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Issue:- 23 May 2013

Woodvale Transport Festival is set to be an amazing event!

ORGANISERS of the popular Woodvale Rally have just revealed details of this year's new look show at Victoria Park, Southport.

This is a reminder that the Woodvale Rally has been renamed and is now the Woodvale Transport Festival... it will take place on at the park over Saturday, 22 June to Sunday, 23 June 2013.

The 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 display.

New for this year's event and the 1st 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 World Tour.

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 bandstand.

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, running 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:- or email:-

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