Classic Car Show returns to Derby next month

Scores of retro vehicles are set to roll into Derby next month for the annual Classic Car Show.

Hot Rods, Rolls-Royces, Jaguars, Lambrettas, Vespas, classic Fords, Minis and Harley Davidsons are just some of the motors on show at Markeaton Park on July 9 from 10am.

From classic cars to retro vehicles, modern classics to lifestyle from the twenties to present day, the event is set to be a hit with those looking for something different to do this summer. Cars, vans, motorcycles, trikes, scooters, bicycles – original and altered – will all be on display.


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The event is organised by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE in partnership with the Derby Telegraph, Retro Metal, Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and The Bus Stop Over.

It aims to raise money for a number of charities and organisations are invited to attend for free.

As well as vehicles, there will be retro fashion, music and lifestyle stores to browse and plenty of entertainment in the form of DJs and acoustic performers. Children can enjoy bouncy castles, competitions and fun vehicle-related games. There will also be food and drink on offer.


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At 2pm prizes will be awarded to the best of each of the following categories: pre- 60s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, paint work, interior, motorcycle, trike, scooter and the overall prize of best in show.

Visitors also have the chance of winning a 2010 Jaguar XK Convertible, courtesy of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club. Raffle tickets are £2 each with all proceeds going to The Prince Philip Trust Fund. The draw takes place at the Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday November 12.

Charities wishing to attend the event are asked to email michael.emerson@derby.gov.uk and applicants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.


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Motorists who want to exhibit their vehicles can register their interest on the Derby Live website at a change of £5. Entry to the event is free for visitors.