Yorkshire Motorsport Festival 2022: 24th-26th June

The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival organisers have held a press day to reveal some of the attractions at this year’s event, taking place on June 24-26 at its venue near Wilshaw, West Yorkshire.

It’s the second running of the event, having previously taken place on the same weekend back in 2021. While last year’s event was hampered by testing and distancing restrictions, reducing attendance, this year’s will run at full capacity.

That means that, alongside the expected automotive goings-on, all of the various entertainment, food and drink, and shopping activities will all be available.

On-site entertainment includes live music from Abbarella, Fiery Biscuit, Sass and the Groove, and The Tone Junkies, as well as daredevil exhibitions from Vander Super Heroes and Jez Avery. Kids will enjoy the funfair and face-painting, and there’ll be dozens of different food trucks (some with local delicacies, some from further afield) to keep you going.

The car club paddock will contain vehicles from car clubs across the region, including a selection from York Raceway. There’s also a selection of exhibitions from the Aston Martin owners’ club, NASCAR stock cars and trucks, and supercars of all stripes.

Local tractor manufacturer David Brown will also be celebrated; Brown Engineering was based in nearby Meltham and made components for the Spitfire and Lancaster, and the company bought Aston Martin after WW2.

As with last year, the centrepiece will be the hill climb. This takes place across all three days on an almost mile-long run up Wolfstones Road, with timed runs on the Sunday. All sorts of cars tackle the sprint, with the fastest time in 2021 being a 63.74 run by Steve Bailey in a Mk1 Escort

Tickets, including hospitality packages, are on sale now and you can find out more at the official event website.

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