Next Event 14/5/2023
Next Event 14/5/2023
A festival celebrating cars and transportation held in the small South Derbyshire Town of Swadlincote. It's dedicated to all things motor related and celebrate cars from all periods of time of all different types and specialities. From SUV and saloons to race cars, tractors and trucks, there will be vehicles for all motor enthusiasts to look at.
The Festival raises money for good local charitable causes throughout South Derbyshire. This year we also raising some money for the Ukrainian Refugee Relief Fund. It is also for auto enthusiasts to look at cars and other vehicles.
If you're a petrol head, you get to see the creme de la creme of the motor industry. We welcome vehicles from all vehicle enthusiasts from across the country to join with us and celebrate the motor industry. Families can enjoy the rides and attractions on offer at the festival. It is fun for everyone. There will be various stalls dedicated to auto memorabilia, cakes and drinks. There will be various fairground rides such as hook a duck stalls and many other small fun rides for kids such as the spinning teapots.
We are aiming to hold the next festival on the 14th May, 2023 in Swadlincote Town Centre. To enter a car for judging £5.00 per vehicle. An array of awards to be won 9 classes over 30 Trophies to be won. Please call or text to book in Tel 07850 666125.
If you are entering the festival on foot, it is free for all people to attend. There are various public transport options for getting to the festival including regular busses into Swadlincote from Burton, Derby, Ashby and Leicester. However, please note that members of the public attending by car may find car parking options limited due to the bus station car park being closed for the event where various displays of heavy vehicles such as trucks and tractors will be on display.
You do not have to be a member of a classic car club to come to the Festival of Transport. We welcome all forms of road transportation from heritage vehicles to the golden age of motoring up to the new and exciting hybrid era, all vehicles are welcome, and enthusiasts and their knowledge of their beloved machines are welcome to enjoy a fun and friendly atmosphere where you can amongst fellow enthusiasts and show your beautiful machine off to the general public.
Good Question. Whilst you can turn up on the day, spaces are limited and are served on a first come first served basis. The only guaranteed way to secure a space is pre-booking. You will be the upfront fee for the car which includes the driver of £5. If you wish to bring with you additional passengers, you can also pay for them up front for one additional pound per passenger. If you wish to pay by card, use the QR code at the bottom of the booking form to take you to process your payment. However, the booking form must be returned to us by the email given below. If your form is not returned to us by 24hrs before before the event, we cannot guarantee your entry to show. You can also pay on the day, however, this must be made clear to the Marshalls upon entry to the event.
Once registered, you can choose to participate in the various competitions: These include but are not limited to:
If your car wins, you'll get a trophy, The Car of the Show is unique and you will get a unique reward as well as the trophy. Further details to be announced further.
The Swadlincote Festival of Transport (SFOT) is a non-profit grant giving charity in so which all proceeds from the event goes towards distribution of grants to local causes. As such we are highly reliant on the goodwill of local companies to help fund large aspects of the event such as the medical cover, fire equipment, advertising and rewards we give to the winners of the various auto related competitions. As such SFOT is grateful for all money given freely in advance to fund the event. On this form, you can help us fund the event, donating money for specific aspects of the project. What are the benefits you may ask? Well, first your company will be promoted, their logo added to our flyers and website to promote their engagement with the project. You can also have access to a trade stand for no additional cost. There is also free access to the event and VIP area. Still interested? Good. Fill out the form below, or contact us on 07850666125
Our events usually attract a diverse group of people from the across the country and they like to seek out new and original wares to buy and sell. Not just auto jumble, but also stalls unique pottery, object d'art, models, unique clothing and varied cuisine and sugary treats to take away. We attract over 200 exhibitors and over a 1000 visitors during the day. If you would like to have a stall but do not want to commit yourself to sponsorship, then fill out the form the below. Pricing for each style of stand is displayed on the form. If your organisation is a registered charity, you will get favourable rates.
This year is going to be bigger than ever! The Festival of Transport will provide in a singular day the best entertainment in entirety of South Derbyshire. More details to be revealed on the blog.
Looking to exhibit your car at the Swadlincote Festival of Transport, download the form below, fill it in and email it back to email@example.com
Looking to have a trade stand, please fill in the trade stand booking forms and send it to the above email address
Looking to Sponsor us, Great! Follow the instructions on the attached form.