Scooter Mart Charge Returns To Front Street

April 1, 2023

The fifth anniversary edition of the Scooter Mart Bermuda Charge will return to Front Street on July 2nd 2023 to present Motor Fest, the popular annual auto show and charity ride-out.

David Cahill, Event Director said, “Spring is now here and Motor Fest is revving up for a special fifth anniversary show this summer! Following the success of last year’s show, we are continuing our mission to showcase Bermuda’s beautifully decorated bikes and cars, in an action packed, family friendly show! We are taking over Front Street once again – entry for the general public is free and we expect at least 4,000 – 5,000 people to attend throughout the day. Tickets are only required for show and ride participants, and our target this year is 400+ riders for the end-of-show charity motorcade.”

A spokesperson said, “Motor Fest will officially open to the public at 12 noon, and at that time the judging for Best in Show vehicle entries will commence. There will be 13 categories this year, having added trophies for Best Custom and Best Original (Restored) in the class of Scrambler. The cash prize pool has also increased from $3,000 to $5,000, and 30 immaculate, show condition autos are expected to join several hundred bikes!

David Cahill, Event Director, added, “New for this year, we have designed a 160ft scrambler obstacle course, with tires, logs and platforms for the Bermuda Motocross Club to tackle in a thrilling exhibition of skill and action, in a barricaded section of Number 1 Car Park. We’ll also have the Bermuda Power Boat Association attending to display, and they are currently seeking Government approval to provide high octane entertainment with a race in Hamilton Harbour on the day!”

“Acrobats, dancers, entertainers and vendors will add a festival vibe throughout the day – and up to 50 exhibition tents will offer products and services from the auto and motorcycle industry. The Eco Village will be back once more, displaying the latest and greatest EVs in Bermuda, from kick scooters to motorcycles and cars. There will be a Hydration Station positioned there for all attendees.

“A large barricaded Action Arena will be set up for skill showcases from local pedal bike and motorsports clubs, and the Slow Race will be back, with participants battling to be the slowest rider without putting a foot down! Professional photographers and videographers will be on hand to capture the action, and local celebrity Mr Fotogenik will be commentating and live streaming to 15,000 social media followers. Ready, set, SLOW!

David Cahill, Event Director said, “To end the day, our customary award presentations for Best in Show entries will take place at 17:15, and the charity motorcade will depart once the show concludes at 18:00. We will create a big fanfare on Front Street to close the show, and at this point the motorcade of 400 riders will head off on a beautiful scenic ride, with a Police escort, stopping for ginger beer at their first destination (location to be confirmed). After the drink stop, riders will have the option to head directly home or follow the Police escort back to Hamilton to end their day as they please.”

“15% of participant ticket sales go directly to registered charity Greenrock, who dedicate their attention to keeping our island beautiful for the next generation. Early Bird tickets starting at $29 are now available at PTIX

“The show is free of charge for spectators.”

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