StreetCar’s inaugural festival of grassroots motorsport to take place on 8 September

Friday 28 June 2024

Motorsport UK will host its inaugural StreetCar Festival on 8 September at its Bicester Motion home, celebrating the UK’s vibrant grassroots motorsport community.  

Launched in 2022, StreetCar enables anyone to get behind the wheel of their car and enjoy grassroots motorsport, by joining an event at their local motor club. Disciplines including Autotest, Car Trials, Cross-Country and Road Rallying can be enjoyed with a standard unmodified road car and a free RS Clubman licence available online, for minimal cost. 

Many of the twelve StreetCar disciplines will be showcased, allowing visitors to get their first taste of motorsport and to connect with Motorsport UK clubs.  

StreetCar clubs will be out in full force, representing the various disciplines and connecting with anyone interested in getting involved in motorsport – from volunteers to navigators and drivers. 

Claire Kirkpatrick, Head of Club and Community Development at Motorsport UK commented, “Our StreetCar Festival is the chance to celebrate all our StreetCar clubs and community, while enabling anyone who is keen to get involved in motorsport to ask any questions they may have and, of course, to get behind the wheel. Buoyed on by the excitement of National Motorsport Week, we hope to continue the excitement around grassroots motorsport well into September and beyond.” 

Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK Chief Executive Officer, said, “The StreetCar Festival will be a true celebration of the variety of disciplines that anyone can participate in, and is the first of its kind to bring so many disciplines together at one site.  Holding the StreetCar Festival at Bicester provides an opportunity for our community to come and visit us, while enjoying a range of disciplines and entertainment. We are truly looking forward to an action-packed summer of motorsport and will be welcoming the community to the inaugural StreetCar Festival and celebrating all that is brilliant of grassroots motorsport.  

To find out more and keep up to date with new about the StreetCar Festival visit the website here.