The Woodvale Transport
Festival is revving up to become another
Photograph by Patrick
THE Woodvale Transport
Festival returns to Victoria Park this summer with another
packed programme of attractions to entertain all the family.
Organised by Woodvale Rally, the event takes place at the park
on Saturday, 21 June and Sunday, 22 June 2014. General
manager Peter Wood, said:- "This is our third year at
Victoria Park and we have found it to be the perfect venue for
the festival with its excellent layout and facilities. The event
is a great value day out which truly caters for all the family.
We look forward to welcoming the crowds once again this June."
Back by popular demand is the
thrilling and original 'Wall of Death' Ken Fox
Troupe World Tour. This unique show first appeared in the UK in
1929. Today there are only two Walls of Death, which are 1 of
the last great live shows travelling today. Ken Fox is
recognised as the World's leading Wall of Death rider and has
numerous television appearances to his credit, including
Heartbeat and You Bet.
International motorcycle stunt
rider Steve Colley will also be back to thrill the crowds. Steve
is the 3 times world, British and Italian champion, from the
Isle of Man, will be performing 2 stunt filled shows on both
days. He is the only performer in the world to do stunt's on a
motorcycle with the front end completely removed, this is a show
not to be missed.
Steve who is now aged 42 year old, who gave up competitive
riding 5 years ago to start his worldwide stunt show, will be
performing stunts never seen before on new bikes and rig from
Spain. He received his 1st dirt bike at the age of just 6 and
always wanted to be a sportsman.
He said:- "I'm ecstatic to be coming back to Southport. It
must be 5 years since I was there when the show was at RAF
Woodvale so I'm looking forward to performing at the new venue.
I love what I'm doing and visitors to the show won't be
disappointed. They will be blown away with some of the stunts
you wouldn't think possible."
Festival general manager Peter
Wood said:- "This is the only chance people will get to
see Steve in this part of the world this year. His stunts and
tricks really have to be seen to be believed and we understand
he has a new breath-taking show for our festival this year."
Show-goers will enjoy a fun-filled weekend with other
attractions including rides, giant slides, craft fair, new food
marquee, water boats for adults, car boot, flea market, martial
arts displays, look-a-likes, Morris dancing, land train and
numerous trade stands.
There will also be the usual
classic and vintage cars (main competition on the Sunday), car
clubs, model trains and boats, stationary engines, classic and
vintage motorcycles and clubs. This year £250 will also be up
for grabs for both the best dressed car club and motorcycle club
The festival will also offer free entertainment for children
with Punch and Judy, circus skills and balloon shaping. In
addition a larger animal petting area has been included and also
back this year is the popular dog display team.
entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend will be a
selection of bands including Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers and
Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes will also be spotted around the
showground performing magic tricks. A picnic area will
also be located next to the bandstand and the Rotary Club will
run the bar.
Other good news is that free
parking will once again be at Princes Park, where admission
tickets will also be sold. At the gate they cost £5 a day for
adults, £2 for children aged 6 to 16 and the under 5s are free.
Tickets can be obtained in advance
and are available online with postage paid at £8 for the 2 days.
Also public camping is available on site and costs just £50 for 3
nights, although numbers are limited. Applications
and payment for camping and trade stands can be made online or
by cheque to be returned with a stamped addressed envelope to:-
Woodvale Rally, PO Box 30, Southport, PR9 9ZN.
For further information telephone:- 08447 409172, visit:-