Bournemouth Wheels Festival 2015

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On the weekend of the 29th to 31st May 2015, Bournemouth hosted its second Wheels Festival on the beach front between its pier and Boscombe pier. It hosted an array of events from all types of drivers and vehicles. On road, off road, bikes, cars even monster trucks. The weekend was plagued with bad weather on both Friday and Sunday, but Saturday was unbelievably hot, and had the west weather of the weekend, encouraging spectators to come out and view what Wheels Festival had to offer. One of my highlights of the weekend was seeing Paul Swift drive all the way down East Overcliff Drive on just two wheels in a standard Ford Focus ST.

Bournemouth beach from East Overcliff
The view from East Overcliff Drive, Boscombe pier end.

 

My images from the demo straight on East Overcliff Drive, in Zone 6 of the festival area.
Cars including current supercars, BTCC cars, WRC rally cars, LeMans cars and old F1 cars.

 

Here is a video of Paul Swift’s crazy attempt to drive the length of the demo straight in East Overcliff on just two wheels.
The car is a standard Ford Focus ST. The only modifications to the car were over inflated tyres and the ABS had been disconnected.
Video courtesy of the Bournemouth Echo YouTube channel.