The Stratford Festival of Motoring returns on May Bank Holiday weekend - with Listers back in the driving seat as the sponsor of the event.

The 2017 festival, which takes place on Sunday, April 30th and Monday, May 1st, is one of the big events in Stratford’s calendar, attracting car enthusiasts and petrolheads from across the country.

Last year’s event attracted 60,000 visitors and this year’s will follow the same successful formula as the past four years with an organised run out into the Warwickshire and Gloucestershire countryside on the Sunday and Monday morning.

It will be followed by the spectacular sight of 300 cars parked up on the town centre streets, showcasing some of the world’s finest motor heritage.

The 2017 Featured Marque is the Jaguar, with Wood Street filled with exciting cars from the iconic British brand, including Jaguars from the Jaguar Heritage Trust.

And on top of that, sponsor Listers will showcase its own state-of-the-art range, displaying cars from five dealerships on Waterside and Bridge Street.

A Listers spokeswoman said: “The Stratford Festival of Motoring event is a firm favourite in the Listers annual calendar of events, we are delighted to support the event again this year and look forward to displaying our very own unique brand of horsepower with an incredible range of Audi, Honda, Toyota, Lexus and Volkswagen cars on display on Bridge Street and the Waterside.”

The Festival of Motoring offers entertainment for all the family, from a treasure hunt for the hundreds of vintage car owners who descend on Stratford for the weekend to live music, food stalls and an array of activities around the town.

A prize-giving will be featured, including awards for the Furthest Travelled, Mayor’s Choice, Treasure Hunt Winner and a Sponsor Prize.

Ruth Wood, manager of the award-winning Stratforward events team, said: “We are delighted that the Listers Group are sponsoring the Stratford Festival Of Motoring for the second year running.

“The festival is one of the highlights of our calendar, drawing people from across the region and beyond. It’s also the perfect opportunity for Stratford and its businesses to show a huge audience what we have to offer.”