SPEEDBIRD COMMEMORATES THE POPPY TRUCK IN MINIATURE
Speedbird Promotions Ltd, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of promotional model vehicles, will be commemorating Remembrancetide in a unique way this year by creating an exact 1:50 scale replica of a special edition DAF truck known as “The Poppy Truck”.
Having recently hit the motorways of the country, the Poppy Truck has become a massively popular hit amongst truck enthusiasts and supporters of the Royal British Legion. More or less as it went on the road, a picture of the truck was seen by Speedbird’s Managing Director, Ben Lord, who instantly saw an opportunity to bring together his company’s interest in producing replica model trucks with his personal support of the Ixworth & District branch of the Royal British Legion.
Speedbird’s Managing Director, Ben Lord, says “For the past two years, I have become an active member of the Ixworth & District Royal British Legion where I serve as branch treasurer and we’re always looking for new ways of fundraising and promoting the values and ethos of the Royal British Legion. As soon as I saw this truck, I instantly knew this would be a uniquely fantastic way of bringing together my modelling and trucking contacts and supporters of the Royal British Legion by producing a high quality, limited-edition model truck.”
Ben continues “We are delighted to have obtained the support of the Royal British Legion here in Suffolk who are officially endorsing this fundraising initiative and our product. Consequently, we are proud to be supporting the Poppy Appeal efforts in Ixworth by donating £5 from every model sold to this year’s Poppy Appeal.”
Whilst the end-product will be a certified limited-edition to enhance it’s value, it is still hoped that this project will help boost the previous year’s achievements by Ixworth & District Royal British Legion who raised around £5,000 for the Poppy Appeal.
Along with the limited-edition certificate, the model will be accompanied in a luxury gift box, themed around the Poppy Appeal and is priced at £95.
This model will be exclusively available from Speedbird Promotions and manufactured by Europe's leading 1:50 scale model truck producer, Tekno.