The sky’s the limit for Props & Pistons!
Up to £20 million worth of planes and cars to take centre stage in Lincolnshire Props & Pistons, to feature the classic Jaguar XJ220 for first time at the August 28 Bank Holiday event, and with Bridgestone ,making its presence felt at the event for another year.
One of the Midlands’ most popular automotive and aviation shows is promising to be more memorable than ever, as a Spitfire, Lancaster Bomber and Hurricane prepare to take to the Lincolnshire skies – and send funds soaring for a Leukaemia charity.
Props & Pistons, on Monday August 28, will bring the iconic war planes to life for another year, not to mention a Bristol Blenheim and a Mosquito for the first time, which is being restored after its recent move. In addition, the B25 and Hanger 11 Spitfire will take off for crowds to appreciate.
In terms of luxury cars, Ferraris, Bentleys and Porsches are expected to generate significant interest, with new arrivals also confirmed in the shape of a Delorean, an Aston Martin DB5 and a BMW M4 DTM German touring car.
Organisers hope to add to the £12,000 currently raised for Bloodwise, with between 4,000 and 5,000 people expected to attend the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, which is the home of the Lancaster NX611 Just Jane.
Other cars and aircraft will also add to the overall spectacle, while the legendary Jaguar XJ220 will be displayed for the first time.
Bridgestone will also bring its award winning DriveGuard tyre to life via a specially artworked car, which will show off how motorists can drive at speeds up to 50mph, for 50 miles, following a puncture. Bridgestone’s new all-terrain AT001 will also be unveiled. Other giveaways will be up for grabs during the day.
Organisers Bush Tyres, Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire’s leading independent tyre specialist, said: “This will be our seventh Props & Pistons event and we can safely say we have our most impressive collection of cars and planes yet.
“We keep growing and improving each year and as an attraction, in an attempt to make it the best in the area and an event that all the family can really look forward to.
“Over the past six years, we have managed to raise £12,000 for Bloodwise and all proceeds from this event will go towards this worthy cause. We want to raise as much as possible for the charity so hopefully the weather stays fair and a great number of people come along.”
Props and Pistons initially involved some of Bush Tyres’ friends and customers who either owned or knew of some impressive cars to exhibit. The event has steadily grown and is now on course to be as big as anything we have organised before.
They say, “It is great that Bridgestone is lending its support again this year and if we see some smiling faces and families enjoying themselves on the day, then all the effort will be worthwhile.”
Bridgestone’s key accounts manager Sam Allatt said: “Bush Tyres is one of our most valued customers and we know how important Props and Pistons is on their calendar.
The event provides an invaluable platform to showcase our portfolio of products including DriveGuard, which allows motorists to drive for up to 50 miles at speeds up to 50mph following a puncture. We hope that families will be interested in the technology, so it is a great opportunity for us to be at the show.”
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