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Live coverage of day two of Bournemouth's first-ever Wheels Festival
Updated 7:17am Monday 26th May 2014 in News
This live event has finished
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet @Bournemouthecho or fill in the Send Your News form
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!
Don't forget you can view all our pictures from today in our day two gallery
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
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 email@example.com or text them to 80360, starting your message with BE and we'll add them to our reader gallery
Here's video footage of the moment Dan Whitby jumped over Bournemouth Pier tonight:
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!
We've been sent this great picture of a Monster Truck by Paul Thrift, thanks so much!
Two pier jumps! #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/ZplfXsnT3E— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
We thought that was pretty impressive! what did you think?
Not long now until The Pier Jump #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Thousands of people on Bournemouth Beach waiting for the Pier jump in 10 minutes time! #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/RVg3CPWy7p— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
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
You've heard about it, now come see us fix it this evening. Its bread and butter stuff on the #Dakar! #wheelsfest http://t.co/Wc6h5I54fg— @ExciteDakarGB 25 May 2014
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!
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!
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!
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
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?"
Cool dude, cool monster truck #bournemouth #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/9z64Erl4UI— @Saintsmadmomma 25 May 2014
Well done to the super @Bournemouthecho newspaper sales team who have worked so hard and sold out of all papers for 2nd time at #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
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
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.
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.
Then we will have the pier jump at 7pm, says Dan Whitby, FMX stunt bike rider #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
The FMX stunt bike riders hope to be out again to put on another show at 6pm, to make up for earlier non-shows #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
Big Foot monster truck at the Bournemouth Wheels festival was brilliant. I want one. http://t.co/cx9dtULYzb— @Paul_J_Cooper 25 May 2014
Bournemouth the place to be #wheelsfest http://t.co/G57Wk9BWlI— @absolicitors 25 May 2014
Pre-war competition cars will be driving the demo straight in a few minutes! #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Wheels festival down Bournemouth http://t.co/ngdxJoH0BL— @Kayleigggh_123 25 May 2014
People are lined up along the hill between Pier Approach towards East Overcliff drive to see the FMX stunt bike riders #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
@BmthWheelsFest http://t.co/iGlZWoNoU1— @pasimages 25 May 2014
The FMX stunt bike riders are kitted up ready to try for their first show today #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
If you've ever wondered howuch fun it is to drive a tank, this lad's face will give you an idea http://t.co/Hv4HKhAj2B @BmthWheelsFest— @Matttakesphotos 25 May 2014
The FMX stunt bike riders are just discussing whether the scheduled 5pm show can go ahead! *cue nervous wait* #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
Good time at the @WheelsFestival today. The exhibition straight was brilliant & great to get so close. #wheelsfest http://t.co/0NwM1uGLKH— @petewwest 25 May 2014
Really impressed by what #Bournemouth has pulled off this weekend. The atmosphere and buzz around #wheelsfest is contagious.— @mattdesmier 25 May 2014
Ouch my ears ! #Wheelsfest #F1cars— @Dolphin249 25 May 2014
Shortage of drivers hits #wheelsfest as children as young as 5 take to the demonstration strip! http://t.co/7jHiDQkoEU— @Goldsmithd 25 May 2014
FMX Motocross show to go ahead at 5pm! #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Thanks to Mick Eldicott for sending us in this picture of the Demo Straight.
While the Pier jump is hoped to run at 7.30pm, then live music by West Beach restaurant at 8pm and fireworks at the Pier at 10pm #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
Also been announced that the FMX stunt motorbike show close to Bournemouth Pier is still scheduled to go ahead in half an hour! #wheelsfest— @CaitlinM_Echo 25 May 2014
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.
There won't be any further Dakar Rally shows today due to the earlier problem with the car! #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
The Le Mans cars and vintage F1's are just starting their display on the Demo Straight #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Pre-War parade up on East Cliff Drive! #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/DUQOX7kUw4— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
Sunshine & lots of people 😎#wheelsfest http://t.co/3qzDgkXjNU— @73cath 25 May 2014
Dakar Rally show suspended until further notice - we'll update you on whether the 4.30pm show will go ahead.#wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Sea and monster trucks! Who could ask for more? @BmthWheelsFest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/b7GNWlPznX— @Matttakesphotos 25 May 2014
#bournemouth showing everyone down at #wheelsfest we do get #summer waves http://t.co/Iplxr0v84e— @southcoast_surf 25 May 2014
Great parade #wheelsfest @BmthWheelsFest http://t.co/FW24wX8qXE— @arrowandthesong 25 May 2014
Getting ready to watch the Monster Truck with 2 very excited daughters. #wheelsfest— @TobyGranville 25 May 2014
Monster truck on Bournemouth beach. #bigfoot #wheelsfest @BmthWheelsFest http://t.co/1ilLP2C9le— @PirateATOM 25 May 2014
Bournemouth is looking amazing! #wheelsfest! @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/BkgrXDkg7x— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
Magnificent monster trucks on the beach #wheelsfest http://t.co/VjBcfPnf3T— @EchoJon 25 May 2014
We've just added more pictures to our reader gallery including this from Mike Bateman at Real Media Photography
Supercar parade along East Overcliff Drive! #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/vPuSTFSg9f— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
#wheelsfest. Bournemouth brilliant http://t.co/jEJMkz77sX— @RoseChurchill82 25 May 2014
Love the wheels fest super cars classic cars n now monster trucks the noise is unbelievable Bournemouth at its best @Bournemouthecho— @stacef_ 25 May 2014
Monster Truck show will be starting at 10 minutes past the hour now due to the crowds. Thank you. #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
The demo straight is ahead of itself and the cars are runnning slightly early - so get ready to watch! #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
WheelPower at #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/TYnuqvAGcr— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
Here's some footage of the skateboarders from Team Extreme
Team Extreme put on an incredible show at #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/OFCxIs0jG0— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
Team Extreme pull some amazing stunts #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/BOztXQxghr— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
More monster truck action in Zone 2 of #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/CPKuQp1VrK— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
Crowds going crazy for the monster trucks on the beach! #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/jQj6tYcUnI— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
Assault course for kids in the Military Village! #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/3BchQqWChr— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
Busy scenes on Bournemouth beach for #wheelsfest http://t.co/TeKPqANBDz— @EchoJon 25 May 2014
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 wheels festival. Loud!!!!! http://t.co/XuudD3P77D— @mdearlove 25 May 2014
Bournemouth Wheels Festival...... http://t.co/0LNyY0AE6J— @peejay_61 25 May 2014
Team Extreme now displaying in Pier Approach - watch their BMX, skateboarding and in-line skate skills! #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Team Extreme have been wowing the crowds throughout the day with jaw-dropping performances and incredible tricks.
Check out this footage.
Classic cars by the Pavilion #wheelsfest @BmthWheelsFest http://t.co/DiGh7PP7Hw— @PirateATOM 25 May 2014
Once size probably doesnt fit all @BmthWheelsFest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/jCFY9q9LDi— @NigelGM 25 May 2014
The 2pm and 3pm FMX Motocross shows have unfortunately been cancelled due to the high winds. They hope to perform at 5pm. #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
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.
Very busy inside the Purbeck Hall today with people flocking to get close to the supercars as this video from Sally shows:
Twins Alexander and Ruben bray enjoy lollies at the Overcliff zig zag #wheelsfest http://t.co/htho6EDr6a— @EchoJon 25 May 2014
BIC very busy for display of super cars today. Julia Zebik, 6, and sister Bianka, 4, like "the red car" #wheelsfest http://t.co/o0Nxd6Mgi8— @Alex_DailyEcho 25 May 2014
@BmthWheelsFest not just petrol driven cars available at the beach today http://t.co/efhf9GOYwQ— @NigelGM 25 May 2014
@BmthWheelsFest @nctacademy @Bournemouthecho pause for thought, waiting for the monster trucks #anotherlovelyday http://t.co/jI766Qq3iN— @Rubyporridge 25 May 2014
Desert Driving show starting now on the beach with the Dakar Rally team and Monster Truck show too. #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Of all the cars in here, Sebastian Richards, four, liked the Ferrari. But he's a bigger fan of the monster trucks http://t.co/I6MezrP9h5— @Alex_DailyEcho 25 May 2014
There's an estimated £30mil-worth of cars in this room #wheelsfest http://t.co/bcL78368JX— @Alex_DailyEcho 25 May 2014
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!
Town centre car parks full. Spaces available at B.I.C car park. #Bmthtraffic— @bournemouthbc 25 May 2014
Super cars at the BIC #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/FtOYxUu6QZ— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
Bournemouth Council have just tweeted to say the seafront car parks are now full.
There are spaces available at the BIC car park.
@Bournemouthinfo Seafront car parks full. Spaces at B.I.C car park #Bmthtraffic— @bournemouthbc 25 May 2014
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.
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:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text 80360, starting your message with BE
- Fill in the Send Your News form
- Message them to us on the Bournemouth Daily Echo Facebook page
#wheelsfest. Bournemouth brilliant #F1 cars fantastic— @RoseChurchill82 25 May 2014
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
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
Check out these stunts by BMX and scooter by Team Extreme near the Pier as captured by Alex
Finlay hennen with dad Richard watches for formula one cars at #wheelsfest http://t.co/QP2euYrz68— @EchoJon 25 May 2014
Tyler panteney waits for the formula 1 cars on East Overcliff #wheelsfest http://t.co/mft4eiT7KM— @EchoJon 25 May 2014
Photo opportunities everywhere at #wheelsfest. Don't forget your camera! @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/gvte5Nx6uP— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
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
Crowds enjoy Team Extreme at Pier Approach #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/pwI65hkf7M— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
Harley-Davidson parade along Undercliff Drive #wheelsfest @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/Id6VeswiZf— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
Great fun at #wheelsfest kids loved it as did the adults! http://t.co/kiT2nlLOBO— @OdileJones 25 May 2014
The 1pm FMX Motocross show is delayed until 2pm due to high winds. The Monster Truck & Desert Driving shows are going ahead. #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
In Zone 2 today– between Bournemouth and Boscombe - there will be...
- Monster truck shows regularly throughout the day between 12pm and 6pm.
We've started with an Armed Forces race here at #bournemouth #wheelsfest. Sun is shining, people are smiling http://t.co/faIFQQRYlk— @MGmotor 25 May 2014
Just interviewed Mark Smith, director of tourism. He said fest is a "huge success", with millions of pounds expected to be spent this wkend— @Alex_DailyEcho 25 May 2014
Mark Smith, Director of Tourism #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/anJjU6mNCH— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
Dougie Mercer, part of the New Forest Dub Club in his VW Camper at #wheelsfest today! @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/b0FgvwmNB6— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
@Bournemouthecho hope to see more of this today. #wheelsfest http://t.co/pLh44Gjt83— @JimtheFox 25 May 2014
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
Beautiful day at #wheelsfest today. It's getting busier by the minute! @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/A8o0mqOWWz— @SamJSheldon 25 May 2014
3 yr old Nico Keene with the pre-war motors at the Pavillion #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/vVpJPuTmW8— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
Brian Toalster with his Austin Heavy 1928 at the Pavillion #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/r46gtQYE0i— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
The Supercars are heading up to the Demonstration Straight now. We can hear the ROAR!! #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
Heading off to a great bank holiday weekend #wheelsfest #bournemouth today looks like another great day ahead and it's free— @drive_co_uk 25 May 2014
#WheelsFest day two, up at the demonstration straight today so will actually get to see some cars! Sunny day too! @BmthWheelsFest— @BenOnTheHill 25 May 2014
Iain Wanless also sent us these fabulous pictures from Saturday! We think they're fab!
Pre-war motors at the Pavillion #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/hMwZHHZfBa— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
People admire the pre-war motors at the Pavillion #wheelsfest http://t.co/pI61ZERn3v @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/UIsqs31p4T— @SallyDailyEcho 25 May 2014
We've been sent some lovely pictures from readers of the action yesterday
This is from Julia Franks of the monster trucks
And this is from Tess Charman of the motorbike stunt team. Incredible tricks!
For information on where to park, what's on where and road closures - see our Guide to Bournemouth Wheels Festival
Good Morning Festival goers! The sun is shining! Park & Ride is open at Kings Park from 9am-10.30pm. BH7 7AF #wheelsfest— @BmthWheelsFest 25 May 2014
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
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
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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