SHOW OPEN: Sat 9.30am-4pm | Sun 9.30am-4pm
Sat Nav: BA4 6QN
The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show is the longest-running event of its kind in the UK with an incredible 40 editions under its belt. A guaranteed fun day out for all the family, this year’s show features the incredible Wall of Death, kiddies’ rides and entertainment, as well as an incredible collection of classic cars from across the country. Celebrating everything from legendary marques like Jaguar and Rolls-Royce through to nostalgia-fuelled icons like Morgan, Rover and Morris Minor, the show has a classic that everyone will love.
Known and loved by many in the scene for its friendly atmosphere, the show’s intrigue and interest starts the minute you walk through the gate to be greeted by hundreds of vehicles packed into the classic car park. The vast array of marvellous marques and models driven in by our enthusiastic visitors creates one of the most impressive collections of privately owned classic cars you’ll see anywhere in the country.
Renowned for their loyalty to the show, the car clubs never fail to impress either. Club members produce superb exhibitions year on year – usually themed and nearly always made by their own hands. Providing our visitors with endless information about their incredible vehicles, these wonderful mini-communities help to keep the classic car scene alive.
In the spacious halls of the Royal Bath & West there will be a wide range of independent traders including specialist suppliers of parts, tools and vintage memorabilia, along with an array of service providers. One of the largest areas is dedicated to a huge indoor autojumble where showgoers can lose themselves for hours rummaging around the bargains in search of that rare find.
If you’ve a keen eye for a bargain, you’re in for a treat this year – the Automotive Garage Clear-out is coming to the Bristol Classic Car Show and visitors will have the opportunity to browse pre-loved automotive bits and bobs in a good old-fashioned, car boot-style sale on the Sunday (June 23). Should you wish to downsize your own collection of parts, spares and general odds and ends while making a few quid into the bargain, why not fill up your car and bring them along for just £20 for the plot? You will be able to display them in front of thousands of classic vehicle enthusiasts and restorers looking for that missing piece at one of the largest classic vehicle shows in the South West.
And, as always, the weekend culminates in the Charterhouse Auction, where there’s always a fantastic line-up of classics waiting to go under the hammer. Visitors are free to browse through the lots on Saturday, with entry on Sunday by catalogue only (on sale at the door to the auction).