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Summary

  • From Formula 1 cars to classic Le Mans vehicles - there's plenty to see at today's jam-packed Wheels Festival
  • There's a classic car pageant, Dakar desert driving, Monster trucks, the FMX arena will see experts performing crazy stunts and jumps and plenty more.
  • The Pier Jump attempt is due to take place at 7.30pm
  • Town centre car parks are now full, there's still spaces available at the BIC car park
  • 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

9:10pm

Have a good night and don't forget there will be a fireworks display at 10pm tonight at Bournemouth Pier if you're after some more action!

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Don't forget you can view all our pictures from today in our day two gallery

9:09pm

Right that's about it for our coverage of day two.

Don't miss your Daily Echo on Monday when we'll have seven pages worth of Wheels Festival coverage and pictures.

We'll be live blogging again tomorrow on what will be the third and final day of the 2014 Bournemouth Wheels Festival.

You can see what's happening and when in our story here

8:53pm

Here are some more cracking pictures of the Pier Jump by our photographer Sally

You can find more in our day two gallery

Have a picture to send us? email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk or text them to 80360, starting your message with BE and we'll add them to our reader gallery

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the second day of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2014 on Sunday, May 25.

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the second day of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2014 on Sunday, May 25.

8:39pm

Here's video footage of the moment Dan Whitby jumped over Bournemouth Pier tonight:

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We're going to have some edited footage of the Pier Jumps for you very shortly, so you don't have to watch 20 minutes worth of our live streaming from earlier!

8:03pm

We've been sent this great picture of a Monster Truck by Paul Thrift, thanks so much!

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Mike Bateman at Real Media Photography

 

8:00pm

Fantastic picture from our photographer Sally of the Pier Jump! a spectacular sight!

7:56pm

We thought that was pretty impressive! what did you think?

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Wow, look how many people are waiting for the Pier jump attempt!
 

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The first-ever Bournemouth Wheels Festival has been a roaring success with an estimated 500,000 visitors flocking to town over the weekend.

The event is believed to have brought in around £9million into the town.

Earlier on we chatted to Mark Smith, director of tourism at Bournemouth Borough Council, about the success of the inaugural event, which is featured in our video below:

You can read more in our story here

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We seem to be having difficulties live streaming for you tonight due to signal issues (sorry, folks)

We will still try our best to tweet for you from the Pier, so bear with us!

6:51pm

We've headed down to the seafront again to cover the first-ever attempt to jump the pier. Now this got rained off yesterday but the sun is still shining away in Bournemouth so this all looks set to happen.

We will of course keep you posted if we hear otherwise.

Technology permitting we're going to try to live stream this event for you! So keep your fingers, toes and everything else crossed it all works!

6:46pm

Desert driving, military vehicles, supercars and everyone's favourite, the Monster Trucks.

It's all in our video showcasing the highlights from day two of the Wheels Festival! 

6:30pm

Some of the latest pictures added to our gallery, taken by our photographer Jon

You can find more pictures from day two in our gallery 

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the second day of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2014 on Sunday, May 25.

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the second day of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2014 on Sunday, May 25.

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the second day of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2014 on Sunday, May 25.

6:14pm

This picture sent to us by Simon Gwynn made us chuckle.

He said: Presume the council took the film out, or is this the first time a F1 racing car has had a speeding ticket?"

Bournemouth Echo:

5:42pm

Sunnies are an essential when standing next to something as cool as a Monster Truck
 

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Yellow Buses say the worst congestion is in the Bath Hill road, Pier Approach and Lansdowne areas.

They say they have additional vehicles and staff in place to help keep things running smoothly

5:34pm

Yellow Buses have just posted the following message on their Facebook page:

Delays across network due to congestion in the town centre - we're working hard to keep everything moving smoothly - thanks for your patience.

5:32pm

We've just added some more pictures to our gallery from day two of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival.

Here are just two of the latest additions by Sam Sheldon. 

Bournemouth Echo:

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Us too, Paul...
 

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The look on this boy's face proves just how much fun he's having. We wish we were small enough to drive one of these!
 

 

4:58pm

We're just waiting to hear on the FMX show, which was due to go ahead at 5pm
 

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Thanks to Mick Eldicott for sending us in this picture of the Demo Straight. 

Bournemouth Echo:

4:39pm

Caitlin has also said the Pier Jump attempt is due to take place at 7.30pm, exciting!

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Just as a note for anyone travelling that way...

  • A351 Westbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to overturned caravan before A35 / B3067 Dorchester Road (Bakers Arms Roundabout). Police on scene. Affecting traffic heading from Poole to Lytchett Minster.

More traffic information here

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Beautiful cars on parade this afternoon! 
 

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We've just added more pictures to our reader gallery including this from Mike Bateman at Real Media Photography

Bournemouth Echo:

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You can get involved in some wheelchair basketball this weekend! Use your competitive spirit for good! 
 

3:02pm

Here's some footage of the skateboarders from Team Extreme

2:56pm

The Team Extreme shows are proving most popular today! Check out these moves from earlier! 
 

 

2:48pm

We love the monster trucks on Bournemouth beach! 
 

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In Zone 6 today – 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.

Bournemouth Echo:

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Team Extreme have been wowing the crowds throughout the day with jaw-dropping performances and incredible tricks.

Check out this footage.

1:58pm

There is plenty happening out there even though the FMX Motocross stunt shows at 2pm and 3pm have been cancelled due to the wind.

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Inside Zone 5 today – located west of Bournemouth Pier - you can find...

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.

 

1:27pm

Very busy inside the Purbeck Hall today with people flocking to get close to the supercars as this video from Sally shows:

1:24pm

Some lovely pictures form Sally of Team Extreme wowing the crowds at Pier Approach
 

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Sisters Julia and Bianka looking very cute in their matching rain macs over at the supercar hall
 

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Who doesn't love a bumper car?
 

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We agree with Sebastian about the Monster Trucks...
 

1:04pm

This fact just blew our minds. AMAZING!
 

1:01pm

Sounds like it is incredibly busy out there today as Bournemouth council have just tweeted the town centre car parks are now all full.

There are still spaces available at the BIC, however, so get down there quick!

12:59pm

We've got our eye on that rather fetching little yellow number...
 

12:53pm

Bournemouth Council have just tweeted to say the seafront car parks are now full.

There are spaces available at the BIC car park.

12:51pm

Look at this great picture of a Monster Truck in mid-flight after doing some serious car crushing on Bournemouth Beach yesterday by Julia Franks.

Bournemouth Echo: Picture by Julia Franks

We've also just started a reader gallery, so we'd love to see more of your pictures. 

You can send them to us via the following methods:

 

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In Zone 4 today – covering Pier Approach, gardens and the BIC - there will be...

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

Bournemouth Echo: All our pictures from the first day of the Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2014 on Saturday, May 24.

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 

12:28pm

Check out these stunts by BMX and scooter by Team Extreme near the Pier as captured by Alex

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Youngster Finlay has found himself a great vantage point on the Demonstration Straight
 

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In 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

Bournemouth Echo:

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Despite the FMX Motocross show being delayed until 2pm, there is still plenty of other things going on! Monster trucks, being just one of the main attractions today.
 

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In Zone 2 today– between Bournemouth and Boscombe - there will be...

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

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In Zone 1 today - East Undercliff towards Boscombe Pier - there will be...

  • 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

Bournemouth Echo:

11:09am

It's getting busy already! And we can hear the roar of the supercars from Echo Towers! :)
 

11:05am

There is something for all ages at today's Wheels Festival. Take a look at our guide here
 

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A couple of people who are heading out to today's event! Tweet us some pictures to @bournemouthecho
 
 

 

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Iain Wanless also sent us these fabulous pictures from Saturday! We think they're fab! 

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We've been sent some lovely pictures from readers of the action yesterday

This is from Julia Franks of the monster trucks

Bournemouth Echo:

And this is from Tess Charman of the motorbike stunt team. Incredible tricks!

Bournemouth Echo:

10:18am

For information on where to park, what's on where and road closures - see our Guide to Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

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And here's some video from photographer Jon Beal of day one. Check out all our videos in our special section dedicated to the Wheels Festival  - here 

10:02am

So last night's Pier Jump was cancelled due to some late rain but there will be another attempt this evening, with the forecast looking fine!

Want to see what happened yesterday? Check out our rolling coverage here

  • We've also got some brilliant pictures of all the action in our gallery

Here's a couple to whet your appetite

Bournemouth Echo:

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9:56am

Good morning everyone! And what a lovely day its going to be. Sun looks set to stay for a super Sunday! 

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8:06pm Sun 25 May 14

ctrewyou says...

Very impressive jumping a motorbike over the pier. But don't waste 20 minutes of your life watching the whole video. The jump itself is in the last 10 seconds. The rest is just some people chatting between themselves.
Very impressive jumping a motorbike over the pier. But don't waste 20 minutes of your life watching the whole video. The jump itself is in the last 10 seconds. The rest is just some people chatting between themselves. ctrewyou
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9:16pm Sun 25 May 14

master plan says...

It was impressive to see but when you've seen Robbie Maddison jump up onto the Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas this would only seem like a bunny hop
It was impressive to see but when you've seen Robbie Maddison jump up onto the Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas this would only seem like a bunny hop master plan
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