The Show

The Capel Classic Car & Bike Show

The Capel Classic Car & Bike Show takes place every year on the 3rd Saturday of August. From humble beginnings in the early 90's it has now become one of the most anticipated shows in the season of Classic Shows.
The show opens to the public at 12 noon and runs until 5pm. Entry Fee to the entire show £5/pp. Children under 12 go free.

Get your entrance tickets at the Capel Box Office website.

Auto Jumble

The Auto Jumble sale has its own attraction and is now inseparable from the show. We are trying to get in as many stalls as space permits. Want to have a stall or pitch? Please follow this link and register.

Annual Flower Show

This year in its 126th year, the Summer Show is always on the 3rd Saturday in August, sited on Capel Recreation Ground, it runs alongside the Capel Classic Car Show. The Grand Marquee is surrounded by a traditional village fete with fabulous food and drink offerings, including a mini beer festival with a selection from various local breweries. As well as a Fun Dog Show there are hobby and handicraft displays and exhibitors selling home-made produce, crafts and plants. Please have a look at the Capel Show website. Get your entrance tickets at the Capel Box Office website.

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What our visitors say

What the show does well:: Combines a classic car show with a very traditional village fair.

Any other feedback: Relaxed atmosphere that did not feel too corporate. Booking system worked well. Entry and exit was not held up too much at all.

Mr Z W, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Excellent mix of vehicles and bikes

Any other feedback: What makes the show special for me is the fact it’s not to commercial. It’s a nice friendly gathering of car lovers.

Mr W W, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: large and varied display of classic vehicles

Any other feedback: good show – no bad or ugly, other than many exhibitors leaving well before the 16.00 expectation.

Mr R L, Car or Bike exhibitor

What the show does well:: Accepts all marques. Organises it efficiently. Preserves the village feeling.

Any other feedback: Don’t change it. Important to have the flower and vegetable show and small stalls.

Mr N U, Car or Bike exhibitor

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Latest news

The Show’s position on the COVID-19 outbreak

Whilst preparations for the show continue as best as we can, the committee we are continuing to monitor and follow latest government guidance.Clearly we hope and pray that the show […]


It’s official. 2019 was the first show where we have successfully managed to neutralise the carbon emissions caused by our exhibits by offsetting them through officially UN-accredited projects. The Capel […]

We have improved our registration system

Due to the continuing popularity of the show we have had to become smarter in the way we operated the exhibit registration and issued show passes. When you sign up […]

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Some facts about the 2019 show

Classic Cars & Bikes
# Public cars parked
Money raised (£)

A message from the chairman

Dear Friends! Another show awaits us in 2020. Our 22nd! We have made an early decision this year on our special focus: It will be SUNBEAM. A marque with an interesting and wildly varied history. If all goes well we will welcome the Sunbeam Tiger owners club into the grounds for their annual meet. It will be a spectacular display of these dinky little cars with their big mustang derived engines. Registration will open on March 1st. We will build on the improvements of last year with an extended PA System that will better cover the classic exhibit area. This should aid our compère to get his message heard. The entry system with more buffer room combined with the staggered entry times worked a treat and queuing in the village is now a thing of the past. We are looking forward to another great event with hopefully firmer ground underfoot than last year. Thanks for all your support and see you on August 15th 2020.
Dik Hoogmoed