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Issue:- 02/03 June 2010


THIS year’s Woodvale International Rally will be bigger and better than ever before with a record number of entries already secured in all areas.

Advanced tickets sales at this stage are also up on previous years as is campsite reservations following the success of its re-introduction last year.

Organisers of the rally at RAF Woodvale, now in its 39th year on August 7 and 8, have frozen the entrance price on last year and have also arranged a lot of free entertainment to ensure visitors enjoy an affordable weekend.

New attractions this year include the original ‘Wall of Death Tour’, the West Lancs. Dog Display Team and inflatable orbs - balls on water and land.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which will be commemorated with a special show. The full sized replica Spitfire will be on display on the Saturday and the model aircraft and military sections have also increased the size of their displays.

This year also sees a new craft tent and food marquee and more than 200 trade stands.

The rally offers visitors a spectacle of events and activities from its renowned Model Aero Show and Vintage and Classic Car Rally to a colourful kite festival, Morris dancing, country market, auto jumble and craft fair. There will also be live music and other entertainment.

Peter Wood, Rally Manager, said:- "Once again the line-up for this year’s rally provides something for all the family whether an enthusiast, collector or for those just looking for a great day out."

Other highlights include motorcycles and military vehicles, model aircraft display, the ex-Vietnam Huey helicopter, Rolls Royce, Merlin and Griffin Aero Engine Display, model car racing, model boats and railways, stationary engines and a car restoration workshop. There will also be a military vehicle parade on both days at 12.30.

A wide range of bands will perform on both days including the Savoy Jazz Band and Juke Box Eddys, playing hits from the 50s and 60s. Laurel and Hardy will also be spotted around the showground.

For the younger members of the family the free attractions include The Crazy Bears, land trains around the site and the Paper Wizard, who creates origami animals and birds. There is also a popular fairground and miniature train rides.

Each day the large model aircraft display will finish with the recreation of the famous Dambuster raid with special effects and Lancaster bombers.

Tickets in advance for both days are £8 for adults, £4 for children, £7 for OAPs and £20 for a family ticket. At the gate adults tickets cost £10, children £5, OAPs £8 and a family ticket is £25. Tickets are valid for both days. Gates open on both days at 9am and dogs on a lead are allowed.

For further information telephone:- 07972 543489. To download an advance booking form or to book a camping slot (£50 for both days) visit:- Advance tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre on the corner of Lord Street and Eastbank Street in Southport.

The Rally is just a few miles from Southport with access directly off the A565 (Liverpool to Southport) with ample free parking and a continuous Vintage bus service to and from the event.

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