Mekkelsen RV Extends Multi-Generational Partnership With Memorial Day Classic At Thunder Road

(Press release from Thunder Road International Speedbowl)

One of the longest supporting local businesses in Central Vermont has once again taken up the pen and signed on for yet another three-year extension. Mekkelsen RV located in East Montpelier has continued their backing with the iconic Memorial Day Classic, a partnership with the popular Sunday spectacular that goes all the way back to 1996.

Mekkelsen RV has been outfitting campers in Central Vermont for over 50 years. Mekkelsen’s is your one stop shop for purchasing new or used campers of all shapes, sizes and types while also providing a large RV parts and accessories assortment to complement their factory authorized warranty and service department. Need a unit just for the weekend? Mekkelsen RV has you covered there too with their popular rental program for Class C motorhomes, travel trailers and Pop-Up units!

Mekkelsen RV first joined the Thunder Road family back in 1994 before taking over the title sponsorship for the Memorial Day Classic for the first time in 1996. The Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic celebrates its 61st running this May and has enjoyed the popular addition of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Granite City 100 since 2022.

“It’s one of the things I’ve most enjoyed about what we do,” said Thunder Road Marketing Director Marvin Galarneau. “To have the same folks come back year after year, in this case generation after generation, in support of Thunder Road is truly special and something we don’t take for granted.”

The 2024 season hits its stride on Saturday, May 4 with the annual Car Show at Thunder Road starting at 9:00am followed by the Kenley Dean Extravaganza celebrating the life of our incredible founder Ken Squier starting at 12:00-Noon. Both the Car Show and Kenley Dean Extravaganza offer free admission for the general public. The next day, Sunday May 5, brings the 26th annual Community Bank 150 for the American-Canadian Tour plus the start of track championship action for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks alongside the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors for an explosive start to year 65 at the Nation’s Site of Excitement!

Mekkelsen RV is located at 2419 US Route 2 in E. Montpelier, Vermont. For more information contact them today at (802) 231-0497, find them online at and on Facebook and Instagram at @Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rentals.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.

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