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Cotswold Festival of Motoring 4th August at The Cotswold School

Source: BREEZE magazine.

Following the success of the inaugural Cotswold Festival of Motoring in 2018, North Cotswolds Rotary and Rotary in the Rissingtons are organising a return event on Sunday 4th August at The Cotswold School. As well as being a fun day out for all the family, the Festival is raising money for 4 fantastic charities: Great Western Air Ambulance, North Cotswolds Community Awareness, Endometriosis UK and Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice. Moreover, The Cotswolds School will also benefit from the proceeds.

A real crowd pleaser in 2018 were the carsfrom TV and the Movies. We’re expecting aneven bigger cast from Motion Picture Motors this year. The cast is expected to include favourites from 2018 such as a Mustang and Charger from the iconic car chase in Bullitt,Blues Brothers and Delboy’s Van – plus some cars new to the Festival, which may include Starsky & Hutch, Gone in 60 seconds Eleanor GT 500 Mustang and many more. So selfie sticks at the ready!

In addition, over 150 superb; vintage, classic, collector, sports and “interesting” vehicles areexpected. Exotic marques such as Aston Martin and Ferrari will be included of course. But the Festival will also have some nostalgic favourites and rarely seen cars too. There really will be something for everybody. Amongst the wider display there will be some unique collections of vehicles. Including 7 examples of the different BMC Mini models. From the iconic Cooper S to the Moke, with everything in between.

As well as vehicular fun, this year will have a wider selection of stalls aimed at the whole family. As well as traditional stalls, the very popular free climbing wall for youngsters to enjoy is returning, kindly sponsored by JWORX.

The food and drinks available at the Festival have been carefully chosen. Enjoy Thai street food, pizza from a 1970s caravan, ice cream from a 1960s Mini ice cream van, and barista coffee from atraditional Italian tricycle. There’ll also be an opportunity to enjoy refreshing summer drinks andbeers.

New for this year will be live music in the food court area from “Paige and the Red Shift”.

There will be a “People’s Concours” Competition with a difference. Festival goers can vote for thevehicle they would most like to take home. Naturally, the owner of the most popular vehicle will receive a prize; but voters will be winners of a special prize too.

Last year’s Festival raised £4000. So, with more content, and good weather (fingers crossed), we’re aiming to do even better for some causes that really need our help.

The Festival is open from 10 till 4. Adults £7 and accompanied children go free. More details from www.cotswoldfestivalofmotoring.org and discounted advanced tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk


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