Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show – Final Countdown

Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show is now only 4 days away and will be celebrating all things classic at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN.

This weekend the South West automotive community welcomes the third and final installment of Bristol’s Classic Car Show where enthusiasts, collectors, dealers, and like-minded petrolheads can swap motoring anecdotes till their hearts are content.

Running from November 2 – 3, the popular ‘end of season’ extravaganza brings a refreshing warmth to a dreary last few months of rain and canceled events. The show embraces a ‘something for everyone’ philosophy with an action-packed itinerary that is set to include a classic magnificent seven

1. Haynes International Motor Museum
Haynes International Motor Museum will once again be bringing a live restoration workshop and enthusiasts will have the chance to witness the high standard of work and craftsmanship that goes into restoring a Haynes vehicle. An array of immaculate two and four-wheeled classics from a bygone era will also be displayed for visitors to admire at their leisure.

2. Charterhouse Auctions
Well known among our Twitter followers, Charterhouse Auctioneers will offer around 100 eclectic lots at their annual Classic & Vintage Cars Sale. The Exmoor Hall is home to Charterhouse Auctioneers and Valuers for the weekend and will be open free of charge for visitors on Saturday. Please remember the auction begins on Sunday at 12 noon and bidders will require a catalogue from the Charterhouse staff.

Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
Jensen Interceptor Series I offered by Charterhouse Auctioneers at the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

3. Car Clubs
A vast array of car clubs and organisations will once again be showcasing their particular brand, niche, and friendship with many attending the event since the first-ever show, almost 40 years ago. An awards ceremony at 4 pm on Sunday rounds off the impressive display with the top three clubs receiving their cash prize awards. A full list of those attending can be found via this link.

4. Classic Car Park
One of the highlights of the weekend, the Classic Car Park is often the last ride-out before tucking up the classics ready for the winter. Drivers can enter the Classic Car Park for a nominal fee of just £5. A media magnet for photographers, journalists, and enthusiasts with all those who parking up automatically entered to win an award and rosette each day.

5. Traders and Jumblers
Inside the spacious halls of the Royal Bath & West Showground, there will be a huge range of independent traders giving you the chance to grab a bargain and find the special parts you need for your restoration project. Visitors can enjoy a wealth of traders, jumblers and service providers showcasing their goods during the weekend. The Automotive Garage clear-out gives guests the chance to rehome their old possessions, or the chance to grab a bargain.

Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show
Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

6. Kit Car Hall
This year’s Kit Car Hall will include a range of traders selling kits and accessories to get you on your way to creating your very own pride and joy. The clubs attending include Westfield Sports Car Club, GTM Owners Club, Speedsters & Spyders, DNA Owners Club and Kitnet UK. The Kit Car Hall will also be home to Complete Kit Car Magazine, who will be talking all things kit car, offering help and advice to visitors.

7. Action Model Centre Have-a-Go Remote Control Car Track
If models are your thing then have a go at whizzing a remote-controlled racing car around a specially assembled track. Action Model Centre is bringing its collection of remote-controlled cars and a special track for visitors to feel the thrill of racing.

Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show Tickets

Tickets are just £9 for an adult when purchased in advance, 15s and under go free.

For more information about the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show and for tickets, please visit

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