START YOUR ENGINES FOR THE MIDLANDS ‘MOTORFEST’ THIS EASTER HOLIDAY

Start your engines as the new look Midlands’ Motorfest returns to Weston Park, Shropshire, over the Easter holidays with two-days of motoring action. Held on Sunday 16th and Monday 17th April, around 1,700 vehicles spanning over 80 years will be on display.

Motorfest will feature cars from the 1920s to the 1980s, with classic American cars plus commercial vehicles of the past and an array of 4x4s. Over 70 local car clubs will be in attendance with displays from BMW Car Club, Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and Mercedes-Benz to name a few.

For those who prefer two-wheel transport, there will be a mouth-watering selection of motorcycles of the past and fans of custom and modern cars will be equally well catered for.

The new look Motorfest caters for all members of the family, not just the motor enthusiast, with new live music features, shopping stalls and Easter fun!

Throughout Sunday, the fantastic retro girl band The Glamophones will be providing sounds of the 1940s and 1950s –  drape jackets are entirely optional – and on Monday, that groovy band The Quik Beats will play the sounds of the 1960s.

Visitors in search of automotive memorabilia can spend hours among the Autojumble stands and for the younger show goers, there will be an Easter Egg hunt as well as a classic funfair rides in the park and the many attractions of Weston Park will be open throughout the weekend.

The Live Arena brings some brand new features to Motorfest along with some old favourites, including the ‘Decibel Duel’ to find the loudest engine, along with the Daily Driver and Pride of Ownership competition.

Judges will be on site for the annual Weston Park Concours which culminates in the ‘Best in Show award at 4 pm each day.

Motors from yesteryear, ranging from Austins to Wolseleys will feature in the parades where motoring history will be bought to life by the arena commentator and motoring historian.

Hobson Brewery is even producing a commemorative ale for the show, for the non-drivers to sample and they are running a Facebook competition to have a beer named after your car.

Got a classic? Make sure you ask for show parking at no extra charge which gets owners closer to the action.

For those wanting to make a weekend of it, few camping places are still remaining. Anyone without a classic vehicle who is looking to stay at Weston should call the office on 0845 879 1028.

There are also some trade spaces still on offer. Please call the booking hotline on 07582 486209 for further information.

Gates open at 10am until 4pm. Admission is £10 for adults, £5 for children (4-16 years), with a family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) for £25. Entrance to the House is £3 for adults and £2.50 for children. Free parking for all visitors. For more information, visit www.classicmotorevents.co.uk.