Car owners / exhibitors are advised to arrive between 8am – 9am. All car owners / exhibitors should arrive no later than 11am if using a discounted advance car owner / exhibitor ticket.

Visitors are able to arrive from 9.30am.

Vehicle Displays

Expect to see up to 500 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display.

Cars are displayed by age (pre-60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s+) and category (American, Sports and Convertibles, Commercial and Military and Kit, Custom and Replica).

There will also be a wide range of club stands and displays which will be displayed on the basis of classic and modern classic clubs.

In the classic bike section, up to 50+ vintage and classic motorcycles will be on display including models from the likes of BSA, Norton and Velocette.

Live Commentary & Judging

All display vehicles are included in the vehicle judging and awards process which will be overseen by experienced vehicle commentator Guy Loveridge and judge Peter Fleming. Guy and Peter will present awards across all vehicle categories and culminating in the Car of the Show awards.

The vehicle concours is located in the event arena and provides a much-loved feature of the event. Guy will interview owners regarding their restoration projects and vehicle stories and provide interactive entertainment throughout the event. If you have an interesting vehicle or a story behind it, feel free to let Les know and he may just arrange for you to be interviewed!

To participate in the judging, owners should listen out for their category to be called and then make their way into the arena. The winners of each category are then asked to come back into the arena for the Car of the Show judging and awards at the end of the event.

Each vehicle exhibitor entering the arena for judging is eligible to receive a unique and complementary commemorative plaque.

Trade, Autojumble & Retail Stalls

This event features a large retail village and autojumble area of up to 100 stalls selling a range of hard-to-find parts, merchandise, memorabilia, antiques, craft and vintage items.

Live Music

Following from successful trials in 2023, we are pleased to confirm that the event will include live music from one of our talented performers. The live music takes place in the arena over lunch time, usually at some point between 12-1pm. Expect to hear a range of popular acoustic tracks and feel free put in your request!

Food & Drink

A wide selection of quality hot and cold food and drink is available from the catering village plus responsible bars, confectionery, and ice cream vendors.


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.

Visitor parking is free.

Portable toilets, including disabled facilities, will be located in the event field. In addition, permanent facilities are available at the Courtyard at Boatyard.

Disabled visitor parking is also available. Please mention that you require disabled parking to the parking stewards and they will direct you to the relevant area. Disabled toilets are available in the event field, located with the main event toilets adjacent to the catering area.

The Grounds, Visitor Information & Directions

The event is located in the grounds of Castle Howard, nr. Malton, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA.

Castle Howard is one of only ten ‘Treasure Houses of England’, a group of the finest houses, palaces and castles in England, is a magnificent, 18th century historic house in the north of England set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape just outside York.

The Yorkshire stately home boasts world-renowned works of art and stunning architecture having been designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and built with the assistance of Nicholas Hawksmoor.

The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples, and woodland as well as formal walled garden and children’s adventure playground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out, plus enjoy a changing programme of events, children’s trails and a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.

Visitors to the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show also benefit from full access to the Castle Howard grounds, gardens and parkland without extra charge (note an extra fee applies for access inside Castle Howard).

Castle Howard is just 15 miles north east of York and easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast.

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