Launching the show season in style every year, The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show is back for 2019! It’s the biggest and best of its kind in the south-west of England, and forms a magnet for all petrolheads about to embark on or complete their latest restoration project – and all points in between. Want to bring your own classic and show it off? You can! We’re still taking private entries and if you do decide you’d like to display your pride and joy at the show, you’ll receive a wristband that admits one person to the show free of charge – plus the chance to win a huge range of awards, including the highly coveted Best in Show!
So, if you own a classic vehicle and you fancy seeing it on display at our show, download, complete and return a form to us as soon as possible so that we can reserve your space.
2 Club stands so good you will be begging to join them
Clubs at this event are renowned for their loyalty to the show, along with their fantastic efforts to create a unique display each year. Often made by their own fair hands, these incredible groups of people make up the backbone of the classic car community and help keep it alive. Watch out for the awards presentation at 4pm on the Sunday of every show, to see which lucky clubs pick up the cash prizes for first, second and third place! A full list of clubs attending will be posted on the website closer to the show.
3 Bargains aplenty up for grabs
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 Great Western 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 (February 10). 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? You will be able to put 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.
4 The Classic Car Park
The Classic Car Park at the Great Western Classic Car Show is a great opportunity to get out and about in your pride and joy and shrug off the dark days of winter. This area of the event is a definite highlight; you’ll often find photographers, journalists and enthusiasts alike mooching through the rows upon rows of vehicles at this classic mecca!
Drivers can enter the show for just £5 (tickets only available on the day). Remember, all those who park up are automatically entered to win a variety of awards and prizes each day.
5 The Charterhouse auction
The Exmoor Hall (the hall next to the Main Hall) is home to Charterhouse Auctioneers and Valuers for the weekend. There are often as many as 100 lots to go under the hammer at the show, and there is guaranteed to be something to suit all tastes, interests and budgets.
The hall is open to all visitors on the Saturday for viewing free of charge, but if you fancy a look on the Sunday, or perhaps you’ve seen a lot you want to bid on, you’ll need to buy a catalogue from the Charterhouse staff before you go in. A catalogue gains entry for two adults, and they cost just £10 each.
Look out for more information on the lots for sale in the run-up to the show. A full list can be found on the Charterhouse website.