Spaghetti Junction turns 40

Dunlop Motorsport has celebrated the impressive milestone with a ten-truck drive-by stunt.

Although the sight of ten HGVs taking over three lanes of the M6 might be slightly unsettling, this one-off stunt was orchestrated in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Spaghetti Junction, the UK's largest and most complicated intersection.

Dunlop's racing tyres are manufactured at the Fort Dunlop facility in Birmingham, and the company estimates that it has shipped more than 10-million tyres across the Gravelly Hill Interchange (as it's officially known) since it was first opened in 1972.

The ten-truck convoy converged simultaneously on many of the different intertwined roads of the junction for an aerial photograph. The trucks then paraded through the city on the old Birmingham Superprix circuit, which made some of city streets famous for motor racing.

Most Popular

Mandatory speed limiters to be fitted to all new UK cars after 2022
80mph motorway speed limit
News

Mandatory speed limiters to be fitted to all new UK cars after 2022

The use of mandatory speed limiters and data loggers on all new cars has been approved by the European Parliament, and manufacturers are already makin…
28 Apr 2021
The story of the Ferrari Pinin – Pininfarina's 50th Birthday present to itself
Ferrari Pinin front
Ferrari

The story of the Ferrari Pinin – Pininfarina's 50th Birthday present to itself

Back in 1980, Pininfarina’s 50th birthday present to itself was this remarkable concept for a four-door Ferrari, powered by a flat-12 engine. This is …
2 May 2021
819bhp Ferrari 812 Competizione revealed in full – hardcore V12 GT returns
Ferrari 812 Competizione front
Ferrari 812 Superfast

819bhp Ferrari 812 Competizione revealed in full – hardcore V12 GT returns

Ferrari has confirmed its new 812 Superfast special edition is to be called Competizione, and will be joined by the Targa-roofed Competizione A
5 May 2021