Incorporating the Stony Stratford New Year’s Day Car Festival

A selection of vintage car and motorcycle images from our Vintage Stony event over the last few years.

Visitor Information

Visitors to the Town are requested to use the public car parks as shown on downloadable PDF. Please refer to the map opposite and the link for details (click image for enlargement).

Google Maps provides greater detail of the area and a helpful route finder. Alternatively, you can set your sat-nav destination to the Market Square, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BE (note: this is the Show Area, car parking is situated nearby so please use this location only as a guide).

A warm welcome awaits you in all of Stony Stratford's restaurants, coffee shops and watering holes but in particular, at the heart of the event: The Crown on the Market Square will be laying on a special on-the-day menu.

Those visitors interested in the local history may wish to visit the Stony Stratford Community website which has all local services and visitor information on it which includes taking a stroll on the official Stony Stratford town walk.

Latest News

We are currently in the process of arranging a 'slightly unconventional minute's noise' in the market square at 12:00 noon.

This will be in memory of the founder of Beaulieu British Motor Museum, The Right Honourable The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu who passed away earlier this year (31 August 2015).
He was responsible for laying the foundations for one of the now most respected vehicle museums in the world, an absolute must for any self-respecting car enthusiast. More information to follow.

What the Press say

Classic & Sports Car (Mar 2015)

Classic and Competition Car (Feb 2015)

Classic & Sports Car - The Newsletter (Jan 2015)

Displaying Your Vehicle

Displaying your vehicle couldn’t be easier. All you need do is turn up on the day, no pre-booking necessary.

All Motorcycles and Pre-war vehicles should head for the Market Square and all Post-War vehicles’ please make there way to Cofferidge Close or the High Street. Our team of volunteer marshals will be on hand to help point you in the right direction. if you could avoid arriving to early, as we will be busy setting up the relevant display areas.

As in previous years, drivers/owners will be asked to fill in a simple vehicle information card for the windscreen and a registration card to be returned to the information tent in the Market Square (this is essential if you wish to entered for two of our awards Furthers Driven and Oldest Pre-war). Exhibitors will be politely asked for a purely voluntary donation to our chosen charity Willen Hospice (suggested donation £5 per vehicle); this is absolutely optional/voluntary, anything you give will be hugely appreciated.

While you’re in the information tent, why not take the opportunity to buy one of our very collectable Vintage Stony 2016 badges. We only make 100 pieces - when they’re gone they are truly gone - so get in early if you would like one (£4, again all profits to Willen Hospice).


10.30am - The Market Square opens to Pre-war Cars and Motorcycles.

10.30am - Classic Cars in Cofferidge Close, (accessed off Silver Street) and the High Street.

During the Day

12.00pm - Pre-War only ‘A Minute’s Noise’ in memory of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu - founder of the British Motor Museum - who passed away recently (see our Lastest News)

12.30pm - Pre-war awards for: The Oldest Car!, The Vehicle Furthest Driven to the Event, (i.e. trailered vehicles can not be considered for this particular award) The Judges’ Take Home Car and finally The Judges Take Home Motorcycle (again Pre-war).

Vehicles (and spectators) tend to arrive and depart pretty much all morning and early afternoon, although it has to be said the event usually starts ‘winding down’ after 2:00pm (but theres absolutely no hurry to leave).

A Word of Advice

As with all public events, the public will be there! So it makes good sense to keep an eye on your car and possessions, as event organisers cannot be held liable or responsible for any claim.

If you haven’t already, why not sign up for our updates - we won’t bombard you with irrelevant information.

Finally, The event can get quite busy at times, especially early on - please be patient (all the marshals are unpaid volunteers). On the off chance you have to park outside our allotted areas, Marshalls will have copies of our town map & car park leaflet to hand out to assist you in finding alternative parking,just be mindful of drive and pedestrian access points. and please remember none of us are ‘above the law’.

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If you would like to view more from previous years Vintage Stony events please view the following:

2015 Funds Raised

Funds Raised in 2015 Willen Hospice is a Registered Charity No. 270194

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