Hundreds of classic vehicles, including some of the rarest on the planet, will be heading to Stokesley this Saturday for the annual Classics on Show event, organised by the Rotary Club of Stokesley, at the town’s Showfield.

Gates open at 10am and the fun will continue all day until 4pm.

The event regularly attracts more than 500 vehicles and this year promises another exciting line-up with the first "Vintage Grand Prix" where competitors will "drive" classic cars along a Grand Prix track in a virtual play-off for fastest-lap honours.

There will also be the show's first appearance of a customised hearse, while recent intriguing registrations include:

  • A 1934 MG PA Sports which has the distinction of being raced along Saltburn beach by a group of female motoring enthusiasts in the late 1930s;
  • A 1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor which saw service in a sawmill and a market garden before languishing unused until it was rescued early this year by the grandson of a previous owner;
  • A 1962 Chrysler Valiant SV1 – thought to be the only one left in the UK;
  • A 1980 Ford fire engine which saw service in Scotland until it was decommissioned in 1990 but is fully kitted out as an emergency vehicle.

These vehicles join an extensive line-up of commercial and camper vans, sports cars and sedans, and a range of motorcycles in the show’s dedicated motorcycle arena.

There will be entertainment from the Bilsdale Silver Band. Exhibitors enter free though donations are welcome, auto jumble sellers pay just £20 for a standard pitch. Visitors pay £7.50 or £20 for a family ticket for two adults and two children, and £4 for school age children (under 16).

Funds raised from this year’s show will go to Headlight, the Hutton Rudby based charity working with bereaved families, Blood Bikes, Childline and other local Rotary charities. Find out more via