Castle Ashby Classic Vehicle Show – Monday 6 May 2019 2019-05-17T17:08:27+00:00

 CAR SHOW | BIKE SHOW | AUTOJUMBLE

MONDAY 6 MAY 2019

CASTLE ASHBY
CLASSIC VEHICLE SHOW

Castle Ashby

Castle Ashby, Northampton, NN7 1LQ

Whilst our time at Blenheim Palace has now come to an end, we are delighted to confirm that this event will run alongside the Festival of Transport at Broughton Castle as a replacement show.

Alongside an eclectic display of vehicles there will be an array of trade & autojumble stalls, modern vehicle dealerships, children’s entertainment and quality food, drink & responsible bar.

Don’t forget to explore the stunning grounds including the gardens!

Adult £8.50
Child (7-14) £3.00
Under 7s Free

Visitor parking is free.

ADMISSION TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED VIA THREE OPTIONS:

1. Advance Purchase
Visitor admission tickets can be purchased through the online ticketing facility up until 3pm on Friday 3 May 2019. Tickets are sent via email.

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2. Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers can be purchased via the Classic Shows website and used at this event.

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3. Day of the Event
Tickets can be purchased at the admission gate.

Note for Exhibitors
Exhibit a vehicle in the show and benefit from discounted entry. See the ‘Exhibit Your Classic Car’, ‘Exhibit Your Car Club’ or ‘Exhibit Your Classic Motorcycle’ sections of this page for full details.

OPENING TIMES

10am-4:30pm

VEHICLE DISPLAYS

This show will feature 300+ vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display. There will be a selection of private and club displays / stands from the likes of TVR, MR2 Drivers Club, BMW Car Club, Mini Invaders, Minifixers and the Oxfordshire Volks Owners Club. These are all clubs that attended the Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport in previous years. We are also inviting applications from local classic vehicle clubs and organisations.

In the classic bike section all the major classic bike manufacturers will be represented such as BSA, Norton and Velocettes.

CONCOURS

There will be a judging arena, experienced commentator and expert judges for the concours competition. The compare for the day will be the popular Les Clayton who will oversee the concours and present prizes for categories including Pride of Ownership, Club of the Show and Car of the Show.

Each participating exhibitor will also receive a complementary commemorative plaque.

TRADE, AUTOJUMBLE AND RETAIL

There will be retail village featuring 40-50 trade and autojumble stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, merchandise, memorabilia, craft and vintage items.

MODERN VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS

New for 2019, 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

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 tea room in Castle Ashby Gardens. Admission prices for the gardens can be found by clicking on this link: https://www.castleashbygardens.co.uk/find-us/.

Portable toilets will be located within the show field. Permanent toilets are also available in the tea room located in the gardens but please note there is a fee to enter the gardens.

THE GROUNDS AND VISITOR INFORMATION

The stunning Castle Ashby, an ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton, is set within the heart of 10,000 acres of land. Work began on Castle Ashby in 1574 by Henry Compton and building continued into the early 1600’s.

If you have time why not explore the gardens including the Italian Gardens & Orangery, Butterfly & Secret Gardens, Maltese Cross & Rainbow Border and the Arboretum & Nature Trail. Please note there is an additional fee to access the gardens, the admission prices can be found via: https://www.castleashbygardens.co.uk/find-us/.

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.

From the M1

Come off the motorway at junction 15, follow the A45 towards Northampton. Come off the A45 at the junction signposted to Bedford and take the 4th exit (turning right) towards Bedford on the A428. Follow this road past Brafield-on-the-green and Denton. There is a brown sign saying Castle Ashby Gardens, then follow relevant signage.

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DISCOUNTED ADVANCE EXHIBITOR BOOKING

We have 150 free admission tickets per day for car exhibitors who book in advance of the event. Thereafer, the cost of an exhibitor ticket is just £4.50 for those who book in advance of the event. This ticket allows entry for:

– one classic car (aged 2004 / pre-2004) or a car in one of the following themes: American / kit / custom / replica car
– up to two adults and two children (aged up to 14).

Any additional passengers will be charged at the full admission price.

To protect the integrity of the event, we aim to control the number of exhibiting vehicles which are newer that 2004. If you have a vehicle you would like to exhibit which is newer than 2004, we may still be able to issue an exhibitor ticket for just £4.50 but this is at the organiser’s discretion. In these circumstances please make your booking by phoning the office on 01484 667776 or emailing info@classicshows.org to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Passes are issued subject to exhibitors arriving at the event by 11.00am.

To take up this offer exhibitors must confirm their booking no later than 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019.

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ON THE DAY TICKETS

Exhibitors are welcome to turn up on the day, pay the on the day admission price – £8.50 per adult / £3.00 per child (aged 7-14) – and will then be directed into the event and located within the relevant vehicle display.

Please note that £4.50 exhibitor tickets are not available on the day of the event.

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DISCOUNTED ADVANCE EXHIBITOR BOOKING

Clubs are welcome to book a club pitch to display together as a club.

We have 150 free admission tickets per day for car exhibitors who book in advance of the event. Thereafter, the cost of an exhibitor ticket is just £4.50 for those who book in advance of the event. This ticket allows entry for:

– one classic car (aged 2004 / pre-2004) or a car in one of the following themes: American / kit / custom / replica car
– up to two adults and two children (aged up to 14).

Any additional passengers will be charged at the full admission price.

To protect the integrity of the event, we aim to control the number of exhibiting vehicles which are newer that 2004. We appreciate that some clubs have members with newer vehicles so if you are a club and more than 25% of the club comprises of vehicles aged newer than 2004, whilst you are still able to exhibit under the discounted £4.50, we ask that you make your booking by phoning the office on 01484 667776 or emailing info@classicshows.org to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Passes are issued subject to exhibitors arriving at the event by 11.00am.

To take up this offer exhibitors must confirm their booking no later than 5pm on Friday 26 April 2019.

BOOK ONLINE DOWNLOAD BOOKING FORM

ON THE DAY TICKETS

Exhibitors are welcome to turn up on the day, pay the on the day admission price – £8.50 per adult / £3.00 per child (aged 7-14) – and will then be directed into the event and located within the relevant vehicle display.

Please note that £4.50 exhibitor tickets are not available on the day of the event.

MOTORCYCLE SEASON PASS

We offer a free motorcycle season pass. Produce your season ticket at the gate on arrival and pay an admission fee of just £3 per person (maximum two per bike) when displaying a classic (2004 / pre-2004) motorcycle in the show – a substantial saving on the standard admission price.

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ON THE DAY TICKETS

Exhibitors are welcome to turn up on the day, pay the on the day admission price – £8.50 per adult / £3.00 per child (aged 7-14) – and will then be directed into the event and located within the relevant vehicle display.

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 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 6m*6m 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, compete 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.

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COST PER PITCH

Trade and Autojumble prices are unchanged from 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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).

Pay in Advance Pay on the Day
Premium Trade Pitch (6x6m) £Call Office £Call Office
Trade Pitch (6x6m) £30.00 £30.00
Autojumble Pitch (6x6m) £15.00 £15.00

SET-UP

Saturday: From 2pm – 7pm
Sunday: From 7am

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SUNDAY 18 AUGUST 2019

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ABOUT CASTLE ASHBY

Castle Ashby is the ancestral home of the 7th Marquess of Northampton. Read more on the Castle Ashby website.