The annual GY Wheels Festival will be coming to Great Yarmouth on 8th and 9th July and there’s plenty lined up for the festival. There will be 30 colourful hotrods on display on the Anchor Gardens at the Anchor Plaza from the National Street Rod Association. This will be a great chance for visitors to get close to the American cars from the 50s and 60s. The cars have been heavily modified by their owners to turn them into high-performance beauties.
There will also be unique vehicles on display at the seafront event from places such as Lotus Carltons, East Coast Pirates Car Club and the Autobahn Stormers Club will be bringing in a number of Vauxhall Opels along with an old-school Austin truck and a few GT40s. The Great Yarmouth Motorcycle Takeover will also be happening during the event and thousands of bikers will be riding to the seaside location for this part of the festival. The other attractions to be expected during the festival will be announced in the weeks to come.
The Wheels festival committee and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council are behind the organisation of the event which will be free to enter. The chairman of the borough council’s economic development committee, Barry Coleman stated that the GY Wheels Festival has grown since it was started three years ago and it will be providing visitors with yet another reason to come to the borough and this will be very good for the economy. He added that the festival was free and people of all ages could attend even those who are car enthusiasts. He also added that they would be welcoming back the National Street Rods Association’s hotrods and he believes they will be giving the seafront an amazing display.
The Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area, Active Norfolk, the Department for Transport and Joyland and the American Diner have joined up with the borough council to sponsor the GY Wheels Festival. GYTABIA’s chairman, Gareth Brown stated that the organisation was always looking to support events like the Wheels Festival which bring in more and more people each year and are always putting new things on display. According to Brown, they believe that the showcase is sure to not only bring in more visitors but to also attract a great number of locals.