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Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival 2019

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July when an array of classic and contemporary vehicles will be lining up to star in our seafront Wheels Festival. Watch this space as we add more about things to see and do over the weekend.

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

Centre 81 will once again be holding their Classic Car & 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 take place from Britannia Pier to the Pleasure Beach is FREE.

The event is brought to you by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA), Joyland, Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover and On The Throttle.

Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover

We're looking forward to once again welcome On The Throttle and the Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover into the Wheels Festival. It is a sight to behold as thousands of motorbikes make their way into Great Yarmouth and on to the seafront.

This year, bikers are asked to make a voluntary donation of £2 per bike to park in the event site. This money will help to cover the costs of the Takeover's attendance with a percentage being donated to their chosen charity - East Anglian Air Ambulance. Bikers can make their donation online to get a fast lane entry sticker for a quicker entrance into the festival. 

New for this year, we will have a drop off point for helmets and leathers allowing you to make the most of festival. Details to follow shortly.

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Seastar Superbikes

Seastar Superbikes - Ducati & Kawasaki Roadshow

Ducati Norwich are official Ducati dealers, offering new and used Ducati motorcycles, alongside the latest Ducati apparel, parts and accessories. The Ducati UK Roadshow delivers new motorcycling experiences for customers, with the opportunity to pre-book demo rides on a selection of stunning Ducati models, including this year the Hypermotard 950, the new and upgraded Multistrada range featuring the 950S and 1260 Enduro. The Panigale V4R will also be making its presence known along with the reinvigorated Diavel 1260.

Demo rides are available on the hour, every hour from 10 till 4pm. If you’d like to book a test ride please contact Seastar Superbikes on 01508 471919 or email to book. Booking is essential for this to avoid disappointment.

Please make sure you bring the following with you:
Valid UK driving licence photocard
Your National Insurance Number (card not needed but you must know the number)
Valid credit or debit card

You should have less than 6 points, and hold a full motorcycle licence and have done so for 12 months.

Norwich Kawasaki will be displaying some of the 2019 current motorcycle range.

Mobile Dyno 200 Rolling Road
Seastar’s Mobile Dyno is able to measure power, torque and Gas/Air ratios against RPM in exactly the same way as their in house dyno unit. Anyone attending the event can get their get their motorcycle on the dyno for a nominal charge of £25. Attendees can book a dyno run on the day by getting a voucher from us that will confirm their booking and allow access to our stand.

Mobile Dyno

Mobile Dyno 200 Rolling Road

Ducati Roadshow

Seastar Superbikes Roadshow

Kawasaki Roadshow

Kawasaki Roadshow

Be a part of the Festival

Plans are coming together nicely for this year, watch this space for further updates!

If you, your car club or your business would like to get involved, contact us now. We're currently looking for new sponsors to invest in this increasingly popular event plus traders and exhibitors for the weekend. Traders and exhibitors should have a wheel based theme. This is a great opportunity to display your club's vehicles or to sell your products to like minded people. Last year, the event attracted around 40,000 visitors so what are you waiting for? 

New for 2019, we'll have an Autojumble. Discover hard to find parts, accessories, merchandise and all sorts of other things you might struggle to find elsewhere. 

Interested in taking part? Download the appropriate form below:

Download a Sponsorship guide

Download an individual vehicle booking form

Download a vehicle club booking form

Download a trader booking form

Download an exhibitor booking form

Trader applications should reach the team no later than Friday 24 May 2019. Please note that NO food traders will be considered.

Please send completed application forms to or by post to:
Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival Event Team
Town Hall
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2QF 

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

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Thanks to our amazing sponsors

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival is organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in conjunction On The Throttle and The Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover.

The festival would not be possible without the financial support of our fantastic sponsors.


Funded by Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area
The Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA) are delighted to once again support the Wheels Festival as part of a growing annual program of great events including the summer fireworks in Hemsby and Great Yarmouth and the Annual Maritime Festival”. GYTABIA also supports a number of local community events across the Borough


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