THIS YEARS RALLY
IS GEARING UP TO BE A GREAT NEW SHOW
ORGANISERS of the popular
Woodvale Rally have just revealed details of this year's new look
show at Victoria Park, Southport. Woodvale Rally presents the
Woodvale Transport Festival at the park on Saturday, 22 June and
Sunday, 23 Jun 2013.
show will still offer a fun-filled weekend for all with a wide range
of attractions for enthusiasts, collectors and for those looking for
a great family day out. And organisers are delighted to be able to
announce that this year will see the return of the hugely popular
model aircraft demonstrations.
General manager Peter Wood, said:- "To have the model aircraft
this year is fantastic. The demonstrations are a real crowd-puller
and we are so pleased that we have been able to accommodate this big
attraction at Victoria Park. This new 2 day family event will be a
smaller version of the rally but with all the ingredients to offer a
fun weekend for all in a wonderful location. The Flower Show
committee has been really supportive with helping us get this new
venture off the ground."
The Liverpool and District Model Aero Club will be carrying out
displays on both days.
Steve Christian, Sefton Council's tourism marketing officer, said:-
"This new Woodvale Transport Festival next month is a real
boost for Southport's event calendar and the Town itself. A show
like this is perfect for Victoria Park at a time of year when it is
not usually in use. It really enhances our reputation as a
destination that really does have something for everyone."
In addition the show will feature vintage and classic vehicles,
motor vehicle clubs, military jeeps, classic and vintage motorbikes
and motor cycle clubs, monster trucks, model boats, model railways,
model car racing and stationary engines.
Other highlights include the Spitfire Display Team who will have the
Mark IX Spitfire RAF Bowser and supporting ground equipment on
New for this year's event and the first of its kind in the UK is
'Skyfall', giving show-goers the chance to experience the
thrill of riding a zip-line and, back by popular demand, is the
thrilling and original 'Wall of Death' Ken Fox Troupe
Other attractions include martial arts displays, dance displays,
water bouyz and water boats, giant slides, children's fairground
rides, craft fair, car boot sale, model steam train rides and
numerous trade stands.
Also entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend will be a
selection of bands including the Savoy Jazzmen and Mike Byrne and
the Sunrockers. Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes will also be spotted
around the showground. A picnic area is also located next to the
Other good news this year is that free parking is at Princes Park
and a free vintage bus service will operate from Southport's Chapel
Street station to the showground and back every half hour.
Public camping is also available this year on site at Victoria Park
and costs just £60 for 3 nights. Tickets cost £5 a day for
adults and accompanied children under 15 are free. In advance 3
tickets are available for the price of 2 (£10) from:- Woodvale
Transport Festival, PO Box 30, Southport, PR9 9ZN.
For further information telephone:- 08447 409172 or for tickets and
camping and trade stand details visit:-
woodvalerally.com or email:-
Parliament transport and tourism delegation visits North West for EU
AS well as representing the
North West region in Europe, the local North West MEP Brian Simpson
is chair of one of the most important committees in the European
Parliament - the Transport and Tourism Committee. Last week Brian
hosted a delegation of MEPs from the Committee on the visit to the
North West. From strengthening passengers' rights and investing in
regional transport links, to protecting heritage sites and providing
funding for museums, the visiting MEPs are responsible for promoting
and improving transport and tourism across Europe.
Brian said that:- "The North West is leading the way when it
comes to transport and tourism, so last week I welcomed some of my
colleagues to my home region, to give them a first hand look at some
of the excellent work that's being done here."
The MEPs met with local Councillors, airport industry experts and
tourism officials to learn more about what the North West has to
offer and hear what the European Parliament can do for tourism and
transport in the North West.
The visit included a tour of Manchester Airport to find out more
about its security and ground handling operations, as well as to
learn more about the plans to build an airport City, the 1st in the
UK and only the 3rd in the whole of Europe.
The visit also included discussions with Merseytravel on European
investment in Liverpool's transport systems. The group heard from
Councillors on the Merseytravel Authority about how European
legislation and funding can continue to benefit the North West.
"I know that this is the greatest region in the world and we need to
make sure that others know the fantastic things that are on offer
here. My fellow MEPs will return to the European Parliament with the
1st hand understanding to help ensure that transport and tourism
continues to flourish across the North West." added Brian.
2013 IS THE
PERFECT TIME TO DISCOVER IRELAND FOR LESS
2013 is the year of The
Gathering Ireland and Stena Line and Tourism Ireland believe there
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Stena Line also offers a fantastic choice of hotel breaks from only
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kids can travel and stay for free.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy up to 24 hours in Ireland and
explore with a range of discounts at local attractions from only
£33* per adult and travel by foot or by car.
Stena Line's Route Marketing Manager, Alexandra Smith said:-
"2013 is the perfect year for people to enjoy a short break in
Ireland. With so much taking place, special events, so many top
class attractions and not to mention lots of beautiful places to
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There are lots of ferry good reasons to travel with Stena Line
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