Andover Events Local News

Motoring festival a great success for the town

Cars, bikes, vans and police cars adorned Andover High Street today for the fourth annual Festival of Motoring.

A huge turnout of people and the commitment from local vehicle owners to attend the postponed event was heralded a great success by participants and visitors.

The 5-hour Sunday event was sponsored by local family-run company BP Rolls and organised by the Andover Town Centre Partnership.  Local company Venture Security organised the logistics of getting 120+ vehicles in and out of the pedestrianised high street safely.

Organiser of the fourth event in Andover, Gemma Thompson from Andover Town Centre Partnership, told 95.9FM Andover Radio that sponsors, exhibitors and visitors made the event a success, “There has been a fantastic day with an amazing turn out of people and the high quality and huge variety of vehicles means we’ve had lovely, lovely vehicles here today; cars, bikes, trikes. It’s been just brilliant.”

Ms Thompson adds that it’s events like this that support local businesses. “It has been so busy, it’s been really smashing to see the huge number of people here. The shops, cafes and restaurants have been absolutely buzzing.  Thank you to our sponsors Venture Security and BP Rolls, we couldn’t have done it without them.  And all the people who have brought their motors out to showcase.”         

There was live music throughout the day, as well as regular ‘sound offs’ from the impressive vehicles on display.

A Lamborghini, Stingrays, an Austin 7, a Panther J72 and a Ford GT40 were among the most admired cars.

Some photographs from the day:



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David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.