Broadcaster and Motoring Journalist Steve Berry returns to Motorfest!

Our good friend Steve Berry returns to Motorfest as our Guest Judge and Commentator.

Steve will form part of the Concours Judging Team along with Neville Hay and Classic Car Weekly Editor, David Simister.

Steve will also provide his own unique style of commentary for the AutoSOLO challenge from around 11.30 to about 12.45

Following this, Steve along with the Mayor of West Lancashire, will present the Concours Awards at around 13.30 in Coronation Park.

Motorfest AutoSOLO Challenge to offer live Motor Sport action for spectators! Park Pool Car Park. From 10am

2018 sees the return of our much loved AutoSOLO Challenge to Park Pool Car Park.

This is a competitive driving test for road legal cars running to Motor Sports Association regulations.

Featuring 10 of the best AutoSOLO and AutoTEST drivers in the North West, the tests will run from 10.00 to approx 14.15
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Timed to the nearest 1/10th of a second, each driver will have a round 12 runs at the test course, which is set out in the Coronation Park side of Park Pool Car Park.

The public will also be entertained by the guest appearance of former BBC Top Gear presenter Steve Berry, who will provide live commentary and driver interviews from about 11.30am, following the Parade Driver’s briefing.

Spectator viewing will be from the Coronation Park side of the test course and on either side of the test site.

The AutoSOLO runs under an Clubman’s MSA Permit and is being run by Bolton Le Moors Car Club in association with Aintree Circuit Club by invitation only.

AutoSOLOs are a great way to start in low cost competitive Motor Sport.

James Bond has driven many Aston Martins so come and see one of the latest models at Ormskirk MotorFest!

 

Legendary spy James Bond has driven Aston Martins on screen for more than 50 years. One of the latest models, adorned in Red Bull Racing livery celebrating the company’s sponsorship of this successful Formula 1 team, is coming to the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 26 August.

 

A number of models of Aston Martin cars have featured in a number of Bond films, including different types of DB5 in Goldfinger and Skyfall. The DB10 was seen in action with actor Daniel Craig at the wheel in the most recent Bond film Spectre.

 

The new Aston Martin 5.2 Litre V12 DB11 Coupe has almost become a celebrity in its own right as it has been on display in Liverpool and Manchester several times since the turn of the year.

 

Motoring fans will be able to see this fabulous car close up when it is brought to the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 26 August by Aston Martin Wilmslow.

The Ormskirk Motorfest, one of the biggest free family events in the North West of England, is organised by Aintree Circuit Club and supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.

The Aston Martin will be one of up to 300 classic and competition vehicles from all eras of motoring will be on display in Coronation Park and Ormskirk town centre streets.

Peter Kiernan, Events and Brand Partnership Manager at Aston Martin Wilmslow, said: “We may be in Wilmslow but we are the local Aston Martin dealership to West Lancashire and we are delighted to support the Ormskirk MotorFest by bringing this very special car. We are really looking forward to the event and people are welcome come and take a closer look at our Aston Martin DB11.”

 

The Red Bull Formula 1 has enjoyed spectacular racing success in the last decade. Sebastian Vettel won four consecutive world titles between 2010 and 2013, while one of its current drivers Daniel Ricciardo finished third in the 2016 championship and fifth last year. Aston Martin are their current title sponsors.

 

Mike Ashcroft, chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: “We are really pleased that Aston Martin Wilmslow have provided the Aston Martin DB11 for the Ormskirk MotorFest. The Aston Martin is an iconic car and I am sure this model will be a big attraction at the event, particularly with the Red Bull livery adorning the bonnet.

 

“The MotorFest will be fantastic free event for all the family don’t miss this great day out on Sunday 26 August.”

 

Councillor John Hodson, portfolio holder for Planning, said: “Come along to the Ormskirk MotorFest and see the Aston Martin and all the other wonderful cars and motorcycles on display. With many thousands of visitors expected to come to Ormskirk for the MotorFest, we hope town centre businesses will take advantage of this great opportunity and open up on MotorFest day.”

There is still some room for owners of particularly high-quality vehicles to put them forward in advance for the MotorFest’s Concours de Elegance competition through www.ormskirkmotorfest.com.

As well as enjoying all the fantastic cars visitors to MotorFest can also browse around the Makers Market on the Ormskirk Bus Station Car Park.

AutoSOLO Challenge returns to Motorfest!

 

A much loved attraction returns to Motorfest this year…our AutoSOLO Challenge!

This spectacular test of driving skill, featuring 15 different types of cars driven by the North West’s best AutoSOLO competitors, returns to Park Pool.

Tests will be run on the Park Pool Car Park, next to Coronation Park and will run from 10am to 2.15pm.

The AutoSOLO will be run by Aintree Circuit Club in association with our friends at Bolton Le Moors Car Club.

Participants Final Instructions – Update.

Hello Everybody,

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS containing event timings, arrival instructions, locations, entry lists and procedures, will be emailed to Parade and Coronation Park participants in a few days.

Concours participants will receive their Finals after the closing date – 18th Aug.

If you have any queries, please email our event Secretary, Mike Ashcroft direct: mja@ormskirkmotorfest.com

14th Aug 2018.

Red Bull Aston Martin DB11 and Ginetta G55 GT4 race cars to appear and run at Motorfest!

Motorfest has managed to attract two superb high performance contemporary sports cars to the event.

The Red Bull Aston Martin V12 DB11 and the Ginetta G55 GT4 race car of Southport’s Ben Wallace have been confirmed today.

These superb high performance cars will be on display in the Town Centre Paddocks and will take part in the closed road parades that take place between 2.30 and 4.30 on the Sunday afternoon.

 

Ormskirk Concours d’Elegance – new “Class of ’58” announced

Aintree Circuit Club, organisers of the Ormskirk Motorfest and organisers of the Ormskirk Concours d’Elegance, are delighted to announce a special class for vehicles manufactured or registered in 1958.

Since 2014, the Club has celebrated the 60th Anniversary of either the British Grand Prix held at Aintree or other significant motoring events, such as the 90th Anniversary of the Land Speed record held at Ainsdale.

This year we will be celebrating all things motoring from 1958, so if you have a car or bike manufactured or registered in 1958, then we would encourage you to enter the Concours.

Enter online here: http://ormskirkmotorfest.com/concours-delegance/

 

All revved up for Motorfest 2018 – Online Entries now open

 

ACC is delighted to announce that we are now open for Entries for Parades, Coronation Park and the Ormskirk Concours d’Elegance.
Participants may enter by completing our online entry forms from our Registration Page from today 24th March.
Entry to the Parades has been kept at just £10, which contributes to the safety costs of the event, especially course and safety Marshals.
Media Professionals and Marshals may also now register for Motorfest too via the online system.

http://www.ormskirkmotorfest.com/registrations/

Grand Prix Circuit to be recreated….in Scalextric

As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations of the 1955 British Grand Prix, the first to be hosted at Aintree, local enthusiasts, headed by Peter Molyneux, have created a scale replica of the full 3 mile Aintree Circuit, the UK’s only purpose built Grand Prix track.

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The track will be hosted in the Masonic Hall on the corner of Park Road & Aughton Street in the Town Centre (above O’Briens Tea Rooms).

Entrance is free and prospective Formula 1 drivers will be able to have a go at driving the circuit in exchange for a small donation to Charity.

The track will be open from approx 11.00 to 17.00. Refreshments will also be available to purchase.