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Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2018

Our 2018 Wheels Festival was a great success with a visit from over 15,000 motorbikes as part of the Motorcycle Takeover on the Saturday and over 150 cars taking part in Centre 81's Car & Bike Rally on Sunday. This event has grown and grown with more cars, trucks, vans and special vehicles on display each year. 

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Wheels Festival

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July when an array of classic and contemporary vehicles will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels festival. 

The Great Yarmouth Motorcyle Takeover will be joining forces with GY Wheels Festival again this year, with around 15,000 motorbikes descending on to the seafront on the Saturday. 

Centre 81 will once again be holding their Classic Car and Bike Run and Show on the Sunday with a 60 mile ride out starting from Cromer (Runton Road car park). The run finishes at Great Yarmouth where the Show part will carry on. Cars taking part in Centre 81's show will be judged on various categories including 'Best in Show', 'Oldies but Goodies' and 'The I'm Exhausted Award'.  

Admission to the event which will mainly be found near Britannia Pier, Anchor Gardens and the Sea Life Centre Gardens is FREE.

We'll also be joined by British Mini Bikes, Clive Shaw Trucking, an F1 simulator, Norfolk Clasic Fire Engines, Peter Doige Car Audio, some local car dealerships and lots more! 

Car clubs will also be a big part of the festival with cars coming from Low Riders, East Coast Pirates Car Club, BMW Club, Autobahn Stormers Car Club and Norfolk Mini Club Enthusiasts. Not just for car clubs though, there will also be lots of vehicles on display including a vintage Austin truck, a custom mini plus cars that have been restored and upgraded.

The event is brought to you by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in conjunction with Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd and Joyland. 

There will be a road closure in place on Marine Parade from Britannia Pier up to and including the junction of St Peters Road which also includes the side roads that come out on to Marine Parade.

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NSRA on display at Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

The National Street Rod Association will be displaying a selection of Pre 1972 hot rods, street rods and custom built cars. 

They also hold a Fun Run event in Great Yarmouth in June held at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.  

Two Brothers Racing Stunt Team

Two Brothers Racing Stunt Men

'Vandal', 'Toddy' and 'Trina' make up this dynamic trio. Vandal has been the UK street bike freestyle champion three times and holds a Guinness world record while Toddy was the 2016 UK Champion. The duo have been in the Top three of the UK championships over the last six years! Both riders have been in block buster films as stunt doubles, TV shows and featured in chart topping Music videos, Trina has also performed in TV shows.

Historic Engines

Historic Engines at the 2017 GY Wheels Festival
The Rolls Royce Merlin engine was originally fitted to an Avro Lancaster, manufactured at the Derby factory in 1943. It was fitted to a bomber for the Spanish Air Force in the 1950's before returning to the UK in the 1970's and used in a research facility. An eight year restoration programme was completed on the engine in 2015.

Pushing Ahead

Doc Spinoff's Tricky Trikes

Older children and adults can try the Funzone Challenge - test your biking skills in a fun way, over the ramps, ride the plank and then try the cycle limbo! The Learn to Ride Zone is on hand for younger children, parents or learners of any age.

Test your balance & skills on some really unusual bikes with Doc Spinoff's Tricky Trikes! Try your feet on a reverse steering, hand pedal, and various other wacky bikes! Or bring your bike along to a bicycle fix session, have it fixed and then get advice on cycling repairs and competency.

Extreme Wheels Roadshow

Extreme Wheels Roadshow

Visit the mobile skate park or try out the KMX Karts with the Extreme Wheels Roadshow team. The skate park will have a variety of ramps, bikes, scooters, skateboards and safety equipment.

Although KMX karting is still relatively new in the UK, it is proving to be very popular. KMX Karts are three wheeled high performance sports trikes that are part go kart, part BMX. Available in two sizes and fare fully adjustable for young people (age 7+).

Spratts Vintage Coach

Spratts Vintage Coach
On Sunday, take a trip in Spratts Vintage Coach with a Heritage Guide. Relax as you take a tour of Great Yarmouth while our Heritage Guide tells you tales of Olde Yarmouth.

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