June 27, 2019

What you missed out on at the Bristol Classic Car Show

‘Keep on running…keep on driving’

The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show has been running for an amazing 40 years, and the 2019 show at the Royal Bath and Western Showground certainly didn't disappoint.

Thousands of classic car enthusiasts from across the nation headed down to the longest running classic car show of its kind in the UK over the 22nd-23rd June, ready to display their pride and joy to fellow classic car fanatics.  

Our Footman James stand certainly grabbed attention over the weekend as we were lucky enough to have on display the spectacular 1933 Monaco Grand Prix winner, the Bugatti T51, which raced to a dramatic victory against Archille Varzi’s rival Tazio Nuvolari all those years ago.  


Not only this, plenty of you who came over to say hello also had the chance to soar above the clouds by entering our Tiger Moth Experience flight with Finest Hour Experiences.  We are happy to confirm that Mr G.Sherwood was our lucky winner! We hope that you and your guest have a wonderful experience. 

The best thing about the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show is that the show truly celebrates all classic car makes and models; you can attend the show and be dazzled by colourful Marcos, amazed by Jurassic Park’s Jeep 29, stunned by the beautiful Jaguar Open E Type and step back in time with the much-loved DeLorean.


A true mix of vehicles could be found out in the glorious sunshine over at the Classic Car Park, where visitors were also met by the utterly dangerous Wall of Death and none other than the Mystery Machine itself!


Judges were also on patrol and on the lookout for those classic cars that needed extra special recognition. At the show there were a variety of awards including:

Best Vintage/Veteran vehicle: Awarded to the 1925 Morgan Aerosport


Highly Commended: Awarded to both the 1981 DeLorean and the Jurassic Park Jeep 29.


Best American Vehicle: Awarded to the 1972 Buick Skylark


Best Classic Sports Car / Convertible: Awarded to the 1961 Daimler sp250


Best Car in Show: Awarded to the very rare 1953 Daimler Dauphin


Classic car clubs were also at the heart of all the action with some super displays, including the Wessex Vehicle Preservation Club who took home the award for Best Dressed Club Stand.


It was also great to see the Morris Minor Owners Club, Land Rover Series One Club, Morris Register, Austin A30 A35 Owners Club, Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club, Club Marcos and the Mendip Classic Vehicle Group turn up; just to name a few, as it is classic vehicle clubs that help keep our industry alive.


If you missed out on all the fun from the weekend, you can catch up on some of the remarkable vehicles that attended the show over on our Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show photo gallery.

Or, if you can’t wait to see what’s in store for our next Bristol Show, why not find out the dates for our Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show this November!