brought you this picture…
…If you remember, it was from a series of shots that showed some truck stunts from yesteryear. If you don’t know what Tachoblog’s on about then have a look at ‘Classic Truck Stunt Action From Tachoblog‘.
Anyway, in that post Tachoblog said that the two wheeled action reminded us of a UK truck TV advertisement (in the days when trucks were advertised on the TV!) and that we’d dig it out and find it. And find it we have…The advertisement was from 1984 and for the Leyland Roadrunner.
Click below for all the details and to see the ad itself…
Thanks to Biglorryblog, we also now know that the stunt driver was a Frenchman called Gilbert Bataille who, having performed the stunt for the advert did it again at various other venues. Most incrediby he managed to do a full circuit of the Silverstone Formula One track – and yes that was in a Leyland Roadrunner on two wheels!
So now we’ve told you all about it, here’s the ad itself.
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