Armour Geddon - the car crushing tank - is revving up to make its first appearance at Wolverhampton's City Show, which this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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The 10 tonne supercharged behemoth will be demonstrating its power as it rides over cars and vans as if they were cardboard boxes.

It will be joined at West Park by monster trucks Big Pete and the Grim Reaper for a ground-shaking display of destructive strength and agility.

Their exploits will be one of the highlights of the City Show's non-stop programme of events - which promises something for all the family this Saturday and Sunday (13 and 14 July, 2013).

Making a triumphant return will be Gerard Naprous and the Devil's Horsemen, whose outstanding displays of horsemanship have featured in many big and small screen hits including Game of Thrones, Merlin, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Braveheart. Gerard and his team will perform jousting and chariot racing demonstrations.

New to the City Show this year are members of the nationally-acclaimed Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team, who will amaze the crowds with their gravity-defiant motocross show. The team has the largest most sophisticated truck and landing ramp in the world, enabling riders to jump gaps of more than 75 feet and reach heights of over 35ft, performing an array of death-defying tricks at the same time.

Bringing a flavour of the country to the city will be Bob Hogg's ever popular sheepdog displays, where his animals work not just sheep but also geese and ducks. He'll be part of the Countryside Arena which will also feature including falconry, gun dogs, ferret racing, horse whispering, pig agility and The Lamb National - a race just for sheep.

There will also be a giant funfair, trade and craft stalls and Wallace and Gromit will be making appearances throughout the day on Saturday, while Katsuma and Poppet from the Moshi Monsters will be out and about on Sunday.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: "With the smashing weather set to continue and some fantastic new attractions to see at this year's City Show, we're gearing up for a bumper attendance at West Park this weekend."

Gates at West Park open from 11am till 6pm each day. Admission is £2 for adults, £1 for children - under twos go free. Please note that no dogs are allowed within West Park between 11am and 6pm and that West Park will be closed to the public between 7am and 11am and 5pm and 6.30pm on both days.

  • released: Wednesday 10 July, 2013