CAR-nival 2018

Downside is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’ on Sunday 24th June 2018.

Enthusiasts from across the South West are expected to attend the highly-regarded car show, with local families turning out for the family fun-day.

Mike Penn, Founding Curator of the Haynes International Motor Museum, said of the event, “The show is based in a remarkable setting and always with a fantastic array of top-class vehicles. I really recommend the Downside classic car show to anyone who might be considering it.”

In addition to the cars and motorcycles, there will be a cricket tournament with a star-coach, live music, competitions, bouncy castle and face-painting, there will also be a range of delicious food on sale. There is free parking for all visitors, plus a wide range of fun activities for all the family.

Visitors will also be able to see behind the scenes with free tours of the Abbey and School available to all.

The gathering of vintage, classic and interesting vehicles is now in its fifth year at the elegant Stratton-on-the-Fosse site. Each year, over 100 cars are on display with vehicles in the past including a 1904 De Dion Bouton, a 1926 Bugatti T23 Brescia, a 1936 Squire, a delightfully unrestored 1926 AC Sociable, and a 1911 Stanley Steam Car.

Entry for those exhibiting cars/motorcycles is FREE and you can register your vehicle online here

General entry tickets are £5 for adults / u-18’s free. Click here to book your tickets. 

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