ABOUT THE SHOW
Car owners / exhibitors are advised to arrive between 8am – 9am. All car owners / exhibitors should arrive no later than 11am if using a discounted advance car owner / exhibitor ticket.
Visitors are able to arrive from 9.30am.
Expect to see up to 1,000 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display per day.
Cars are displayed by age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s+) and category (American, Sports and Convertibles, Commercial and Military and Kit, Custom and Replica).
There will also be a wide range of club stands and displays which will be displayed on the basis of classic and modern classic clubs. Previous club attendees include the Littlejohn Club, the Muddsters, BMW Club, Morris Minor Owners Club, Amber Valley Classics, Italian Replica Club and Lord Loxleys Auto Anonymous.
In the classic bike section, up to 100 vintage and classic motorcycles will be on display including models from the likes of BSA, Norton and Velocette.
Live Commentary & Judging
All display vehicles are included in the vehicle judging and awards process which will be overseen by experienced vehicle commentator Les Clayton and judge Peter Fleming. Peter is a previous winner of the Isle of Man TT and also lead the race twice before having engine failures and brings a wealth of experience with classic cars and motorcycles. Les and Peter will present awards across all vehicle categories and culminating in the Car of the Show awards.
The vehicle concours is located in the event arena and provides a much-loved feature of the event. Les will interview owners regarding their restoration projects and vehicle stories and provide interactive entertainment throughout the event. If you have an interesting vehicle or a story behind it, feel free to let Les know and he may just arrange for you to be interviewed!
To participate in the judging, owners should listen out for their category to be called and then make their way into the arena. The winners of each category are then asked to come back into the arena for the Car of the Show judging and awards at the end of the event.
Each vehicle exhibitor entering the arena for judging is eligible to receive a unique and complementary commemorative plaque.
Trade, Autojumble & Retail Stalls
This event features in the region of 60 retail and autojumble stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, merchandise, memorabilia, antiques, craft and vintage items.
Following from successful trials in 2023, we are pleased to confirm that the event will include live music from one of our talented performers. The live music takes place in the arena over lunch time, usually at some point between 12-1pm. Expect to hear a range of popular acoustic tracks and feel free put in your request!
Food & Drink
A wide selection of quality hot and cold food and drink is available from a range of on-site catering facilities including confectionery, and ice cream vendors. In addition, there is a permanent café onsite.
The Grounds, Visitor Information & Directions
The event is located on the Lawns and Courtyard part of Thoresby Park, nr. Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP.
Thoresby Park is signposted by brown signs within the vicinity of the venue. When approaching the venue follow the hi-vis ‘Classic Vehicle Show’ signs to enter via the correct access point.
Please note that the phone / internet signal is very poor at this venue. This may delay or limit the ability to make payments by card / phone and you may wish to bring cash to avoid any issues.
There is a café and a selection of shops located in the Courtyard and visitors (and car owners / exhibitors) can access the Courtyard at no extra cost.
Other Information – Dogs, Car Parking, Toilets, Disability Facilities
We are a very dog friendly organisation and dogs are allowed at the event. We kindly ask that visitors keep their dogs on leads at all times and that owners use the on-site dustbins to dispose of any dog waste.
Visitor parking is free. Ample car parking is available and upon arrival visitors will be directed into the car park by event stewards, will park their vehicles and walk into the event. Visitor parking is free for all events run by Classic Shows at Thoresby Park.
Permanent toilets, including disabled facilities, are located within the Courtyard.
Disabled visitor parking is available. Please mention that you require disabled parking to the parking stewards, and they will direct you to the relevant area.