An annual spring celebration of sports and super cars returns to Newby Hall, Ripon, next month, with organisers anticipating their biggest show yet.

Sports Cars in the Park was started by Yorkshire businessman Chris Crossley because he was fed up with all the major car events being held in the south.

The show brings together exhibits from car clubs and individual car enthusiasts across the region, attracting more than 1,000 sports cars and 5,000 visitors. Cars attending must be a roadster, a sporty car, modified or unusual or fun in some way.

This year’s event is expected to bring together a wide range of prestigious car marques. Highlights will include the last surviving "Brighouse Bugatti," a 1928 two-seater sports car manufactured in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, as well as a rare LaFerrari, Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT.

Among the other exhibits will be a large variety of sports cars including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, McLaren, Lotus and TVR. The displays range from new BMW and Audi cars to classics like the Ford Cosworth and Minis. There will also be several hybrid and electric cars, plus trade stands.

Stuart Gill, commercial director at Newby Hall, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sports Cars in the Park again this May. It’s great to see so many enthusiasts sharing their passion for their prized cars with visitors in our perfect setting.”

Entry to Newby’s award-winning gardens, adventure playground, dolls house and teddy bear exhibitions is included in the admission price. Gates open from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are £18 for adults and £15 for children aged four to 15). Under fours are free and a family ticket is £56. For more information and to buy tickets see