Friday, June 28, 2019

Cars can still enter the MotorFest Concours de Elegance

Ormskirk MotorFest 2019 is gearing up to be a fantastic event and organisers are very pleased with the huge number of vehicles that have already entered the event.

There are still some spaces in the fantastic annual Concours d'Elegance competition. This will see some of the very best 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, including one for cars made in 1959. There will also be an overall top prize, previous recipients of which have included a 1972 Vanden Plas Princess Mk Two and a Rover P5B.

To enter the Concours d'Elegance please visit Ormskirk MotorFest (external link). Entries cost £15 and close on 11 August 2019.

The Concours d'Elegance is sponsored 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 sponsorship for the Concours d'Elegance.”

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.

Councillor David Evans, Council portfolio holder for Planning, said: “The Concours d'Elegance is one of the superb attractions everyone can enjoy at MotorFest. We are really grateful to Colin at Carequick for sponsoring the Concours d'Elegance.”

Mike Ashcroft, chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: “Some superb vehicles are brought to the MotorFest which would be worthy Concours de Elegance winners at any motoring event. We believe this adds a great competition element to the day.”

Cars and motorcycles not taking part in the Concours d'Elegance will be lined up in Coronation Park and streets across Ormskirk town centre. A fine array of stock cars and bubble cars are some of the wonderful vehicles that will be lining up.

Entries for the parades are full, but organisers will consider entries from competition cars and racing motorcycles by personal application to Mike Ashrcroft (mja@Ormskirkmotorfest.com). There are some spaces left for static displays on Coronation Park.

Organisers are also looking for vehicles to celebrate a number of significant motoring anniversaries taking places this year. These are the 100th anniversary of the first Bentley being built, the 70th birthday of the Jaguar XK120, the 60th birthday of the Mini and the 60th anniversary of the 1959 British Grand Prix at Aintree.