Monday, 16 July 2012

Aintree Circuit Club calls for volunteers to help make 2012 Ormskirk MotorFest a success

THE organisers of this year's Ormskirk MotorFest are calling on a small army of volunteers to help make sure the motorsport spectacular runs smoothly when it revs up next month.

Aintree Circuit Club, who are organising the August 26 classic car and bike event, said it is looking for volunteers to act as stewards and marshals at the event when it draws hundreds of vehicles and thousands of spectators into the centre of the West Lancashire market town.

Mike Ashcroft, club chairman, said this week: "This year’s event will be bigger and better than 2011, with over 250 cars and bikes already registered with a special feature being a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1962 British Grand Prix, which was held just seven miles away at Aintree.

"As ever, an event of this magnitude will require a small army of volunteer marshals and stewards and I would like to invite you to assist us in the running of the event and register as a marshal for the day. We now have a super online registration system that will only take a few minutes to complete and you can also download and print forms, which you are welcome to distribute to family and friends who do not have internet access or just prefer to use a pen and post!"

Last week The Champion reported that preparations are already well underway for the August Bank Holiday event, which is also being supported by the borough council and lead sponsors the Belfry Group.

The club has also confirmed that even though it has yet to close the door on entrants hoping to bring their vehicles to the event the 2012 MotorFest has already attracted more entrants than last year's inaugural event, with more than 300 cars and motorbikes expected to take part.

As a token of thanks for the support volunteer marshals will give to the running of the event all volunteers will be provided with refreshments and a special souvenir pin badge, which will only be given exclusively to marshals and not offered to other visitors and participants in the event.

Life On Cars has followed the Ormskirk MotorFest closely since the event's inception last year, taking part in the inaugural in a 1972 MGB GT.

For more information about how to volunteer to be a marshal go to the Ormskirk MotorFest website.

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