The next Pangbourne College Classic Car Show will take place on Saturday 1 June 2024 10:00 - 16:00.
Exhibitor booking is now open. If you would like to display a vehicle, please complete this form.
The event started in June 2016 and was the brainchild of our Assistant Head, Boarding, Tom Cheney. The idea behind the show is to engage and enthuse our pupils, especially those who are involved in our Car Restoration Club, which is currently working on two Classic Cars; they are a 1970 Bond Equipe GT4 and a Rickman Ranger kit car.
The show also demonstrates to our pupils the wide variety of vehicles that are part of an amazing vintage and classic car industry, but perhaps most importantly, the event raises money for charity.
Our first show had 100 fabulous vehicles on display and welcomed around 1,000 spectators. The event has grown in popularity and we now have around 350 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles displayed each year, as well as a range of cars from Sporting Bears who offer spectator rides in them.
The event is based around our community and all of the helpers are volunteers that work for the College as teachers and operational staff, or current and past pupils who have been involved with the Classic Car Restoration club. The event is slightly different from most classic car shows as the cars are arranged in make and age order, allowing spectators to see the progression of marks as designs evolved.
There is a very relaxed atmosphere, with a live band playing at different points in the day, and car owners and spectators alike enjoying the cars and the natural beauty of the College grounds throughout the day.
We have been very lucky since the show's conception to have been backed by local businesses such as H. R. Owen dealership, who are based in Pangbourne Village and have always brought a great selection of new Aston Martins and Lamborghinis for spectators to look at and sit inside! We have also been supported by Kingdom Coffee which provides refreshments and cream teas throughout the day, with all profits donated to the charities.
Sporting Bears will also be at the show again this year to offer passenger rides in stunning classic cars. This will be a truly unique experience and for a minimum donation (which will be for the Footsteps Foundation) the Sporting Bears will take you on a short passenger ride in the car of your dreams!
We do hope that you can join us in either displaying your own Vintage, Classic or Modern Classic at the show on Saturday 1 June 2024, or by joining us as a spectator to view the amazing vehicles that we are lucky enough to have on display.
For an overview of the 2022 event, click here.