Transport Festival 2013
International Rally is to be renamed and due to return to
Victoria Park this year instead of its traditional venue, RAF
Woodvale, where it had been ever since 1971. The history behind
this announcement follows the discovery of asbestos, during a
survey had been conducted by the Ministry of Defence back in
2012. The announcement in 2012, by the MOD, could have stopped
the show from continuing altogether unless an alternative could
be found quickly. Luckily, the volunteers who put the show on
managed to provide that miracle, and saved the event from being
consigned to the history books by moving it to Victoria Park.
Sadly, that came at a cost as the event was far smaller,
publiCity had all be put out that it was hosted to be at
Woodvale and on a different date to its original August time
slot, which had been advertised up to that point. Yet they
succeeded. The charitable event originally began as a model
aircraft show, but quickly grew in size as new attractions were
added each year, but in 2012, the loss of its ability to have
flying model aircraft came as a major blow. Thankfully, the
reputation and some of its other attractions meant it could
still continue. This has now lead to the show being renamed the
Woodvale Transport Festival, for the foreseeable future. In a
public statement issued by the show committee, said on 5 March
2013:- "Thank you to all of you for your continued support
and encouragement. Sadly, we regret that our team will be unable
to hold the 2013 event at RAF Woodvale, due to the continuing
asbestos problem. We have had to again relocate the show to
Victoria Park, next to Southport's Town Centre. This issue is
out of our control and we have had no option, but to relocate
the event again. The new date for the event will be 22 June and
23 June 2013. We can confirm that 2013 show will include many
old favourites. Unlike in 2012, there will be a flying display,
but on a smaller scale than what we had at RAF Woodvale, thanks
to new technology. Further information can be obtained off the
website in due course. We
ask you all to keep supporting us and enjoy the great weekend we
are putting together for you all."
for Woodvale 2013 at Victoria Park are as
Admission:- £5 Per Adult / Senior Citizen, Per Day. Children
Under 15:- "FREE" (Accompanied by a fee paying
Adult) - Pay on the Gate with FREE car parking at Princess Park!
Camping on showground - Caravan / Motorhome Etc on Victoria Park
- Friday to Monday Only £60. Places are limited, so book now to
Trade stands - £50 per 3m, Frontage for the 2 Days.
Classic/Vintage Cars, Motorcycle, Military / Commercial
Vehicles, Clubs, Railway-Boat Models, RC Car Racing, Stationary
Engines, Please speak with the section organisers.
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