Pendle Powerfest set to return

Pendle Powerfest. Inglenook Photography (S)
Pendle Powerfest. Inglenook Photography (S)
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Pendle will be horsepower heaven in May when the borough welcomes mighty machines to its Powerfest.

Nelson and Colne College will be the venue to accelerate you into a world of performance for the third annual Pendle Powerfest on Sunday, May 24th, and the show will feature a wide range of vehicles, stalls, children’s entertainment and more.

Vehicles will range from classic cars including an already confirmed Knight Rider KITT Pontiac Trans-Am from days gone by to the ultimate modern day objects of desire such as Aston Martin and Ferrari.

But machines on show will not just be jaw-dropping supercars, with rugged off-roaders and a range of two-wheeled machines on display including two Manx Norton motorbikes.

Mike Newman, the five times Guinness World Record Holder, fastest blind man on a motorbike, in a car and on a boat, is also going to be at Pendle Powerfest.

The first visually impaired man to drive at over 200mph, Mike will be bringing his charity “Speed of Sight” which offers specially adapted track and off-road vehicles for disabled people to drive.

Classic bus trips around the local area, run by a member of the Burnley, Colne and Nelson Join Transport Society, with proceeds donated to Pendleside Hospice, are also planned.

However, to make the Powerfest a success and to raise as much money for Barrowford Show Fund and Pendleside Hospice, sponsors, vehicles and volunteers are much needed.

Further details of everything at the show and how to get involved can be found on the website at

You can also get in touch with the Powerfest team on Facebook, on Twitter at @pendlepowerfest and by email to