Bournemouth Wheels Festival: what's on and when on Sunday

Bournemouth Wheels Festival: what's on and when on Sunday

Bournemouth Wheels Festival: what's on and when on Sunday

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The first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival is here and features a jam-packed line-up of demonstrations, shows and activities you can try your hand at.

Check out the rolling coverage from Sunday's events here

Relive all the action from day one of the event in our picture gallery here and see how the day unfolded in our rolling coverage

Confused about what's happening where? you can find out about the zones in our handy map

We also have information on road closures as well as details on disabled parking, park and rides and car parking

Below you'll find a guide to what's happening and when. Timings are subject to change depending on the weather forecast.

Don't forget you can buy a souvenir programme for £7, which contains detailed information about all the attractions, as well as featuring discounts on grandstand seating and Monster Truck rides. It is available from the TIC and around the festival site.

You can find all our coverage, videos and much more at bournemouthecho.co.uk/wheels

We'd also love to see your pictures and video. You can send them to us by emailing digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk, tweet @Bournemouthecho or fill in the Send Your News form

Zone 1 – East Undercliff towards Boscombe Pier

Classic car pageant, which is in place from 10am with a pre-war display at 4pm before all cars depart at 6pm.

Dakar desert driving shows between 1pm and 4.30pm

Military vehicles on display

Zone 2 – between Bournemouth and Boscombe

Monster truck shows regularly throughout the day between 12pm and 6pm.

Zone 3 – immediately east of Bournemouth Pier

The FMX arena will see experts performing crazy stunts and jumps near Bournemouth Pier. Regular shows between 1pm and 7pm

Prom displays

Funfair and sideshows

Zone 4 – Pier Approach, gardens, BIC 

Supercars and racing cars on display in Purbeck Hall at the BIC between 12-6pm. There’s also a ‘supercar cavalcade’ at 8pm

Team Extreme arena - Thrills with the BMX riders, skateboarders and rollerbladers from Team Extreme with shows between 2pm and 8pm.

Pre-war concours cars from 10am to 3pm outside the Pavilion

Family zone

Wheelchair sports - have a go at the sports, have your picture taken with the Sochi Paralympic torch and learn more about the Paralympic movement.

Fireworks at the Pier at 10pm

Zone 5 – west of Bournemouth Pier

Britain’s Got Talent star Dan Whitby will perform a daredevil motorcycle jump over Bournemouth’s historic pier at around 7pm

Classic cars on display

Music and entertainment by the sea between 8pm and 10pm. See a selection of cover bands take to the stage belting out a mixture of classic rock and roll, blues, funky jazz and much more. The Producers will perform from 8pm.

Zone 6 – East Overcliff Demonstration Straight

Witness racing cars, supercars and bikes in action on the Wheels Festival demonstration course.

Open from 10am-6.30pm, there will be action all day with parades and shows on the clifftop overlooking the beach.

F1 cars include Michael Schumacher’s 1992 Bennetton, a 1989 Camel Lotus 101, which was driven by world champion Nelson Piquet and Satoru Nakajima and a 1984 Toleman once driven by Ayrton Senna.

Some of the cars which have taken part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race will also be zooming in, including a Ferrari Daytona, Ferrari TRC500 and Ford GT 40.

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11:02pm Sat 24 May 14

swinging says...

Realise this event is a first for Bournemout,and I am very impressed by the organisation at the airshow But today left a very bad taste in my mouth.Yes I bought the programme.tried to imput my special code for updated times,to no avail.Took our 3year old to see the Monster Trucks to find the 12-ocolck show delayed until 2pm.Even though the announcer was "bigging it up"about what was going to happen,all we got was a couple of runs up & down the beach.At the end of this we were then imformed that the other elements of the show ,might happen at 4 or 6pm.Dissapointed we took liitle-un up to the Bic,to find a map stuck up directing us round the back,his poor little legs just managed to make it there to find a hotch-potch of so-called supercars.Never again
Realise this event is a first for Bournemout,and I am very impressed by the organisation at the airshow But today left a very bad taste in my mouth.Yes I bought the programme.tried to imput my special code for updated times,to no avail.Took our 3year old to see the Monster Trucks to find the 12-ocolck show delayed until 2pm.Even though the announcer was "bigging it up"about what was going to happen,all we got was a couple of runs up & down the beach.At the end of this we were then imformed that the other elements of the show ,might happen at 4 or 6pm.Dissapointed we took liitle-un up to the Bic,to find a map stuck up directing us round the back,his poor little legs just managed to make it there to find a hotch-potch of so-called supercars.Never again swinging
  • Score: 10

10:45am Sun 25 May 14

Lucky Rich says...

Watched the selection of racing cars & motorcycles on the east cliff.......bloomin brilliant ,every one seemed to be loving it & the noise was fantastic.
Watched the selection of racing cars & motorcycles on the east cliff.......bloomin brilliant ,every one seemed to be loving it & the noise was fantastic. Lucky Rich
  • Score: 8

11:16am Sun 25 May 14

blackdog1 says...

I have to say we were disappointed with things on Saturday We walked all over the place and it seemed like there was really nothing much to see,a fair on the prom a few cycle displays,and a car going up and down on the sand! And this was 12 o'clock! Walked up to the Bic saw a couple of sports cars driving into the car park! Heard several groups of people saying there's not much here. Perhaps it will be better on Sunday or Monday! Glad I did not pay £7 for a programme.
I have to say we were disappointed with things on Saturday We walked all over the place and it seemed like there was really nothing much to see,a fair on the prom a few cycle displays,and a car going up and down on the sand! And this was 12 o'clock! Walked up to the Bic saw a couple of sports cars driving into the car park! Heard several groups of people saying there's not much here. Perhaps it will be better on Sunday or Monday! Glad I did not pay £7 for a programme. blackdog1
  • Score: -2

11:19am Sun 25 May 14

Avengerboy says...

The same weekend as the Rugby 7's ..... genius.
The same weekend as the Rugby 7's ..... genius. Avengerboy
  • Score: 6

12:16pm Sun 25 May 14

littlevoice234 says...

We saw motocross, monster trucks, vintage cars, had some food, watched the fireworks and all pretty much free! I think Bournemouth has done well and will be going again today. Looking forward to the pier jump!
We saw motocross, monster trucks, vintage cars, had some food, watched the fireworks and all pretty much free! I think Bournemouth has done well and will be going again today. Looking forward to the pier jump! littlevoice234
  • Score: 9

12:35pm Sun 25 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I really couldn't be bothered to go. It's just noisy show offs really. Add to that crowds of people and screaming kids (2 of my biggest dislikes) and it's worse than a trip to the dentist.
I really couldn't be bothered to go. It's just noisy show offs really. Add to that crowds of people and screaming kids (2 of my biggest dislikes) and it's worse than a trip to the dentist. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -18

1:07pm Sun 25 May 14

H2o-hara says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I really couldn't be bothered to go. It's just noisy show offs really. Add to that crowds of people and screaming kids (2 of my biggest dislikes) and it's worse than a trip to the dentist.
I agree with this comment too ! I do not agree with these Big Foot type vehicals on the beach itself . It is Bournemouth beach and not California
Also isn't there a saying that such fast cars are just a penis extension for some ?? ..Anyway . We can wait and see what the neighbouring residents have to say . Not that they will be listened to at all .
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I really couldn't be bothered to go. It's just noisy show offs really. Add to that crowds of people and screaming kids (2 of my biggest dislikes) and it's worse than a trip to the dentist.[/p][/quote]I agree with this comment too ! I do not agree with these Big Foot type vehicals on the beach itself . It is Bournemouth beach and not California Also isn't there a saying that such fast cars are just a penis extension for some ?? ..Anyway . We can wait and see what the neighbouring residents have to say . Not that they will be listened to at all . H2o-hara
  • Score: -18

5:27pm Sun 25 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

Very sad to read that people have been left feeling disappointed. I think the event has been a bit over hyped and people probably expected more than was actually delivered. Perhaps if they have it next year they could concentrate the event in a smaller area so people don't have to walk so far between attractions - walking from Boscombe to Bournemouth, then up to the BIC with small children is quite a hike.
Very sad to read that people have been left feeling disappointed. I think the event has been a bit over hyped and people probably expected more than was actually delivered. Perhaps if they have it next year they could concentrate the event in a smaller area so people don't have to walk so far between attractions - walking from Boscombe to Bournemouth, then up to the BIC with small children is quite a hike. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 2

6:37pm Sun 25 May 14

Huey says...

Went down with my nephews the best action was on the cliff top
Went down with my nephews the best action was on the cliff top Huey
  • Score: 0

7:52pm Sun 25 May 14

patrician01 says...

What was the point of suspending parking on Sea Road for the period of the Wheels Festival? Parking there did not affect the event! Not many people realised that parking was suspended so cars were parked there. We did notice but did the poor people who parked there get a ticket?? What a welcome to the town for tourists!!
What was the point of suspending parking on Sea Road for the period of the Wheels Festival? Parking there did not affect the event! Not many people realised that parking was suspended so cars were parked there. We did notice but did the poor people who parked there get a ticket?? What a welcome to the town for tourists!! patrician01
  • Score: 0

7:54pm Sun 25 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Huey wrote:
Went down with my nephews the best action was on the cliff top
:-)
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Went down with my nephews the best action was on the cliff top[/p][/quote]:-) Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Sun 25 May 14

master plan says...

Good day out but everything was to far apart especially if you've got kids. Things could have been signed posted better and £7 for a programme is a rip off!!!
Could hear people moaning when walking from town to the beach that they haven't seen any cars
Good day out but everything was to far apart especially if you've got kids. Things could have been signed posted better and £7 for a programme is a rip off!!! Could hear people moaning when walking from town to the beach that they haven't seen any cars master plan
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Sun 25 May 14

Dougmanning says...

Arrived at the cliff top but decided to see monster trucks, arial displays and zone 4 first with two boys and daughter. Bought a souvenir programme for £7. That must be the worst rip off ever - I expected an amazing programme for that but was basically full of sponsors and adverts. These guys must have made a fortune selling that as almost everyone had one. Nothing in zone 4, so don't bother going. We walked half hour to get there. Walked back to monster trucks passed the fun fair. Thanks guys, more pressure for the families! To spend money - why? Looked to me that they were just filling space and I reckon if they moved the zone 1 and 2 towards the pier rather than wasting effort on ghost trains it would have avoided 20 minute walk through the crowds. Crowded and really dangerous around monster trucks. Nowhere to spectate unless you paid to go in the grandstand because they parked two enormous trucks on the prom! Anyway, it was sunny. The very worst rip off was ice cream vans selling small water bottles for £2 and a tiny cone and whippey for £2.50. Had to though as the only other refreshments were 20 minute walk away! The organisers should be ashamed - even the ice cream person in the van apologised. Sad for organisers for getting it wrong. Went back up to park and ride passed the car track again. I wish we'd just stayed there as it was great - but we had to go home after 4 hours of not much.
Arrived at the cliff top but decided to see monster trucks, arial displays and zone 4 first with two boys and daughter. Bought a souvenir programme for £7. That must be the worst rip off ever - I expected an amazing programme for that but was basically full of sponsors and adverts. These guys must have made a fortune selling that as almost everyone had one. Nothing in zone 4, so don't bother going. We walked half hour to get there. Walked back to monster trucks passed the fun fair. Thanks guys, more pressure for the families! To spend money - why? Looked to me that they were just filling space and I reckon if they moved the zone 1 and 2 towards the pier rather than wasting effort on ghost trains it would have avoided 20 minute walk through the crowds. Crowded and really dangerous around monster trucks. Nowhere to spectate unless you paid to go in the grandstand because they parked two enormous trucks on the prom! Anyway, it was sunny. The very worst rip off was ice cream vans selling small water bottles for £2 and a tiny cone and whippey for £2.50. Had to though as the only other refreshments were 20 minute walk away! The organisers should be ashamed - even the ice cream person in the van apologised. Sad for organisers for getting it wrong. Went back up to park and ride passed the car track again. I wish we'd just stayed there as it was great - but we had to go home after 4 hours of not much. Dougmanning
  • Score: 2

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