Electric atmosphere set to hit Festival of Motoring this weekend

23/08 Updated: 23/08 15:28

ONE of the most popular car shows in the UK makes a welcome return this weekend.

The two-day Coventry Festival of Motoring will be held at Stoneleigh Park for the first time.

Among the exhibitions is the Future of Transport Expo, which will focus on all things automotive for the future including electric cars from Renault, Nissan, Liberty Electric Cars and Vauxhall, and De Courcey Travel with their green electric buses.

Super cars will be represented thanks to Jaguar LandRover, and Listers Toyota and Envisage Manufacturing, who specialise in niche car making of super car status.

Visitors can even buy a ride in their dream car with the Sporting Bears Car Club.

The club offers rides in their own super cars for a donation from the passenger with all proceeds going to city charity Zoë’s Place Children’s Hospice.

For classic car buffs there is an auction on Saturday afternoon and Sunday is the day of the now world famous Coventry Festival Classic Car Run.

It is the largest one day run of it’s kind in the world during which over 500 classic cars and motorcycles will drive a 50-mile route through south Warwickshire.

Two classic Daimler double deckers, affectionately known as 333 and 334, will take passengers to and from Stoneleigh Park from Millennium Place on Sunday for free.

Gary Hall, chairman of the Coventry Festival of Motoring, said: “We want to make the Festival the biggest, brightest and the best we can.

"There’ll be over 1,000 classic cars and motorcycles at Stoneleigh Park over the weekend for everyone to enjoy and I can honestly say that there is something for all the family at the Festival."

The gates on both days open at 10am and close at 5pm. Entry is free.

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