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Festival of Motoring to return to Stratford

Catherine Thompson 1st May, 2019 Updated: 1st May, 2019

THE FESTIVAL of motoring will be revving into town this bank holiday.

The popular event, organised by Stratforward BID, will return for its seventh year on Sunday May 5 and bank holiday Monday to Stratford town centre.

Visitors and petrol heads alike can enjoy a mix of classics, supercars and modern day motors.

Showpiece cars will be on display from the British Motor Museum (BMM), Coventry Transport Museum, Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust and the Military Vehicle Trust at Cox’s Yard.

There will be demonstrations, food, drink and family-friendly entertainment. And live music will add to the relaxed bank holiday atmosphere.

Event-goers can take part in tours through the surrounding countryside before parking up in the town centre where visitors will be able to feast their eyes on more than 300 vehicles.

Drivers are being encouraged to dress in the national costume of their car’s manufacturer – from lederhosen wearing Mercedes owners to ten gallon hat wearing Cadillac owners. A prize will be given to the best-dressed.

Other competitions include a photo competition on social media and a ‘guess the number of Minis in a jar’ with prizes including tickets to local attractions.

Children’s activities include a free car treasure hunt at Bell Court, go karts and a bouncy castle.

BID director Joe Baconnet said: “We run the event to bring people to Stratford to discover what we have as a town.

“All our attendees enjoy coming because we’ve got great shopping, great eating and it’s a beautiful place to spend time.

“We encourage all our BID members to try and take part in some way and this year, we have a record number of BID businesses bringing cars to display.”

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