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23 Aug 2019


Have you heard about our rescheduled event at Bodrhyddan Hall on Sunday 22 September? Read our full press release below to find out more.

Media Information

Issue Date: 15 August 2019           

New North Wales Classic Car & Motorcycle Show announced for 2019, 3-year contract agreed and two events per year going forward
Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan, LL18 5SB

Following on from what proved to be a wet and windy first ever classic vehicle event at Bodrhyddan Hall & Gardens, Rhuddlan on 28 July, leading classic vehicle events organiser Classic Shows are delighted to announce the launch of a rescheduled event on Sunday 22 September 2019 and furthermore, that an agreement has also been reached to run a further two events in each of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

This popular and family friendly event has been running for almost 10 years having been relocated from Bodelwyddan Castle, nr. Rhyl where it was known as ‘Classics at the Castle’. Whilst in excess of 700 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles had pre-booked to exhibit at the event, a terrible forecast which followed through into heavy rain for most of the day meant that whilst over 250 exhibitors still braced the conditions, the event did not live up to expectations and was delivered on a much reduced scale than expected.

Frustrated yet not deterred, Classic Shows took about immediately investigating the ability to rearrange the event for the rescheduled date of SUNDAY 22 SEPTMEBER 2019 and are delighted to announce that this is now confirmed. Classic Shows has also taken on board feedback from exhibitors and has agreed to move the event to the fields in front of Bodrhyddan Hall thereby providing for an easier admission and exit route, a flatter event field, shorter grass and a guarantee of no horse manure!

Not finished there, Classic Shows has also entered into a 3-year agreement to deliver the event in July 2020, 2021 and 2022 and furthermore, add a second event in each of these years to be held in September (exact dates from 2020 onwards tbc).

Enthusiasts, families and day trippers can rest safe in the knowledge that this popular event will continue for years to come and will feature a wide range of content including 700+ exhibiting vehicles, full vehicle judging and awards overseen by leading commentator and radio presenter Mark Stone. Awards will be presented for a range of categories and culminating in the Pride of Ownership, Club of the Show and Car of the Show awards. Each participating vehicle exhibitor will also receive a complimentary commemorative plaque. Add to this classic motorcycles, trade and autojumble stalls, children’s entertainment, modern car dealership stands, quality food, drink, ice cream and responsible bars – what’s not to like?

Offering a spectacular day of motoring heritage, vehicles will be displayed on the basis of age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90 – 04) and type (sports and convertibles, kit, custom and replica, American and electric vehicles) and expect to see a variety of private entry and club stands with the likes of Jaguar Enthusuasts Club, Mercedes Benz Owners Club, Merseyside MG OC, BMW Car Club, North Wales Classic Car Club, Cheshire Classic Car Club, NW Kit Car Owners Club and many more.

Matthew J Harvey, Managing Director at Classic Shows commented “We were disappointed to experience such horrific weather in July and were determined not to be beaten. We spoke to Tom at Bodrhyddan Hall and quickly agreed to go again on 22 September and at the same time, also secure the event for a further 3 years at what we believe to be an outstanding new home. We announce the new event by also offering free exhibitor tickets to all vehicle owners who booked into the July event and indeed any exhibitors who book by Friday 13 September 2019. Finally, we have also agreed to add the September date as a permanent addition going forward thereby running what we believe will be two, cracking classic vehicles events in North Wales in July and September for at least each of the next 3 years. A special thanks to Tom and team at Bodrhyddan who have been very supportive and we look forward to working together for many years to come”.

Tom Rowley-Conwy, Events Manager at Bodryhddan Hall commented “We are delighted to be working with Classic Shows for the next three years. We believe that the classic car show fits perfectly into our growing roster of events as we continue to engage with the local community. We look forward to welcoming exhibitors, enthusiasts and visitors to Bodrhyddan Hall for the next few years of events.”

WHAT:              North Wales Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
WHERE:           Bodrhyddan Hall, Rhuddlan, LL18 5SB
WHEN:             10am – 4pm Sunday 22 September 2019
WHY VISIT:   Enjoy the inclusive motoring show set in the grounds of the stunning Bodrhyddan Hall
ADMISSION: Adult £8.50 / Child (7-14) £3.00. Visitor parking is free.
DOGS:               Dogs are welcome on leads and with owners taking a responsible approach to dog waste

Visitor admission is just £8.50 per adult, £3 per child (7-14) and parking is free. This includes full access to the event, Bodrhyddan Hall grounds and gardens. Visitors can purchase tickets upon arrival at the event or in advance via the Classic Shows website – For details of how to exhibit, see below

Exhibitor tickets are free strictly when booked no later than 5pm on FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019. The easiest and quickest way to book is via the Classic Shows online booking facility at Alternatively, exhibitors can book by completing and returning a vehicle booking form available online at or by calling the office on 01484 667776. Alternatively, exhibitors are welcome to arrive on the day and pay the standard visitor admission prices (no free tickets available on event day).


For more information and any media enquiries please contact:

Georgia Thompson | Classic Shows | | 01484 667776

Leading vehicle event organisers Classic Shows have been running specialist car shows for over 30 years having organised over 1,000 events since 1985. Other Classic Shows’ events slightly further afield include the Cheshire Classic Car & Motorcycle Show at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, SK11 9JY (Sunday 25th August), the Festival of 1000 Classic Cars at Cholmondeley Castle, Nr Malpas, Cheshire, Sunday 1st September 2019 and the Festival of Transport at Three Counties Showground, Malvern on 13 October 2019.

Classic Shows will run 24 events this year across 27 event days – see for full details.

Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building home to Lord Langford. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales and is largely of 17th century design, with notable Victorian additions and an extensive historical collection.