Pandemic won’t put the brakes on this year’s Ormskirk Motorfest!

Pandemic won’t put the brakes on this year’s Ormskirk Motorfest!

by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

THIS year’s Ormskirk Motorfest will go ahead, but organisers have changed the format of the event to a ‘tour across the borough’.

There had been concerns that the event would be cancelled due to the pandemic, but it will be held on Sunday, August 30 as a one-off tour through a number of areas in West Lancashire.

A spokesperson for West Lancs Borough Council explained: “We know Ormskirk MotorFest is welcomed by many so this year to help us all stay safe we are bringing the sights and sounds of this great occasion to you.

“Government guidance means we cannot offer large events where people would gather and so we have arranged with the organisers, Aintree Circuit Club, for the cars and motorcycles to tour around areas of the borough on Sunday, August 30.”

Councillor David Evans, whose Cabinet responsibilities include MotorFest, said: "Many of us really like the MotorFest and bringing the event to different parts of West Lancashire means we can enjoy the event in a new way while staying safe.

“The current plan is to bring the cars to Burscough and Skelmersdale as well as Ormskirk as these are the main residential areas of West Lancashire and we will let everyone know the final details of the event when they are drawn up.”

Mike Ashcroft, Chairman of Aintree Circuit Club, said: “This will be the 10th Ormskirk MotorFest and bringing the vehicles to different parts of the Borough is a great way to celebrate. We are working on making this a fantastic event for us all to enjoy.”

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