TruckFest Northwest, The Birth Place of Obsidian.

TruckFest Northwest, The Birth Place of Obsidian.

Thomas Hardie Commercials lead an impressive line-up of both new and used Volvo trucks at 2019’s Truck Fest North West event. With an fantastic turn out and a little help from some unexpected September sunshine, the show did not disappoint.

From monster-trucks courtesy of Swamp Thing, to the unbelievable talents of Broke FMX professional  stunt bike team. The action-packed weekend had something for everyone.



Thomas Hardie Used Trucks were keen to unveil a prototype truck that had been in the making for the first half of the year, something that would later put Used Trucks on the map when it comes to bespoke Volvo’s.

A FH V4 460bhp was chosen to go under the knife. With a whole cab respray in Conger Black on the cards, along with a host of other extra’s.

Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions based in Chorley were responsible for Obsidians paint work with panels of the truck being removed and painted independently from the cab to achieve a professional finish. Colour coded side skirts, dirt deflectors, and bib spoilers were also bolted on.

Obsidians identity was kept secret to entice curiosity. A few social media campaigns were launched to keep people guessing but not giving too much away.

Kevin Robins of Ginger Graphics provided the name Obsidian alongside some fantastic decals including a custom headboard. Ginger Graphics provided an excellent service and is no stranger to our trucks. Kevin carries out 90% of all our decal, headboard and sticker work.

Finally, our PDI team worked it’s magic. Maintaining the paints mirror-finish, copious amounts of hoovering and machine polishing kept our show-stopper spotless. We pride ourselves on investing so many hours into our PDI team. A group of extremely talented and passionate individuals who keep on top of all our vehicles.

Truckfest Northwest provided an excellent opportunity for visitors to meet with some of the team and learn a bit more about what we do. Obsidian took centre stage and did not fail to impress. The Used Sales Teams hard work payed off and eventually, Obsidian was sold courtesy of Adam Foy, our Economy Sales Executive.

We would like to thank everyone involved with the project and look forward to the next venture!


Below are links to people and companies that helped us achieve our goal and featured in some of the shows throughout the weekend.

Kev Robins (Ginger Graphics):

Swamp Thing monster-truck team:

BrokeFMX stunt motor-cross team:

Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions:

By Marcus Harley
(Thomas Hardie Used Vehicle Sales Support)


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