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Stratford Festival of Motoring brings some va va voom to town

Ian Hughes 8th May, 2019

THERE was some added va va voom in Stratford over the bank holiday weekend.

The seventh annual Stratford Festival of Motoring attracted an eclectic mix of motors on Sunday and Monday, together with

and thousands of visitors flocked from across the country.

More than 300 classic vehicles parked up to be admired, and many of them also got a run out around the surrounding countryside.

They included two 1928 ‘Blower Bentleys’ – what Bugatti once called the fastest lorries in the world – to rare 1960s and 1970s cars, and the latest performance motors including GTRs, Lamborghinis and Aston Martins.

Festival patron and motoring journalist Quentin Wilson presented trophies including one for the best dressed in the style of their car’s nationality – with the ‘Italians’ from Warwick being declared the winner.

Joe Baconnet, director of Stratforward BID – which organises the festival – said: “The weather was a little fresh, not like 2018’s scorcher, but it was dry and the town was busy. We’ve had good feedback from our businesses so far and the visitors we talked to were very positive.

“The whole aim of the motor festival is to lay on something a bit different and showcase Stratford’s businesses to an audience from across the country.

“The sight of hundreds of cars, classic and up-to-the-minute, has become something people will travel a long way to see and this year was no exception.”

Pictures courtesy of Stratforward BID.

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