Sunday 24th July 2022

Ripon Classic Car Gathering

about us

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. At our last show, we had many hundreds of exhibitors on the field of all types and styles.

Now in our twenty-seventh 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.

Show Information

Sorry we’ve been inactive for so long but the pandemic has changed everything. However, we’ll be running the show this year at the same location as last time, Ripon Garden Racecourse, which is the perfect venue for us. We will have our usual popular refreshments and bacon sandwiches and places for young children to play so put the 24th July in your diaries and start polishing! 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.

Day 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.

Exhibitor Information

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to display your vehicle in our Show. It's £3 to enter a car in advance, £2.50 to enter a motorbike in advance, £5 if you turn up on the day as a late entry and £5 on the gate for non-entrants. Club stands are also available.

Visitors & Exhibitors

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.

Day Visitors

The Ripon Classic Car Gathering is held at Ripon Racecourse in North Yorkshire. From the East (A1): Use the first Race Course entrance to the left. From the West (Ripon): Use the main Racecourse Entrance on the right.


If you want to be part of our day, it's easy to display your vehicle in the show. We take individual car, motorbike, vintage tractor, commercial & military vehicle and kit car entries. We also have one make owners club stands available.

Traders & Autojumble

Trade stalls are 5m x 5m. No tables and chairs are provided so please bring all your own equipment for your stall. Please no car boot sales and no food and drink is to be sold to the public. Your site is to be left clean and tidy please.

Booking Forms

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. 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. The cut-off date for the age of vehicles entered in all classes is December 1997. Closing date for entries: 10th July 2022.

Entry forms for each entry class can be downloaded by following the links below.

You can enter by cheque or, new for this year, you can pay by BACs. Full details appear on the booking forms. If paying by Bank Transfer, please make the Reference your name and Registration Number. The Registration Number must match the Registration Number on your entry form.

If you are paying for a Club Stand, please make the reference your name and your club details. Many thanks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.

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.

Contact Us

The Ripon Classic Car Gathering
Ripon Racecourse
Boroughbridge Road


Supported Charities

During the years The Ripon Classic Car Gathering has raised thousands of pounds for various charities. For this year, all Proceeds will go to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and to numerous Local good causes.