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Our Bury St Edmunds is in top gear for Motorsport East

Motorsport East will roar into Bury St Edmunds town centre next month delighting those with a need for speed and offering a free fun day out for all the family.

The Our Bury St Edmunds event on July 16 runs for a third year since its launch in 2021, when it proved an instant success for fans of sports vehicles of all varieties.

A show of cars and sporting vehicles will fill the town centre, with more than 65 different exhibits all curated by well-known local rally cross commentator and motorsport journalist Arthur Debenham. Laura Cooledge – a Women in Motorsport Ambassador and Club Development Officer at Anglia Motor Sport Club co-hosts the day.

Motorsport East will feature some spectacular competition vehicles with one of the highlights being the Ford GT40 – a motorsport legend that in 1966 broke Ferrari’s winning streak at the Le Mans 24-hour race and went on to win it for a further three years, dominating the event at the end of the decade and also winning four FIA International titles.

Chief Executive of Our Bury St Edmunds Mark Cordell said: “This is a fantastic day out for motorsport fans but it’s not just for those who love life in the fast lane – there’ll be bumper cars and free attractions at arc shopping centre. And why not make the most of our fabulous town centre cafes, bars and restaurants to take a pit stop and grab a bite to eat.”

If you’ve always wanted to be in the driving seat yourself then there’s a rare opportunity to drive an F1 Stealth Racer Simulator – at no charge (age/height restrictions apply). Take part in our competition and you could find yourself winning a fabulous gift card prize.

This year the event’s chosen local charity is St Nicholas Hospice Care. Any donations will be gratefully received.

Admission to Motorsport East is free and it runs from 10am to 4pm. For more information about the event and other town centre activities visit www.ourburystedmunds.com or follow our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Posted 8 months ago