Lorry-load of fun for Ryan...

PUBLISHED: 12:20 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

Ryan Halfhide with his remote-controlled lorry

Ryan Halfhide with his remote-controlled lorry

FOOTBALL, action figures, cars, Lego - all things you would associate young boys being interested in. One hobby you may not presume to appeal to a young lad, however, would be Eddie Stobart lorries. But who could blame five-year-old Ryan Halfhide, from W

Ryan Halfhide with his letter from the firm

FOOTBALL, action figures, cars, Lego - all things you would associate young boys being interested in.

One hobby you may not presume to appeal to a young lad, however, would be Eddie Stobart lorries.

But who could blame five-year-old Ryan Halfhide, from WGC, being interested in vehicles that are almost 44ft long, more than 14ft tall, can carry 28 tonnes and work like a Star Trek space cruiser inside.

Sounding a little more interesting?

Ryan Halfhide with his Eddie Stobart garage

Well I guess that's why Ryan got hooked on collecting everything 'Eddie' at the tender age of just three.

His mum Alison, told the WHT the interest began on their regular trips to Barnsley to meet Alison's sister.

She said: "Often in the car there is nothing to do, and the journey is a really long one, so we used to write down the women's name on the side of the Eddie Stobart vans.

"It progressed from there. Really, one day I swear I'm going to have an accident looking at the lorries!

"I think it's good for Ryan to be interested in something a little bit different and something he can follow as he gets older."

Ryan has had many fun adventures visiting the headquarters and going inside the massive vehicles.

And after a letter of appeal, Ryan's gran also has a lorry named after her.

Ryan, who goes to Rowans Primary School, said: "I asked Eddie to name one after her, because it was her wedding anniversary and her birthday.

"I like to collect everything on Eddie's and spotting the lorries on the road.

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