SUNDAY 6 & MONDAY 7 MAY 2018
CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts, NG22 9EP
CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Sunday: Includes the East Midlands Ford Show
Monday: Includes the East Midlands Mini & VW Show
The first Thoresby Park event of 2018 for a 2-day vehicle extravaganza!
We have been running events at Thoresby Park for almost a quarter of a century and in that time the events have grown from a handful of stalls and display cars to what is probably now one of the biggest and best kept secrets in the classic motoring scene! So much so that the editor of Classic Motor Monthly reported the turn out to be “jaw dropping”.
The event features over 500 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display each day and includes two special themes – Fords on Sunday 6th and Minis and VWs on Monday 7th.
This is the 47th Classic Car and Motorcycle Show that has been held by Classic Shows at Thoresby Park. Join us for a great day out for all the family, jammed packed with things to do and see.
ADMISSION COST PER DAY
Visitor parking is free.
ADMISSION TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED VIA THREE OPTIONS:
Tickets can be purchased through the online ticketing facility until 5pm on Saturday 5th May. After this time, please purchase your tickets at the venue on the day.
Gift vouchers can be purchased via the Classic Shows website and used at this event.
Day of the Event
Tickets can be purchased at the admission gate.
Exhibitors Please Note:
Please note that if attending the event using a vehicle exhibitor pass you must arrive by 11am. The pass 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 wishing to exhibit a pre-2003 motorcylcle in the show, may use a motorcycle season pass to benefit from reduced admission of just £3 per person (maximum 2 persons per pass travelling on the motorcycle).
Exhibitors who haven’t booked in advance or do not possess a motorcycle season pass are welcome to turn up on the day and exhibit on the day. Simply pay the on the day admission price – £8 per adult / £3 per child (aged 7-14) – and you will then be directed into the event and located within the relevant vehicle display. Please note that discounted exhibitor tickets are not available on the day of the event.
1000+ VEHICLES ON DISPLAY OVER TWO DAYS
This was a one day event before it was extended to a 2-day event to manage the high levels of demand from exhibitors and visitors. The event now regularly attracts 500+ vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display each day in addition to a special Ford feature on Sunday 6th and Mini & VW feature on Monday 7th.
Expect to see a wide range of privately owned vehicles on display dating from the early 1900’s right up the modern classic Fords, VWs and Minis.
The event is very well supported by a range of car clubs including the Notts MG Owners Club, Jenson Owners Club, Mercedes Benz Owners Club, Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, Yorkshire & Humber ST & RS Owners ClubSouth Yorks TVR, RS Owners Club, XR Owners Club, Junction 24 Fords, Just Another Ford, Capri Club International, Ford RST, Mansfield Modified, Littlejohn Classic Car Club, Notts About Minis and Robin Hood Minis
The vehicle concours takes place in the event arena and provides a much-loved central feature to the event.
All exhibiting vehicles will be included with the vehicle concours and judging process overseen by experienced commentator and fans favourite Les Clayton. Les has worked at Classic Shows events for over 20 years and provides a friendly and interactive commentary service to engage visitors throughout the event. Les will coordinate the concours and will be assisted by experienced judges with awards presented for a range of categories and culminating in the Car of the Show and Pride of Ownership categories.
Each participating vehicle exhibitor also receives 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.
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 and ice cream vendors. In addition, there is a permeant café located within Thoresby Courtyard.
Portable toilets are located at the left hand side of the showfield and permeant toilets are available within Thoresby Courtyard.
The event is located in the grounds of Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts, NG22 9EP which provides substantial outside accommodation located adjacent to the superb Thoresby Hall. Visitors are able to explore the full grounds and parklands and also the Thoresby Courtyard which features a selection of hand picked retailers and a sit down café.
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 upon arrival at the venue visitors should follow the high vis road signs directing them into the correct entrance. Please do not use the Thoresby Courtyard entrance when attending the event (this will also be signposted). Upon arrival visitors will be directed into the car park by event stewards, will park their vehicles and walk into the event. Visitor parking is free for all events run by Classic Shows at Thoresby Park.
All Classic Shows events at Thoresby Park also feature children’s entertainment in the form of bouncy castle and small fairground rides.
Thoresby Park is situated midway between the Ollerton round-a-bout and the Clumber Park/A57/A1M R-A-B on the A614 Nottingham to Doncaster road.
Within the vicinity of the event please follow the hi-vis ‘Classic Vehicle Show’ signs which will direct you into the event.
DISCOUNTED ADVANCE BOOKING
Classic Shows offers 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 / a Ford of any age if exhibiting on Sunday’s Ford Day / a Mini or VW of any age if exhibiting on Monday’s Mini & VW theme
- 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 5pm, Friday 27 April 2018. Note that discountented exhibitor admission tickets are not available to purchase on the day of the event and if exhibitors do not take up this offer ahead of the deadline, they will be required to pay the standard on-the-day admission price on arrival.
ON THE DAY TICKETS
Exhibitors are welcome to turn up on the day, pay the on the day admission price – £8 per adult / £3 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 ticket at the gate on arrival and pay an admission fee of just £3 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.
Motorcycle exhibitors can retain the motorcycle season pass and use the pass throughout the 2018 season at most Classic Shows events (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 Friday 27 April 2018.
ON THE DAY TICKETS
Exhibitors are welcome to turn up on the day, pay the on the day admission price – £8 per adult / £3.00 per child (aged 7-14) – and will then be directed into the event and located within the relevant vehicle display.
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 please download the Trade and Autojumble Booking Form, compete the form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Classic Shows at 26 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA. Alternatively call us on 01484 667776.
COST PER PITCH PER DAY
|Pay in Advance||Pay on the Day|
|Premium Trade Pitch (6x6m)||£Call Office||£Call Office|
|Trade Pitch (6x6m)||£40.00||£45.00|
|Autojumble (6x6m). Special offer: Trade 2 days for the price of 1||£30.00||£35.00|
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).
Saturday: 2pm to 7pm
Sunday: From 7am
MORE EVENTS AT THORESBY PARK
View photos from previous events at Thoresby Park.
ABOUT THORESBY PARK
Thoresby Park and Hall has an interesting history. Read more on the Thoresby Park website.