MOTOFEST Coventry is to host ‘Heroes Hour’, with unsung heroes of the pandemic chosen to take part in a special city centre parade featuring the Ecto1 car from the Ghostbusters film.
The public will be able to nominate individuals from across Coventry and Warwickshire who have supported their communities during the pandemic.
James Noble, Coventry MotoFest’s festival director, said they were proud to be launching ‘Heroes Hour’.
“The pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives, and we wanted to honour the efforts of those who have gone above and beyond to support their communities during these challenging times.
“The ‘Heroes Hour’ parade will allow people to show their appreciation for the community’s unsung heroes and also enjoy an incredible spectacle featuring one of film’s most iconic cars.”
Organisers want to hear about inspiring individuals who have gone above and beyond for their community.
From those nominations, 16 people will be selected to ride as passengers in the ‘Heroes Hour’ celebration parade on August 8.
The parade will feature the Ecto1 car – supplied by Wild Car Hire in Leeds – and a fleet of American police department squad cars from the UK 911 Cop Car group escorting it into the city centre.
Following a lap of the ring road, the Ecto1 and the 14 patrol cars will park up as part of the Modern Modified Car displays and for photograph opportunities with the 16 heroes.
Click here for more information and to fill in the online form, providing the nominee’s names, details and why they should be celebrated as an ‘unsung community hero/heroine’.
The nomination should include a few paragraphs about the nominee, including what they did during the pandemic and why they should be chosen for the parade.