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Monday, August 13, 2018

Cars can still enter the MotorFest Concours de Elegance

Some of the most beautiful cars that will be on display at the Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 26 August will take part in a fantastic competition to really add something special to the event.

The Concours de Elegance competition has proved an extremely popular attraction since it became part of the MotorFest in 2015.

This will see some of the most superb cars and motorcycles at the MotorFest lined up in a special area in Coronation Park, where judges will cast their expert eye over them. Winners will be selected in each of the 13 classes along with an overall winner.

Ormskirk MotorFest, one of the biggest free family events in the North West of England, is organised by Aintree Circuit Club and supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.

The Concours de Elegance is being sponsored once again by Halsall-based Carequick Ltd Air Conditioning, which specialises in building services, air conditioning and mechanical maintenance.

Colin Maxwell, Carequick Ltd managing director, said: “I’m a keen motoring enthusiast and I’ve entered cars into the Ormskirk MotorFest in previous years, namely a TVR S2 and a Porsche 911 Targa. As a local businessman I am proud to continue supporting the MotorFest by providing some sponsorship for the Concours.”

Councillor John Hodson, Council portfolio holder for Planning, said: “The Ormskirk MotorFest is always a fantastic free day out for all the family, so make sure you don’t miss this wonderful event. The Concours de Elegance is a great addition to the superb attractions which are being lined up for a really enjoyable day for everyone who comes along, and I am sure we will see some beautiful cars on display. We are really grateful to Colin at Carequick for sponsoring the Concours de Elegance.”

Mike Ashcroft, chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: “The Concours de Elegance is an exciting part of MotorFest as it gives us and the vehicle owners the chance to show off some of the most beautiful cars at the MotorFest in a really special way.

“Some superb vehicles are brought to the MotorFest which would be worthy winners of a Concours de Elegance at any motoring event, and we believe this adds a great competition element to the day.”

The classes in the Concours de Elegance will include a special class for cars from 1958 to celebrate the British Grand Prixs that took place at Aintree. There will also be a class for supercars with top speeds of 175mph and above. Judges will include Neville Hay and David Simister, editor of Classic Car Weekly. Former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry is expected to present the prizes.

To enter the Concours de Elegance please visit Ormskirk MotorFest (external link). Entries for the Concours cost £15 and close on Sunday 19 August.

Cars and motorcycles not taking part in the Concours de Elegance will also be lined up in Coronation Park and streets across Ormskirk town centre. Between 250 and 300 fabulous cars and motorcycles from all eras of motoring will be in display and many of them will take part in exciting parade laps around the town centre.