Woodvale Rally takes place this weekend (June 18/19) when hundreds of visitors are expected to flock to the Victoria Park showground in Southport.
This year organisers have once again secured a wide range of attractions for enthusiasts, collectors and those looking for a fun-filled, value for money weekend.
And they are delighted that the model aircraft will be returning to the event. The Liverpool and District Model Aircraft Society (LADMAS) will have ‘planes flying on both days from 10am until 4.30pm.
There will also be static models on display and flight simulators so visitors can fly the models on three TV screens. A large model Lancaster ‘plane and other jets will also be taxiing twice a day and jet engines will also be running.
Peter Wood, Rally general manager, said: “ We are so pleased the model aircraft are coming back to the show after a two year break. They will put on a great display with lots for the public to see and try out.
“We have found Victoria Park to be the perfect venue for the show with its excellent layout and facilities.
“The event is a great value day out which truly caters for all the family. We look forward to welcoming the crowds once again this weekend.”
Believed to be the oldest surviving Vulcan motorcar in the world will also be making a nostalgic trip back to its hometown when it goes on display at the show on Sunday. The Vulcan Motor and Engineering Company manufactured the 10hp, twin cylinder model with two seats in Southport in 1904.
A 1907 Paterson, which has won the car section before, will also be on display along with other classic and vintage cars, model trains and boats, stationary engines, classic and vintage motorcycles and clubs and more military vehicles than ever before.
The main arena will see Jema Leopold with her amazing performing horses and martial arts displays. The West Lancashire Dog Display Team will also be showing the crowds just what they can do with two shows on both day.
The always-popular Crazy Bears – Sweet tooth, Candy, Honey, Popsy, Rocky and Smarty -will also take to the stage to entertain the children.
Other attractions include giant slides, craft and food marquee, giant car boot, collectors fair, Morris dancing and numerous trade stands.
And the 125 Field Company, Army Reserves of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), a Merseyside unit that specialises in vehicle maintenance, will also be running workshops.
This year will also see many bands performing including Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers, Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band and in the bar marquee there will be music all weekend.
Parking costs £2 at Princes Park and admission at the gate is £5 for adults, £2 for children (5-15) and the under 5s are free
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Woodvale Rally is run by the 1st Southport Scout Group, raising funds to help youngsters with their Scouting activities and to assist other local charities with donations.
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