Hundreds turn out to see famous vehicles at Sutton Coldfield’s Kids Carfest

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Hundreds of car crazy youngsters raced to Sutton Coldfield town centre to meet some of Hollywood’s most famous four-wheeled superstars.

The Kids Carfest, on Sunday 6th August, saw six mega movie cars park up in the Royal Town, and young motor fans and their families flooded the Parade to meet them.

Lighting McQueen , star of Pixar’s animation classic Cars, was joined by his pick-up truck sidekick Tow Mater, while the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 drew crowds too. The fur-covered Mutts Cutts van – made famous in comedy Dumb and Dumber – parked up alongside the General Lee, from TV’s Dukes of Hazard. Finally, the 1966 Batmobile – the dynamic duo’s original superhero supercar – was there and ready for action too.

The Kids Carfest was arranged by Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield BID, which is funded by local businesses and aims to make the town centre a destination to spend time, eat, drink, shop and relax. The event was just the latest to pull thousands of extra visitors into the heart of the Royal Town.

Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield BID also organises a popular monthly Farmer’s Market, and put on major celebrations throughout the festive season and to mark the King’s coronation.

Michelle Baker, Sutton Coldfield BID Manager, said: “The Kids Carfest was another brilliant day in Sutton, with families flooding into the town centre to see these famous vehicles up close. It was lovely to see how youngsters’ faces lit up when they saw their favourite movie cars right in front of them.

“Even though there was a little rain we were still blown away by just how many people turned out to support their local traders and take part in the free event.”

On the day there were also free arts and crafts for children to take part in, as well as balloon animals and live music.

Michelle Baker added: “All of the free events we organise in the town centre are funded by local businesses, with the ambition of supporting the town centre and boosting footfall, and the way people continually turn out in large numbers shows that residents really want to see Sutton Coldfield succeed. We are so grateful to local residents for their support.

“We have lots more brilliant events and attractions lined up, so watch this space!”