Park hosts two-day motors spectacular

Magnificent Motors
Magnificent Motors

A SPECTACULAR array of cars will be on display at the annual Magnificent Motors show.

The two-day event, from April 30-May 1, takes place at Princes Park and tens of thousands of visitors are expected to show up.

There will be more than 500 entries including a vintage display of cars such as a 1897 Henriod Phaeton, a 1902 Locomobile Spindle Seat and a 1909 Brush Runabout.

With military and commercial vehicles, American saloons, classic buses and steam traction engines also exhibiting over the weekend, visitors will be able to browse the automobile timeline laid out in front of them.

Eastbourne Borough Council events development manager Mike Marchant said “This year’s Magnificent Motors is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before.

“We have received a brilliant range of entries this year really spanning the decades and with a packed music line up, autojumble pitches and rides for the kids, it makes a great free family day out.”

Car clubs will also be joining the weekend motoring fun with Sussex and Kent Jaguar Clubs parading along the seafront across both days and the Lone Star American Car Club set to make a welcome return.

The popular Magnificent Motors band stage will play host to a packed musical line up over the weekend with local musicians providing a non-stop soundtrack.

Highlights on Saturday will include The Wedding Band, fronted by Matt Healey, and the Tourle brothers with tried and tested songs for singing and dancing along,

The Life Gospel Choir and Howlin’ Blues returning with their lively r’n’b set.

Sunday band highlights include a debut performance from the newly formed Cold Shot, indie band Audio 6 and Thee Bonanza playing classic rock songs.

Further along the prom, there will be a continental market on the strip of seafront between the pier and the bandstand.