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Austin, The Age of Elegance revisits Bournemouth

Paul and Maureen Edwards By Melody A

Bournemouth’s popular ‘Wheels’ Festival opened for the second year in wind-swept conditions today but still drew huge crowds. Amongst the eclectic exhibits, ranging from scooter stunts to Monster Trucks was a dazzling classic car, a 1937 Austin Clifton.

The owners, Paul and Maureen Edwards of Wimborne, a friendly and engaging couple, were happy to share their experience of the elegant vehicle. It featured a cream body, maroon mudguards, canvas roof and leather interior. The Edwards purchased the car from a dealer in Weymouth 17 years ago to replace their previous passion for riding classic motorbikes. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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June 1, 2015 · 11:37 am

Big stars roll into Bournemouth for Wheels Festival

Slingshot front view hero HI RES PRINT

By William B

Cars, big stunts and monster trucks hit this year’s Wheels Festival with some big stars rolling onto Bournemouth’s beach from 29-31 May. Kangaroo kid Matt Coulter, known for stunts in films like Tomb Raider and Tomorrow Never Dies, will be performing, as well as one of the UK’s top stunt drivers, Paul Swift, who leads a team of the world’s best precision drivers.

To find out more visit bournemouthwheels.co.uk

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