Magnificent Motors returns to seafront

Magnificent Motors SUS-140429-140654001
Magnificent Motors SUS-140429-140654001

Magnificent Motors returns to the seafront this weekend (May 3-4, from 11am-5pm) with more than 600 classic cars, motorbikes and buses.

The show, organised by Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club and East Sussex Omnibus Society, also boasts a seafront cavalcade, live entertainment, children’s fairground and a Grand Prix simulator.

Eastbourne Borough Council Senior Head of Tourism and Leisure Tracey McNulty said, “We are delighted to start the season with this fantastic motor event.

“There is something for all the family and combined with the music stage and continental market, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the bank holiday weekend.”

Visitors will enjoy vintage cars as old as from 1897, WW1 cars, post war cars, modern classics, motorbikes, buses and bikes.

As well as clubs such as Westfield sports car club, Bexhill 100 car club, East Sussex Morris Minor Club, East Sussex Stag owners club, Jaguar driver club and many more.

Around 400 motors are expected to join the seafront cavalcades over the two days, kick-starting the celebration each morning at 10am from Fishermans Green to the Western Lawns.

There will be an afternoon of musical entertainment on the Saturday, curated by Chris Giles and Neil Povey of Uckfield FM.

The line up is: 11:15 Dylan Hodgson

12:15 Kelly Oliver

1:15 Lucas and King

2:15 Hatful of Rain (first of two sets)

3:15 Ellie Ford

4:15 Hatful of Rain set 2

5:15 The Equatorial Group

6:15 Rocinia

Visit the continental market along the prom running from Friday through to Bank Holiday Monday, and pick up handmade gifts and produce from fabulous cheeses to fresh baked bread, homemade conserves and delectable olives.

Complete the QR Code Treasure Trail by finding the last clue at the event for the chance to win prizes including VIP Airbourne experiences, family tickets to the Redoubt Fortress, Beer and Cider By The Sea ticket, Bandstand tickets and vouchers for the Western View café!.

Magnificent Motors is also the first chance for Airbourne fans to enter the Win A Car competition (see page 19).