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Bournemouth Wheels Festival: what's on and when on Sunday
Updated 9:05pm Sunday 25th May 2014 in News
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.
Confused about what's happening where? you can find out about the zones in our handy map
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
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
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
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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