Coventry MotoFest this weekend set to be biggest yet - as new events announced - The Coventry Observer

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Coventry MotoFest this weekend set to be biggest yet - as new events announced

Editorial Correspondent 31st May, 2019 Updated: 31st May, 2019

A WEEKEND of non-stop motoring and free family fun is coming to Coventry – the UK’s historic ‘motor city’.

​​MotoFest arrives on tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday (June 1 and 2) and promises four-wheel thrills, music, great food and lots more.

There are three venues where petrolheads can get up close and feel the excitement of live motorsport action.

This will result in widespread road closures as the city’s road network gears up to double as a race track once more.

Major arteries including parts of the city’s ring road will be closed during the weekend, as well as London Road, Holyhead Road and Greyfriars Road.

The weekend will feature the GT Radial Sprint Circuit which is hosting rounds 9 and 10 of the BARC Connaught National Speed Championship, plus, classic vehicle demos and iconic vehicle debuts.

The event is to host Citroën UK’s celebration of its 100th year anniversary with a spectacular 1,000 classic car parade.

And after three years, racing trucks will also return to the festival.

Touring car legend Jason Plato will become the latest British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) driver to take on the unique ring road circuit.

The two-time British Touring Car (BTCC) Champion and record holder for the most BTCC race wins, will be put through his paces on Saturday.

The Supercar Driver club (SCD) will also make its second consecutive appearance at Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry with 100 members and their cars, double the amount of last year, set to appear across the festival weekend.

The Skydome Fueltopia Arena will be the home of a Formula Gymkhana Champion of Champions, along with drift demos from Michelle Westby, stunt bikes and more.

And in the Autotest Arena you can see the Autotest National Championship Qualifiers as well as an Autosolo passenger experience and IUDRO UK drone racing nationals.

But organisers are also offering three music stages including a community stage, a folk stage, or one offering rock, dance and funk.

There will be a photography exhibition, an artist painting with cars, and an orchestral concert.

There’s also family fun at the official opening celebration of the new Radford Road fire station on Sunday.

And the Jaguar Land Rover Zone will be full of amazing content for all ages; youngsters aged between three and 10 can even take a mini Land Rover for a spin.

There will also be a Global Street Food Village for Texas-style smoked meats, ethically farmed British burgers, Italian meatballs, Mexican burritos and more.

For full details of all the events download an event guide here.

A full list of road closures is available here.

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