COVENTRY CITY CENTRE, 4-5 JUNE
Everything from Jaguar’s SS100 to Aston Martin’s latest Vulcan race car wowed the crowds at this twoday celebration of the city’s motoring heritage.
The city centre displays included classics brought along by the Aston Martin Owners’ Club and Jaguar Heritage Trust, and were joined by the Rover-BRM gas turbine racing car and the Mini Cooper S that won 1964’s Monte Carlo Rally. The festival finale for each day saw all the classic cars and bikes on display taking part in a parade lap around the city’s ring road.
Event director James Noble says the mix of classic parades and live entertainment – which he describes as a sort of ‘Edinburgh Festival for cars’ – helped draw 125,000 visitors into the city centre.
‘ The classic car and bike sections of the programme again proved popular attractions and it was wonderful to see the excitement and interest created by the classic vehicles on and off the circuit,’ he says.
‘As organisers it’s exciting times for Coventry Motofest and we look forward to staging an even bigger and better event next year to showcase the city’s incredible motoring heritage.’