On the eve of this year’s Woodvale Rally 2012, organisers are welcoming exhibitors to the ground and putting the finishing touches to the event at Victoria Park, Southport, on July 28/29.

Pictured above is Southport Lass,  Sonja from Southport CAT MCC showing off her  1993 Harley FXR

Visitors are asked to note that the venue, dates and parking arrangements have changed for this its 41st rally after asbestos was discovered at RAF Woodvale.

New attractions just announced include entertainment for the children with ‘Ekie Thump’, together with the Crazy Bears on stage on Saturday and on Sunday Kevin the Clown will take to the stage.


There will also be a street art workshop for children and visitors will also be able to have fun, hamster style with the return of Silver Orbing. Climb inside the medium or large inflatable balls and run, bash, bounce and smash into other users.

Other entertainment for youngsters include a kids craft tent, land train rides, face painting, slides and donkey rides.

Always a crowd-puller, the West Lancashire Dog Display team, will be returning by popular demand as are the Morris dancing and martial arts displays. Laurel and Hardy and an Elvis look-a-likes will also be spotted around the showground.

Two Spitfire aircraft will be on static display as will a full size Steam Loco from Ribble Steam Railway. The world-famous Vander Brothers will also be bringing their new ‘Quad Wheels of Death’ with their first female performer.


In addition there will be vintage and veteran cars, military jeeps and motorbikes, classic and vintage motorcycles and motor cycle clubs, model boats, model car racing, model railways and stationary engines.
 Rock and jazz bands, 60s music and the return of Heather Marie, a WWII tribute singer, will also entertain the crowds during the weekend,

 There will also be a vehicle restoration workshop, auto jumble, car boot, flight simulator, creative crafts and gifts, trade stands and foot outlet.

For those arriving by train a free vintage bus service will operate from Chapel Street station. Parking will now be at Birkdale common where there will be a £2 charge with free vintage bus service to the showground.

A Council car park will also be open at the Eco Centre where a charge will be made.

Tickets in advance are £25 for a family, £10 for adults, £5 for children and £8 for OAPs. At the gate they are  £30 for a family, £12 for adults and £10 for OAPs.

Shopmobility services are also available.

Advance tickets are available from Southport TIC and for further information call 08447409172 or visit www.woodvalerally.com

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