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  • Top names from the world of motoring head to Motorfest

    Mike Dawber

    FORMEr Top Gear presenter Steve Berry and leading motor racing commentator Neville Hay will be sharing their expert knowledge with motor racing fans at the 2017 Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday, August 27.

    Thousands of people are expected at the motoring extravaganza organised by Aintree Circuit Club.

    Around 300 cars and motorcycles from all eras of motoring will be on display and many of them will take part in parade laps around the town centre.

    Steve Berry and Neville Hay will be commentating on the laps at the free motoring extravaganza and also judging in the Concours d’Elegance, a special competition for the very best cars in the MotorFest.

    Neville began working as a commentator at club circuits in the UK, including Aintree where the British Grand Prix was held between 1955 and 1962. His skills at the microphone led him to work at major international events such as Grand Prix, the Le Mans and Spa 24 hour races.

    Between 1975 and 1991 he worked for BBC Radio and commentated on a number of motor sport events. He has also worked in television on the Indianapolis 500 in the United States, World Powerboats and for Channel 7 in Australia, commentating on the famous Bathurst Race.

    He said: “I am looking forward to coming to MotorFest again this year. Getting involved with classic cars is a fantastic hobby whether you have a Jaguar or a Morris 1000, and your budget need not affect the amount of enjoyment you and your whole family can get from it.”

    Ormskirk MotorFest is organised by Aintree Circuit Club and supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.

    Mike Ashcroft, chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: “I am delighted both Steve and Neville will be joining us at the MotorFest this year to give us all the benefit of their expertise.

    “Their knowledge adds something special to our great event.”

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