Motor Show is offering plenty for all the family

The team of volunteers helping to put together the Banbridge Motor and Sport Car Show, being held at the Bannville House Hotel on the weekend on August 13-14.
The team of volunteers helping to put together the Banbridge Motor and Sport Car Show, being held at the Bannville House Hotel on the weekend on August 13-14.

FUN and frolics have been promised at the inaugral Banbridge Motor and Sport Car Show, which takes place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August.

The main attraction of the family event is the display of various classes and makes of cars with a section for trikes and bikes as well.

But one of the star turns over the weekend will be the Formula One Simulator, which gives users a chance to sample life in the fast lane of one of the world’s fastest motors.

There will be plenty for the little kids over the weekend as well, as they will have their own corner with a bouncy castle, bouncy slide, gladiator dual, a rodeo bull and a wee merry-go-round.

And for the ladies various beauticians are being organised within the Bannville House Hotel, who are co-hosting the event, for their hair and nails and jewellery will be on sale too.

Other attractions will be the trade stands, a rallycar simulator and even the original Ford Capri as used in ‘The Professionals’ TV series will be there. There will be an opportunity to try the Dirt3 computer game with the Metro 6R4 of multi Rallycross champion Lawrence Gibson and Red Bull will be there with their team of girls distributing samples of the drink.

There will be prizes galore for everyone to have the opportunity of winning, a food marquee will be available for the hungry and to add a touch of drama the Northern Ireland Fire Service will be demonstrating cutting someone out of a car in an accident situation. The PSNI Roadshow will also be there to cover safety on the road. Live entertainment will be provided on the day by local rock band Last Known Addiction who have released a new CD recently. They are also playing at the Car Show Dance on the Saturday in the Bannville.

The show organisers have even a taxi service available to anyone who wishes to nip into Banbridge town centre to do a bit of shopping.

The Banbridge Motor and Sport Car Show is open to the public both days from 12-6pm each evening and is followed by a car parade through the streets of Banbridge town centre.

The open-air venue is beside the Bannville House Hotel on the Lurgan Road, Banbridge, which is definitely the place to be on the weekend of August 13-14. Special rates are available to anyone staying in the hotel if they wish to make a weekend of it and a camping area is provided where you can pitch your tent or park your motorhome.