Double the fun in Coven­try

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Events Previews -

COVEN­TRY CITY CEN­TRE, WEST MID­LANDS, 4-5 JUNE

An­other cir­cuit in the city cen­tre has been added to the Coven­try MotoFest. The event has been ex­tended to al­low even more op­por­tu­ni­ties for spec­ta­tors to get closer to the ac­tion. The short oval cir­cuit, which runs from the car park on Moat Street to junc­tion seven of the city’s ring road, will be given over to For­mula G and his­toric stock cars for the show’s gymkhana event.

The de­ci­sion to add the new track frees up the city’s ring road for even more clas­sic car demon­stra­tions, which have been one of the Motofest’s big draws since its in­cep­tion two years ago.

Among the star cars are the 1964 Mini Cooper S driven by Paddy Hop­kirk to vic­tory in that year’s Monte Carlo Rally, and the Rover-BRM (be­low) gas tur­bine pro­to­type as cam­paigned at Le Mans in 1965. The cre­ation of the new track means show­go­ers can quite lit­er­ally ex­pect ‘double the fun’ of the pre­vi­ous two events. www.coven­try­motofest.com

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