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Bournemouth Wheels Festival

Sadly the Bournemouth Wheels Festival will not be returning in 2017

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Bournemouth Wheels Festival will take place from 3rd – 5th June 2016

Britain’s biggest, and free, wheels themed event is back for a third year with lots to do and see from Monster Truck parades to BMX stunts, Formula 1 cars to classic cars.

Over 300,000 people attended the 2015 festival and the organisers are hoping for a bigger and better one this year.

The festival will run from 3rd till 5th June with action once again taking place all along the beach between Bournemouth and Boscombe, up on Overcliff Drive, at the BIC, in the Lower Gardens and town centre and up at The Triangle.

What’s On at the Wheels Festival?

Demonstration Straight
East Overcliff

One of the most popular attractions of the Wheels Festival is the demonstration course up on the clifftop where you can see racing cars, supercars and bikes in action.

The Demonstration Straight is a specially-made circuit on the East Overcliff and supercars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Mercedes are just some of the sights you can see whilst championship motorbikes will also get in on the action.

Historic F1 cars and vehicles from Le Mans and touring cars will also be joining in the fun, making the usually quiet East Cliff a hive of burning rubber, petrol smells and a lot of noise!

Pop Up Stunt Arenas
East Overcliff

Wheels Festival News

Wheels Festival Leaflet
In between the demonstration runs there will be a variety of thrilling displays and shows including motor bike stunts and UK stunt driver Paul Swift, back for a second year, performing stunts daily in his Ford Focus. Plus there will be a special ‘Italian Job’ stunt show featuring red, white and blue minis and a super fast vehicle dressed as a police car!

Military Arena
Boscombe West Beach

The Military Arena will feature RAF, Royal Navy and British Army vehicles, taking part in daily shows and demonstrations. There will also be staff on hand providing information on careers in the RAF, Navy and Army.

Quad Bike Racing – NEW FOR 2016
Boscombe West Beach

Check out international Beachcross quad bike racing on the beach, a new event for 2016 not to be missed!

Classic Car Paddock – NEW FOR 2016
Undercliff Drive West of Boscombe Pier

Owners of classic cars (registered before January 1976) are invited to join fellow motor enthusiasts to pay and display their cars along Boscombe Seafront. If you wish to take part please click here.

Monster Truck Arena
Bournemouth Beach (East Cliff and Beyond)

Watch as four massive monster trucks crush cars and perform power demonstrations. Plus grandstand seating at just £2 per person will allow spectators to get a closer view.

And if watching the Monster Trucks in action is not enough then there’s chance to take a ride in one! It will cost £10 per person to ride in one of two trucks on offer. Plus new for 2016 is mini monster trucks, perfect for little ones to have a go on!

Kangaroo Kid
Bournemouth Beach East – By East Cliff Lift
Back for a second year “The Kangaroo Kid” aka Matt Coulter, will be performing an exciting stunt show on his quad bike.

Team Extreme
Bournemouth East Beach

The fantastic and popular Team Extreme guys are back for 2016, this time at a new location on Bournemouth Beach. Riders and skaters will be performing some breathtaking stunts and jumps, some up to 15ft in the air! They also provide free coaching to those who fancy having a go themselves!

Bournemouth East Beach

Jeep are set to return again with their ‘All New Renegade” to the festival where it will be put through its paces on an exciting and challenging beach obstacle circuit.

Motorbike Trials – NEW FOR 2016
Bournemouth East Beach

A new attraction this year will be motor bike trials in the Wheels Showcase area down on Bournemouth beach just east of Bournemouth pier.

Waterfront, Pier Approach

Pier Approach is the new location for the popular supercar show with a covered paddock area featuring Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, Mercedes’, Aston Martin’s and Porsche’s, to name but a few!

Motor Show in Motion
Pier Approach

Motor Show in Motion returns for a second year at Pier Approach showcasing the very best from the industry with the opportunity to take the latest models for a test drive on the Wheels 2016 Demo Straight.

Pre-War and Vintage Cars
Town Centre Square

Celebrating the early years of motoring there will be a Pre-War and Vintage Car Display at a new location for 2016 in the square featuring Bentley’s, Austin’s and Rolls Royce’s.

Savage Skills
Town Centre Square

Savage Skills will be performing impressive jumps and twists as well as running ‘have-a-go’ sessions (Friday evening only) for children who want to try freestyle riding for themselves.

Paddock Area
East Overcliff Drive (Boscombe)

For 2016 the Paddock area is moving from it’s old location at Bath Road South Car Park to East Overcliff Drive. Access is limited though there will be opportunities to see the vehicles getting prepared for the demonstration straight.

Family Entertainment
Lower Gardens

Kids will love the circus and hula hoop workshops, face painting and a entertainment in the lower gardens.

Big Wheel
The Triangle

There will be a 33 metre tall Big Wheel offering spectacular views from 27 gondolas rotating a full 360 degrees. at £5 per adult and £3.50 for children under a metre.

Plus you will find a range of stalls along the beach selling a variety of vehicle related merchandise and hot and cold food. And don’t forget to have some fun at the funfair!

F1 Car at Bournemouth Wheels Festival

When and Where?

The festival takes place in Bournemouth and returns for it’s third year from 3rd till 5th June. The festival is open daily from 10.00am closing at 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday and at 5.30pm on Sunday.

Park and Ride

There will be a Park & Ride service from Kings Park dropping off at Manor Road. Open from 9.00am till 7.30pm Friday and Saturday and 9.00am till 5.30pm Sunday. £10 per vehicle.

Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus cost just £2 and will run approximately every ten minutes throughout the festival from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Operating from Hot Rocks at Pier Approach on Bournemouth Seafront to Manor Road at Boscombe Pier.

Souvenir Programme, Timetable and More Info

A Bournemouth Wheels Festival Souvenir Programme will be available to purchase at a cost of £5.00 from May featuring full details of what’s on, vehicle specs, interviews with the drivers, maps and competitions. You will also receive a unique code which will allos you access to the online timetable of what’s on and when.

Plus keep up to date on festival information by visiting the Bournemouth Wheels Festival website and by liking their Facebook Page or following their Twitter page. Photos Official Bournemouth Wheels Festival Organisers.

Please note that displays are subject to availability and weather conditions. No responsibility can be taken for any cancellations. Changes can and do occur.

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