VIDEO: Monster trucks to BMX stunts: Get ready for big thrills at the Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth’s Wheels Festival will take place between May 24 and May 26 Bournemouth’s Wheels Festival will take place between May 24 and May 26

MORE details have been confirmed for Bournemouth’s first-ever Wheels Festival.

The event, which takes place between May 24 and 26, is set to bring the town alive to the sound of engines and thrills of power.

Tourism chiefs are hoping to replicate the success of the Bournemouth Air Festival, which has attracted millions of people since it began in 2008.

From historic cars to BMX stunts and monster truck shows, thrills and spills for all are on the cards.

There will be arenas on the beach, clifftop, the gardens and Meyrick Park.

The gardens will be the Family Wheels Zone, with toy cars, cycling displays, have-a-go activities and art displays.

The town centre and Meyrick Park will see vintage cars, cycle races and rides, car and motorbike parades and a classic vehicle pageant.

On the beach, there will be the monster trucks, motorbike stunts and the first-ever attempt to jump over the pier.

Army and Navy vehicles will also be on show and there will be a funfair, shopping and food throughout.

At Pier Approach there will be stunts from BMX, skateboard, scooter and skating experts and there will be car and bike displays on the promenade, with fireworks on the Saturday night.

The East Cliff will be home to a live action demonstration course for racing cars, supercars and motorbikes.

Jon Weaver, Bournemouth Wheels Festival director, said: “Wheels Festival is a brilliant new concept for Bournemouth and it’s already starting to create a real buzz among residents, visitors and businesses.

“We really feel that it will increase as we announce more and more exciting content for people to see and take part in.

“Many towns and cities have car and bike shows, but we’re aiming to expand this to offer a whole range of fantastic wheels-themed content – think every type of wheel imaginable – for festival-goes to see, enjoy and be entertained by.

“It will complement Bournemouth’s already great entertainment programme and will be the third large scale event in the town alongside Bournemouth Air Festival and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.”

The festival site will be open from 10am to 10pm every day and entrance is free.

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7:13am Tue 28 Jan 14

Huey says...

Sounds great well done to those who have shown initiative in getting this sorted
Sounds great well done to those who have shown initiative in getting this sorted Huey

9:56am Tue 28 Jan 14

Wesoblind says...

It sounds amazing cant wait! me and my family will love this well done whoever thought this up.
It sounds amazing cant wait! me and my family will love this well done whoever thought this up. Wesoblind

10:25am Tue 28 Jan 14

MSAkehurst says...

This looks amazing. Want to see if there is any scope for our company to take part!
This looks amazing. Want to see if there is any scope for our company to take part! MSAkehurst

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