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11th Worcester Motor Festival

Saturday 20th May 2017

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FREE admission

Worcester will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Motor Festival with a great mix of exciting new and well-loved established feature displays and motoring themed activities throughout the city centre.


  • 100+ rare historic vehicles from the 1920s to the 1970s
  • Approx. 40 of the latest dealership cars from 15 manufacturers
  • Racing cars
  • Fun motoring themed games, activities & workshops
  • Scalextric racetrack
  • Emergency vehicle displays
  • Historic motorbikes
  • Face painting
  • Kids activities & colouring competitions.
  • Street entertainment, dance & live music
  • In-store activities, special offers & street stalls by local businesses
  • Motoring themed competitions

**Further details will be published in April, so please visit again soon.**

In the meantime, click on the Worcester Motor Festival image above to view the full 2016 Worcester Motor Festival event programme online and find out what the event is all about.


To celebrate the 11th Worcester Motor Festival the event will be featuring a great mix of exciting new and well-loved established feature displays and activities on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 9am to 5pm.

View a showcase of over 30 of the latest dealership cars and a selection of special race cars in High Street, and discover a wonderful array of more than 100 rare historic vehicles throughout the city centre.

Ensure to benefit from a number of special offers and enjoy in store activities, street stalls and displays by local city centre businesses throughout the shopping area. There is plenty to see and do for kids and grown-ups – from toy car racing and craft workshops to prize draws and interactive games. You can even find out about the latest motor insurance deals, driving jobs and engineering courses.

Roving street entertainment and live music will create a fantastic atmosphere! The little ones will also love their day at the event with free face painting and colouring competitions.

Take advantage of the Motor Festival’s central location and enjoy Worcester’s fantastic shopping offer browsing through unique independent shops and major High Street chains. If you prefer a round of relaxing window shopping, why not vote for your favourite motoring themed shop window in the Worcester News competition? If you need a bit of a break, simply pop into one of Worcester’s quality restaurants, cosy cafés and welcoming bars and pubs.

This free event is for car enthusiasts and the whole family.

**Watch this space to find out what is new in 2017!**

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Ian Cook Painting   pitstop




The following dealerships and manufacturers have exhibited their cars at the 2016 Worcester Motor Festival in High Street last year:

Baylis – Vauxhall 

Bristol Street Motors – Ford

Chevron Motors – Citroen


Edwards Motors – Kia

Edward Motors – Mazda

Edwards Motors – Volvo


Listers Volkswagen

Newtown Motors – Lotus & Morgan

Morgan Motor Company

Pershore Car Sales / Sports & Prestige – Subaru

Startin Group – Honda

Startin Group – Skoda 


Westlands Motor Group – Toyota

Westlands Motor Group – Hyundai



For further event information follow us on Twitter @WorcesterBID and @WorcMotorFest. You can also follow us on Facebook on www.facebook.com/WorcMotorFest.

Get into the spirit of the Worcester Motor Festival and take a look at the 2014 video by Chris Dobbs.


Road Closure & Delivery Access Information for Businesses & Residents

There will be a number of road closures in place throughout Worcester city centre shopping areas from 6.30am to 7.30pm for the safe facilitation of the event. This may affect delivery access to businesses, access to residential properties and disabled parking bays. Please click here to view further details: Road Closure Letter & Deliveries Form (coming soon)

Information about alternative blue badge parking sites can be viewed on www.worcester.gov.uk/parking. The nearest sites to the event area for blue badge holders are at The Trinity, Trinity Street, Deansway, Cornmarket Car Park, St Martin’s Gate Car Park, Copenhagen Street and CrownGate Car Park.


Get involved

Classic Cars & Motorcycles

The deadline for classic car and motorbike registrations is on Friday 17th March 2017.

Please download the Classic Vehicle Registration Form and Classic Vehicle Terms and Conditions here. If you would like to receive a printed set of registration documents or register your details on our vehicle owners’ mailing list for attendance in future years, please email an expression of interest with your full postal address, phone number and vehicle details to info@worcesterbid.com. For any other enquiries please contact Nadja on 01905 731612. Completed forms with an image of your classic vehicle can be returned by email to info@worcesterbid.com or post to Worcester BID, 4 Copenhagen Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY.


BID Businesses

If you are a Worcester BID levy paying business and would like to get involved, please view the BID business invitation letter and download the Sign Up Form. Please return forms latest by Friday 24th March 2017. For other ideas and suggestions, please contact Nadja and Sam on 01905 731612 or email info@worcesterbid.com.

Worcester BID levy paying businesses can also take advantage of special Worcester News advertising rates for adverts placed in a feature on 19th May 2017, the same day as the dedicated Motor Festival supplement – for the rate card click here.

The Worcester Motor Festival programme advertising rate card can be viewed here. Adverts are subject to availability.


Dealership exhibition pitches

If you would like to book an exhibition pitch for new dealership cars or motorbikes, please contact Louise at the Worcester News on 01905 742390 for further details about available packages.


Stalls & Catering

We are offering stall pitches for motoring related products and services, as well as vintage themed products and services. 3m x 3m gazebos are available on request.

Catering enquiries may be considered by the Worcester BID team. Please note that we will not be able to accept standard catering trailers or white vans at this event. Gazebo based set ups or catering set ups in unusual or historic vehicles, e.g. vintage caravan, VW bus or similar in keeping with the event theme may be considered.

Please email details including your business name, postal address, phone number, overview of products/services/menu, images of your stall set up, dimensions of your stall (including towbars and overhangs) to info@worcesterbid.com.


Advertising & Sponsorship

We are happy to provide you with an overview of available sponsorship opportunities, including event programme advertising, Worcester News event supplement advertising, sponsorship of entertainment & activities, VIP reception, stage branding, giveaways, social media, event pitches and more. Sponsorship packages start from £250+VAT. Please contact Nadja and Samantha (Sam) from the Worcester BID team on 01905 731612 to discuss your ideas and request further details about sponsorship packages.

We are also offering a variety of Worcester Motor Festival programme advertising options. Click here to view the rate cardAdvertising space is subject to availability.



We welcome the involvement of local artists, bands and community groups at the Worcester Motor Festival. Please contact Samantha (Sam) on 01905 731612 or email further details about the type of entertainment, your availability, performance duration, number of people involved etc. to info@worcesterbid.com.


To view past Worcester Motor Festival event and campaign details, please click here.

This event is brought to you by the Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) and Worcester News.




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