CAR enthusiasts are gearing up for a great day out for all the family as a massive motor show is set to hit the streets of Worcester.

The Worcester News Motor Show, on Saturday, May 19, is set to be bigger and better than last year's inaugural event, with at least 12 local dealerships displaying more than 40 cars in the city centre.

At least 20 manufacturers will showcase a range of new models to suit all tastes and budgets. There will also be classic mini cars, valets, driving schools and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service fire engines on display.

Shoppers can pick up bumper goodie bags from the Worcester News stand throughout the event, which is organised in conjunction with tourism organisation VisitWorcester and sponsored by Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists. Visit Worcester's Angela O'Neill said: "We hope this event will bring visitors into the city centre for what promises to be an enjoyable day."

Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists director Jeremy Shackleton said: "We are very impressed with how well the event is supported by the city's dealerships." Worcester News events manager Sara Matthews said: "We have looked to bring in a few different elements to it this year to make it more of a family funday as well." The event, which is free, takes place between 9am and 5pm along the High Street, CrownGate and Cathedral Plaza shopping centres.