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Great Yarmouth gears up as return of popular Wheels Festival draws closer

As the two-month countdown to Visit Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival begins, the 6th year of the festival prepares to be bigger and better than ever before.

A photo of an engine which is part of the Historic Aero Engines group at Visit Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Held over the weekend of 2 and 3 of July, thousands upon thousands of car fanatics and families are expected to flock to Great Yarmouth seafront for the amazing celebration of all thing's wheels, with new and returning exhibitors and traders already confirmed.

Many popular exhibitors have already committed to their return to the festival, including the National Street Rod Association which is the club of choice for UK rodding enthusiasts. Originally formed in 1972, the club has attended several Wheels Festivals and are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

Historic Aero Engines group, a collection of aero engine enthusiasts who research, collect, and restore historic aero engines will be displaying several vehicles over the weekend, including a Bristol Hercules and a Rolls Royce Merlin aero engine. Both vehicles will roar to life at designated times throughout the festival.

For those wanting to watch something that will get their blood pumping, the Two Brothers Racing Stunt Team is sure to impress. A professional street bike freestyle stunt team made up of two British stunt riders, who have each singularly earnt a Guinness World Record, they will be performing to crowd's nail-biting stunts that should not be tried at home.

Local charity East Coast Truckers, who regularly take underprivileged and disabled children on a truck ride, are just one of the many other exhibitors who will be attending the festival. And make sure to keep an eye out for Freshly Greated's mischievous rogue Joyland snails, who will be cruising along the seafront.

The main sponsor of this popular event is Visit Great Yarmouth/Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd (GYTABIA). Visit Great Yarmouth's aim is to bring together those within the local tourism and business community to promote the borough and encourage residents and visitors to enjoy all that Great Yarmouth has to offer.

Lyndon Bevan, chairman of Visit Great Yarmouth said: "After two years of cancellation, it's wonderful to see so much on the festival programme to attract people to the Wheels Festival.

"There really is something for everyone - from spectacle to vintage to fun. It's always brought thousands of visitors to our destination from all around. This year promises to be bigger and better and will be a real boost to local businesses in the area."

Cllr Daniel Candon, chairman of the economic development committee said "As the popular Wheels Festival draws closer, and more and more exhibitors and traders confirm their attendance, our aim to make this the biggest and best Wheels Festival we've seen so far is becoming a reality.

"Without sponsors, the free-to-attend Wheels Festival would not be possible, and they have been key to the continued growth and success of the weekend. We'd like to say a big thank you to this year's sponsors who are Visit Great Yarmouth, which are the headline sponsor, Joyland, Family Amusements and Pertwee and Back."

Motorbikes and cars are welcome on both days and are invited to book their spaces on the website.

Traders are able to apply for a spot to sell their wares to the thousands of people visiting the website or by emailing the team on To be included in the Visit Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival Guide, traders must book in by May 13.

For any clubs looking to book, as well as booking through the box office, please contact with numbers to ensure suitable locations are planned.

Last modified on 21 June 2023

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