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Festival of Motoring revs back into Stratford

Ian Hughes 3rd May, 2022

THE FESTIVAL of Motoring revved into Stratford after a two year break.

Over 300 vintage, classic, and super cars parked up on the town centre streets over the bank holiday weekend.

Motoring history was also on display at Bell Court shopping centre in the form of a number of Riley cars – including a replica of the firm’s very first model, the Riley Voiturette from 1898.

The Riley Voiturette’s first ever journey was a three hour return trip from Coventry to Stratford in the year it was made.

The display told the story of the Coventry car manufacturer.

With town centre streets closed to traffic, petrol heads had the chance to get up close to models from the birth of motoring up to the present day.

And there was also plenty of family entertainment and markets on offer for visitors as the festival returned after a Covid-enfored absence.

Diane Mansell, manager of organisers Stratforward BID, said two years was a long time to wait for the return of the Festival of Motoring but many businesses and individuals had backed it to make it a success.

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