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News Report Page 20 of 26
Publication Date:- 2018-31-03
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Supercars of the Northwest, Southport Event

ON Sunday, 25 March 2018, Victoria Park, in Southport, played host to a Supercars of the Northwest event. Despite the weather forecasters saying it would be wet or even snowing, the day turned out to be very sunny and surprisingly warm. This, as well as, it being the 1st weekend of the Easter Holidays, brought the crowds into Southport. Sadly, with thousands of people heading to the Town, the organisers seem to have been caught out by just how many people came to the show. To say there was no thought to Health and Safety, as some have suggested online, would be very wrong, as the organisers did have on site, full First Air Cover and had put in systems of control. Sadly, unexpectedly high turnout lead to a distinct lack of traffic control, which might, if present, have eased the congestion, both within the showground and throughout the roads in and around the Town Centre. It also meant that on the showground, hundreds of people started walking around, looking at the cars on display, as the cars were still arriving on site. This was the main reasons that lead to, too many questions, both online and offline, about the way it was managed. To say it was just the show that caused the jam would also be unfair, as Southport itself was extremely busy, but this lack of foresight is a shame, as it was a very good event, with many fantastic cars and a very friendly atmosphere. Overall, the free event had a fantastic variety of cars, from Fords to Ferraris and Mustangs, along with a Zombie Truck, plus an American Police Car from the film Fast and Furious, to name a few attractions on offer. Not only that, but for many who attended, they were able to enjoy cracking pizzas, ice creams, sweets and candy floss, which were on offer from stalls. This included a BBQ that was cooked within a Steam Engine, which sold out within hours! Despite the obvious problems, this was an absolutely incredible event, which needs support. Should the organisers make simple changes, like the cars being stationary and lined up properly before letting people in, and no drones flying over the crowds, this will become a fantastic event for the local tourism economy. These are a few photographs we took at the event and also a few video clips can be found on our YouTube channel. Please let us know your thoughts about this event via emailing us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

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