Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Festival of Wheels
An intoxicating mix of cars, bikes, trucks and all things motoring come together over two superb days for the Festival of Wheels. The largest event of its kind in the South-East, the Festival gathers together the east coasts rarest and most glamorous cars, bikes and trucks. The festival of wheels is a unique event created for those with a passion for motoring in general. Hosted by Motor Show Events the festival format enables visitors to enjoy a full day of motoring entertainment including amazing stunts.
Some comments from our last show!
I had a brilliant afternoon. Looking forward to the next one
Thank you for a lovely day. Really enjoyed ourselves
Was a great day, well organised with great hosts.
Great show and hope to see its return Nxt year
Awesome show and we loved it just needs to be bigger deffo guys thanks for a wicked fathers day with my son as that's all that matters
Fantastic day, really well attended by both public and show cars. Enjoyable day had by all my family. Thanks
Show opens at 10am and closes 5pm both days to day visitors (Camping Available see tickets)
Monster Truck Rides
STRAP YOURSELF IN…The Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck is the only tubular framed race specification ride truck in Europe with 6.5 litre Chevy V8 engine giving more torque to cater for the extra weight of carrying up to ten passengers. Suitable for people young and old as long as they are over 3 feet tall.
Trials display stunt Team
TDST Provides engaging and exciting stunts for any audience with its family friendly stunt show. Each display exhibits the perfect combination of skills and thrills and provides a visual spectacle. The riders showcase extreme control, balance, skill and plenty of nerve ensuring you will be left amazed.
The display consists of massive jumps up vertical walls, breath-taking ‘drop offs’, a full range of freestyle tricks: wheelies, stoppies, back wheel hops, 180 degree flick turns etc, plus other spectacular stunts which, combined with the showmanship will leave you in disbelief of what you have just witnessed. New for 2018: new tricks, new routines, new bikes, new riders and a bigger than ever show! The non-stop stunts provide high octane excitement and are sure to leave you wanting to see more.
Hayes & Southall MC Present Motorcycle Football
Have you seen football? Have you seen off road motorbikes? Have you seen them together? A football match with a difference. Motorbike football is a must watch for all the family, high speed thrills and spills as riders negotiate there way around the football pitch whilst controlling a very big football aiming to score. The only teams in England and will be live at our show.
(MORE ARENA Entertainment TBC)
Outdoor Cinema FREE of charge
Outdoor cinema during the course of the day,
Be prepared for cinema fun! A series of well known films will be shown on our HUGE screen over the Day.
Have a thrilling ride in the back of a hovercraft, bookable on the day. (additional cost)
You can experience the thrills of the racing track when you climb on board our simulator.
MAIN Stage Entertainment
DJ Crazy Nadge
The Bombshells 1940s Harmony Trio
Little Dubbers (Kids Fun Area)
Step into Little Dubbers magical world and go wild in our enormous Bouncy castle village supplied by Mega Inflatables. Children and adults can also enjoy a taste of what it’s like to pilot a Mini movie truck, Which is a brand new attraction being put together ready for the start of 2018 it will consist of 4 replica mini famous trucks for kids to drive, fun fair rides that all of the family can enjoy, face painting, kids entertainers, racing car simulator, princess appearances on Saturday and on Sunday throughout the day.(under 10s go free to the event, rides, inflatables ETC will have an additional cost).
“The Tasty” Food Fair
The Festival of Wheels ‘Food Fair will be cooking up a storm. Quality food is very much part of our show, from the vintage tea rooms, to the yummy street food. At the festival of wheels you can sample the flavours of the past and the future; we also have amazing drinks on offer from the bars and stands.
Show & Shine
Entry for all show vehicles includes all passengers and your entry into the show arena all for FREE. (Camping Available see bottom of this page)
BEST CLASSIC CAR
BEST IN SHOW
BEST CUSTOM CAR
BEST HOME GROWN
BEST MODIFIED VEHICLE
Movie Cars Display
Our movie car section has on display some of Hollywood’s most iconic automobiles including the likes of ‘General Lee’, Starsky and Hutch’s Gran Torino, A-Team van, Herbie more TBC
Muscle Car Experience
Some of the biggest baddest street machines from motorcycles, hot rods to muscle cars, crazy street machines and trucks, Street Freaks – Drag Cars – Vans – Gassers – Muscle & Some Rock ‘n Roll.
The Supercar World
The Supercar world boasts the worlds most expensive cars and the timeless classics, With iconic brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, rolls Royce, Bentley, Tvr, Maserati, Mclaren, BMW and many more.
Modified Mayhem is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified display in Essex, Traders, Show & Shine, Drifting cars, Jet Car and much more, it’s Essex’s most extreme Car Show. There’s all types of cars, all ages, makes, models and styles.
The Vintage Village
The Vintage Village is a hidden gem in the heart of the Festival of Wheels …..”sssh don’t tell everyone!” The area focuses on Good Old Fashioned classic’s and celebrates all that was great from before the turn of the century up to the 1980’s. So whatever your interest, Whether it be looking at Vintage/classic cars, Veteran Cycles, Vintage Fashion, Antiques, Rusty Automobillia, dancing the day away with DJ Crazy Nadge joining in jump jive and swing dancing with the Foxy Rock Dancers or chilling to live music from the amazing Bombshells. There is something for everyone at Vintage Village whether your 8 or 88! With Live bands not to be missed! The Vintage Village is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends in beautiful surroundings.
Wheels & Deals
See the latest cars, meet motoring legends, see the latest tech innovations. To the delight of our visitors on the hunt for their next car. Dealerships and manufacturers from across Essex will showcase their vehicles across the whole event. There will also be some very special guests.
East Coast Mods & Rockers
Choppers, Bobbers, Baggers, Trikes, Street Fighters Customs & Scooters, Essex’s largest motorcycle exhibition. Whether you’re passionate about custom built homemade shed builds, to one off hand crafted monsters, this area has lots of Quality and Style. You’re sure to find everything you need and have a great day at the Show.
Dub Customs is one of the UK ‘s best-known VEHICLE WRAPPING AND CUSTOMISATION specialists They transform cars from hatchbacks to hypercars, Their experienced team can offer everything from vinyl wraps and alloy wheel refurbs, through to body kits and bespoke interiors. The possibilities are endless. They also work and look after some of the world famous cars on youtube from the likes of supercars of London Lamborghini and M3 to seen through glasses McLaren 540c and not for getting Racing driver Archie Hamilton’s CORVETTE (the only one in the UK)
Trade Stands & Shopping
Wild & Sons – American Car Parts & Auto Shop
Wild & Sons is a family based company in the UK and is run by experienced specialists and can help you with anything from supplying you with an OE (original equipment) or performance part to advising you with performance options and valuations on all vehicles. Wild & Sons supply parts for all North American and Canadian vehicles from built from 1901 up to present day.
Arts Against Abuse
Arts Against Abuse is a creative organisation seeking to raise awareness about the myriad forms of domestic abuse through outreach events, the arts and media.
Our philosophy is that effective relief from domestic abuse requires a multifaceted approach: providing sustaining funds for domestic abuse services, imparting creative reintegration skills to survivors, supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of victims and survivors through unique and accessible arts based activities and installing preventative measures by educating our communities and young people.
We are a workshop based in Essex where you can bring your car or motorbike and use our facilities to wash and detail it until your heartâ€™s content.
We offer the use of a state of the art Jet Wash and Washing Bay, where you can get into all those nooks and crannies and wash the daily dirt and grime off, and get it back to its gleaming self.
You can then pull it into our undercover brightly lit Detailing Bay, dry it down and do all those finishing touches. You will have access to an air line to blow away the excess water and a powerful hoover to get the inside as clean as the outside.
You are welcome to bring your own detailing products (we all have our firm favourites) or you can purchase some products from us directly on the day.
Once you are happy with your work, you can drive away and show it off to your friends!
TDI Tuning was launched in 2005 by friends Graeme King and Steven Legon and was born out of a passion for performance vehicles and backgrounds in engineering and computing. The company has grown from strength to strength year on year and has become one of the leading players in the premium tuning box products marketplace.
American Car Hire
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most prestigious cars worldwide and ours serve only to prove it. These cars allow you to drive in unbeatable luxury and will turn heads no matter where you go.
Our cars are ready to hire for either Self-Drive, Weddings, Proms, TV & Film work, Photo Shoots, Product and Event Launches, PR and Marketing Campaigns, Exhibitions and Shows, Corporate Parties and Conferences, and many other special events.
REAL FIREMEN, REAL FIRE ENGINE. Fully insured, fully licensed and fully converted for a extra special hire!
The first fully converted Fire Engine limousine company of its kind to the Essex area. We provide hire for all occasions.
Hot Hire have an extensive range of packages and vehicles available. You can choose from a one hour booking to a full day or nights hire. We can tailor a package to suit your requirements from a simple ride around town with your friends to a complete package with all the added extras to really make your occasion a special one to remember.
- Lighting on site
- Security dedicated to the site
- Showers & toilet blocks (fixed buildings)
- On site bar
- And great social element to any weekend !!
Important Camping RulesA certain level of behaviour is required to ensure everyone enjoys camping. Security will remove anyone acting in a dangerous, aggressive or unacceptable manner.
By purchasing a camping ticket you are agreeing to enter into the terms mentioned above so please make sure you read them carefully
- No car movements after 9pm
- No entry to camping after 9pm – gates will be locked and guarded
- Please no loud music after midnight, you will be asked to leave if you are noisey after this time
- Please be considerate so we can expand this weekender experience year on year
- BBQ’s are allowed, but they must be ‘off the ground’, please use common sense where you place them. Open fires are not permitted
- Please note that for safety reasons, dirt bikes, and motorised scooters/bikes (other than for disabled users) are not permitted at this event.
- Fireworks and Chinese lanterns are also not permitted.
Entry Prices (per day)
(Early bird tickets end on the 31st December, Discounted tickets announced 1st January 2018, after this date tickets will be available for purchase on the gate)
ADULT £7.99 online £15.00 on gate
CHILD 10-15 £4.99 online £8.50 on gate
UNDER 10S FREE
Family Ticket £24.00 online £40.00 on gate (2 Adults + 2 Children Aged 10-15)
(under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
Please be aware that there will be no card facilities on-site.
Parking is free for people attending the event.
Whats happening for campers? Friday Arrive From 2pm and set up and chill out and catch up with friends then on Saturday Night Live music, bar, fun fair rides, outdoor cinema.
Includes on-site general camping Friday & Saturday nights with evening entertainment on Saturday night. Show day admission Saturday & Sunday.
Limited space only, book today!
Camping is pre-book only
Public Early Bird Camping until 31st December
(pitch size 8m x 5m)
£17.99 per Adult
£14.99 per Child
Under 10’s are free to camp (must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
Show Vehicle Camping £10.00 per person Includes
Friday Arrive From 2pm and set up and chill out and catch up with friends 2 day show admission (Saturday& Sunday) then on Saturday Night Live music, bar, fun fair rides, outdoor cinema.