Heidi Morris just posted this on Facebook.
Hopefully, you’re going to like this post.
Time to bring you up to date on what’s been happening at Birmingham Wheels over the last few months.
Before Covid, there was a lots of work done by the Save Birmingham Wheels team – which resulted in Birmingham City Council withdrawing the requirement for the charities, companies and clubs at Birmingham Wheels to leave, and agreeing to offer a new lease on the site.
The challenge was then to find a company to take on the lease.
This was tricky and, with the timer ticking down on the offer, we realised that we had to step in to stop the site closing.
So, we’re very pleased to announce that we have taken on Birmingham Wheels
We are Philip, Mark, Liz and Carol (and lots of others) – and have a company called Motor Racing live, which already runs corporate Stockcar events at Wheels.
If you’re new to Stockcar racing (or don’t follow the sport) you probably won’t know us - we used to be Incarace before selling the company a few years ago.
Philip started at Hednesford Hills Raceway, with Bill and Martin Morris, before taking on the Stockcar tracks at Wheels and then Northampton.
He has been in and around the heart of Stockcar Racing for 45 years.
We are all passionately determined to create a place that is inclusive, entertaining and offers opportunities to all, across a range of wheeled sports, from stockcar racing to inline skating, and drifting to karting – and (we hope) a whole lot more.
Birmingham Wheels has the potential to demonstrate a new type of urban regeneration – one that is about activity, endeavour, and excellence – rather than warehouses, car parks and bland development.
We have taken on Birmingham Wheels because we believe that it is a unique venue, a huge asset for the local and sporting communities, and deserves to thrive.
Wheels has been run by a charity for many years, and everyone will know the recent financial woes of the place – well this is a completely clean slate, and we are assembling a team of people who have the required talents to make 32 acres of prime real estate in the middle of Britain’s second city hold its own as a haven for wheeled sports.
Our role is coordinating the whole site, and we will be confirming who will be licensing the various areas (including the Stockcar track etc) on here this evening – so don’t panic if you are into Stockcar racing, we’re not coming back to run the live events!
So, we’re jumping into Birmingham Wheels …
… and we wanted you to know that good things can happen, and the next time someone you know is down about the future of motorsport, you can always say “Well, what about Birmingham Wheels?!”
If you’ve been around any of the sports that happen at Birmingham Wheels, and would like to get involved at the start of this exciting project, maybe as a volunteer, or to talk about running events, renting space, using offices etc, please call us.
We want a diverse community of people, working at, and using, the site regularly, across a range of activities, to bring the life back in to this fabulous venue.
Contact details will be on the new website launched tomorrow – details will be posted here!
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We look forward to seeing you! X