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The highly anticipated Bournemouth Wheels Festival returns to the Dorset coast city to entertain and enthral visitors. The event will be held from 3-5 June on local roads, streets and beaches.

For fans of big toys with wheels, the event is a feast of sights, sounds and the smell of petrol. The entire festival is spread along the beaches around Bournemouth. There will be a military vehicle display, as well as quad bike racing near Boscombe Pier. At the beach by the East Cliff Lift, visitors will be entertained by monster trucks. There will be pop-up stunt areas along the beachfront, and you are sure to catch a procession of sports cars, motorcycles and even race vehicles.

This year’s event also features the first-ever Wheels Gala that will include guest speaker Perry McCarthy, BBC Top Gear’s original Stig.

For a complete list of what’s on during the Wheels Festival, visit their website.

“It is exciting to see such a wide range of new attractions for Wheels 2016,” said tourism Councillor Lawrence Williams to local media. “The festival is well established in Bournemouth’s event calendar and it is wonderful that it continues to evolve and appeal to new participants and performers, many of whom are well respected in both the motor and entertainment industries.”

The event sponsors are also excited about the event.

“Representing over 750 businesses along our spectacular beachfront, the Coastal BID is proud to be part of the UK's biggest free wheels event in the South of England,” said Paul Clarke, chairman of event sponsor Coastal BID. “I am also delighted that the Coastal BID will be sponsoring the Monster Truck Arena throughout the weekend, as well as bringing supercar displays, performances from stunt teams and live music into Southbourne.”

To help visitors get down to the seafront, there will be a special festival shuttle running every 10 minutes travelling along the route from Bournemouth to Boscombe.

Especially in the warmer summer months, Bournemouth and the Dorset coast are ideal holiday destinations. A trip to Bournemouth to enjoy the cars, trucks and motorcycles, and maybe some delicious fish and chips, is an excellent way to make the most of your cottage holiday in Dorset.