On 5th November 2 sixth formers from The Cotswold School, Frankie Deverell-Jones and Carla Terroba-Taylor spoke to Bourton-on-the-Water Primary School’s assembly, to offer the children an exciting opportunity to take part in an art competition. Frankie and Carla, who have been involved in the school’s organizing committee for the Festival, described the various elements of the event and asked the students to imagine what the day would be like and create an illustration. The Rotary Club of the North Cotswolds has donated a £20 voucher as a prize for the winning picture. Today was the deadline for submissions and a small judging panel will look at the entries next week and select the overall winner. As well as the prize the winner will have the satisfaction of seeing their work used to promote the Festival which will be raising money for charity.
Organisers of the Cotswold Festival of Motoring visited the NEC on Sunday 12th November and had a very enjoyable day speaking with fellow enthusiasts from a wide range of clubs.
We had a warm welcome from many clubs but were particularly delighted to learn from Rob Hudson of the Austin Healey Club that they will be very well represented at the Festival. Among the cars they intend to bring along are 2 that were on their Club stand – superb examples of their marque. We look forward to welcoming them in Bourton-on-the-Water in August.
This 1962 Fiat Abarth 850TC Nurburgring will be coming to the Festival in August. Currently campaigning in HRDC’s Touring Greats series the car has been racing for 6 years. She was purchased in Italy after lying dormant for many years and in 2013, shortly after being prepared to FIA Appendix K regulations, she returned home to Italy to take part in the wonderful Silver Flag hill climb. This short video gives a flavour for the Silver Flag event and the plucky little Abarth enjoying the twists and turns to the full. We look forward to seeing other competition cars amongst the vehicles displayed at the Festival.