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Coventry Motofest is a massive success

Chris Willmott 5th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN estimated 100,000 people took to the streets over the weekend to celebrate Coventry Motofest 2015.

Despite a minor brush between a rally car and a barrier, the weekend went off without a hitch – according to Festival Director James Noble who described it as ‘a resounding success’.

He added: “Motofest 2014 had 70,000 attendees, and this year we had the same number of people on the Saturday alone.

“The event gave us the opportunity to see dragsters in action and a parade of hundreds of cars – things that we’ve never seen on UK roads before.

“Walking though the city centre, I was met by crowds and crowds of grinning faces, which was a real pat on the back to everyone who’d worked so hard to make the festival happen.”

With planning for next year’s festival beginning next month, James has promised “Motofest 2016 is full throttle ahead” – already outlining June 3, 4 and 5, 2016 as provisional dates.

Observer photographer, Jon Mullis, went down to the track on Saturday and captured these images.

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