Coventry to hold “Edinburgh festival of cars”

The city of Coventry will host a celebration of all things car-related, including a 40th anniversary parade along its famous ring road, as it attempts to become England’s answer to Monaco.

Coventry MotoFest, which takes place from 30 May – 1 June 2014, is the venture of a group of petrolheads keen to show-off the city’s motoring heritage.

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It’s more than just a car show, however. The city council has agreed to close part of the ring road while demonstrations of a variety of vehicles take place – from classic race cars to new automotive technology.

Festival director, James Noble:

“Coventry has a rich motoring heritage and we want to showcase as much of that as possible.

“We want to see this festival grow year on year, and we’re delighted that Coventry City Council and Coventry University have partnered with us in promoting the city, its heritage and its future.”

Cars on display range from an ex-royal family Range Rover to a beige Austin Metro. There’ll even be a pop-up Ace Cafe, following a convoy of classic cars and bikes to the event from London.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live music outside the Coventry Transport Museum, where there’ll also be a bar selling a beer created solely for the event.

There’ll even be a film festival showing motoring classics from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to The Italian Job.

Organisers are hoping that, if the event is a hit, it could return on an even bigger scale next year – with closing the entire ring road a possibility.

There’ll be something for everyone at Coventry MotoFest. However, volunteers are still urgently needed to make sure it goes ahead without a hitch.

To find out more, or to put your name down as a volunteer, visit the Coventry Moto Fest website.

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