DON'T MISS THIS NEW EXCITING EVENT
A new and exciting summer event launched has been launched that is looking to put Yorkshire firmly on the map as Northern England’s centre of all things car-related over the coming years.
June 26-28 will see the first ever running of the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, for what promises to be a weekend to give car lovers, and their families, the stuff that dreams are truly made of.
The 100-acre festival site will host some of the world’s most fabulous machines, both on display and in action, as well as a huge variety of other attractions – everything from race & rally cars, through classics & supercars to historic trucks, tractors and plant machinery, as well as street rods and muscle cars.
The Festival is also bringing together a group of universities to showcase some of their new-tech engineering / transport developments. Much of this will be motorsport-focussed, but it will also look at future automotive trends in more general terms.
The competitive focal point of the Festival is the Wolfstones Speed Hillclimb – Yorkshire’s first closed-road speed event this century. The Hillclimb, organised under the auspices of Mid Derbyshire Motor Club, should provide a challenge for competitors and exciting viewing for spectators along the 0.8-mile course, with close-on a hundred cars powering their way through the Holme Valley, trying to achieve the quickest time from start to finish.
The organisers aim to provide something for everyone to make it a great family outing. Spanning the areas of both motorsport and family entertainment will be a weekend full of lawnmower racing. These machines – capable of speeds up to 60 mph will provide spectacular entertainment over the weekend, as will the Live Music Arena, funfair, trade stand area, fashion shows, Cheerleading demonstrations, the birds of prey shows and the amazing sheep theatre.
The festival website – www.yorkshiremotorsportfestival.co.uk – and related Facebook and twitter apps are up and running.