The Ripon Classic Car Gathering

Sunday 28th July 2019

About


Organised by Ripon Old Cars, in late July every year we bring you a Classic Car Gathering at Ripon Racecourse which also includes motorcycles, tractors, Car Clubs and Specialist Car stands. Last year we had many hundreds of exhibitors on the field of all types and styles.

Now in our twenty-fifth year, we are a non-profit group with all monies raised going to charities nominated each year by the Committee. We are very much family-friendly having a plethora of other attractions and activities taking place on the day such as children's entertainment, live music, stalls and trade stands of all descriptions, an auto jumble, games and quizzes as well as good food cooked by the local Guides and much more.

Each year the event builds and becomes more popular with both day-trippers and exhibitors alike. Thousands of local people come and take part and we also get visitors from all over the country, some bringing their cherished classic vehicles to show. Local accommodation is inexpensive and there are local camping facilities for those that need it.

About About

Visitor Information


If  you fancy a grand day out for the whole family, then look no further. We have ample free parking and a very modest entry fee of £5.00 per person with children under 14 free if accompanying an adult. Sorry no concessions. The event and the entertainment starts at approximately 10:00am but the gates open well  in advance so it pays to arrive early to miss the queues.

The Ripon Classic Car Gathering is held annually at Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon HG4 1UG. See our Interactive Map. Directions are simple.

From the East: leave the A1 at Junction 48 Boroughbridge and follow the Ripon signs bringing you to the B6265. The Racecourse is the first thing you see as you approach the outskirts of Ripon (approximately 5 miles from the A1). Use the first Race Course entrance to the left. 

From the West/Ripon: Use the main Racecourse Entrance on your right then once on the Racecourse turn left into the car park.

Information for Exhibitors


Every year, we have hundreds of vehicles of all types on display at our show and that number is growing. Our event quite rightly gains in popularity annually and has become firmly estalished on the calendar as a result with many local charities benefitting from our success. We therefore aim to make it as easy as possible for you to display your vehicle in our Show. The cut-off date of manufacture for exhibiting vehicles is December 1994.

We are now accepting applcations from exhibitors in all the classes shown below.  There are awards for each class and the entry form shows how you can register your vehicle for judging. In most cases, you will need to confirm that the entered vehicle is covered by Third Party Insurance. The closing date for applications is Sunday 14th July 2019. Please note that Club Stands are already sold out for 2019.



You can download your entry form by following the links provided. Upon receipt of your entry form, Ripon Old Cars will issue you with and entry pass. Only vehicles displaying Ripon Old Cars-issued passes will be allowed to exhibit.

Cars

ROCCCG Entry Form Car 2019

Motorcycles

ROCCCG Entry Form Motor Cycle 2019

Tractors

ROCCCG Entry Form Vintage Tractor 2019

Commercial & Military Vehicles

ROCCCG Entry Form Commercial-Military 2019

Kit Cars

ROCCCG Entry Form Kit Car 2019


You can also exhibit at our Gathering as a late entry on the day. You will however not be eligible for judging in any of our classes. Please see F.A.Q.

Trade Stands & Autojumble


We have trade stand and Autojumble pitches available on the day. Each pitch is five metres square and you will be allowed to bring your vehicle on the pitch. We supply nothing other than the pitch so you will have to bring all your own weather protection, tables, displays etc. Please leave the pitch clean and tidy at the end of the show.



We do not allow traders to sell food or drink nor do we allow traders to run raffles or tombolas. Applications can be made by following the link.

Trade Stands & Autojumble

RIPON OLD CARS Trade Stand Booking Form 2019


Please note. All our entry and booking forms are in PDF format so you will need a compatible reader to access. Get Adobe Reader here.


F.A.Q


Yes. Just turn up on the day and call in to the late entry tent.
We charge £5.00 for late entries and I’m afraid you won’t be eligible to be judged.
The entry pass grants access to the driver and one passenger only (children under 14 are not included).
Additional adults will have to access the show via the pedestrian entrance and pay the entrance fee.

Yes. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on the field on the day. Please keep on a lead at all times and clean up after.

Yes. You can camp on the show field on the Saturday night. There are toilets with drinking water and showers open for you to use.
We charge a nominal fee of £3.00 per person camping, payable at the late entry tent on the Sunday or see one of the marshals.
On arrival on the Saturday see one of the marshals who will advise you where the camping area is located. Please note that there is no electricity supply onsite and petrol-powered generators are not allowed.

Should the event be cancelled at short notice for say, bad weather, flooding etc. we will advise as such on our website.
If there is no mention on the website of cancellation you can be assured that the event is on.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and all money raised on the day is given to charity after deducting the actual cost of running the event.
We would hope that in the event of cancellation, the very reasonable entry fee of £3.00 per vehicle would be donated to our chosen charity.

Yes we’ll have trade stand pitches available on the day at a cost of £15.00. Each pitch is 5 metres square and you will be allowed to bring your vehicle on the pitch. We supply nothing other than the pitch so you will have to bring all your own weather protection, tables, displays etc. Please leave the pitch clean and tidy at the end of the show.
We do not allow traders to sell food or drink nor do we allow traders to run raffles or tombolas. Applications can be made using the Trade Stand form available on this website.

Fill in your details on our Contact Us page on this website and we'll ensure that your enquiy is followed up.

The Ripon Old Cars Team


Andrew Monk (1955-2019)*

Vice Chairman: Event Commentator: Honorary Life President

Phill Greetham

Chairman: Club Stands and Kit Cars: Programme Advertising

Carol Dunkley

Entries and Treasurer

Hazel Barker

Secretary

Derek Roberts

Chief Judge

Bill Stockill

Field Manager

Jim Gatford

Deputy Field Manager

John Barley

Meet and Greet

John Edwards

Commercial and Military Vehicles

Marion Barley

Motorcycles

Mike McElhinney

Event Commercial Advisor

Simon Collier

Gate Entry Coordinator

John Firth

Trade and Auto Jumble Stands

Les Goforth

Vintage Tractors

Mal Compton

Programme Design and Print

Colin Metcalfe

Webmaster

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The Ripon Classic Car Gathering
Ripon Racecourse
Boroughbridge Road
Ripon HG4 1UG

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