Coventry Motofest 2020Saturday 6th June 10:00am to Sunday 7th June 5:00pm
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust are planning to take 6 of the cars from our Collection to Coventry Motofest 2020. Motofest is a motoring festival unlike any other in England, based in Coventry, UK providing a unique blend of motorsport demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry and transport. We haven’t yet decided which cars but Motofest gives us the unique opportunity to make sure some of our racing cars are in running order and take them out on a closed road (as they aren’t road legal).
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The Trust cars will be lined up at the top of the slip road opposite Greyfriars Green – perfectly placed so that we just have to fire them up and go forwards, straight onto the Ring Road.
Although with modern cars you press the start button, put it in gear and off you go, but this is not the case with our racing cars. We have to run them for about 10 minutes to bring the oil and engine coolant up to a proper temperature. So if you want to get up close and personal when we fire them up come over about 15 minutes our scheduled start time. Just a note of caution – if you have small children, they may find it VERY noisy.
With the support of Coventry City Council, Motofest closes half of Coventry Ring Road which is then under the control of MSA Marhalls and used for timed competition runs, interspersed with demonstration sessions.
The Trust will not allow our cars to be used for timed competitions but we take the opportunity of the demonstration sessions to use some of our historic race cars on the public highway, using them as intended and putting on a great spectacle for the thousands of visitors who flock to the city over Motofest weekend.