Ormskirk MotorFest 2016
Huge crowds flocked to the 2016 Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 28 August and enjoyed a thrilling day of motoring fun in the town centre streets and Coronation Park, as well as marvellous musical entertainment and a fabulous vintage and handmade fair.
About 300 marvellous cars and motorcycles covering over a century of motoring and automotive heritage and history were on display for people to admire.
From thundering stock cars to the sweetest sounding vintage and classic automobiles and motorcycles, there were plenty of amazing vehicles for all to see. Star cars of the show included a Ginetta G40 taken to the event by the University of Bolton's Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering, which also brought professional racing driver Anna Walewska. The Bentley Drivers Club brought a model of Bentley for every decade starting from the 1920s, and the American Auto Club North West brought some fabulous vehicles, including a Chevrolet Impala and a Dodge Charger.
Former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry commentated on the parade laps at the motoring extravaganza. He was also one of the judges in the Concours d’Elegance contest that featured some of the most eye-catching vehicles at the MotorFest. The overall winner of the Concours d'Elegance was the Kawasaki A1R, owned by Dave Thomas. This was the first Kawasaki motorbike to win a race in the United Kingdom when Dave rode it at Cadwell Park in 1967.
Other attractions included an assault course and a climbing wall provided by the Army, who also brought along field guns and trucks.