The streets of Liverpool will be transformed into a giant Formula One race track in an event organised by the Duke of Westminster's company, Grosvenor.
The property development firm built the £2bn Liverpool ONE shopping centre and plans to mark its second anniversary with an event called the "Liverpool Pageant of Power".
Part of the city centre will be closed on the evening of May 25 to allow Formula One cars to race through the streets.
The event will also include displays of speedboats, motorbikes, an airshow, classic cars, and a 100mph JCB dragster
The Liverpool pageant will act as a preview to Cholmondeley Pageant of Power which is to be staged in July at Cholmondeley Castle at Malpas, Cheshire.
James Hall, the event director, said: "We have been having very detailed discussions with the highways authorities about closing roads on 24th May.
"It will be an evening event and there is a blueprint from the Tall Ships and other events that shows this can be done with minimal disruption to traffic and the working of the city.
"All the shops and restaurants will be open and we are confident that it will be a nice, safe and friendly environment for families to come and enjoy." Source Article in Daily Post too