MOTOFEST is coming back to Coventry for 2022, with the return of its unique Ring Road circuit, new dates and a look into the motoring future among this year’s highlights, writes Holly Martin.
Following last year’s scaled down event due to Covid restrictions, MotoFest Coventry 2022, which takes place on September 10 and 11, will be the biggest and boldest show yet, featuring a full programme of events based around the ‘past, present and future’ theme.
This will include the return of the unique Sprint Circuit carved out of the city’s Ring Road and other dedicated urban spaces showcasing dynamic live motorsport across the city centre.
The 2022 festival will also provide the finale for Our Future Moves, a project involving Coventry City Council, MotoFest Coventry and other regional partners, dedicated to showcasing the region’s work in leading the world’s transport innovation.
Our Future Moves was officially launched in July 2021, with a major exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum, also forming part of the first weekend of MotoFest Month 2021, which included motorcycle and car themed events.
James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival director, said he was delighted the festival was returning.
“This year MotoFest Coventry will be back bigger and bolder than ever, with a non-stop cultural celebration of the city’s motoring past, present and future.”
He added there was plenty of attractions to enjoy, including live motorsport displays and motorbikes, both on and off the track.
Coun Abdul Salam Khan, the council’s Cabinet Member for Events, added: “I’m delighted to hear about the return of MotoFest Coventry for 2022 as I know how popular this event is in both engaging Coventry residents and encouraging people from outside the city to visit and enjoy their weekend here in the city.
“Coventry has an amazing history and ongoing exciting story to tell on transport, innovation and how we are at the forefront of automotive design and technology.”
As part of MotoFest Coventry 2022’s past, present and future theme, there will be the traditional classic car and modern modified static car displays across the city centre.
Visit coventrymotofest.com for more on the event.