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Hall Farm, Fornham St Martin, IP31 1SL
Sunday, 3 September, 11am – 4.30pm

More than 5,000 people flock to this annual event to celebrate their passion for motoring

The event features pre-war, post-war, modern and replica classic cars and stunning motor bikes

Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake was the idea of Andrew and Gina Long in 2010. The event has been organised and run by The St Nicholas Hospice Special Events Committee plus a number of other key volunteers with the sole intention of raising funds with 100% going to the St Nicholas Hospice Care, based in Bury St Edmunds, providing key services in and around West Suffolk and Thetford. Since its conception we have raised in excess of £200,000 for the Hospice with the event growing in size, quality and fundraising year on year.

It’s a great day out for all the family and in aid of a great local charity with 100% of the proceeds going to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

We look forward to seeing you.

About the event

Now in its eighth year, we believe the show has grown into one of East Anglia’s most successful car shows. More than 600 vehicles go on display, made up of individual owners and car clubs, including vintage, pre-war, post-war, classic, modern and super cars, motor bikes and commercial vehicles, which attract over 4,500 visitors throughout the day. A team of 20 judges view each car throughout the event and select the best from each category to receive awards later in the day.

Set within the beautiful grounds of Hall Farm, Bury St Edmunds, and bordered by the tranquil lake, it is an ideal setting to present the vast array of vehicles on show. The show also includes a select range of exciting local food outlets, from traditional hand-made gourmet burgers and hot dogs to oriental offerings of curries, Thai and duck wraps. Greene King’s range of beers and craft ales and, of course, ice creams, tea and coffee and cake are also on offer. We also have a traditional arts and craft market and a separate children’s play area.

Special features

Super car Marquee

Last year saw the introduction of a new feature, the “Super car Marquee”, which housed unique cars from across the globe including two sequentially numbered Ferrari 458 Speciale with unique finishing, the new McLaren 675LT, an Aston Martin four door V8 to mention just a few.

New for 2017

For 2017 we are planning to celebrate the very British TVR car company and will (with a little luck and persuasion) see the marquee hosting every model of TVR to come out of Blackpool including some racing TVR’s. Other new attractions include the motorbike stunt spectacle The Luke Fox Original Wall of Death and an Aston Martin exhibition.

One luxury vehicle which is set to be a show-stopper when it arrives at this year’s event will be a 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn. The car, which has a silver sand exterior and tan interior, boasts bespoke craftsmanship with Canadel paneling finished in Santos Palisander veneer.

Rolls-Royce is famous for quality, precision and heritage and is also at the forefront of technology. This car is fitted with a 360 degree view camera system, head up display, night vision and active cruise control for effortless and safe driving. 




Take part in the event

Get in touch through the links below

Event tickets

Tickets can be purchased on the gate on the day.

Adults: £8
Family Ticket (two adults and two children): £20
Children under 10: free
Children aged 11-16: £5

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Directions to Hall Farm, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1SL


Event sponsors

We are very proud to welcome Ashtons Legal and Ensors as this year’s joint main sponsors.

All proceeds from the event, which has been generously sponsored, are going to the St Nicholas Hospice Care.

All tickets and posters for this special event have been kindly sponsored and printed by Premier Printers.

Full Colour Programme is generously being sponsored and printed by Kingfisher Print.

Coastline Graphics produce all the signage and are proud to have been associated for the last six years.

To advertise in the event programme please view our advertising packages. To book, please call Mary Porch on 01284 727053 or email

We would like to thank our media partners for their generous sponsorship of coverage:

The East Anglian Daily Times
Bury Free Press
BBC Radio Suffolk

Organising Committee members

Austin Cornish- Chairman
Max Milburn- President
Gina Long- Event host
Andrew Long- Event host
Mary Porch
Karen Ridgeon
Richard Lindsey
Jeanette Dennis
Nanette Cox
Kevin Bentley
Duncan Haydon
Mark Livens
Darren Palmer
Sian Couture
Rebecca Gatens
Paul Romaine
Alan Jones

Classic and Sports Cars by the Lake calendars

Each year we produce a calendar featuring photographs from the event, including a trade version.

For more information or to pre-order your 2018 calendars, please contact Kevin Bentley.