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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.
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
In High Street local and regional dealerships will be exhibiting over 30 of the latest four wheelers. If you are considering buying a new car, this free event is a must for you to see and compare models from 13 different manufacturers in one location!
Explore this “outdoor showroom” featuring SUV’s, chic and sporty city cars, smart superminis, stylish and functional cars, as well as the latest hybrids and electrical cars, to name a few.
Baylis – Vauxhall
Edwards Motors – Kia
Edward Motors – Mazda
Edwards Motors – Volvo
Listers – Seat
Listers – Volkswagen
Startin Group – Honda
Startin Group – Skoda
Westlands Motor Group – Toyota
Westlands Motor Group – Hyundai
Vintage and classic car fans can enjoy a stroll through the pedestrianised event area in the heart of the city centre. Travel down memory lane when discovering more than 100 amazing classic and vintage cars from the late 1920s to the 1970s throughout Worcester’s lively shopping area. Look out for retro street rods, a prototype beach car, plus selection of historic motorcycles, amongst other.
The Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb will be having a display of race cars outside CrownGate, including single seaters and a race prepared road car. Find out more about 2017 hill climb events and this special venue, which has been holding motorsport events since 1905 and is located 15 minutes to the west of Worcester city centre. The Midland Automobile Club will also be displaying a number of classic cars around the Cathedral in the afternoon.
Highest standards of craftmanship can be admired at the High Street display by Malvern Link based Morgan Motor Company. Visitors can view a Morgan Roadster and a Morgan 3 Wheeler close up at the Motor Festival. The friendly team of the last remaining family owned, independent British motor manufacturer will also provide information about their fascinating factory tours and special souvenirs are available at their stall.
There will also be a truly unique display of a DS3 WRC Diorama celebrating the Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena’s unrivalled nine FIA World Rally Championship titles. This amazing diorama showing nine different rally terrains has been commissioned by Citroën. This exhibit is not to be missed!
At Copenhagen Street, outside the former fire station, the Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service crew and volunteers will be showcasing one of their fire appliances. A display of their boat, as well as an information marquee and firefighters charity stall from 10am to 4pm are planned (subject to operational commitments).
A special police car display will be featuring in Broad Street, including vintage and American police cars, a public order (riot) police van and a stall by West Mercia Police, where you can meet your local officers. Kids can also meet friendly mascot ‘Peeler’ the police dog through the day.
Experience the thrills and spills of motorsport at your fingertips when participating in a Scalextric race. This fun activity will be located in Reindeer Court. Enter this free challenge for a chance to win the following prizes:
Main meal for 4 people courtesy of The Crown (Broad Street)
Gift hamper courtesy of Acorns (Mealcheapen Street) including a Top Gear DVD, sweets and more….
Gift hamper by Sense Trading (Mealcheapen Street) including a mug ad Baylis and Harding set
For just the price of a smile youngsters can have their face painted at the Worcester Motor Festival. Pop along to the Cornmarket between 10am and 4pm and see the Funky Faces team to join in the fun.
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times. Min. age 5 years, as the activity contains small parts, but parents of younger children could make a car with their child and supervise them playing with them.
Pop along to Bell Square/Chapel Walk in CrownGate Shopping Centre from 9am to 5pm
Test your driving skills as you whizz past the crowds on a Muddy Knees Wooden Go Kart. Find us on New Street, near the entrance to Reindeer Court.
Race around our track and take your place on the podium to receive your winner’s medal. No excuses for the adults – relive the pram wheel karts you built as a kid and have a go too! Free goodies for every driver and enter for a chance to win great prizes, including
Go Kart Kit worth up to £89 by Muddy Knees
Voucher for a luxury ESPA facial worth £50 by Infinity Beauty (Friar Street)
Cote Brasserie (High Street) food & drink voucher worth £70
2 bags of ground coffee 250 grams by Coffee Dough
Free to enter with a collection for the local charity MotoV8. Recommended age 6 and up, adult supervision required.
Enthusiastic photographers attending this year’s Motor Festival can now enter the new photo competition! With so many great motifs around the event area, why not share your favourite captured moments with us? You can enter for a chance to win great prizes including a:
• Pair of tickets for a Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb event
• 3 prizes by Mail Boxes Etc. (Friar Street) for A2 posters (enlarge a digital photo to A2 size) printed onto 200gsm silk
• Gift hamper by Sense Trading (Mealcheapen Street) including a Baylis & Harding set, Peony hand cream and mug
There will be three categories you can enter, i.e.
Photos can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Worcester Motor Festival photo competition’ and stating the category you are entering your photo into, your full name, address and contact phone number. Up to 3 images per category can be permitted. The closing date for submissions is Sunday 28th May 2017.
By submitting your images you consent to images being published in print and online by Worcester BID and Worcester News. You also consent to images being used by Worcester BID and Worcester News in future event promotions. For further details see the general Terms & Conditions for Competitions below. Submissions will be judged by a panel of Worcester BID staff, Worcester News and representatives from local businesses. The winners will be announced by 30th June 2017.
Reindeer Court are holding an exciting motor themed trail. Simply download the event programme to get the trail section (pages 11 – 14) and visit all the shops in Reindeer Court listed in the trail card.
Once completed submit your entry into the competition box at Me & My Friend (Reindeer Court) and be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following prizes:
Gift Voucher for hairdressing services courtesy of Diva Hair & Beauty
Embrace gift voucher worth £10
Fuel Clothing gift voucher worth £20
Me & My Friend gift voucher worth £10
Rock Follies Vintage gift voucher worth £10
Blue gemstone wrap bangle courtesy of Rock Lobster Jewellery
Magnum bottle of Scavi & Ray Prosecco courtesy of The Brick Room
Mounted print worth £15 courtesy of The Hall Gallery
Soak up the lively event atmosphere and enjoy live music by talented local musicians throughout the Motor Festival area. This year we have special performances by The King’s School Worcester with Sam Clines (Open Mic UK’S 2016 overall winner), Georgie Lewis and Ollie Wild.
|9.00 – 10.00||Dave Pilla||High Street, Debenhams|
|10.00 – 10.45||The Naughty Corner Ukulele Club||Broad Street (near New Look)|
|10.00 – 17.00||Christian Aid Buskathon||The Shambles|
|10.15 – 11.30||Dave Pilla||High Street (Debenhams)|
|11.00 – 11.30||The Fidgets (Rock & Roll)||High Street (near Fish St)|
|11.00 – 12.00||The Naughty Corner Ukulele Club||Friar Street (near Union St)|
|11.00 – 15.00||South Quay|
|13.30 – 17.00||New Street|
|11.30 – 12.15||Worcester Ukulele Club||High Street (Debenhams)|
|11.30 – 12.15||Dave Pilla||Broad Street (near New Look)|
|12.00 – 17.00||Pump Street|
|12.15 – 13.00||The Fidgets (Rock & Roll)||Friar Street (near Union St)|
|12.30 – 13.15||Dave Pilla||Broad Street (near New Look)|
|13.00 – 13.45||Worcester Concert Brass||High Street (Debenhams)|
|13.30 – 14.15||The Fidgets (Rock & Roll)||Broad Street (near New Look)|
|13.45 – 14.30||Dave Pilla||High Street (Fish St)|
|14.15 – 15.00||Worcester Concert Brass||High Street (Debenhams)|
|14.30 – 15.15||Five on Friday Sax Quartet||Friar Street (near Union St)|
|14.45 – 15.30||Dave Pilla||High Street (Fish St)|
|15.45 – 16.45||High Street (Fish St)|
Download your copy of the Worcester Motor Festival Programme for the colouring in page or pick up a programme from the Worcester TIC and participating businesses from Tuesday 2nd May.
Do you love window shopping? Vote for your favourite motoring or vintage themed shop window and help to choose the best one. Everyone who votes is in with a chance to win £170 worth of goodies and vouchers to spend at the businesses whose windows feature in the competition.
This year 17 businesses are working hard on their themed displays to earn your votes for the best dressed window. Why not take a close up look at the special efforts made by all entrants and visit their Worcester city centre stores?
Simply “like” the image of your favourite shop window display in the dedicated window competition album on www.facebook.com/worcmotorfest. The competition will run from Monday 8th May to Saturday 20th May 2017. Look out for entries by:
|25 Boutique||Friar Street|
|Acorns Children’s Charity||Mealcheapen Street|
|G & Tea||Friar Street|
|Hawkins Bazaar Ltd||Friary Walk/CrownGate|
|Marks & Spencer||High Street|
|Me & My Friend||Reindeer Court|
|Robin Elt Shoes||The Shambles|
|Sense Trading||Mealcheapen Street|
|Specsavers Opticians||Broad Street|
|Swinton Insurance||The Trinity|
|The Zip Yard||The Shambles|
|Toys & Games of Worcester||Broad Street|
|Wise Owl Toys||Charles Street|
|Worcester Tourist Information Centre||High Street|
Get involved in fun motoring themed in store activities and competitions and see special stall and car displays by local businesses around Worcester city centre on Saturday 20th May.
|Business||Activities, Competitions & Stalls|
|Come and visit our stall in Friar Street and see our fabulous fashion range.|
|How many car types can you name? There are 5 cars to find around the store to be entered into a prize draw for a gift voucher.|
|A – Plan Insurance
|Find out more about A-Plan’s motor insurance at our stall located in The Shambles.|
|Army Careers Centre
|Visit our event bigger Army vehicle display this year and have a go on our fantastic climbing wall! You can also get the chance to speak with our career advisors and find out more about Army careers at our stand in Cornmarket.|
|Bottles Wine Bar & Merchants
|Visit us on New Street where will be having a BBQ and live music throughout the day.|
|Join us for our cookery courses!
10.00am – 11.30pm: A taste of Spain – Tapas
12.30pm – 3.00pm: Thai Cookery – Quick and easy Thai dishes
3.30pm – 5.00pm: Time for tea – lemon drizzle cake and Drop scones
The above courses are £29.95 each and include ingredients, refreshments and recipe packs. Visit the shop or ring 01905 27251 to book. Min. age for a course is 14 and children must be accompanied by an adult.
|Pop along to our stall where we will be demonstrating some of our products.|
|Driver Hire Hereford & Worcester
|Come and visit our High Street stall and find out more about the driving work we have to offer.|
|Flying Tiger Copenhagen
|Pop along to our stall on the High Street where we will be selling motor and bike themed products. We will also be running various competitions.|
|Heart of Worcestershire College
|Come and join in with the festival atmosphere and visit the HoW College stall at the Learning Box in High Street to learn more about engineering courses. More stalls and activities at South Quay – see Festival at the Fountains details on page 21.|
|House of Coffee
|Visit us for games and fun. Can you guess the bean? Be in with a chance to win coffee making classes and free lunch.|
|“Cocktails & Dreams” – pop along to our stand at the event and try some of our delicious cocktails.|
|Me & My Friend
|Have a go at our “racing car cut out photo competition” – take a photo with the cut out and upload it to our Facebook / Instagram page. The winner will receive a £20 voucher.|
|Refuel at The Reindeer Court Pit Stop where you can take advantage of a fantastic range of unique eateries to select from, stylish independent boutiques and the chance to go head to head in the Scalextric challenge. Fun for all the family with colouring competitions and other activities.|
|Come and have a go out our colouring competition (under 10 years). We will also be having cakes for sale (suggested donations), free balloons and small car racing with prizes.|
|Pop along to our stall at Cornmarket where we will be handing out goodies and showcasing our classic Albion delivery van.|
|The Crown Pub & Hotel
Crown Passage / Broad Street
|Pop along to our cake sale on Broad Street where we will be supporting CLIC Sargent.|
|Come and join in with our free motor themed Rat-a-tat Tales at 11am and 2.45pm (free interactive story time for children aged 6 and under) and see our motor themed book display.|
|The Kings Gallery & Mangojuice Gallery
|Visit our High Street stall where we will be selling clocks, lamps and other items which are made from reclaimed car parts made by a local artist.|
|The King’s School Worcester
|Visit us at Pump Street from 12pm where we will be showcasing our musical talents with live music until 5pm.|
|The Ultimate Party Shop
|Guess how many celebrity masks are on display in our window and inside the shop. Prize: Free celebrity mask of your choice!|
|Toys & Games of Worcester
|Pop along to our shop in Broad Street and have a go at our Lego colouring competition.|
|Tudor House Museum
|Come and explore our vintage motorcycle outside Tudor House in Friar Street.
We have also teamed up with The Cardinal’s Hat, so visitors can sample the best real and craft ales Worcestershire has to offer at the Friar Street Mini Beer Festival. Free admission. 10.00am – 4.00pm.
|West Mercia Police
|Come and see our police public order (riot) van complete with a mobile cell and a former police car display at Broad Street. Meet your local officers and the Neighbourhood Watch team at our Angel Place stalls for crime prevention advice and freebies. Kids can meet our friendly mascot “Peeler” the police dog and have their photo taken with him throughout the day.|
|Wise Owl Toys
|Guess the number of toy cars in the jar to be in with a chance to win a prize.|
|Worcester Arts Workshop
|Motoring themed classes for kids:
Arts Club for 5 – 11 years old from 10am – 11am,
Young Peoples Art club from 10am – 11.30am,
Pottery Club for 4 – 11 years old 11.15am – 12.15pm and Advance Pottery for kids 10am – 11amA small fee applies. To book please ring 01905 25053 or visit www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk
|Visit our classic car display at College Yard in the afternoon. The display is organised in cooperation with the Midland Automobile Club.|
|Worcester City Markets
|Browse Worcester’s General Market at Angel Place from 9am to 4.30pm.|
All activities are subject to availability and taking place on Saturday 20th May 2017 only, unless otherwise stated. Individual T&Cs may apply for offers and competitions. Stall locations may be subject to change.
Exhibitions at the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
David Cox and his Contemporaries until 3rd June
Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of David Cox and his contemporaries Turner and Constable in an exhibition exploring Cox’s position in the great age of British water colouring painting.
Enquiring Minds until 11th November
Visitors can discover a period of seemingly impossible engineering feats, global wildlife explorations and world renowned artist sketching trips from Worcester’s past, with objects from the museum collection and some special items on loan.
Free admission. Open Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm. Foregate Street.
Mini Beer Festival at Tudor House
For the 11th annual Worcester Motor Festival, Tudor House will be displaying classic, vintage motorbikes from the 1920s and up. These beautiful machines will be here for that day only, chat to their owners, compare notes, admire the chrome!
Joining Tudor House will be the Friar Street Mini Beer Festival, curated by The Cardinal’s Hat and showcasing the best real and craft ales Worcestershire has to offer.
Free admission. 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Festival at the Fountains
Staff and students from Heart of Worcestershire College will be hosting a number of activities including face painting, live music, a BBQ, and much more at South Quay on the same day as the Worcester Motor Festival.
Visit South Quay from 11am to 3pm on 20th May for a showcase of music and performances from the college students. Visitors will have the chance to chat with staff and students about various courses, life at the college and future pathways they can take. To find out more, visit www.howcollege.ac.uk
There is no need to rush your visit at the Worcester Motor Festival. With plenty of special parking offers you can enjoy your day out at the event, stay for a coffee when catching up with friends or if you have spotted that special something in one of Worcester’s quality shops.
CrownGate’s pay on exit car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Park for just £2.20 for 2 hours & £3.20 for 3 hours. Park for a flat rate of £1 between 5pm & 9am or take advantage of £1 all day parking on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Visit www.crowngate-worcester.co.uk for full details of offers.
For early birds NCP Cathedral Plaza car park offers all day parking for just £3.80 if you arrive between 6.30am and 9.30am for a stay up to 12 hours the same day. Visit www.ncp.co.uk for full details.
All day parking at Worcester City Council car parks starts from as little as £3.50 at Croft Road, Tybridge Street, Pitchcroft and Tallow Hill. Parking is free after 9pm and only £1 at selected car parks between 7pm & 9pm. Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/parking for full tariff details at individual car parks.
Park at Worcestershire County Cricket Club in front of Premier Inn for £2.50 for 3 hours, £3.50 for 12 hours or £5.50 for 24 hours.
Pay to park by mobile phone at Worcester City Council car parks with RingGoTM.
All you need is a mobile phone and a debit or credit card!
or download the app
Why not travel to the Worcester Motor Festival by bus or train this year? A great alternative, if you’re planning to visit the Friar Street Mini Beer Festival or staying out for a meal and a few drinks at Worcester’s quality bars, pubs and restaurants after the event.
CrownGate Bus Station and other local bus stops are right in the heart of the city centre with drop off points in close vicinity to the event area. Plan your journey on www.firstgroup.com/worcestershire.
Worcester Foregate Street and Shrub Hill Railway Stations are within easy walking distance to the event area. To plan your journey visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
Terms & Conditions applicable to all of the above competitions and prize draws:
Only one entry per person per household. Each entry must have a unique email address. Employees (and their immediate families) of Worcester BID, prize sponsors and other participating businesses in the above competitions are not eligible to enter the Worcester Foodie Festival competitions and prize draws. Age restrictions on social media competitions are down to the policies of that channel e.g. Facebook you must be 14 years of age or over. Winners will be selected at random and informed within 4 weeks of the closing date.
Prize details are featured on the individual competition page. As prizes are seasonal and contributed by local Worcester BID businesses, these may be subject to change; in this instance they will be subject to substitution by an equivalent product. Individual terms and conditions apply. No cash alternative will be offered. Only entrants 18 years or over are eligible for alcohol related prizes, substitute products may be available for under 18 year olds.
In entering the Worcester Foodie Festival competitions you agree to receive updates from the Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), unless opted out.
The Worcester BID will not pass details onto third parties apart from the businesses sponsoring prizes for the event, unless opted out.
Get into the spirit of the Worcester Motor Festival and take a look at the 2014 video by Chris Dobbs.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Worcester BID, 4 Copenhagen Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 card. Advertising 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 email@example.com.
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 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.