2019 marks some significant anniversaries in British motoring history and organisers of the Ormskirk MotorFest are looking to celebrate these at this year's exciting extravaganza.
Not only does this year mark the 100th anniversary of the first Bentley being built, it is also the 70th birthday of the Jaguar XK120 – the fastest production car in the world when it was built – and the 60th birthday of the Mini.
2019 is also the 60th anniversary of the 1959 British Grand Prix at Aintree, which was the first time a British Racing Partnership entry had finished in the top three of a Grand Prix.
To celebrate these milestones MotorFest organisers are looking to put on special parades and displays featuring Minis, Bentleys and Jaguars at the next marvellous Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 25 August 2019 and are encouraging owners of Minis, Bentleys and Jaguars to take part.
General entries are still open for the MotorFest, and other types of vehicle the organisers are looking for are race and rally cars of all types.
To enter your vehicle visit Ormskirk MotorFest (external link).
Ormskirk MotorFest is one of the biggest free family events in the North West. Huge crowds are expected to come along and enjoy the wonderful range of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles on display.
The event is organised by Aintree Circuit Club and supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.
Mike Ashcroft, Chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: "We have some really exciting plans to celebrate some marvellous milestones in British motor racing history at the Motorfest and this would be a great opportunity for owners of Minis, Bentleys and Jaguars to take part in these celebrations and show their wonderful vehicles to a wider audience. So sign up at www.ormskirkmotorfest.com.
Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: "The magical MotorFest is set to return to Ormskirk on 25 August 2019, so make sure you put the date in your diary whether you are planning to enter your vehicle in the event or just come along and enjoy the displays."
Anyone thinking of being a Motorsport Marshal has an extra incentive to get involved in this and other similar motorsport events as it could lead to them winning a cash prize from Aintree Circuit Club. First prize is £250, second prize is £150 and third prize is £100.
To be eligible people must hold a Motorsport UK marshal’s accreditation, or if a new marshal they must show proof of passing the free online accreditation tests. They must attend and act as a marshal at the 2019 Ormskirk MotorFest and a minimum of seven other events organised by a member of the Association of North West Circuit Clubs (ANWCC) across three separate disciplines (such as Autotest, Speed & Rally).
Marshals will also be eligible for the monthly ANWCC Marshals’ Prize draws, subject to them sending in their claims to the Championship Co-ordinator, which will also be used to register qualifying events counting towards the ACC Incentive Awards.
To register as a marshal for the 2019 Ormskirk MotorFest please visit Ormskirk MotorFest (external link). Marshals attending Motorfest will also continue to be paid a flat rate for expenses and receive refreshments.