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.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

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

Bentley Bentayga

2020 Bentley Bentayga revealed

Bentley’s Bentayga SUV has been given a big refresh, with a new look, interior and tech
30 Jun 2020
Honda Civic Type-R

FK8 Honda Civic Type R fettled by Mugen

Japanese Honda tuner Mugen has released a handful of parts for the latest Civic Type R 
29 Jun 2020

Tecnomar launches 4000hp V12 Lamborghini yacht

The V12-powered yacht is Tecnomar’s most capable offering yet, and takes inspiration from Lamborghini’s most recent models
30 Jun 2020
BMW i8

BMW i8 reaches the end of production – here are the final 18 cars

As the final i8 rolls off the production line in Germany, BMW celebrates with 18 unique examples
29 Jun 2020