Motoring Festival Fuels Four Days Of Fun

Islanders are getting their engines ready for the 2023 Jersey International Motoring Festival.

The festival, sponsored by RUBIS, commences at 7pm today (1 June) with the Rolling Roadshow on Victoria Avenue, held by the Jersey Classic, Vintage and Modern Racing Club.

An abundance of cars and motorcycles from every era will be putting on a dazzling display for spectators throughout the evening, concluding at 11 pm.

Motorheads can look forward to seeing a convoy of Harley Davidson motorcycles, the Porsche 75 Years Celebration, Mustangs and various racing and rally cars.

The 1982 Monaco Grand Prix podium Alfa Romeo Formula 1, which was driven by Andrea de Cesaris, will also be parading down Victoria Avenue, complete with the iconic Marlboro livery.

On Friday (2 June) there will be a moonlight sprint on the Avenue again, from 7-11pm.

To launch the weekend, People's Park will be transformed by a display of cars lining the grass and food stalls to accompany them.

Islanders can also enjoy live music at the park from 9:30am, whilst the roar of the Westmount Hillclimb can be heard in the background.

The climb is located just behind People's Park and is a spectacle with two days of racing this year. Usually, the second day of climbs would be held at Mount Bingham.

The 640 metres long challenge tests drivers with a dramatic ascent, plenty of bends and a sharp hairpin turn.

Drivers reach speeds of up to 80mph, double the island's limit, which requires good reaction times, including breaking within the stopping zone at the top of the hill.

The finale on Sunday (4 June) will see a second day of festivities and climbs at People's Park and Westmount Road, with the addition of an Active Area at Victoria Park.

Footage from a previous JIMF Westmount Hillclimb.

Photos supplied by JIMF 

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