Programme 4: Diesel in the Blood
Although we all pass trucks on the road every day, most of us have no idea of the rich and dynamic sub-culture that is the trucking fraternity. Our contributors this week are as adventurous and passionate about their journeys as anyone who ever travelled the legendary Route 66. To them, trucking means freedom, community and the open road.
Take a road trip with Gabriel, who took cab decoration to a new level in this country; Catherine, who claims she has diesel running through her veins; Finbar, whose truck is a canvas for elaborate and intricate paintings, and Sandra, who can only take week-long holidays as she misses her truck too much.
All of these passions converge at the wildly popular truck fair in Portlaoise.