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.

Visitor Information

Visitors to the event are requested to please use the public car parks as shown on the downloadable PDF. Please also refer to the Information leaflet which can be downloaded by clicking here.

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:



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 Motorcycle
  • Best Restored Motorcycle
  • Spirit of the Show
The Judges Awards presentation will be held at 2.30pm in the Market Square.



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Davis Optometrists with Lesley Arkin are again supporting the event by getting their clients, friends and families to choose the 'Best Sports Car' in the show. They will award a Voucher of £200 towards a pair of Driving glasses or sunglasses for the winning owner.

At the same time, one of their Dispensing Opticians, Paul Scott, is planning a drive to Barcelona in a car which cannot cost more than £500 in aid of local “Eye” charities, so they will be running a raffle on the day and splitting the proceeds between the local “Eye” charities and Willen.

Displaying your Vehicle

The rule of thumb is that all display vehicles should be 25 years old or older i.e. 1992 or earlier.
‘Supercars' and other interesting/unusual vehicles are also welcome.
If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is ‘eligible’, please contact us at - we will be pleased to hear from you.


You can choose to Book (£10 in advance) for pre 1977 vehicles or simply Drive Up and Display on the day (£5 on the day) (Motorcycles £5 on the day - no need to Book)



Fee: £5
Park in: Cofferidge Close or the High Street
Gates open: 9.30am onwards


  1. One of our volunteer marshals will be on hand to greet and direct you on arrival. they will: present you with a Hagerty Goody bag (while stocks last), politely ask for your £5 donation (on behalf of Willen Hospice) and direct you to the available spaces.
  2. When safely parked, please fill in the registration and information cards, place the 'information card’ in a viewable position in/on your vehicle for our spectators convenience and drop your registration card into the information tent* on the Market Square (or hand to marshal)

*Perhaps a good time to consider buying a Classic Stony Limited Edition enamel - only 100 made so 'when they're gone they're gone’ - or a collectors rally plaque, potentially available after midday, again very limited numbers.


Spaces limited to 90 vehicles - pre 1977 & display vehicles - when sold out see Drive Up and Display on the day instructions.

Fee: £10 in advance, please see below
Park in: Market Square 
Gates open: 9.30am -10:30, please see below

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  1. Register and pay through Car Festival Booking (all funds go directly to Willen Hospice)
  2. Your personalised Ticket/Windscreen display pass (and collectors plaque voucher a 2nd page) will be available at the end of this process - please print these out before the event.
  3. ON THE DAY, Plan to arrive between 9.30-10.30**. display/show your Ticket/Windscreen display pass to our volunteer marshals as you approach - they will direct you to a parking space (N.B. forgetting/failure to display your Ticket/Windscreen display pass may delay/prevent your access to park on the Market Square)
  4. Once safely parked, Make your way to the information tent with your collectors plaque voucher - to collect your collector’s Rally Plaque - Please Note, after 11.30am any unclaimed plaques will be sold off to the public as souvenirs (again funds benefitting Willen Hospice)*.

**N.B. To take advantage of your Booking, please arrive on the day between 9.30am and 10.30am. After this time we may be forced to release the unused bays to Drive up and Display exhibitors. 

*Perhaps a good time to consider buying a Classic Stony Limited Edition enamel - only 100 made so 'when they're gone they're gone’.


Fee: £5
Park in: Market Square
Gates open: 9.30am onwards


  1. Find a parking space towards the back of the Market Square, as in previous years
  2. Make your way to the information tent in the Market Square*
  3. Fill in a simple registration card, an information card and pay your £5 (all funds go directly to Willen Hospice)
  4. Return to your bike and display your information card (if you can) for onlookers to read.

*Perhaps a good time to consider buying a Classic Stony Limited Edition enamel - only 100 made so 'when they're gone they're gone’ - or a collectors rally plaque, potentially available after midday, again very limited numbers.


If you are bringing a vehicle on a trailer please get in touch ( 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 (


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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