Friday, 29 June 2012

Ormskirk MotorFest 2012 attracts hundreds of entrants

HUNDREDS of classic car and bike owners have entered their machines into this year's Ormskirk MotorFest, the event's organisers have confirmed today.

Aintree Circuit Club said that it had received more than 250 applicants from enthusiasts keen to exhibit their machines at the motorsport-themed event, which takes place in the centre of the West Lancashire market town on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Club spokesperson Mike Ashcroft told Life On Cars: "Once again Ormskirk is looking forward to the MotorFest. Over 250 entries from all classes of competition cars and motorcycles, classic cars and supercars have been received so far.

"Last year's event was a resounding success with spectators enjoying the static displays and exhibitions and the various themed parades around the town centre, and this year there will once again be static displays of vehicles in Ormskirk town centre on Aughton Street and Moor Street, with more in Coronation Park."

Among the entries expected to take part in this year's event are a Metro 6R4 Group B rally cars, MG racing and rally cars, historic F1 cars, and the return of the 1950s bubble cars which proved an unexpected hit with visitors at last year's event.

The club also reiterated that the event, which it is organising in partnership with West Lancashire Borough Council, will remain free of charge for visitors, with both organisations keen to top last year's inaugural event, which saw more than 10,000 people pack into the town centre to see the exhibits and a series of car and bike parades around the town's one way system.

The MotorFest's organisers will also be helping to support several charities on the day - the Ben Gautrey Foundation, who will be leading a motorbike parade in tribute to the Southport superbike racer tragically killed during a race last year, the North West Air Ambulance, one of this year's West Lancashire mayoral charities, and Claire House Childrens Hospice.

This year's Ormskirk MotorFest will take place in Ormskirk town centre on Sunday, August 26. For more information visit the event's website.

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