Engines revving ahead of third annual Coventry Car and Motorcycle day today - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Engines revving ahead of third annual Coventry Car and Motorcycle day today

ENGINES are revving ahead of the third annual Coventry Car and Motorcycle Day on Saturday (September 9).

Classic cars and bikes are set to park up in Millennium Place and Broadgate in the Coventry Transport Museum-organised event, dedicated this year to the memory of local car enthusiast and expert Maurice Smith, of well-known Coventry car dealership Smith & Sons Motors.

Maurice was a great supporter of the museum and the first ‘Coventry Car Day Shield’ will be presented in his honour to the Coventry car which visitors vote their favourite on the day.

The Coventry cars – the likes of Jaguar, Triumph, Armstrong-Siddeley, Humber and Daimler – will drive out from Coombe Abbey at 9.15am and will arrive at Millennium Place from 10am. Other classics, including Ferrari and Porsche, will be on display on Broadgate.

Clive Skelhon, from Coventry Transport Museum, said:“We’ve had a fantastic response with vintage car enthusiasts eager to sign up for this, our biggest Coventry Car yet. It’s been 120 years since the first British car was built by Daimler and we have a lot of motoring heritage to celebrate.

“We’ll also be welcoming visitors into the museum for a special Heritage Open Days event, Bonnets Up! this Saturday. A chance to see the inner workings of some of the museums’ star vehicles with workshop technicians on hand to answer questions.

“With so many beautiful classic cars on display there will be some wonderful photo opportunities so don’t forget your camera!”

The cars will be on show in the city centre until 4pm.

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