Last weekend (2nd/3rd June) was the now-annual Coventry MotoFest, Coventry's festival of all things motoring and, particularly, of the bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans and trucks that have been built there over the past hundred-plus years. As you'd expect, both Andrew and I headed along for the two days of static displays and demonstration drives in the town centre and on the closed section of the ring road.
As you'd expect from a city with such a rich manufacturing history, the scope of vehicles was diverse with everything from an Aston Martin Vulcan to a Peugeot 205 on display. As with last year my favourite "exhibit" was the wonderful gas-turbine powered Rover-BRM, a car that raced as an experimental prototype in the 1963 Le Mans 24-Hours. It was also great to see current, local manufacturers such as JLR and Aston Martin join in and provide such support as well as Coventry Transport Museum and the nearby British Motor Museum at Gaydon with some of the highlights of their collections.
This is the third year I've been and so far each year has built on and improved on the last. Huge thanks go, of course, to the team of volunteers who run the event and without whom is simply couldn't take place. I, for one, am looking forward to the 2017 event and already have the date in my diary!