A great day out at Rallye Sunseeker Motorfair
Rallye Sunseeker Motorfair returns to Somerley Park for the sixth year, and its first with this popular spectator stage sponsored by Turbo Dynamics Limited. As before, Motorfair offers a unique mixture of high-speed action on the stage itself, with full commentary, and the chance to browse around the many retail and trade stands, plus the classic car displays, in as much comfort as a February Saturday will allow! Over 100 cars of all ages and types will be on display.
How to Access?
There is easy access to the main display arena and to the three very different spectator areas, from which you can watch the competing cars in action. With catering facilities and toilets, it’s a great venue for a family day out and entrance is just £20 per car.The focal points of the day will be the two runs through the 5.60 mile stage, with the first car due northbound at 12.03pm, then southbound at 16.24pm. With around 90 minutes of action each time around, there will be ample opportunity to wander through the grounds. While this is a very welcoming venue for families, however, no dogs are permitted at Somerley Park or indeed at any of the special stages, so please leave your pets at home.Of course, if you’re feeling a bit more active, and want to get a better idea of what life is like inside a rally car, Pirelli Pro Rally, Team P Zero, will be at Somerley Park for the third year; just £20 pounds will buy you an exhilarating ride in the co-driver’s seat of a fully-prepared 200bhp MG ZR rally car.
Surely, no-one who heard commentator Alan Hyde’s yelps of delight last year could resist the temptation!Once you have worked up an appetite, you can visit the catering area and choose from a range of bacon rolls, burgers, hot dogs, or crepes, accompanied either by a drink from the licensed bar or a speciality coffee.Many leading manufacturers will be represented at Motorfair by their local dealers, giving you the opportunity to take a close look at the cars, talk to the experts . . . and even book a test drive.The exhibitors include the stage sponsor, Turbo Dynamics Limited – who supply turbo charged technology to racing and performance cars – some of which will be on display, and the following:
Toyota F1 simulator
Toyota – don’t miss a chance to use their F1 simulator – they are also showing the new Toyota Auris+ Horizon Honda Group presenting their very new model of the Civic Type R 2L.+ Kings Volvo, Bournemouth – launching their new C30, due out in March+ Bournemouth Seat will be displaying their new Seat Leon FR 200 BHP. + Poole Car Centre, supported by Mitsubishi UK – launching their new Shogun 3.2L Auto ‘Diamond’ and the new Outlander Elegance 2L Diesel + Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be giving crash rescue demonstrations – with cutting equipment and fire fighting vehicles+ International Historic Motorsport Show+ Hydrex+ Snapnglow+ Rally Retail Limited for the latest in team clothingAway from the commercial and dealer stands, you can get nostalgic at the displays organised by individual enthusiasts and members of specialist clubs, such as:+ Dorset Japanese Car Club+ South Coast Crew VW+ Classic Cars on the Prom+ Dorset Capri Club+Dorset Land Rover and Range Rover Owners Club, whose members will also be providing an assistance service in the car park, should the weather turn against us+ D.A.F.T. CC+ Mitsubishi Lancer Register+ Granada Drivers’ Guild+ Poole Bay Classics+ British SAAB Enthusiasts+ Wessex Vehicle Preservation ClubFinally, if all that’s not enough, you can visit VK Energy – the official drink of Rallye Sunseeker – have a close-up look at its monster truck and even sample the VK Energy drink.
By popular demand local country-rock band, The Monuments return and will be playing from the VK monster truck in the lunch break. Additional official programmes are being sold by Round Table Children’s Wish – a charity who help make wishes come true for children from 3-17, with life-threatening illnesses – do you know of any they could help? They have a display showing their work – do you have any good ideas or funding you can give them?Oh, and Bournemouth Helicopters will have its Robinson 44 on static display, if you fancy booking a trial lesson. Tired, yet?