Somerset to Stage Classic Car Invasion

16 April, 2014

Around 14,000 people are expected to descend on the Royal Bath and West Showground in Somerset when the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show rolls into the region this summer.

The iconic event, sponsored by Footman James, will take place over the weekend of 14-15 June 2014. 

It promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 200 classic motors from 65 car clubs on display for all to see at the 240 acre site near Shepton Mallet.

There will also be another 2,000 in the classic car park, along with 200 traders, an autojumble and a classic auction - not to mention the usual help and advice regarding all things classic car insurance.

“It will be wall-to-wall classics, with everything from Aston Martins to Wolseleys,” said event organiser Nigel Stevens.

“There will also be cars most people may not have seen on the road in many years. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest show in the classic car calendar, and this year’s show should be our biggest and best. We will again be supporting Children Hospice South West at the show.”

Large club displays are the order of the show - and those in attendance will not be disappointed by what’s on offer.

The Early MG Club is bringing seven cars; the Aston Martin Owners Club has 10 models to show off, and the Joint Rover Clubs will exhibit up to 12 cars as part of the 110th anniversary of Rover.

A number of other clubs will also be celebrating over the weekend as they reach landmark anniversaries.

The MK1-5 Cortina Owners Club, for instance, will revel in its 25th anniversary; the Post Vintage Humber Car Club will have eight cars on its 40th birthday display, and the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a diverse cross-section of cars.

One extra special club lined up for this year’s show is the Swallow Doretti Register, which will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the very rare Swallow Doretti with three cars.