PETROLHEADS from across the region will be in for a treat when Motofest Coventry returns this summer.
The UK’s largest free-to-attend motoring festival will take place across four weekends from July 17/18 to August 7/8.
And this year there will be themes – the first on July 17 and 18 will be on ‘Your Future Moves’ and based around innovation and technology. While the first weekend’s focus is future technology, there will be a step back in time with an ‘Italian Job’ themed spectacular set to launch the festivities.
The July 24 and 25 one will go full throttle for two wheeled fans, with ‘Bike Weekend’ set to feature a ‘Ride In’ and dynamic and static displays as part of the programme.
Then on July 31 and August 1 there will be ‘Motorsport and Performance Weekend’, featuring a mixture of dynamic and static motorsport displays taking place around the city centre. While there will be no full ring road circuit this year, there are plans for a drift arena and dynamic motorsports displays.
And The final weekend on August 7 and 8 will be the ‘Classic and Performance Car Weekend’. Both days will feature static displays in Broadgate and themed events including a classic car rally taking in Coventry and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside.
Across all four weekends, there will be various motoring themed activities and events including a week-long programme of drive-in concerts located at Millennium Place.
James Noble, Coventry MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of MotoFest Coventry in 2021.
“As a result of the need to comply with the Covid-19 regulations on large scale crowds at single events, MotoFest Coventry 2021 will look different to previous years. However, the festival ethos, particularly the commitment to hosting a celebration of the city’s motoring heritage, will remain the same.
“The new format will give us four MotoFests instead of the usual two-day festival, and the themed weekends will ensure, that whether you are a two wheeled or a four wheeled fan, there will be something for everyone.
“We plan to launch with a spectacular ‘Italian Job’ themed stunt that will blow the doors off for fans of the film and motoring enthusiasts alike. This is one of many exciting new additions we have in 2021 and we look forward to revealing more details in the coming weeks.”
Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “Motofest is a key part of Coventry’s calendar.
“We all missed it last year and it’s great to see how it’s adapting so it can safely take place in 2021.
“With the return of events like this, it feels like some normality is returning to the UK City of Culture 2021, and we can’t wait to hear more about the programme in the coming months.”
MotoFest Coventry is dedicated to the city’s motoring heritage, taking place in 2021 across four weekends in July and August as part of the new ‘MotoFest Month’ schedule.
As the largest free motoring festival in the UK, it brings live motorsport, including dynamic motorsport displays, classic and performance vehicles, and the cutting edge of automotive innovation right into the heart of the UK’s Motor City, free for everyone to enjoy across four weekends.
For more details visit www.coventrymotofest.com.