MAR 01] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
In Store For City Car Enthusiasts
and Lady Godiva are to join forces as part of a shake-up of
celebrations of the car that will also see a cavalcade of historic
Jaguars going through Coventry city centre.
car run is to be held from the city’s Memorial Park after moving from its
regular home at Coombe Country Park on 2 September.
A 1961 JAGUAR
E-TYPE 3.8 ROADSTER
event will be a replacement for the old Shakespeare run, following a
working party review led by prominent Coventry businessman Joe
intention is that it will grow in 2002 into a full weekend event,
with exhibitions, car-related activities and entertainment as well
as the traditional run, and will kick off a nine-day programme of
Godiva festivities in June.
companies have been asked to submit proposals for this year's event.
Their brief is to attract at least 400 cars and set out a route that
allows the people of the city maximum opportunities to see and enjoy
the run. The successful tender will be announced shortly.
City Council, as principal funders of the event, have asked Coventry
and Warwickshire Promotions to oversee the successful delivery of
the car run.
A 1948 XK120
than a week later the Sir William Lyons rally will run through
Coventry city centre to celebrate the centenary of the founder of
the classic marque.
of historic Jaguars are to take part in the afternoon parade, which
is also being organised by CWP.
company will be organising an afternoon parade of cars in the city
centre and an evening of entertainment for participating Jaguar
owners and VIP guests.
John Heeley, Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire
think there has been doubt in some people's minds that a Coventry
car run would take place this year.
can assure everybody that it will take place from the Memorial
Park and that the aim is to build an event for next year that will
showcase Coventry's motor industry, past, present and future, in
ways that are nationally significant and engage all those
involved, from manufacturers and museums to all strands of the
want to make the car run bigger and better."