Friday, 20 July 2012

300mph dragster and glamorous rally driver both ready for Ormskirk MotorFest 2012

IMAGINE rocketing from a standstill to 300mph before you can finish reading this sentence.

That's what the top fuel dragster - one of the fastest accelerating vehicles on earth - is capable of, and organisers of next month's Ormskirk MotorFest confirmed this week it will be returning to the town after proving one of the biggest crowd pullers at last year's event.

Councillor Martin Forshaw, West Lancashire Borough Council's portfolio holder for planning and development, said: “The Top Fuel Dragster was incredibly popular with visitors last year and I am really pleased it is coming back for this year’s Ormskirk MotorFest.

"It is one of many fabulous vehicles that will be lined up on our streets on a fabulous day out for all the family. So put the date of 26 August in your diary and come along."

The top fuel dragster, which can reach 100mph in less than a second is one of just hundreds of exotic machines headed for the market town on August 26, with many set to take to the town's one-way system for a series of parades.

Glamorous rally driver Becky Kirwan, the current BRC Challenge Ladies Champion, will also be at the event, to show how young enthusiasts can enter motorsport and succeed.

Mike Ashcroft, Aintree Circuit Club Chairman, said: "The Ormskirk MotorFest entertained a huge crowd of all ages last year and this year it promises to be even bigger and better.

“We have a fantastic line up of two and four-wheeled machinery spanning nearly a century of automotive history from vintage classics to modern supercars and bikes.”

Anyone wishing to enter their classic car or motorcycle has until August 11 to get in touch, while this week it has been announced that any marshals will be entered into a draw with a top prize of £75 for one lucky volunteer.
To find out more about the event, to book a trade stand or to volunteer to be a marshal, go to the event's official website at

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