The 10th Edition – Motorfest 2020
Entries to the Motorfest Retro at Aintree are now closing at 6pm 28th Aug.
Thanks to everybody for your excellent support!
Please note there will be NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the event.
The Cataclean Paddock Special for Motorfest at Aintree – Race Car Competition with BTCC Driver Dan Rowbottom! Please go to News for more details!
ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW EVENT.
Motorfest Retro Grand Prix Display and Drive Day supported by Cataclean Technologies.
Aintree Historic Grand Prix Motor Racing Circuit – Monday 31st August 2020
“A unique opportunity for Motorfest Drivers and Enthusiasts to display their vehicle at the Historic Aintree Grand Prix Circuit, followed by a 2 Km drive along the original Grand Prix Track, starting in front of the famous Aintree Grandstands”.
A competitive motorsport event will also take place at the same location for your entertainment!
Entry Details will be sent to registered Participants for Priority Bookings before Private Invitations are accepted.
THIS WILL BE A PRIVATE COVID SECURE EVENT. NO PUBLIC ACCESS
Motorfest Tour Update:
As we have planned around the current situation, we’ve worked tirelessly to make Motorfest an event that everyone can try to enjoy by creating a route around the Borough that takes us on Tour, gives drivers a different experience and the public the opportunity to catch the tour passing through areas of the Borough.
Due to the ever changing circumstances and with new areas experiencing higher infection rates within the North West and particularly Lancashire, The Authorities have made the decision that Motorfest cannot go on Tour, to reduce the risk of any COVID-19 spike in West Lancs.
Although this isn’t news any of us wanted, we will make sure that Motorfest is back on full throttle for 2021.
We are now working to host a very special private event for drivers at a famous sporting venue not far from Ormskirk, where we will live stream content across social media.
Details will be announced in the coming days on how you can enter, so you can have a very special day out with your pride and joy this year.
All entries currently in for Motorfest and Motorfest on Tour will be retained and transferred for 2021, when we expect to run the Tour as a new event for the North West.
We are really sorry to all of you who were looking forward to this year, but in this dynamic climate, authorities have a much bigger priority, which is to protect public health, which we stand by and fully support.
Thank you to everyone for your support so far this year and let’s come back bigger and better to make Motorfest the event everyone wants to be a part of in 2021.
Aintree Circuit Club – Team Motorfest
Released 7 August 2020
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 Robinson and Phil Clegg Class Winners.
All Trophies were presented by Cllr and Deputy Mayor, Terry Aldridge.
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 will 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.