Vintage show’s a classic

Another fine mess? No, these familiar faces are guaranteed to raise a smile at the Woodvale Transport Festival.
Another fine mess? No, these familiar faces are guaranteed to raise a smile at the Woodvale Transport Festival.
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Organisers of one of the North West’s most popular family events have revealed details of next month’s new-look show – and 20 lucky Days Out readers will go there for free.

Woodvale Rally presents the Woodvale Transport Festival at Victoria Park, Southport on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, a fun-filled weekend for all with a wide range of attractions for enthusiasts, collectors and those looking for a great family day out.

The crowd-pulling model aircraft demonstrations are back, alongside (or rather above!) vintage and classic vehicles, motor vehicle clubs, military Jeeps, classic and vintage motorbikes and motorcycle 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 first of its kind in the UK is ‘Skyfall’, giving showgoers 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 buoyz and water boats, giant slides, children’s fairground rides, craft fair, car boot sale, model steam train rides and numerous trade stands. There is free parking at Princes Park and a free vintage bus service from Southport’s Chapel Street station to the showground and back every half hour. Public camping is also available on site, costing just £60 for three nights.

Adult tickets are £5 a day and accompanied children under 15 are free. In advance three tickets are available for the price of two (£10) from Woodvale Transport Festival, PO Box 30, Southport, PR9 9ZN.

We have five sets of four tickets to give away. Tell us in which park the Woodvale Transport Festival takes place and send your answer, with name, address and telephone number to: Woodvale Competition, Wow, Editorial, The Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool, FY4 2DP. Closing date May 31, 2013.

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