Stony Stratford is the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Milton Keynes.
Located on the Roman road, Watling Street and the site of an ancient ford, for hundreds of years this historic market town has offered hospitality to the road weary traveller. Travellers today will find to their delight, many fine hostelries and restaurants and places of interest, nestling in this place of good cheer.
The Stony Stratford Classic Car Festival - now known as ‘Classic Stony’, has grown in stature over the years and now attracts an incredibly varied display of vehicles from concourse to ‘well used’.
Run in partnership with Stony Stratford Business Association, as part of ‘Stony Live week’, this is an informal gathering of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles. The Market Square stage will host Live music throughout the day.
The event runs from 9:30am until 4:30pm. Spectators are free but the event is run in aid of Willen Hospice) so there will be opportunities to donate to this incredibly worthy cause.
The event’s historic success has now drawn the good people of Stony, restaurateur, shopkeeper and publican alike to throw open their doors and join the revelry. So come and join us, wander the displays, take in the sights, have a picnic by the river and enjoy the day.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Google Maps provides greater detail of the area and a helpful route finder. Alternatively, you can set your sat-nav destination to the Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE (note: this is the Show Area, car parking is situated nearby so please use this location only as a guide). A warm welcome awaits you in all of Stony Stratford's restaurants, coffee shops and watering holes.
Those visitors interested in the local history may wish to take a stroll on the official Stony Stratford town walk a guide leaflet will be available on the day.
Stony in Bloom. Something for the less petrol headed - 'Stony in Bloom' volunteers will be organising two free guided walks around their RHS gold medal winning flower beds. Starting at 10.30am & 2.00pm. Meet outside The Crown in the Market Square (1.5 hrs). Please register your interest by emailing:
Visitors might also be interested to know the skies above stony will be graced with our very own WWII Douglas Dakota flypast, Similar to above, this is anticipated to happen around 2pm god willing!
Once again we will be presenting awards, this year in the following categories:
- Best of Show
- The Best of British
- Best Saloon
- Best Sports car
- Best Bike
- Best Restored Motorcycle
Displaying your Vehicle
Pre-Book for The Market Square or just drive up and display
We are pre-booking pre 1976 vehicles for the Market Square and will ask for a minimum donation of £10 for this.
You are welcome to turn up on the day and use the other parking areas. (Cofferidge Close and the High Street - WILL NOT REQUIRE pre-booking) All display vehicles for these other areas should be a minimum of 25 years old. ‘Supercars' and other interesting/unusual vehicles are also welcome. Motorcycles do not need to pre-book.
If you would like to display, and are uncertain if eligible please contact us at email@example.com
Simply turn up and display
If you wish to be a ‘drive-up on the day’ exhibitor, please head to either Cofferidge Close or the High Street (or try The Market Square after 10.30).
The team would like to remind visitors that this is a very informal gathering of like-minded individuals and enthusiasts. There is no company or individual profiteering, all donations will go to Willen Hospice. We request that you arrive after 9:30am and make your way to your chosen area (see map and event parking below). Our volunteer team of marshals will help to point you in the right direction.
You will be asked for a suggested minimum donation of £5 per vehicle for Willen Hospice. (if you haven’t pre-booked).
Visitors to our previous events will know it can get quite busy at peak times with parking spaces a rare commodity for those arriving in the middle of the day, so please bear with us, we will do our best to get you parked. This might involve cruising around the town and even parking outside our designated display areas.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience on the day.
Individuals that have pre-booked and donated will be able to download a personalized windscreen pass in PDF format to print, together with a souvenir rally plaque voucher. You need to collect your plaque from the information tent before midday on the day.
Pre-booking - Rules to follow on the day:
1. Please place the pass clearly in your windscreen on the day - Marshals will need to see this to allow you entry to the Market Square.
2. Please arrive between 9:30 and 10:30am. After this time window has elapsed, the remaining spaces will be made available to non-pre-booked exhibitors.
3. Take your rally plaque voucher to the information tent before midday as after this point they will be offered to the public as a souvenir. (with proceeds going towards Willen Hospice)
Please also note that we will be utilising the parking spaces around the Health Centre, where late pre-bookings may be located.
EVENT PARKING and arrivals times
The basic rule of thumb, Please arrive after 9:30am
9:30 – 10:30 Premium Pre-booked vehicles only (you should arrive no later than 10.30 to secure their pre-booked space)
10:30 onwards, All non pre-booked vehicles (only if available)
Motorcycles - 9:30 onwards - No pre-booking required
9:30 onwards - Any Vintage, Classic or Supercar
9:30 onwards - Any Vintage, Classic or Supercar
Event closes at 4:30pm
If you are bringing a vehicle on a trailer please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an early arrival will be strongly recommend (pre 9:30) we do have an off-site trailer park, although there are other car parks in the town.
If you represent an enthusiast group or car club, please get in touch so we can ‘try' and allocate you spaces together (email@example.com).
Finally, (we’ve never had an issue but) as with all open and public spaces, the public could well put in an appearance, they usually do at some point, so it makes sense to keep an eye on your vehicle and possessions, as the team cannot be held liable or responsible for any claim. Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.
We look forward to seeing you all there on the day!
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FUNDS RAISED FROM CLASSIC STONY 2016Total funds raised to date over £30,000
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