ORGANISERS of Coventry Motofest have confirmed over 150,000 people visited the show earlier this month.
The event was a massive success, was staged in perfect weather conditions and showcased hundreds of different motoring and motorsport sectors.
The Save Coventry Speedway & Stox Campaign Group were present with our stand throughout the weekend and at times it seemed like all 150,000 people were visiting us!
There was a huge amount of interest both from invited Motofest guests and the general public, many of whom now have a far wider understanding of the issues which led to the outrageous, forced closure of the stadium and the speculative planning application which is now in place.
Amongst those to visit the stand were the new Lord Mayor of Coventry, John Blundell, and the Leader of Rugby Council, Michael Stokes.
We were also grateful to Great Britain Speedway Team supremo Rob Painter for the use of his bike with ‘starter’ competition attached, on the eve of what turned out to be a magnificent Speedway of Nations campaign.
We had bikes, cars and stadium information all on display, and also ran a competition where visitors could tweet ‘selfies’ of themselves or family and friends on the stand.
The winner of the Bluetooth speaker was Samantha Eaglen of Kenilworth.
Our thanks to everyone who took the time to visit us, and once again to the organisers for their help and support in accommodating our display.