Lancashire town rumbles to racing greats

| 3 Sep 2011

More than 230 cars and motorbikes dating from the dawn of motoring to the modern day took part in MotorFest, in the Lancashire town of Ormskirk on Bank Holiday Sunday.

A range of displays and a series of parades around a one-mile closed "circuit" in the town – led by a 1964 BRM and a 1978 Saudia Williams – attracted 10,000 spectators and several star names, including eight times motorcycle world champ Phil Read.

Touring Car racer Tom Boardman also took part and said: "It was A fantastic day, bigger crowds than I ever imagined, all waving and cheering, and the police were brilliant. I've never had the chance to drive on a circuit like this, and together with Grand Prix cars...fantastic!"

Pictures: Chris Covill for Lawrence Clift Photography