First Ever Cotswold Festival of Motoring Takes the Gold

  • The Cotswold Festival of Motoring
  • The Cotswold Festival of Motoring
  • The Cotswold Festival of Motoring
  • The Cotswold Festival of Motoring

The inaugural Cotswold Festival of Motoring got off to a roaring start earlier this August, raising over £4,000 for charity despite the rain.

Over 180 new and classic cars took pride of place in the Cotswold School fields, including some famous models from the silver screen, courtesy of Motion Picture Motors. Steve McQueen’s 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt and a fully-‘kitted’ Knight Rider Pontiac Trans-Am were on display – as was the unmistakable yellow Trotter van, the Reliant Regal, made famous by Only Fools and Horses.

A staged arrest of Del Boy - complete with confiscation of stolen goods - was perhaps the pinnacle of the day’s entertainment, though the Food Court and Climbing Wall helped make it a great day for all ages.

Event organiser John Barber of the Rotary Club of the North Cotswolds was pleased with the total raised – which was split between Midlands Air Ambulance, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, Canine Partners, the NSPCC and the Cotswold School.

‘I shall never forget Del Boy being ‘arrested’ by the Gloucestershire Police for dealing in stolen goods - a golden moment,’ said John.

Plans are already underway for the 2019 event. Visit www.cotswoldfestivalofmotoring.org for more information.