Carfest 2015 - big day out for ‘petrolheads’!

Members of Ballymena Carfest at its launch event at the Rosspark Hotel. INBT22-223AC
Members of Ballymena Carfest at its launch event at the Rosspark Hotel. INBT22-223AC
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One of Northern Ireland’s leading haulage firms and the passionate petrolheads behind Ulster’s premier car and truck show have teamed up!

And together they will bring a mouthwatering motoring festival to the outskirts of Ballymena next month.

Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council, Cllr. Timothy Gaston, along with fellow councillors and the launch of Ballymena Carfest. INBT22-224AC

Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council, Cllr. Timothy Gaston, along with fellow councillors and the launch of Ballymena Carfest. INBT22-224AC

Ballymena Car Fest & Truck Show is back and it’s bigger, better and more fun-packed than ever.

The organisers are truly grateful for the generous sponsorship which has been provided by McBurney Transport - a family firm with deep roots in the Mid-Antrim community which is celebrating no less than 50 years on the road this year!

Ballee Playing Fields will be the handy venue for the super show on Saturday, June 13 and common sense advice is to make your plans now because if previous shows are anything to go by, the turn-out from the Northrn Ireland public will be massive!

Hundreds of gleaming cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors will be on display.

Members of the Macmillan Cancer Support pictured along Paul Frew MLA at the launch of Carfest. INBT22-222AC

Members of the Macmillan Cancer Support pictured along Paul Frew MLA at the launch of Carfest. INBT22-222AC

New for 2015 is a class for vans with a range of awards for the best in classes.

For the connoisseur, there will be a chance to see just what kind of effort and attention to detail is required to compete for the prestigious title of ‘Meguiar’s Northern Ireland Concours Car of the Year 2015’. You can be sure that the creme de le creme of Irish show cars will be on display.

Visitors to this year’s festival will also be treated to the biggest ever ‘Live Action Arena’ in the show’s history with three massive live acts performing - Mattie Griffin Stunt Rider, Savage Skills and the return of high flyers Broke FMX, sponsored by Greers of Antrim and Evans Waterless Coolant.

See all the latest makes and models of new cars in the car dealers’ village along with all the various trade stands and craft complex.

But it’s nost just about horsepower! There will be a chance to marvel at the awesome physical strength of the competitors in ‘4 Nations Strongman’ tournament which leads to a place on the Strongman’s Champions League, sponsored by The Country Garage.

Also making a guest appearance will be UK’s strongest man Eddie Hall.

or why not be flash, donate the cash and be driven around the roads of Ballymena in a world super car for a donation to the show’s charity MacMillan Cancer Support?

A live stage will be bursting with live bands, dancers and acts to entertain visitors all day, including James Duke from BBC’s The Voice & Country star Boxcar Brian.

There will also be a large entertainment area just for younger visitors.

General Public Gates - 11.00am to 4.30pm; Adults £6 – Children 11 and under go free and car parking is also free.

For further information, news, tickets and bookings visit the web site:- www.ballymenacarfest.com