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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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1 of 9  Wed 8th Sep 2010 10:21am  
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Some videos from day 2 of the 2010 Coventry Festival of Motoring. The vehicles set off from the War Memorial Park for a run through Warwickshire. A great spectacle despite the weather. http://www.youtube.com/v/GHPAhFodP0k http://www.youtube.com/v/f415r25EJZw http://www.youtube.com/v/DVOvI38qh8o http://www.youtube.com/v/wmn3JAXpG4M http://www.youtube.com/v/bUkoe9tAqbs http://www.youtube.com/v/ozCuqtQVPew And here is a video of the Imps Motorcycle Display Team who put two performances on. This is a selection of clips from their morning display: http://www.youtube.com/v/6-sGBLUBbh0
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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2 of 9  Sun 1st Jun 2014 4:55am  
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2014 MotoFest Don't think this has been very well publicised but looks a good event all the same! Interesting to see Cox Street Race Track! (and Theatre One still seems to be standing!!) I'll look to try to pop down tomorrow once I've slept post night-shift, plenty of action on Sunday still.
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TonyS
Coventry
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3 of 9  Sun 1st Jun 2014 8:22am  
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Wow, thanks for that Neil - and great video from one of our own forum members! Not very well publicised? - I can't believe I've neither seen or heard anything about this event. And what are those strange things scattered all over Broadgate? Oh hang on, they're people! Just shows doesn't it?
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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4 of 9  Sun 1st Jun 2014 1:01pm  
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Shocking isn't it. You have things in a city centre - events, shops, restaurants, bars, etc - that people want to go to, and there are people there. Shame it's only once or twice a year.
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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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5 of 9  Tue 3rd Jun 2014 3:32pm  
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Thanks for sharing the video. Thumbs up Have to say a big well done to the organisers - for a first time festival on such a scale it was epic. Am sure it will be better advertised next year. Here is a slightly shorter video featuring clips from Sunday: 2014 MotoFest - Sunday
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pcj-the
Holywell, Flintshire
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6 of 9  Thu 3rd Jul 2014 4:35pm  
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Thanks for sharing the videos guys. I think the problem re advertising was that the team working on Motofest was very small and they all had other full-time jobs, with not a lot of financial backing either, so they were rushed off their feet trying to cover everything. For a first time effort it was very close to 100% spot on. Just better signboarding on the ring road for us strangers to actually find the display locations and more marshalls to "sweep" us in to them once we got close. My wife Linda and I attended the full 3 days from Chris Barrie's opening lecture to the Sunday parade laps and displays. It was hugely enjoyable and the format doesn't need much (if any) change for next year. The people of Coventry were extremely friendly and welcoming, many coming over to chat about their time working for Coventry's great car makers. We brought one of Coventry's finest back to her "build" home for Motofest: "Bagheera" our silver grey 1988 5.3 litre V12 Jaguar Sovereign series 3 saloon. She certainly got a lot of people asking about running such a beautiful machine. You can see her in the opening minute or so of Neil's video displayed on Broadgate (reg E722 LLO) parked next to the red and white Triumph Herald coupe. She is also briefly glimpsed on BrotherJoybert's video of the parade laps just behind the white Porsche 944 turbo. Can I ask a favour guys? Because we were taking part in the static displays and then in the Sunday parade laps we didn't get any pics and/or videos of Bagheera in action. Would it be possible to obtain copies of the 2 videos on here and could you ask anyone else who has pics/video of her if we could obtain a copy? Thanks Peter and Linda Jones
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pixrobin
Canley
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7 of 9  Sat 3rd Jun 2017 7:39pm  
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A couple of pictures from my morning at the MotoFest in Coventry today They are taken trying to convey just one of the annual events that take place in Coventry so the relationship between the vehicle and a Coventry landmark was important.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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8 of 9  Sat 7th Apr 2018 3:25am  
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This year's event will be held on 2nd/3rd June - link Thumbs up Motofest is an annual event which has rapidly grown since its inception, and is expected to attract up to 150,000 people. it is the largest free urban motorsport festival in the UK. It includes motorsport demonstrations and static displays from a wide variety of disciplines, and provides a worthy celebration of the unique motorsport heritage of Coventry. As a ‘first’ for the event in 2018, it will also feature time trial events drawn from the British Automobile Racing Club’s various championship series. These will take place on the Coventry Ring Road – the first time competitive motorsport has been hosted on a UK city centre circuit since the 1990 Birmingham Superprix, which was part of the FIA Formula 3000 (now F2) series.
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Midland Red
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9 of 9  Tue 21st May 2019 9:06pm  
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Information regarding the 2019 event Thumbs up
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