5th Dec, 2016

All shapes and sizes at Stratford Motoring Festival

Stratford Editorial 4th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FROM Corvettes to Capris and Austins to Audis – this year’s Stratford Festival of Motoring had it all.

The streets were lined with more than 300 cars of all ages, shapes and sizes with many then joining a cavalcade around the town centre.

The event brought tens of thousands of extra visitors into the centre of Stratford on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday

Ruth Wood, of town BID organisers Stratforward, said: “We had a record number of motoring enthusiasts participate and the town was crammed with an amazing selection of cars ranging from an original Jaguar XKR from a James Bond film to a 1960 East German Trabant.

“The car owners were incredibly enthusiastic and delighted to talk all things automotive with the tens of thousands of visitors who came into town.

“It was great to see such a cross section in ages of the cars parked up next to each other.

“We made a popular decision to move the high performance cars to Wood Street and it was great to see the crowds moving up and around town. The Auto Adrenalin club once again were a hugely popular attraction and it was great to see such a cross section in ages of the cars parked up next to each other.

“Cafés and restaurants reported yet another bumper weekend of trading in a relaxed atmosphere with the town centre streets closed off to all but festival vehicles.

“We are committed to showcasing Stratford town centre as a fabulous place to visit and we hope that by hosting these festivals we are constantly encouraging new and existing visitors to return time and again.”