A Scottish boy recently came to Hope and met his hero.
Adam Mackenzie, 9, flew from the Isle of Lewis in northwestern Scotland last month, with his parents and sister, and met up with Jamie Davis. Davis hosts the television reality show Highway Thru Hell, which shows Davis and his crew getting drivers out of sticky situations on British Columbian highways.
“Really excited,” recalled Adam, via telephone from Callanish, when he saw Davis.
Adam said he really enjoyed the excitement of watching Davis go on missions to rescue stuck drivers.
The Mackenzies came as part of a two-week trip to Western Canada. Landing in Calgary on July 19, they set off westbound, reaching Hope on July 23.
“It was a bit of a bonus because Raye and Ian’s (MacRitchie, their relatives) lake house is very close to Jamie Davis’s yard,” said dad Alec Mackenzie. “So Adam and I went there and they really treated us very well.”
The Mackenzies revealed that they often see Jamie Davis in action when they watch the Discovery Channel in Scotland.
The MacRitchies helped them to track down Davis, and on July 25, they met.
“We met Jamie Davis himself and he gave us all the time, and showed us around his yard and his trucks,” said Alec.
According to Raye, Davis gave Adam autographed Highway Thru Hell posters.
“Adam will have a great story to tell when he goes back to school very soon. Adam’s dream came true. Thanks so much, Mr. Davis,” wrote Raye in a submission to The Standard.
In addition, Alec said his family visited Kawakawa Lake, which he pronounces as “kah-wah-kah-wah”.
“We found Hope to be an amazing place,” said Alec.