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CAR SHOW | BIKE SHOW | AUTOJUMBLE | TRADE

SUNDAY 14 MAY 2023

FESTIVAL OF 1000 CLASSIC CARS INC. NW CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Cholmondeley Castle

Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, Malpas, SY14 8AH

Classic Shows are delighted to return for the Festival of 1000 classic cars incl. NW Classic Motorcycle Show, taking place on Sunday 14th May 2023 at the iconic Cholmondeley Castle. This stunning castle, property and gardens is a firm favorite with exhibitors and visitors alike and provides a fantastic setting for a display of classic vehicles.

The event has been running for almost 30 years and goes from strength to strength, regularly attracting over 1,000 display vehicles.

The Festival of 1000 cars  inc. NW Classic Motorcycle Show offers a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, families and day trippers, also including trade and autojumble stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, accessories, vintage items, crafts and memorabilia plus modern car dealership stands, quality food, drink, ice cream and responsible bars.

The event will also feature a full vehicle judging and awards ceremony overseen by a leading commentator and vehicle enthusiast. Awards will be presented for a range of vehicle age groups and will culminate in the Club of the Show, Pride of Ownership and Car of the Show awards

There is a wide range of information available on the tabbed section to the right of this page including costs, times, how to book, what to expect and lots more. 

**Please note that only exhibitors who book in advance of the event will be guaranteed to be located in the event field. Due to capacity limits we cannot guarantee that exhibitors paying upon arrival at the event will be able to exhibit in the event field**

   

BUY TICKETS HERE​​​​​​

FESTIVAL OF 1,000 CLASSIC CARS INC. NW CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE SHOW SUNDAY 14 MAY @ CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE

ADMISSION COST

ADMISSION COST

We try to keep our visitor prices as low as possible and offer a discounted advance ticket as the cheapest way of attending a Classic Shows event.

We also offer the ability to buy tickets on-the-day of the event for visitors and exhibitors (subject to capacity).

We will be taking cash and card payments. 

Visitor parking is free.

 

Adult

£10.50 Advance

£12 On the day

 

Child (7-14)

£4 Advance

£5 On the day

 

Under 7s

Free

Free

 

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

OPENING TIMES

10am-4pm 

VEHICLE DISPLAYS

Expect to see 1000+ vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display.

In addition, there will be a variety of private vehicles displayed by age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s onwards) and category (sports and convertibles, kit, custom and replica and American) plus a wide range of club stands and displays from the likes of Cheshire Classic Car Club, Jaguar Enthusiast Club (Cheshire, Staffs, Red Rose and Wirral regions), Mercedes-Benz Owners Club (Cheshire, N. Wales, and N. Staffs regions), Stag Owners Club, MG Owners Club, XR Owners, Fords and Friends and the MR2 Drivers Club.

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.

CONCOURS

All exhibiting vehicles are automatically included in the vehicle judging and awards process which will be overseen by experienced vehicle commentator, radio and social media personality Mark Stone and car and motorcycle judge and previous winner of the Isle of Man TT, Peter Fleming. Mark and Peter will present awards across all vehicle categories and culminating in the Pride of Ownership, Club of the Show and Car of the Show awards.

The vehicle concours is located in the event arena and provides a much-loved central feature to the event. Mark 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 Mark know and he may just arrange for you to be interviewed!

Each vehicle exhibitor entering the arena for judging is eligible to receive a unique and complementary commemorative plaque.

TRADE, AUTOJUMBLE AND RETAIL

There will be a retail village featuring a number of trade and autojumble stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, merchandise, memorabilia, craft and vintage items.

Please note that there is strictly no set up on Saturday 27 May 2023 and set up for trade and autojumble stalls if from 7am on each event day only.

MODERN VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS

The event may feature a selection of modern vehicle dealership and manufacturer exhibitors. If any dealerships are confirmed, they will be announced ahead of the event via our email newsletter and our Facebook page. Visitors can learn more about the latest models, technology and finance products from knowledgeable staff who will be on hand to answer queries.

FOOD AND DRINK, TOILETS

A wide selection of quality food and drink is available from a range of on-site catering facilities including a bar, confectionery and ice cream vendors. In addition, there is a permanent Courtyard café located within Capesthorne Hall.

Portable toilets will be located in the courtyard at the bottom of the events field and in addition, permanent toilets are also available inside Capesthorne Hall.

THE GROUNDS AND VISITOR INFORMATION

The event is located in the grounds of  Cholmondeley castle, built in the early 19th century by the 1st Marquess. Nestled within historic parkland our 70acres of beautiful gardens offer magnificent displays through the seasons and are filled with colour and botanical delights..

Visitors are able to explore the superb formal gardens and grounds at no extra cost. For a small additional charge of £4 per adult, visitors can also have access to, and a tour of, the Capesthorne Hall building.

OTHER INFORMATION – DOGS, CAR PARKING ETC

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 use the on-site dustbins to dispose of any dog waste.

Visitor parking is free.

DIRECTIONS

The event is located in the grounds of Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH.

Cholmondeley Castle is located just off the A49 between Ridley and Bickley Moss.

EXHIBITORS

**Please note that only exhibitors who book in advance of the event will be guaranteed to be located in the event field. Due to capacity limits we cannot guarantee that exhibitors paying upon arrival at teh event will be able to exhibit in the event field**


The rules and pricing for exhibitors have been updated from 2022. Please ensure that you read and fully understand the below and look out for any limits on the number of advance exhibitor tickets available and the times for arrival to avoid any disappointment.

To qualify as an exhibitor, the exhibiting vehicle must be aged 2007 or older. Exceptions apply to club vehicles – see below for full details.

EXHIBITOR TICKET LIMITS

Limits apply to the number of exhibitor tickets available to be purchased in advance for Sunday 28 May 2023. Only 400 advance exhibitor tickets will be available for this date.

 

 

 

Booking Online or via a Booking Form up to 30 March 2023

When booking Online, the price for exhibitors will be £5 per car and this provides admission for up to 2 adults travelling in the exhibiting vehicle. This increases to £5.50 per car when booking via a booking form.

These prices will only be available for exhibitor bookings made up to and including 30 March 2023.

Booking Online or via a Booking Form from 1 April 2023 onwards

When booking Online from 1 April 2023, the price for exhibitors will be £7.50 per car and this provides admission for up to 2 adults travelling in the exhibiting vehicle. This increases to £8.00 per car when booking via a Booking Form.

These prices will only be available for exhibitor bookings from 1 April up to the last Friday before the event.

Paying on arrival at the event

Exhibitors who have not booked an advance ticket can purchase an exhibitor ticket on arrival at the event for a charge of £8 per adult travelling in the exhibiting vehicle and £4 per child (7-14 years). Under 7’s are free. Please note that this charge is per person and not per vehicle.

Exhibitors wishing to purchase a ticket on arrival at the event should be aware that once the event field is full, they will need to park in the exhibitor overflow area located at the bottom of the visitor car park.

General

To qualify as an exhibitor, whether using a ticket booked in advance or buying a ticket upon arrival at the event, exhibitors are required to arrive no later than 11.00am. We cannot confirm that advance exhibitor tickets will be honored for exhibitors arriving after this time. Likewise, exhibitors arriving without a ticket and wanting to purchase an exhibitor ticket upon arrival at the event will only be able to do so until 11.00am. Thereafter, exhibitors will be required to pay the standard visitor charge to gain admission.  

Where an exhibitor has an advance exhibitor ticket, this covers up to two adults travelling in the exhibiting vehicle and any persons in addition to two adults travelling in the vehicle will be charged at the on-the-day visitor rate. Exhibitors arriving before 11.00am and wishing to pay on arrival at the event will be charged at £8.00 per person for the first two adults with any additional passengers charged at the on-the-day visitor rate.

CLUBS

Clubs are asked to book online to benefit from the cheapest and fastest booking process. The cost of booking an advance club exhibitor ticket is the same as the Exhibitors prices detailed in the
'Exhibit your classic car' tab and the same dates apply.

Where clubs wish to book more than 5 tickets, the club organiser can book via a Booking Form or by phoning the office and tickets booked this way will be charged at the Online booking rate of £5.00 per vehicle.

To pre book a club exhibitor ticket please download and complete a Booking Form and send with full debit or credit card details or a cheque payable to Classic Shows, 26 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or ring the office on 01484 667776.

We ask that where clubs include vehicles aged 2007 or newer, that in order to protect the integrity of the event, that these vehicles do not reflect more than 25% of the number of total vehicles exhibited by that club. If your club features more than 25% of newer vehicles, please contact the office to discuss to avoid disappointment. 

Club vehicles can be situated together and we are supportive of flags, banners and gazebos being used. Subject to space, exhibitors can also pay on the day and locate with an existing club booking.

EXHIBIT YOUR CLASSIC BIKE

The rules and pricing for exhibitors have been updated from 2022. Please ensure that you read and fully understand the below and look out for any limits on the number of advance exhibitor tickets available and the times for arrival to avoid any disappointment.

To qualify as an exhibitor, the exhibiting vehicle must be aged 2007 or older.

From 2023, we will no longer be using the motorcycle season pass. Instead, motorcycle exhibitors can purchase a motorcycle exhibitor ticket directly from classicshows.seetickets.com under the same rules as a classic car or club exhibitor.

Booking Online or via a Booking Form up to 30 March 2023

When booking Online, the price for exhibitors will be £5 per bike and this provides admission for up to 2 adults travelling on the exhibiting vehicle. This increases to £5.50 per bike when booking via a booking form.

These prices will only be available for exhibitor bookings made up to and including 30 March 2023.

Booking Online or via a Booking Form from 1 April 2023 onwards

When booking Online from 1 April 2023, the price for exhibitors will be £7.50 per bike and this provides admission for up to 2 adults travelling on the exhibiting vehicle. This increases to £8.00 per motorcycle when booking via a Booking Form.

These prices will only be available for exhibitor bookings from 1 April up to the last Friday before the event.

Paying on arrival at the event

Exhibitors who have not booked an advance ticket can purchase an exhibitor ticket on arrival at the event for a charge of £8 per adult travelling on the exhibiting vehicle and £4 per child (7-14 years). Under 7’s are free. Please note that this charge is per person and not per vehicle.

 

WHY TRADE WITH CLASSIC SHOWS?

Classic Shows events offer an ideal opportunity to sell, or promote to, a large number of classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts including vehicle owners (exhibitors) and members of the general public (visitors). Common items for sale include hard-to-find parts, merchandise, memorabilia, manuals / books, signs, number plates, polishes and detailing items, vintage/antique items and Americana.

In addition, the events also attract considerable family and day visitors providing further opportunities including craft items, gifts, photographs and posters, clothing and confectionery (fudge, cakes etc).

As Classic Shows events are located at some of the UK’s most prestigious country homes and venues, the events attract a strong ABC1 / professional / high disposable income demographic which in turn presents the perfect opportunity to achieve event profile or sales from a qualified audience.

 

 

TRADING PITCHES

Pitches are 6x6m (or multiples thereof), outdoors and are located on grass unless stated otherwise. Pitches are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

We have plenty of outdoor pitches, so don’t expect to run out, but if you would like a particular pitch it’s best to arrive early as we do not reserve outside pitches in advance (other than for Premium Trade – see below).

PREMIUM TRADE

Want to stand out from the crowd? Want to really push your sales? Then why not speak to the office about the exclusive premium trading opportunities offered at Classic Shows events?

At all events we have identified those trading locations which offer the highest footfall and / or greatest trading profile, for example those locations adjacent to the judging arena, catering village or on the end of a trade row. These locations are ideal for traders wishing to maximise the trading opportunity by promoting a new product launch, product placements or special offers.

Premium trade pitches start from 6x6m and multiple spaces are also available. Spaces are allocated and reserved in advance. A site map is available for each event identifying the premium trading locations – see the Booking Form section of the website for further details.

TO BOOK

To book please download the Trade and Autojumble Booking Form, complete the form and return to info@classicshows.org or post to Classic Shows at 26 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA. Alternatively call us on 01484 667776.

 

COST PER PITCH PER DAY

Trade and Autojumble prices are unchanged since 2016.

Autojumble is classed as any item which can be screwed, welded, bolted or otherwise affixed to a classic car or bike, plus repair manuals and parts lists. All other items are classified as trade (such as tools and accessories, books and literature, brochures, toys and models).

Saturday: 2pm - 6pm

Sunday: From 7am.

 

Pay in Advance 

 

Pay on the Day 

Premium Trade Pitch (6x6m)

 

£Call Office

 

£Call Office

Trade Pitch (6x6m)

 

£40.00

 

£45.00

Autojumble Pitch (6x6m)

 

£30.00

 

£35.00