ABOUT THE SHOW
This event is a classic car and motorcycle show which also includes modern content with formal exhibitor stands from a number of major vehicle manufacturers and car dealerships.
In 2019 we attracted upwards of 750 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles from a range of private owners and organised vehicle clubs and have agreed to take more space in 2019 to accommodate even more display vehicles! Vehicles will be displayed on the basis of age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s-05) and category (Sports and Convertibles, Kit, Custom and Replica and American). Additional themes will be accommodated if there is demand.
There will also be a selection of classic motorcycles and electric vehicles on display.
All exhibiting vehicles are automatically included in the vehicle concours which will be overseen by experienced vehicle commentator, our commentator will be assisted by seasoned judges with awards presented for a range of 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. The commentator will interview owners regarding their restoration projects and vehicle stories and provide interactive entertainment throughout the event.
Each participating vehicle exhibitor will receive a unique and complementary commemorative plaque.
TRADE, AUTOJUMBLE AND RETAIL
The event will also feature trade/autojumble stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, accessories, merchandise, tools, manuals, paints, signs, vintage items and clothing.
There will also be premium trading opportunities at the event which comprise of the most high profile / largest footfall locations on the show field. Call the office for further details.
There is also a full children’s adventure playground, great to keep the children entertained.
MODERN VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS
The event will feature a selection of modern vehicle dealership and manufacturer exhibitors. 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
Mobile food and drink facilities are available at the event selling quality food and drink. There will also be responsible bars and ice cream vendors.
Portable and permanent male, female and disabled toilet facilities are available.
THE GROUNDS AND VISITOR INFORMATION
Castle Howard is one of only ten ‘Treasure Houses of England’, a group of the finest houses, palaces and castles in England.
Castle Howard is a magnificent, 18th century historic house in the north of England set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape just outside York.
The Yorkshire stately home boasts world-renowned works of art and stunning architecture having been designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor.
The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled garden and children’s adventure playground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out, plus enjoy a changing programme of events, children’s trails and a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.
Visitors to the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show also benefit from full access to the Castle Howard grounds, gardens and parkland without extra charge (note an extra fee applies for access inside Castle Howard).
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.
Ample car parking is available and is provided free of charge. Upon arrival at Castle Howard visitors will be directed to park before leaving their vehicles and entering the event.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA
Castle Howard is just 15 miles north east of York and easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast.
From the North: From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then the A170 to Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the B1257 and follow the brown signs. Please be aware this route includes Sutton Bank which is unsuitable for caravans. If you are towing, please continue down the A19 and follow the signs for the alternative route.
From the South: Take the A1M to Junction 44 and follow the A64 east to York. Continue past York and eventually you will pick up the brown signs for Castle Howard.
Alternative routes (for coaches and wide vehicles to avoid narrow gateways measuring 2.6m x 3.43m (8’ 6” wide x 11’ 3” high):
A64 Eastbound: Go past the brown Castle Howard sign and continue into Malton. As you approach the town centre, just before the Talbot Hotel, take a sharp left into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.
A64 Westbound: Exit the A64 at the Malton/Pickering roundabout. Take the left turn into Malton/Old Malton (ignore the brown sign directing you back onto the A64), and continue into the town centre. At the traffic lights go straight over, and after the Talbot Hotel turn right into Castle Howard Road, signed Castle Howard and Coneysthorpe.
You can also take the scenic route, avoiding the A64 and taking in North
Yorkshire countryside and villages, or get to Castle Howard via public transport