THE Delorean Motor Festival is to take place
in Lisburn next month as planned.
This emerged at the March meeting of the
council's Economic Development Committee after Alderman Jim
Dillon asked about the matter.
He was told the Festival would proceed and
would be supported by a series of other events in Lisburn.
The City Council first agreed last January
that a 'Delorean Motor Festival' should be held in the city to
mark the 25th anniversary of the production of the famous gull
winged cars at Dunmurry.
Representatives of the Delorean Owners'
Association attended that month's Economic Development Committee
to outline plans for the event.
Corrine Weatherup, Robert Lamrock and Peter
Lavery explained the purpose of the event was to mark the 25th
anniversary of the car's production.
The deputation gave councillors a description
of the background to the car and proposals for the festival.
Ms. Weatherup explained there would be
benefits and opportunities for the city if it went ahead.
A number of councillors also spoke in support
of the festival taking place in Lisburn.
The Delorean factory was located at Derriaghy
on the site now occupied by Montupet but collapsed after just a
The man behind the car, US entrepreneur John
Delorean, died last year.