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Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2018

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. If you would like your vehicle or car club to be a part of the Wheels Festival, please fill in this form.

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. There will be a road closure in place to accommodate the bikers, further details of this will be available nearer the event. 

The Rolls Royce Merlin engine will be back again this year along with a Bristol Hercules engine with demonstrations throughout the day.

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.

The Bristol Hercules engine was fitted to a Handley Page Hastings, C Mk2. It is a 216 variant producing 1,690 horse power at take off boost. These engine shad been fitted to many different heavy aircraft including Mk3 Halifax onwards and BII Lancaster. This particular engine had been left untouched for many years on display in a museum in Yorkshire. It was completely seized but having been rebuilt is now fine example.

Two Brothers Racing stunt team will be wowing the crowds with their trio of riders performing the latest cutting edge street style freestyle tricks, followed by tandem tricks and then finishing with the adrenaline filled drift bikes.

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

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

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Static Merlin engine display

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.


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.  

Clive Shaw Trucking

Clive Shaw Trucking

Clive Shaw Trucking will be bringing along 4 of their american trucks for the duration of the weekend. They are the only business in the UK to have more than one truck with matching livery. 

The trucks travel to events all over the UK and have taken part in Jason Smythe's Adrenaline Tour where Jason jumped over first one truck and then two trucks on his quad bike. 

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