Adrian Grubb Project Manager of the 2014 Stratford Festival of Motoring

Written by on May 2, 2014

BIG NAMES IN THE WORLD OF MOTORING TAKE CENTRE STAGE DURING STRATFORD FESTIVAL OF MOTORING

One of the biggest names in the world of motoring, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will provide a focal point during this year’s Stratford Festival of Motoring.

Jaguar Land Rover will spearhead this year’s festival, which takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May, as they bring their off-road experience into the heart of the historic town.

The Terrapod is a structural version of the Land Rover Experience, designed for urban situations, and will be located within Rother Market over the two days of the festival.

It is a state-of-the-art mobile man-made track which gives visitors at shows and events across the world the chance to experience the unique all-terrain ability of the Land Rover vehicle range.

Budding young car enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to be introduced to the driving experience thanks to the Rebel Replicas, a selection of battery-operated scale models of Land Rovers.

Making a return to the festival this year following a triumphant inclusion in 2013 are two ‘runs’.
New for 2014 is The Evesham Blossom Trail, which will make for a beautiful run through the Warwickshire and Worcestershire countryside. The route takes drivers through the Vale of Evesham and its orchards, which should be in blossom during the first week of May.

The Test Hills Run was a huge success in 2013, and will take a different, slightly shorter route around some of the steepest hills south of Stratford-upon-Avon, combined with a Treasure Hunt, making sure drivers are really concentrating.
Elsewhere, a cavalcade of dozens of unique cars from stunning supercars to vintage classics dating back over 100 years will provide one of the highlights of this year’s Stratford Festival of Motoring.

The cavalcade will include iconic British sports cars, historic rally cars and classic touring cars as well as a number of beautiful cars, many of which have been fully restored having languished for years in fields, garages and barns, alongside a fair sprinkling of cherished cars that are used regularly.

There will also be a sizeable contingent of classic and vintage motorcycles.

The Cavalcade will take place over both days of the festival and is scheduled to start at approximately midday from Bridge Street. It will make its way around a rectangular route at a steady pace, taking in Waterside and Old Town, Church Street, Chapel and High Street.

This year, organisers have obtained permission to close a number of roads to allow the Festival to expand and ensure greater public safety.

If you have an historic or unusual vehicle and would like to participate in the festival and runs, please contact Adrian Grubb by email at adrian@stratforward.co.uk or enter online at www.theopenroad.co.uk/Classic-Car-Hire-OnlineGiftShop .

The Entry Fee costs just £25 per car and £10 per motorbike and includes both Runs, a designated display space in the town centre, a rally plaque and a photo of your vehicle passing through the finishing arch.

More information and online application forms can be found online at: www.StratfordFestivalOfMotoring.co.uk

Reporter @lianekate

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