No show in 2021, Next Show date TBA

Welcome to our Skipton Car Show website 

On this Information page we will explain what the show is all about. What sort of vehicle we have on display and how the show came about.

Also how to apply to show a vehicle including all the Rules and Regulations



We started the Skipton Car Show in 2014 with the first show held in June 2015. There had been various car shows over the years in Skipton held in different parts of the town. These shows were very good but tended to be mainly classic car shows. When we started to put the idea of Skipton Car Show together we decided that we would try to appeal to a larger range of car enthusiasts. We also thought that the High Street in Skipton make a fantastic backdrop to hold it and make it stand out from other car shows. Although we call it Skipton Car Show we wanted to create more of an event that celebrates the diverse range of interests our country has in vehicles. With this in mind we want Classic, Vintage, Hot Rods, American and Retro Cars, along with motorcycles and the odd truck or two. We came up with three main aims for the show and presented it to the very forward thinking Skipton Town Council. Thankfully they agreed it was a good idea and since then we have worked closely with their fantastic team to put this event on every year. The three main aims we presented were:-

1/ Create another event for Skipton that the town could be proud of

2/ To generate extra footfall through the town which in turn should help local businesses

3/ Generate funds to help and support different charities each year 

Over the years we have been asked many questions on our Facebook page about the show. So below we have put together some reasons for why we do what we do. 

  • Due to the location of the show we are very limited for numbers and every car has to be PRE-BOOKED​
  • We aim to have as much variation of vehicles as possible to appeal to a wide range of tastes
  • We do not have club stands. Nothing against any club and we welcome individual bookings from clubs. However as stated before we like a varied range of cars on display and we mix up the parking
  • We ask for PRE-1995 cars only. There are some exceptions for special, unusual or interesting cars. These will be booked at our discretion
  • There is NO turn up and show
  • The £5 booking fee is to secure your place at the show. Every penny of this goes directly in to the charity fund. Unfortunately not refundable 
  • Over the years the show has been very busy with the general public and at times people can end up very close to your car. If this could be and issue for you then this is not the show for you
  • If we get too many of one particular make/model applying for the show we will work on a first booked and paid basis
  • The show is all on hard standing, however whilst some cars will be on tarmac the majority will be on the setts (cobbles) that can be uneven. If your car is incredibly low and you do not want to park on the cobbles please inform us when sending your information through
  • Due to the location of the show being held of the public high way all the vehicles have to be in place by no later than 9:45am and will not be able to move again until the show is closed around 4pm
  • We do not want to cause any upset to anyone so please do not turn up without being confirmed, booked and paid
  • As this show is a mix of tastes we ask exhibitors to be respectful of others choice of ride as beauty is in the eye the of the beholder 


How to Show your Car/Bike 

Below is the way to apply to book your vehicle in to the show:-

  1.  Please send through the "Contact" page information about your car/bike including Make, Model, Year, Registration and a good picture (up to 10MB). The picture is so that I can post it up on here and also on the Facebook page. (If you do not want us to post up your picture please mention this in the e-mail)
  2. Once we have received your information and the car fits our show we will e-mail you back requesting your personal details, name and full address including post code. We will also ask for £5 to confirm your booking. (Payable via cheque or PayPal) Please do not send any money until we confirm your place and request it.
  3. Once booked and paid you will receive a booking confirmation e-mail
  4. The joining instructions and car pass will be sent out around one month before the show

BEFORE APPLYING:- Please read the "Rules and Regs" below. 

By sending me your details it will be taken that you have read them and agreed to them. 

All cars/bikes have to be pre-booked as we are limited for space. Also as it is a public highway that is going to be closed off and made into a pedestrian right of way we can not have cars moving about. So to avoid any disappointment of being turned away on the day, get your applications in!

​Rules and Regs

We want this show to be as chilled out and enjoyable for all as possible.
However there has to be some rules as this is a public highway and there will be pedestrians walking around. 

1/ All cars/bikes that are showing have to be on the high street by 9.45am displaying the vehicle pass in the windscreen. 

2/ Please adhere to a strict 5 mph speed limit while moving cars/bikes around on the closed part of the high street.

3/ All engines must be switched off by 9.50am and not started again until the show is over at 4.00pm.

3/ Cars/Bikes will not be able to leave until the end of the show (unless for emergency which you would need to contact a member of the crew)

4/ No loud stereo's to be played at any time during the show, no engine revving and no burnouts. If this happens you will be asked to leave and your details passed on to the police.

Disclaimer:-  Although the road will be closed the rules and regulations of the public highway apply and should be adhered to. You are responsible at all times for your own vehicle. You display your car at your own risk and any damage or loss is not the responsibility of any of the “Skipton Car Show” organisers or sponsors. The show is insured for public liability. However it is down to the individual exhibitor to make you have adequate insurance cover for the activity you are engaging in.

I know these may seem a bit harsh but these are to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day.