Wheels, bumps and jumps

Balancing act

Balancing act

This was the first of many acts at the Wheels festival from Friday through to Sunday. They demonstrated their expertise at BMX bike jumping just near the entrance to the pier. I visited over two days capturing and recording the event, as I was hampered by bad rain the first day.

Jump for it

Jump for it

Bumpy ride

Bumpy ride

I was brave enough to ride on this monster , and at £10 a head it certainly caused many a scream! Mayhem drove across crushed cars and skidded along the sand to demonstrate how powerful it is. I was lucky to get a ride before the heavens opened and drenched everyone!

Posing

Posing

Balanced view

Balanced view

Big Pete and Grim Reaper in action friday. Just before the rain. The monster truck acts started off with car crushing, before the jumps later on.There were different trucks for each act.

Grim pose

Grim pose

DSCF8583Posing for interviews, the drivers of Slingshot and Swampthing. Below just after he fell in between the haybale, causing a lot of laughter. Hot sunshine on day two made up for the heavy rain yesterday, and I had opportunity to witness more from the monster trucks, that I didn’t get to see yesterday.

Hay bailed out!

Hay bailed out!

Slingshot along

Slingshot along

Swampthing Rearing to go

Swampthing Rearing to go

These monster trucks went off against eachother, and the audience voted for the best act. Slingshot won the first round, doing the highest leaps. Below is the driver of Slingshot, the youngest to drive the monster trucks in Europe, Alan Vaughan, Karls nephew.Karl Swallow was the original driver before his passing in 2012.

Meeting the crowd

Meeting the crowd

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Just two of the racing cars that sped along the cliff top throughout the day.

Beaulea motor car

Beaulea motor car

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Motor cars from the Beaulea museum on display outside the Pavilion. People were able to pose  outside the cars for photos, the owners had kindly opened up the bonnets so you can see the engines.

All lined up

All lined up

I was amused to see those deck chairs at the bottom of the ramp. Wished I could of had such a seat, while capturing the whole scene! earlier I spied two people sunbathing on the ramp while the act wasn’t taking place.

Weeeee!

Weeeee!

High jump

High jump

Exciting display of bikes. I was lucky to get close enough, given the amount of people there filling up every inch of the beach it was held on.

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