MotoFest Coventry is back for 2022, with the return of its unique Ring Road circuit, new dates and a look into the motoring future among the highlights for this year’s festival.
Following last year’s scaled down format due to Covid restrictions, MotoFest Coventry 2022 will return on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September 2022, with its biggest and boldest show yet. It will host a full events programme, based around the past, present and future theme.
This will include the return of the unique Sprint Circuit carved out of the city’s Ring Road and other dedicated urban spaces showcasing dynamic, live motorsport across the city centre.
The 2022 festival will also provide the finale for Our Future Moves, a project involving Coventry City Council, MotoFest Coventry and other regional partners, dedicated to showcasing the region’s work in world leading transport innovation, though a year-long celebration of events and activities.
Our Future Moves was officially launched in July 2021, with a major exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum. It also formed part of the first weekend of MotoFest Month 2021, held last year, which also included motorcycle and car themed events.
James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, said: “We are delighted to announce the full return of the MotoFest Coventry 2022 festival.
“This year MotoFest Coventry will be back bigger and bolder than ever, with a non-stop cultural celebration of the city’s motoring past, present and future. We will welcome the return of traditional MotoFest favourites such as the unique Ring Road Sprint Circuit, live motorsport displays and motorbikes, both on and off the track, to name just a few of our most popular attractions.
“What will be new are the event dates of 10th and 11th September, replacing MotoFest’s traditional dates of the first weekend in June. We have made the decision to move from the June weekend this year as it plays host to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and other events in Coventry.
“By moving to September, we won’t clash with other events in the city and gives MotoFest fans the opportunity to enjoy the full, high-octane spectacle of the festival as it returns to its traditional one weekend format.
“With this year’s MotoFest Coventry weekend providing the finale to the Our Future Moves year-long celebration of transport innovation, we again look forward to putting on the UK’s biggest and best, free to attend, motoring festival.”
Cllr Abdul Salam Khan, Cabinet Member for Events, at Coventry City Council added: “I’m delighted to hear about the return of MotoFest Coventry for 2022 as I know how popular this event is in both engaging Coventry residents and encouraging people from outside the city to visit and enjoy their weekend here in the city.
“Coventry has an amazing history and ongoing exciting story to tell on transport, innovation and how we are at the forefront of automotive design and technology.
“MotoFest is another great event for Coventry to host and I’m sure the weekend will be a roaring success later this year.”
As part of MotoFest Coventry 2022’s past, present and future theme, there will be the traditional classic car and modern modified static car displays across the city entre. There will also be a significant future technology focus, with a showcase of the latest alternatively fueled vehicles, electric cars and advanced automotive technology.
MotoFest Coventry is a two-day festival dedicated to the city of Coventry’s motoring heritage, taking place on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September 2022. It will feature a unique blend of racing demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry, transport and the city’s motoring heritage.