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 or weekend 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.
Broke FMX Stunt Team
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.
Extreme Bike Battle: Entertainment
– Quarter pipe (BMX flips)
– MTB Trials (cup squash and huge leaps)
– Freerunning (flips & twists over structure)
– BMX Flatland (Fast no handed spins)
4 elements will make for a wicked show!
Then there will be two coaching elements Freerunning & Flatland Bmx all FREE of charge
The Rockets Children’s Motorcycle Display Team
Combining adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this talented troupe of young boys & girls will astound you with their airborne stunts & formation riding performance. Featuring our very own club mascot “Rocket” the bear bringing this show alive with the audience.
Happy’s Circus (FREE to watch)
Happy’s Circus makes it’s debut visit to Festival of Wheels 2018. It is a professional all human (no animals) show providing fabulous family entertainment, which appeals to both adults and children, just read their 5 star reviews on Facebook!
Festival of Wheels will host four shows on both Saturday & Sunday
Show times are @: 11am, 12.15, 2pm & 3.15pm
There are 2 A shows & 2 B shows each day so if you miss one of the shows, you can see it at another time
Performances feature illusion, aerial straps, double adagio, aerial silks, magic, spinning plates, speciality acts: (unique to Happy’s Circus), including low wire with bubbles, high-bicycle balancing and explosive fire escapology, audience participation and clowns with hilarious original material
Happy’s Circus is presented in a colourful, 600 seat all-weather Big Top and seats are not pre-booked. So be there early to see amazing international acts at your preferred time.
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.
4×4 Off-Road Passenger Experience
The Suffolk land rover owners club will be in attendance both days of the show. They will be raising money for local charities at the show by giving rides in their vehicles on their mini off-road course.
You can experience the thrills of the racing track when you climb on board our simulator.
Clive Shaw Trucking
We are pleased to announce an incredible opportunity for you, experience being behind the wheel of one of our trucks on the grass at Festival of Wheels.
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, Donkey Rides, 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 on Both Days
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
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, so come and check them out at the show.
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.
- 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 Rules
- Camping from 2pm Friday until Sunday evening
- No car movements after 9pm
- No entry to main site after 9pm – Main 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)
Tickets will be available for purchase on the gate also but at a higher price
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
(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 (under 10s free) 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.