Footman James Classic Car Show Manchester 2018

Date: 15.09.2018 - 16.09.2018
Location: Event City, Manchester, M41 7TB Event City, Manchester, M41 7TB, 0 0

With a promise to bring together the best from the UK’s classic car scene, the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show returns to EventCity this September. With an array of iconic classics spanning through the decades, there will be something to pique your interest. Some of the earliest vehicles produced will be present, iconic 60s and 70s classics, British sports cars and American muscle cars - providing a true, nostalgic trip through time. Located at one of the UK’s largest exhibition centre, there is over 300,000 square feet of indoor space to explore.


There are many things to do at the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show, from viewing classic car club displays, the Live Rally Action stage, trade stands and even a concours. Located right next to the Trafford Centre, this classic car show offers a multi-interest day for the whole family.

This year we will have two significant vehicles on the Footman James stand - a 1976 Ford Escort Mexico and a 2011 Nissan GT-R FIA GT1. Both are sure to capture enthusiasts attention with their striking appearances. 

The Nissan GT-R GT1 is a particularly significant display for visitors to the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show. This specific car is 1 of 4 that was built by Nismo (Nissan’s motorsport division) to compete in the FIA GT1 series. Whilst all four vehicles are still in existence, two are kept in renowned car collectors collections – with one located in Japan and the other in Luxembourg. Nissmo also has one stored in their museum, with our display being the fourth and only one that is regularly used. 

Classic Car Clubs

Everybody knows that classic car clubs are the heart of the classic community and at the Footman James Manchester Classic Car show, that’s no exception. There will be a host of our affiliated clubs taking part with stands and displays, including:

• Avenger Sunbeam Owners Club
• Classic Corvette Club UK
• Fiat 500 Club
• Ford Anglia 105E Club
• Hillman Owners Club
• Italian Replica Club
• Jaguar Drivers Club
• Jaguar Enthusiasts Club
• Mercedes-Benz Club

To find a full list of exhibitors, head to the Manchester 2018 exhibitor listings.

Live Rally Action

See some of motorsport’s icons driving on a specially constructed demonstration ‘stage’ – one of the only outdoor parts of the event, it’s not one to miss. Operating up to three times per day, just outside the halls, there will be Group B Rally cars alongside other ‘golden era’ classic rally cars. You are sure to hear them before you see them!

Restoration Workshop

Being able to restore and maintain your classic are skills you need to learn to keep your vehicle on the road. There will be demonstrations live at the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show from experts, helping you discover all the tips and tricks. There will be a range of skills on display, from welding, electrics, trimming and panel forming.

Trade Stands

Another element of classic-ownership is sourcing elusive spare parts for your vehicle. Finding a specialist supplier can sometime feel as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack, but the trade stands at the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show makes it a whole lot easier. From products to services and tools, the trade stands will encapsulate classic literature, garage equipment and an Autojumble to rival some of the best.


You will be able to purchase tickets from the foyer at 9am on the day of arrival or you can purchase advanced tickets now.

Advanced Tickets

Adult: £12.50 (Saturday)
Child (under 16s): FREE

You can purchase tickets on the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show website.