Classics at the Castle – Sun 29 July 2018 2018-01-30T14:10:07+00:00

CAR SHOW | BIKE SHOW | AUTOJUMBLE

SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018

CLASSICS AT THE CASTLE
Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl, N Wales, LL18 5YA

Including North West Vauxhall-Opel Day

The ‘Classics at the Castle’ event at Bodelwyddan Castle goes from strength-to-strength and in 2017 saw in excess of 700 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display. The show field was filled near to capacity and we have agreed to take even more exhibition space in 2018 to accommodate demand for this popular North Wales event.

Join us in 2018 for a great day of motoring heritage at this stunning venue.

ADMISSION COST PER DAY

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

Visitor parking is free.

ADMISSION TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED VIA THREE OPTIONS:

Advance Purchase
Tickets can be purchased through the online ticketing facility.

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Gift Vouchers
Gift vouchers can be purchased via the Classic Shows website and used at this event. Gift voucher upgrades of food / drink and photography vouchers can also be used at this event.

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

Please note that if attending the event using a vehicle exhibitor pass, this provides entry for up to 2 adults and 2 children travelling in the pre-booked vehicle. Any further adults or children visitors will be charged at the on-the-day admission rate.

Visitors may use a motorcycle season pass to benefit from reduced admission of just £3 per person if exhibiting a motorcycle (maximum 2 persons per pass traveling on the motorcycle). Motorcycle season passes are available to order from the Classic Shows website or by completing and returning a Motorcycle Booking Form (available from the Booking Firms section of the Classic Shows website).

OPENING TIMES

10am-4pm

VEHICLE DISPLAYS

This is a very popular event which has grown year-on-year from inception.

The event typically attracts 700+ classic cars, which are displayed on the basis of manufacturer, clubs and vehicle age.

The featured marques for this event are Vauxhall-Opel. With the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall factory being just down the road and we always get a good turnout of these Vauxhall-Opels. The event also features strong displays from the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and Mercedes Benz Owners Club, Snowden Minis, MR2 Drivers Club, Wigan Classics, Stag Owners Club, North West Kit Car Owners Club, Vauxhall Drivers, Toyota Enthusiasts and Cestrian Motoring Group.

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 run by experienced commentator and Ribble FM presenter Mark Stone. Mark will keep visitors entertained and engaged throughout the day and will be assisted with the vehicle concours by experienced judges Peter Burke and Peter Fleming.

There will be a full award ceremony covering different age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90-03) and categories (Sports and Convertibles, Kit, Custom and Replica and American) in addition to Club of the Show, Pride of Ownership and Car of the Show.

Each participating exhibitor will receive a complementary commemorative plaque.

TRADE, AUTOJUMBLE AND RETAIL

There will be 50+ trade, autojumble and retail stalls selling classic car spares, books and literature, toys and models, tools and accessories.

FOOD AND DRINK

A wide selection of quality food and drink is available from a range of on-site catering facilities.

THE GROUNDS

Bodlewyddan Castle was built in 1460 and is a storied castle with a mix of Gothic, Jacobean and Greek Revival architecture is 0.7 miles from the North Wales Expressway. The Castle grounds provide a fantastic setting for a huge display of classic vehicles and with children’s playground facilities and quality fixed and mobile catering facilities, the event offers a great day out for all of the family.

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.

The show is taking place at Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl, N Wales, LL18 5UY.

Bodelwyddan Castle is located 35 minutes from the M56 and M53, just off the A55 Expressway (J25). Follow the brown and white tourist signs.

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DISCOUNTED ADVANCE BOOKING

We offer a heavily discounted admission ticket for car exhibitors who book in advance of the event. At a cost of just £4.50, the car exhibitor ticket allows entry for:

  • one classic car (aged 2003 / pre-2003) or a car in one of the following themes: American / kit / custom / replica car / Vauxhall-Opel
  • two adults and two children (aged up to 14).

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

Exhibitor 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 Friday 20 July 2018.

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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 tickets are not available on the day of the event.

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

We offer a heavily discounted admission ticket for club exhibitors who book in advance of the event. At a cost of just £4.50 per car, each club exhibitor ticket allows entry for:

  • one classic car (aged 2003 / pre-2003) or a car in one of the following themes: American / kit / custom / replica car / Vauxhall-Opel
  • two adults and two children (aged up to 14).

Whilst we are running a classic car show, we appreciate that some clubs have members with newer models of cars – and so we will allow 1 in 4 cars to be of a post-2003 age and still qualify for the £4.50 club exhibitor pass.

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

To take up this offer clubs must confirm their booking no later than Friday 20 July 2018.

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 tickets are not available on the day of the event.

MOTORCYCLE SEASON PASS

We offer a free motorcycle season pass. Produce your season pass at the gate on arrival and pay an admission fee of just £3.00 per person (maximum two per bike) when displaying a classic (2003 and pre-2003) motorcycle in the show – a substantial saving on the standard admission price.

Keep hold of your motorcycle season pass, it is a reusable pass that can be used throughout the 2018 season at most Classic Shows motorcycle shows (excludes the Manchester Bike Show at EventCity).

To guarantee receiving your motorcycle season pass in time for this event, orders should arrive to us no later than 5pm on Friday 20 July 2018.

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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, unless you show a 2018 motorcycle season pass, free exhibitor tickets are not available on the day of the event.

PITCHES

Pitches are 6x6m, outdoors on grass. Pitch allocation is first-come-first-served

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 pitches.

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

Pay in Advance Pay on the Day
Trade Pitch (6x6m) £40.00 £45.00
Autojumble (6x6m) £15.00 £15.00

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).

SET-UP

Saturday: 2pm-7pm
Sunday:
From 7am.

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PHOTOS

View photos from previous events at Bodelwyddan Castle.

ABOUT BODELWYDDAN CASTLE

Find out more about Bodelwyddan Castle by visiting the Bodelwyddan Castle website.