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Record Number of Vintage Vehicle Entries for Magnificent Motors

18 April 2017

Magnificent Motors returns to Eastbourne’s Western Lawns on 29 - 30 April after a record breaking year of entries for the vintage motor show. Over 1,000 vintage vehicles will rev their way into Eastbourne for the free classic car extravaganza, including James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, courtesy of event sponsors A-Plan Insurance.

Magnificent Motors festival in Eastbourne, photo by Graham HuntleyThis year’s free event is set to be the biggest and best yet, seeing more vintage owners securing a spot on the Western Lawns than ever before. Over 1,000 proud owners of classic cars, motorbikes and buses have entered to showcase their pride and joy across the weekend, with over 20,000 visitors set to catch the displays open from 11am-5pm.

Visitors will want to grab a prime spot on the sunny seafront to watch as the Parade of Motors accelerates its way from Royal Parade to the Western Lawns at 10am both mornings. Cavalcading along the seafront will be a 1913 Wolseley Torpedo Phaeton and a phenomenal 1975 Lamborghini Urraco amongst hundreds of other mint condition classics.

Eastbourne Borough Council Director of Tourism and Enterprise, Phil Evans said “We’ve seen an incredible amount of interest in this year’s event, with a record number of entrants wanting to be a part of the nostalgic weekend.

It’s always a fantastic time for the whole family with so much to see and do. Come along and watch as Eastbourne’s Victorian seafront steps back in time to celebrate all things vintage!”

Sponsoring Magnificent Motors this year is A-Plan Insurance who will be showcasing the iconic Aston Martin DB5 as featured in the James Bond hit movie, Skyfall. To celebrate their sponsorship of the two-day motoring festival, they will be running an exclusive competition to win a miniature replica ride-on Aston Martin for kids.

The annual Magnificent Motors festival attracts over 40 car clubs from Sussex and further afield including the Aston Martin Owners Club and Jaguar Enthusiasts Club.

Providing the soundtrack for the weekend, the Live Music Stage will showcase music for all tastes with jazz, blues, rock and funk music. Entertaining the crowds across the weekend is performances by Milton Hide, Cold Shot, Hot Damn and Luch Stefano amongst many more.

Fine food and drinks will be available throughout the day, including locally brewed beers from Harvey’s Hop Bar and delicious international cuisine from the Continental Market on Eastbourne’s promenade.

Magnificent Motors returns to the Western Lawns 29 – 30 April, from 11am to 5pm each day. Please visit for more information.

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