Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Event News -


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.’


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