Car enthusiasts are getting revved up for the Ragley Hall Motor Show held in Warwickshire on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend.
Up to 1,000 vehicles are expected to be on display including pre and post war vehicles, American muscle, kit and custom cars, classic motorcycles and commercial vehicles.
Gemini Events Director Stephen Smith said: “Set in 400 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens, Ragley Hall is one of our favourite venues and our thanks go to the Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford for allowing us to bring the Motor Show to this stunning location.”
Ragley Hall Motor Show, sponsored by ClassicLine, will welcome 30 motoring clubs with an eclectic line-up of vehicles from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club to Yesterday’s Caravans. Local groups represented including the Birmingham RS Owners Club, Custom Classics Leicester, Potteries Morris Minor Owners Club, Black Country Classics, Leicester Classic Car Enthusiasts, Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club West Midlands, and Worcester MG Owners Club.
Marques represented include some old school Americana for the American Auto Club UK, Austin Ten Drivers Club, BeachBuggy.info, Club Lotus, Granada Classics, Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, Lada Owners Club, Mercedes Benz Club, Midget and Sprite Club, Stag Owners Club, and TR Drivers Club to name a few.
Private entries range from Sandra Harris’ 1937 Austin 7 Box Saloon to Colin Bailey’s 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. All decades in between are represented with a fantastic mix of marques including Trevor Brotherton’s 1944 Fordson WOT, Tim Densham’s 1953 Healey Tickford, Cliff Wakelin’s 1974 Gentry TF1300, Terrance Oxley’s 1979 Dax Tojeiro, and John Slater’s 1986 Irish Clan.
The Live Arena will include car parades and family games as well as the popular ‘Decibel Duel’, a competition to find the loudest engine. There will also be Daily Driver and Pride of Ownership competition, with the overall winner receiving a year’s free insurance from ClassicLine. There will also be the annual Concours which culminates in the ‘Best in Show’ award at 4pm.
Visitors will be entertained with live music from vintage vocalist Carrie-Anne Lawson on Sunday along with performances from SJP Theatre Arts. On Bank Holiday Monday, it’s the Mods versus the Rockers as The Quik Beats battle against The Delray Rockets.
There is also trader and autojumble stands for all those after a Bank Holiday bargain along with vintage rides for the younger visitors.
Gates open at 10am until 4pm. Admission starts from £8 for adults, £4 for children (4-16 years), with a family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) for £20 when booked in advance. Tickets also available on the gate. Free parking for all visitors. Entry to Ragley House is an additional fee. For more information, visit www.classicmotorshows.co.uk