Pilsen Truck Day (PTD) was established at the turn of 2016 and 2017 under the leadership of our main organizer – Petr Soukup. He had a vision of making a unique meeting of shiny trucks in West Czech Republic. And because trucks are not light on the roads, and many times are insulted by drivers, we want to show that truck drivers are also people with hearts in the right place. Thus, the campaign slogan: “Trukers helps with the heart.”
Over time, more enthusiasts joined the Petr team to create the hard core of the band organizing this event. The preparations and organization of the first edition took up a total of about 10 people. For more information, see PTD2017.
II. year – 2018
The second year was bigger, nicer, richer in the program, but also more difficult. In total, 153 trucks arrived and more than 1,100 guests arrived. For more information, see PTD2018.
After the second year of the PTD, Petr Soukup decided to leave the implementation team and the current team members Vladimir Zwicker and Jan Beneš took his place.
III. year – 2019
In 2019, you can expect the next edition of PTD. For more information, see PTD2019.
FOR SPONSORS, MEDIA
like Pilsen Truck Day and would you like to support it? We accept
gifts in cash (whether to pay rent for space, renting out premises,
renting tents, announcements and promotional items, etc.), Services
(catering, displaying a podium, securing moving toilets, etc.) to
which the collection is published this year.
open to almost any cooperation beneficial to both parties, everything
can be organized. Additionally, writing a donation contract is a
matter of course, so you can put a gift on your accounts.
If you are interested in support, contact the main organizers Vladimir Zwicker +420 602457513 or Jan Beneš +420 776408040 or send an email info(@)pilsentruckday.cz
You can also send your contributions to our transparent account at FIO Bank: 2101594927/2010.
Are you a journalist and want to have information that you have not read? Do you want to interview us or support us in the media? Please contact the main organizers Vladimír Zwicker +420 602457513 or Jan Beneš +420 776408040 or email info(@)pilsentruckday.cz
first year of the PTD took place from June 30th to July 2nd, 2017, in
the Pilsen-Borek area. It was unbelievable: 95 trucks and even more
because an incredible number of 1000 guests.
we played with the weather (sporadic showers), we evaluate this event
as very successful. What to expect from the first year, when nobody
really knew what and what will happen, what problems we face, what
will we have to solve along the way?
announced that the proceeds from this event (after deducting costs,
of course) will be paid to Pilsen University Hospital in Pilsen –
Children in the Hematooncology Clinic. We have collected unbelievable
45 067 CZK!
year 2017 was a breakthrough for us and it turned out that the event
was successful for both truck drivers and guests. The decision on
next year was not complicated – PTD 2018 will simply be organized!
We remind you of the action program with our promotional poster:
The second year of PTD in 2018 began with choosing the right candidate for our help. This year, we decided to help a small sick girl – Kačenka.
In the company of Prima TV, we and her family visited and officially invited her to Pilsen on the track.
Recall the poster and program II. year PTD2018:
Trucks could ride on
a flat track on Friday. We did not know, however, that almost 70 cars
will appear on Friday. It was the first sign that PTD2018 would be a
much bigger event in the future.
afternoon was in the spirit of great preparations for Saturday. We
also organized a “promotional” trip in Pilsen, where
several trucks rode a Saturday ride to attract the attention of
people moving around the city center, thanks to which they could
enjoy the Saturday program and the show. This ride was not only for
city residents, but also for drivers who were waiting for the
began for the team organizing the event very early in the morning,
when tasks and preparations were divided into 200%. Everyone who had
arms and legs helped. More and more trucks began to appear. We did
not believe our eyes how many of them came!
o’clock the gate opened to the public, and the action began to gain
momentum. After greeting the guests, we began to organize a drive
around Pilsen. It was amazing. So many large cars came out from one
place at a time. When you realize why all these people are here, the
whole body is shivering. Everyone came to support the little Kačenka,
who came with her parents.
returning from the ride, it was the most demanding in terms of
organization, to put them all on an oval, flat stucco – but we did.
Meanwhile, the majorettes’ performance began on the stage and under the stage. The performance was appreciated and we thank all majarettes and their leaders for their participation. Especially that they also brought for Kačenka gifts in the form of money (which they collected among themselves), hand-painted paintings and other things.
point of the program was the performance of a punk band from Pilsen,
Žblept. Those guys were with us for the first year of PTD, so they
knew what was going on.
music program was continued by another band from Pilsen: IFA, which
you had the opportunity to hear on PTD2017. Both teams played without
fees and we thank them very much – we appreciate your support.
Among the performances of the bands there were competitions for visitors led by Cvrček. You could take part in the jumping and bagging competitions of the tractor. The winners won nice prizes in the form of a gift bag with souvenirs.
This year, Zdeněk Radosta – the father of trucks meetings in the Czech Republic and the founder of the Truck Show Lužnice also honored us with his presence.
year also firefighters came to show us their art, presenting how an
injured person is getting out of a vehicle in a traffic accident.
Viewers saw different techniques (from hydraulic rescue tools to
small “window sweepers”) and learned the procedures. All
this with exhaustive comments. We thank those pros from Pilsen for
their participation and a beautiful show of their everyday work.
health reasons, we were not able to see a demonstration of rescuers’
dogs this year.
highlight of the evening was the Semtex band. The boys played new
songs in addition to old hits and of course “Plzeňská věž”,
which could not be missed. Thank you also for their participation and
before 10pm there was mass use of horns and lighting (flickering) of
all trucks. It was a spectacle!
the organizers had an after-party – it was run by DJ Benny, just like
would like to thank everyone who came or took part in the event,
especially to Kačenka’s parents, that they are exemplary parents and
that they perfectly care for Kačenka!
only want the best or her health, her life will be full of love,
beautiful experiences and good people.
THANK YOU !!!
the second year of the PTD, Petr Soukup decided to leave the
Kačenka was sent a beautiful 47 112 CZK to her account.
to our wonderful fans, we managed to launch our small facebook
project “miniauktion”. The fans gave us various items and
we tried to bid them. The auction method was the same as for all
auctions – the bid price and minimum rates were set. We are currently
bidding these items and are still preparing more:
dream trap “Mercedes”
750 CZK + 600 CZK Sponsor gift
Turkish whistle 24V
3000 CZK + 500 CZK Sponsor gift
black dice with numbers
1000 CZK + 5000 Sponsor gift
proceeds from this were sent to Kačenka’s account. Thank you very
much to the donors and auctioneers and look forward to the next joint
auction on a good case!
For the year 2018, thanks to you , we sent to Kačenka for her therapy and a daily need of beautiful 62,962 CZK! Thank you!