The 11th Edition Ormskirk Motorfest 2022
Sunday 28th August
The Council Executive are on record as stating they are very supportive of the event for 2022, as it brings tremendous economic and social benefits to West Lancashire, at very low costs, but the running of the event will depend on Councillors approving the event budget.
Budget funding lines were in place to cover the full cost of Motorfest in both 2020 and 2021, which didn’t run due to Covid restrictions, so this funding should still be available for 2022 and 2023.
ACC were first approached in 2009, by the Council, to organise the event and spent two years working with the Council to create the event format and programme of activities, which has proven to be extremely successful.
The event is the biggest of its kind in the North of England and attracted 42000 visitors to Ormskirk in 2019 on Motorfest Day.
However, Council Officers are now disputing “ownership” of Motorfest, on the basis that the Council should not directly fund the event, which it has done since inception.
We have challenged this, as we believe there is a lack of continuity of knowledge within the Council at all levels, due to significant changes in personnel over the last few years, with very few members of the management team with any experience of Motorfest or its history and organisation.
We have now called for another meeting with the Council’s Interim Head of Growth and Development together with Councillors from the three main Political Groups, to determine funding solutions.
Updated 12 Feb 2022
In the meantime, we shall be shortly inviting entries for the 2nd Edition:
Southport Classic and Speed
Sunday 11th Sept 2022