The 9th Edition – Motorfest 2019 – Sunday 25th August.
Another Motorfest done and dusted! Records crowds, fantastic weather and a full entry provided the perfect recipe for the 9th Ormskirk Motorfest!
One of the new attractions was the Avro Anson based Cheetah aero engine display in Coronation Park.
This provided live demonstrations during the day of both the engine and working undercarriage.
As part of the work Aintree Circuit Club conducts with the Emergency Services, to promote Road Safety, a Live RTA Extraction was undertaken mid-way through the Parades on Park Road, to measure and demonstrate the response of services in including Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Lancashire Constabulary, Highways England and Medical Response.
This was unannounced to the Public attending Motorfest to maximise the impact and education as to how the services attend to these types of incidents, which we think worked very well.
We again had a vast array of vehicles covering 117 years of motoring heritage with thanks to Bernard Williamson for bringing his 2 cylinder 1902 Wolseley 4 Seater Touneau.
The Concours D’Elegance was once again sponsored by Carequick Airconditioning of Halsall and Judged by Motoring Legend Neville Hay and the Editor of Classic Car Weekly, David Simister.
The overall winner was David Bulmer with his 1934 Hillman Aero Minx. Class winners were Stuart Kelly with his 1977 Opel Manta and Kevin Riley with his 1990 Porsche 928. Other notable entries included David Thomas from North Wales, with his Manx TT winning 1967 Kawasaki A1E-R, George Cross with his 2018 winning Vanden Plas Princess 1300 and Graham Postlethwaite from the IOM with his 2015 winning Rover P5 Coupe.
The AutoSOLO in Park Pool provided live competitive motorsport, which was organised in partnership with Bolton Le Moors Car Club.
Overall winner was Alex Tunbridge driving his Caterham 7. with James Robinso and Phil Clegg Class Winners.
All Trophies were presented by Cllr and Deputy Mayor, Terry Aldridge.
We will announce shortly when we are open for entries for the 10th Edition Motorfest, with a provisional date of Sunday 30th August 2020.
This was won by Jack Brabham in his Cooper T51, this being the first time the Grand Prix was won by a rear engined car. Brabham went on to win the F.I.A. Driver’s World Championship that year too.
Closed Road Parade Route: Park Road, Derby Street, Stanley Street, Moor Street, St Helens Road and back to Park Road – Clockwise Direction.
All Junctions will be Marshalled and Barriered.
Advanced Road Closing Signs have been positioned on all affected roads for two weeks prior to the event as well as Town Centre Car Parks.
Diversion Signs will be in place during the road closure.