Best of British Transport Festival

The Heritage Motor Centre is to host a brand new transport festival as part of the celebrations to mark the Centre’s 21st birthday. The ‘Best of British Transport Festival’ will take place on Sunday 25 May and feature something for everyone. 

On display will be a variety of classic British vehicles from the emergency services including ambulances, fire and police vehicles. Visitors can watch a demonstration showing the power of the military vehicles, when armoured vehicles and small arms, will fire blank rounds and shells giving visitors an idea of the noise and shockwave they would expect to see from these weapons! For the classic enthusiasts there will be displays from a number of top British car clubs as well as individual classic car entries and a guest foreign section for foreign vehicles.

Children will have the chance to drive a mini-tank around a small area by the children’s play area. Other family entertainment will include a vintage penny arcade, bouncy castle and static falconry display allowing children to see the birds up close and have their photographs taken. In addition the HMC has a large outdoor adventure playground and off-road demonstration rides from the Land Rover Experience team.

For those that enjoy browsing for a bargain, the festival will host a small indoor Retro Collectors Fair. Visitors will be able to wander around and find an array of collectable toys, TV and film advertising, breweriana, kitchenalia, antiques and much more.

The festival is open to all classic vehicle owners, whether their interest is in cars, motorcycles, military, emergency or any other aspect of motoring. Clubs who enter will qualify for 6 free passes that will include 6 vehicles and 6 drivers and passengers, 2 people per car. Discounted advance entry is available for a third and fourth passenger per club vehicle. For more information about displaying vehicles please call 01926 645031. For ticket information please call 01926 645029 or visit the website.

Tickets for the Festival on the day cost: £12 for adults, £8 for children, £10 for concessions, under 5’s are FREE and £34 for a family ticket. Gift Aid season tickets and Tesco Clubcard vouchers are accepted. For more information about the Heritage Motor Centre please visit here or call 01926 641188


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