Festival of Wheels roars into Trinity Park Ipswich, August 4-5
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Death defying stunts, breath-taking tricks, cars from some of your favourite films - Festival of Wheels roars into Ipswich for the first time next weekend.
“We were looking for a new home to grow our show and we feel we’ve found that with Trinity Park in Ipswich. We want to make Festival of Wheels Suffolk the largest event of its kind in the south east,” says James Martin, who founded Motor Show Events with Karl Rushen and All Advertising.
They’ve hosted several successful shows and festivals over the years including Motorfest at Barleylands Farm, Essex, which attracted 30,000 people this year.
“It gathers together the east coast’s rarest and most glamorous cars, bikes and trucks. It’s an intoxicating mix for those with a passion for all things motoring.”
Thrill-seekers will love watching daring daredevil riders cheat gravity, performing the craziest of feats inches from their very eyes on the oldest surviving wall of death.
“We have two amazing stunt teams with Bolddog FMX on Saturday with the largest most sophisticated FMX landing ramp ever seen anywhere in the world. It enables riders to jump gaps over 75ft and perform tricks which involve the rider leaving the seat in mid air. The show features a wide selection of freestyle motocross tricks such as the superman seat grab to the kiss of death.
“Broke FMX Stunt Team on Sunday consists of massive jumps up vertical walls, breath-taking drop offs, a full range of freestyle tricks and other stunts which will leave you in disbelief.”
Ever wondered who is the king of two wheels? Extreme Bike Battle will answer that question, with the UK’s best riders from BMX and MTB going head to head in a stunt battle. The LowRiders Showdown continues the mayhem with some of the craziest dancing cars you’ve ever seen. For football fans mourning the World Cup ending, there’s Motoball; while big burley tractors pop wheelies as they race around the track.
If watching isn’t enough, strap in and climb aboard the Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck with its 6.5 litre Chevy V8 engine. If you’ve ever wanted to drive a big truck, Clive Shaw Trucking gives you the chance to get behind the wheel.
Fancy seeing some of the cars from your favourite movies up close?
The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins will on show at Festival of Wheels.
It’s the first time it’s been on show in the UK, having arrived from a tour of Europe.
The vehicle is 16ft long, 9ft wide and comes complete with flaming afterburner and front-mounted flame throwers.
“We’ve lots of cars coming, from the showman’s truck in Smokey and the Bandit to Herbie and Bumblebee from the Transformer movies,” says James.
There’s something for all the family at Festival of Wheels; not just petrol heads.
The highly rated Happy’s Circus, a professional, animal free, show makes its debut visit.
There’s the Little Dubbers Fun Area, with mega inflatables, racing simulators, a fun fair, Nerf gun battles, children’s entertainers and mini movie trucks including Optimus Prime.
Organisers have also lined up a huge outdoor cinema playing well-known films throughout the course of the day and night.
The food fair will be cooking up a storm, from the vintage tea rooms to street food.
Festival of Wheels pulls up at Trinity Park, Ipswich, 10am-5pm, August 4-5. See www.motorshowevents.com