Kicking off the car show season every year, the Great Western Classic Car Show is a magnet for thousands of classic car lovers to come together in the historical Royal Bath & West Showground to celebrate all things classic vehicles. Held over the weekend of February 8-9, 2020, the Great Western Classic Car Show promises two days of unmissable action including a diverse mix of classic cars and rarely seen vehicles. Here are five things at the show which will whet your appetite.


80s Marquee

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…” as we’ll be filling a special 1980s marquee with iconic motors, exhibits, fashion and everything in between from this iconic decade.

Join us as the DeLorean hits 88mph and we travel to Memory Lane, where you can re-live your youth with famous motors from this great decade.

The 1980s treated us to some memorable four-wheeled machines of all sizes, and this brand new attraction celebrates that with some of the finest 80s motors to grace our roads.

Witness legends including the Ford Sierra RS500, the Austin Mini and the Porsche 911 close-up!


Club Stands

Alongside the never-before-seen 80s marquee, the two-day event will also be celebrating vehicles from throughout bygone eras. Loyal owners’ clubs showcase a fine selection of cars, along with inspiring displays to proudly perch them on. Ranging from rare, expensive, restored and part-completed cars from across the decades are a sight to behold and the stands come back bigger and stronger every year. Cash prizes will be presented for the top three displays on the Sunday!

These incredible groups of people make up the backbone of the classic car community and help keep it alive.


Classic Car Park

After having the classic wrapped up during the cold winter months, February’s event is the perfect chance to brush off the garage dust, kick away winter blues and start the show season in style. Meet other classic car buffs, catch-up with friends and display your pride and joy in this impressive outside space, which forms the most impressive displays of privately-owned vehicles you will ever see. Keen photographers are often found snapping the rows and rows of incredible machines – showcasing a selection of eras, styles and stages of repair – it really is a sight to behold!


Haynes International Motor Museum

Haynes Motor Museum Live Workshop

Always a popular and definitive highlight at November’s Classic Vehicle Restoration Show, the Haynes International Motor Museum will be showcasing more of what their legendary exhibition has to offer.

The famous museum, based in Yeovil, will be treating visitors to a brand new attraction at the show, including stand-out classic cars and giving show goers an insight into the fascinating work which goes on behind the scenes.

Their stand will feature a Ferrari 512BB and a Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500. Two magnificent icons from the 1980s! See their thrilling stand in the brand new 1980s marquee throughout the weekend- it’s one not to miss!


Car Parts Galore!

Attracting thousands of classic vehicle enthusiasts on their journey to restoration completion, and a diverse range of trade stalls and specialist suppliers, the two-day event is the perfect place to find buy and sell pieces of automotive treasure for the perfect price.

With traders from across the country flooding into the Royal Bath & West Showground, you can lose yourself while rummaging through endless amounts of parts and spares. However far through your project you are, you can be sure to find what you need at the Great Western Classic Car Show this February!


The Great Western Classic Car Show takes place February 8-9 2020 at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. Tickets cost £13 on the gate, 15s and under go free. Until Monday February, 3 you can pay just £10 for an advance ticket! Buy your advance tickets here –