Frequently Asked

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We’ve been running Classic Motor Events since 1990. Before contacting us, check out our list of most frequently asked questions. Still can’t see what you’re looking for? Get in touch with a member of our team today.

Q. How do you define a classic vehicle?

A. Unlike veteran cars there is no agreed timescales for a ‘classic’ vehicle. Definitions vary by organiser, insurance companies and the DVLA. We define a classic vehicle as being over 20 years old.

Q. Why do I have to pay to display my vehicle?

A. We try to offer owners great locations to display their vehicles and we work hard with the venues to plan and execute a professional event. We charge an administration fee which covers the basic costs of putting on the event including obtaining relevant insurances, the provisions of facilities such as toilets, and the costs of any awards, judges and stewards. We monitor the costs of all these items in order to ensure that we do not make any profit from these administration costs.

Q. Are there any awards at the shows?

A. We have experienced judges at most events and always have awards ranging from ‘Concours’, ‘Pride of Ownership’ and ‘Daily Driver’ as well as ‘Best in Show’. The exact number of awards varies for each show and depend on the number of vehicles booked to join us.

Q. Can I enter the concours competition?

A. All vehicles on the main show field by 11am are automatically entered into our static judging. Some awards are chosen in the arena and vehicles are invited to join us to be considered.

Q. What if I do not want my vehicle judged?

A. Just let our judges know that you would prefer not to be judged, or pop and see us at our base on site.

Q. Why do you insist that vehicles must be on display from 10am to 4pm?

A. As part of our planning with the venues and local councils, we work to ensure an orderly and safe event for all. It is an important part of our commitment to the venue that the vehicles will be on site and static during the period when the public are in attendance. 

Q. What if I need to leave early for an emergency?

A. We will authorise early departure to cover any unseen emergencies. 

Q. Does my vehicle need to be a concours vehicle to be on display?

A. We love to see vehicles at all stages of their lives, whether they have had a facelift, or are showing their wrinkles with pride!

Q. My car is newer than 2000 – Can I still display my vehicle?

A. If your vehicle is a classic of the future, and you are a member of a club, please book through your club. If you are a club that has not booked with us previously, or if you are a private exhibitor with a car that is less than 20 years old, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. 

Q. I am a member of a club – How do I book a club stand space?

A. Club pitches can be booked online via our website. We encourage Clubs not yet registered for our events to join the 180+ clubs that already exhibit with us during the season – please get in touch so that we can add your club. 

Q. I’ve missed pre-booking, can I still attend?

A. Yes, you are still more than welcome to join us by purchasing an on-the-day ticket at the gate. Once you get to our marshals, ask for ‘show parking’ and you have two options, depending on your time of arrival:

1. Class parking – if you arrive prior to 10am, subject to availability, you may be able to join the main show field and park with vehicles from the same era. If joining us in this area we ask for your co-operation not to leave the show field until 4pm, at the end of the show.

2. Privileged parking – After 10am, you will be directed to a special area away from the main public car park, near to the main show field and can arrive and leave at a time convenient to you.

Q. What happens in the event of show cancellation?

If we have to cancel a show, we will try to reschedule the event and give you a credit for the rescheduled event, or, if rescheduling isn’t possible that season, the same event the following year. We will of course give you as much notice as possible regarding cancellation and will keep our website updated. 

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"I make my cars to go, not to stop."

Ettore Bugatti