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Online Order FAQs

How long will my online order take to arrive? 2017-08-09T17:12:46+00:00

Tickets ordered online will be sent via email within three working days. Tickets ordered before 5pm on the Friday directly before an event will be issued by the end of the working day.

Public FAQs

How long will my online order take to arrive? 2017-08-09T17:12:46+00:00

Tickets ordered online will be sent via email within three working days. Tickets ordered before 5pm on the Friday directly before an event will be issued by the end of the working day.

Are food and refreshments available to purchase at the events? 2017-05-15T15:07:05+00:00

Yes, there are a variety of catering units at the events from which you can buy food and drinks.

Are your events accessible for wheelchair users? 2017-05-15T15:06:04+00:00

Yes – All events are accessible to wheelchair users.

Visitors should note that many events are based in the grounds of country homes and are therefore located on grass rather than hardstanding, This should not however prevent wheelchair use.

What entertainment is there at your classic car shows? 2017-05-15T15:05:17+00:00

All classic car shows feature a full concours (vehicle judging and award ceremony) which is overseen by experienced commentator and judges.  This provides a focal point throughout the event and many visitors will locate around the arena and watch as owners are interviewed and the vehicles are judged.

There is also a range of trade and autojumble retail opportunities where visitors can buy hard-to-find car parts, accessories, merchandise, books and manuals plus a range of non-vehicles related items including vintage items, signs and memorabilia.

Events may feature further entertainment, please refer to the event’s full listing on the website via the ‘Event’ option on the top navigation bar.

Do you charge for parking at your events? 2017-05-15T14:58:15+00:00

No, parking is free at all Classic Shows events.

Is disabled parking available at the venues? 2017-05-15T14:57:09+00:00

Yes, we ensure that there is always disabled parking provided. Please advise on arrival if you require disabled parking and our gate and car parking staff will ensure you are directed to the disabled parking area.

Are dogs allowed at Classic Shows events? 2017-05-15T14:54:29+00:00

Dogs are allowed at all of the Classic Shows events with the following exceptions:

Bodelwyddan Castle: Please note the general public may not bring their dogs into Bodelwyddan Castle. Traders and exhibitors can bring their dog, but dogs must be kept on a lead less than 1.5m long, must not be exercised on the event field within the event’s opening hours, and cannot be taken on the grounds beyond the event field.

Harewood House: Dogs are welcome within at this event and within the Harewood grounds with the few following exceptions: Dogs are not permitted in the House, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and in the Adventure Playground, but the rest of the 100 acre site is yours to enjoy! All we ask is that your dog is kept on a short lead.

Exhibitor FAQs

How long will my online order take to arrive? 2017-08-09T17:12:46+00:00

Tickets ordered online will be sent via email within three working days. Tickets ordered before 5pm on the Friday directly before an event will be issued by the end of the working day.

I wish to take part in the concours. What do I need to do? 2017-05-15T15:38:50+00:00

At indoor events  all vehicles will be judged in the concours, you do not need to do anything, our judges will walk around the venue to judge all vehicles on display.

At outdoor events, if you would like to take part in the concours, listen out for an announcement for your vehicle’s section. You will then need to drive your vehicle into the concours arena for judging.

Do I need insurance to display my vehicle in a Classic Shows events? 2017-05-15T15:37:58+00:00

Yes. All vehicles on site must have valid insurance covering them for theft and damage – the organiser will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle however caused.

The discounted vehicle display passes for the show / day I’d like to attend have all been allocated. Can I still display my vehicle in the show? 2017-05-15T15:37:07+00:00

For most of our shows, the answer is yes. Simply turn up on the day, pay the full admission price per person, then you are able to display your vehicle in the show and take part in the concours if you so wish. There are however a few exceptions were space at a venue is limited: Cholmondeley Castle and Clumber Park.

At Cholmondeley Castle there is space for 1000 classic cars, and due to the popularity of this event all 1000 spaces are usually allocated before the booking deadline. Additional club members are still welcome to turn up on the day in their classic vehicle, however they will not be able to join you in the showground on your club stand, instead they will be directed to our classic car overflow area. This is a separate area, away from the public car park, and is purely for classic vehicles, it’s a great place to be on display, however it does mean they will be parked in a separate area to the club, and they will also not be able to take part in concours.

At Clumber Park, once all space has been allocated in the show field, arriving vehicles will be directed to the public car park.

From what time can I arrive with my classic vehicle/motorcycle on the day of the event? 2017-05-15T15:36:21+00:00

Set-up is from 7am on the day at all of our events and you are welcome to arrive with your vehicle from this time, however the Motor Show at Harewood House has a slightly earlier set-up time, which starts from 6am.

I’m exhibiting in the show, can I camp overnight and if so how much does it cost? 2017-05-15T15:29:50+00:00

Camping for exhibitors is available only at two day events at Blenheim Palace and Thoresby Park. The cost is £10 per tent/caravan/motorhome per night. Camping isn’t allowed on the night of the second day of the event. Facilities are very limited, so we recommend that you are self-contained (ie. You have access to your own toilet, showers etc). Please reference the classic vehicle booking form in order to book camping.

I’ve booked my car into the show, but I would like to bring a different car now. What do I do? 2017-05-15T15:24:28+00:00

Please call the office on 01484 667776.

If the car you’re now bringing is in the same section of the show (A: pre 1950s, B: 1950s-1960s… etc.), we can simply update the vehicle details on your booking and you can keep the same pass.

If your vehicle will be placed in a different section, we may ask you to send in your original pass, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, so we can send you a new pass.

I’m exhibiting my vehicle in your show. What time can I leave? 2017-05-15T15:25:59+00:00

For all of our shows (except Harewood House) you are free to leave in your vehicle whenever you wish, we just ask that you drive slowly and carefully and be considerate of our guests. If, however, you are displaying your vehicle in the Motor Show at Harewood House, your vehicle must remain static until 4.30pm, after which time you can leave.

We have booked a club stand and now another member of the club would like to come. Can we book an extra ticket? 2017-05-15T15:22:25+00:00

If it’s before the booking deadline and we have not already reached any advance ticket cap which may apply to the event, then yes!

If booking after the advance deadline simply tell any additional club members to turn up on the day and pay the full admission price, these club members can then join you on your stand. There are however a few exceptions where space at a venue is limited: Cholmondeley Castle and Clumber Park.

At Cholmondeley Castle there is space for 1000 classic cars, and due to the popularity of this event all 1000 spaces are usually allocated before the booking deadline. Additional club members are still welcome to turn up on the day in their classic vehicle, however they will not be able to join you in the showground on your club stand, instead they will be directed to our classic car overflow area. This is a separate area, away from the public car park, and is purely for classic vehicles, it’s a great place to be on display, however it does mean they will be parked in a separate area to the club, and they will also not be able to take part in concours.

At Clumber Park, once all space has been allocated in the show field, arriving vehicles will be directed to the public car park.

Why do classic vehicle owners who wish to turn up on the day have to pay the normal admission price? 2017-05-15T15:21:15+00:00

Classic Shows offers a heavily discounted admission ticket for exhibitors which allows admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children for just £4 in total (or free at some events). To avail of this offer exhibitors must book in advance of the event and book no later than the advance booking deadline highlighted on the vehicle booking form. This offer is heavily promoted on the Classic Shows website, promotional literature and booking forms.

If vehicle exhibitors opt not to take up this offer, they are still very welcome to exhibit the vehicle at any event (subject to capacity and noting on-the-day vehicle exhibitor entries are not available at The Motor Show at Harewood House) but must pay the full on-the-day admission price per person.

Do I have to book my vehicle in or can I turn up on the day? 2017-05-15T15:13:09+00:00

Should you wish to display your vehicle, you MUST book in advance for The Motor Show at Harewood House as there will be no on-the-day exhibitor bookings.

However, for all other events exhibitors can attend on the day of the event, pay the on-the-day admission price and exhibit their vehicles subject to there being sufficient remaining capacity – notably this can be an issue at venues such as Cholmondeley Castle and Clumber Park.

Classic Shows offers a heavily discounted admission ticket for exhibitors booking in advance of the event.

Can any other types of vehicles enter the show other than classics? 2017-05-15T15:09:14+00:00

All vehicles are welcome to display in our shows, however not all vehicles are eligible to book into the show at the discounted price.  If your vehicle is ineligible for the discounted pass, in order to display your vehicle in the show, simply turn up on the day and pay the full admission price per person. Be sure to let our gate staff know that you’d like to display your vehicle in the show, that way they will direct you into the showground rather than the car park.

What types of vehicle are eligible to book a discounted vehicle exhibitor pass? 2017-05-15T15:08:16+00:00

Any classic vehicle (which we class as vehicles aged 2002 or pre-2002) are eligible. Newer models of cars that fall into the following categories are also eligible to book at the discounted rate: American / Kit / Custom / Replica / Sports vehicles. If the event has a particular theme, all cars of that variety are also welcome to book as well (eg. If a show says ‘including Cheshire Jaguar Day’ – all Jaguars, of any age, are welcome to book).

Please note also that some of the new events (notably the Motor Show at Harewood House) offers an exception to the pre-2002 rule and allow more modern vehicles to attend and display. For cars newer than 2002, the ask is that vehicles must be interesting (eg. rare, unique, famous, high-profile). The organisers reserve final say in terms of any post-2002 cars.

The above description provides the general rules on the age of displaying vehicles however please contact the office for further details.

Are food and refreshments available to purchase at the events? 2017-05-15T15:07:05+00:00

Yes, there are a variety of catering units at the events from which you can buy food and drinks.

Are your events accessible for wheelchair users? 2017-05-15T15:06:04+00:00

Yes – All events are accessible to wheelchair users.

Visitors should note that many events are based in the grounds of country homes and are therefore located on grass rather than hardstanding, This should not however prevent wheelchair use.

What entertainment is there at your classic car shows? 2017-05-15T15:05:17+00:00

All classic car shows feature a full concours (vehicle judging and award ceremony) which is overseen by experienced commentator and judges.  This provides a focal point throughout the event and many visitors will locate around the arena and watch as owners are interviewed and the vehicles are judged.

There is also a range of trade and autojumble retail opportunities where visitors can buy hard-to-find car parts, accessories, merchandise, books and manuals plus a range of non-vehicles related items including vintage items, signs and memorabilia.

Events may feature further entertainment, please refer to the event’s full listing on the website via the ‘Event’ option on the top navigation bar.

Do you charge for parking at your events? 2017-05-15T14:58:15+00:00

No, parking is free at all Classic Shows events.

Are dogs allowed at Classic Shows events? 2017-05-15T14:54:29+00:00

Dogs are allowed at all of the Classic Shows events with the following exceptions:

Bodelwyddan Castle: Please note the general public may not bring their dogs into Bodelwyddan Castle. Traders and exhibitors can bring their dog, but dogs must be kept on a lead less than 1.5m long, must not be exercised on the event field within the event’s opening hours, and cannot be taken on the grounds beyond the event field.

Harewood House: Dogs are welcome within at this event and within the Harewood grounds with the few following exceptions: Dogs are not permitted in the House, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and in the Adventure Playground, but the rest of the 100 acre site is yours to enjoy! All we ask is that your dog is kept on a short lead.

Trade FAQs

What’s the difference between trade and autojumble? 2017-05-15T15:58:22+00:00

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).

Do I have to book a pitch in advance or can I turn up on the day? 2017-05-15T16:23:10+00:00

You MUST book in advance for The Motor Show at Harewood House, however, for all other events, most people selling vehicle-related items can simply turn up on the day of the event and pay the on-the-day price for a pitch, however there are a few exceptions. There are certain trades that where we offer exclusivity to at a venue, these include areas such as automobile breakdown services. If we have offered exclusivity to a trader, anyone arriving on the day within the same field will be turned away. We recommend calling the office before 5pm on the Friday before an event to avoid disappointment.

For those selling nonvehicle related items,or if you are in any doubt, call the office before 5pm on the Friday before the event to check that your type of buesiness is eligible to simply turn up on the day. The Organisers have the right to turn away trade on the day.

Is there wi-fi access? 2017-05-15T15:48:58+00:00

Most of our events are held outdoors in show fields. There is no wi-fi service available.

I run a catering stall, can I exhibit at your show? 2017-05-15T15:48:28+00:00

Call the office on 01484 667776 to discuss catering opportunities at our events.

Can I trade at the show if I sell things that are non-vehicle related? 2017-05-15T15:47:02+00:00

We welcome a wide variety of trade at our shows and not just vehicle-related items. Please call the office on 01484 667776 to discuss this further.

Do I need insurance to trade at a Classic Shows event? 2017-05-15T15:46:19+00:00

Yes. Traders and autojumble stall holders must have valid public liability insurance. The organiser does not accept any liability whatsoever for loss of damage to stock however caused.

I’m trading at your show. Can I camp overnight? 2017-05-15T15:45:33+00:00

Traders are welcome to camp overnight between the set-up night and the night of the show, and on the night between the two days of a two day event. Please note that camping is not allowed following the final day of the show. Please note that camping facilities may be very limited, so we recommend that you are self-contained (ie. You have access to your own toilet, showers etc).

From what time can I set up my trade/autojumble pitch on the day or the day before the events? 2017-05-15T15:42:05+00:00

Timings are event specific and will be displayed in the ‘Event’ section of the website.

As a general rule, Sunday set-up is from 7am and Saturday set-up usually takes place from 2pm-7pm but please check the ‘Event’ section of the website before making a booking as there are certain events where these set-up times are not possible.

Is electricity provided? 2017-05-15T15:40:30+00:00

At indoor events, there are a select number of pitches that have access to electricity. You will need to bring an extension cable with you. When booking your pitch, please make it clear to staff that you require an electrical point.

Do you supply tables? 2017-05-15T15:39:30+00:00

No, it’s space only. If you require any tables or other items, please bring these with you.

Are food and refreshments available to purchase at the events? 2017-05-15T15:07:05+00:00

Yes, there are a variety of catering units at the events from which you can buy food and drinks.

Are your events accessible for wheelchair users? 2017-05-15T15:06:04+00:00

Yes – All events are accessible to wheelchair users.

Visitors should note that many events are based in the grounds of country homes and are therefore located on grass rather than hardstanding, This should not however prevent wheelchair use.

Do you charge for parking at your events? 2017-05-15T14:58:15+00:00

No, parking is free at all Classic Shows events.

Are dogs allowed at Classic Shows events? 2017-05-15T14:54:29+00:00

Dogs are allowed at all of the Classic Shows events with the following exceptions:

Bodelwyddan Castle: Please note the general public may not bring their dogs into Bodelwyddan Castle. Traders and exhibitors can bring their dog, but dogs must be kept on a lead less than 1.5m long, must not be exercised on the event field within the event’s opening hours, and cannot be taken on the grounds beyond the event field.

Harewood House: Dogs are welcome within at this event and within the Harewood grounds with the few following exceptions: Dogs are not permitted in the House, Bird Garden, Farm Experience and in the Adventure Playground, but the rest of the 100 acre site is yours to enjoy! All we ask is that your dog is kept on a short lead.

YOUR INSURANCE MATTERS

Classic Shows are delighted to work with Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance – the UK’s leading insurance broker for the classic vehicle movement.

Be sure to contact them when it comes round to the renewal of your classic vehicle policy or any of your general insurance requirements.