Basingstoke Festival of Transport 19 May 2024

Sun, May 19th 2024 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A great day out for all the family, whether you're a keen motor buff or you just want an interesting and enjoyable Sunday.

Happy New Year to you, we are opening entries to our next Basingstoke Festival of Transport to be held on Sunday 19th May 2024 on 15th January 2024.


Basingstoke Deane Rotary have been running this event for the past few years, having taken over from the Thornycroft Society.


Once again, we expect that the War Memorial Park, Basingstoke, RG21 4AG, will be filled with nearly 750 vehicles. We look forward to seeing both exhibitors and visitors come and enjoy themselves. It is a wonderful family day out.  Parking (£5) is available at the Old Common, London Road (use RG21 4BY and follow the parking signs). Our nominated charity this year is Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (

As in previous years, there will be a huge range of vehicles on static display, including classic, vintage, commercial, fire engines and military trucks. There will also be a variety of specialist car clubs, trade stalls and catering outlets.

To enter your vehicle into the main display area, please proceed to our online booking system by clicking on the link below. We have a limited number of Car and Motorcycle places so please take this opportunity to book early to avoid disappointment. All profits made from the event are donated to (mainly small and local) charitable organizations and causes.


Even though put on and run by volunteers, costs have been noticeably higher this year and we no longer receive any grant funding, we are now asking car and motorcycle exhibitors to make a payment of £5 plus booking fee per vehicle. 


If you run a business (or know someone that does) we are upgrading the festival programme creating advertising opportunities, A5 in size, full page £250, half page £140. There are also sponsorship possibilities that we are happy to discuss. Please let us know of any interest and we will pass on to the relevant team.


If you are interested in volunteering on the day we  have many jobs  to suit everyone and you can signup using this link :



On line ticket purchase for individuals wishing to exhibit their Cars and Motorcycles (including Trikes and Scooters)

As in previous years we are calling on owners of Classic, Modern Classic, Prestige and Vintage, Passenger Cars and Motorcycles/Trikes/Scooters to display their vehicle in the main field of Basingstoke War Memorial Park

Due to increase in costs and reduction in external funding all Cars and Motorcycles are now asked to pay a non refundable fee of £5 + booking fee per vehicle to exhibit their vehicle in the show.

* Vehicle entry from 07:00, must be parked up in display area by 10:00 - Public entry from 11.00. Vehicles are not allowed to leave the event until 16:15 *

Bookings for Cars are now SOLD OUT -  to put yourself on our wait list, click here  with an option to go on to our mailing list for early access to next year's bookings. A few spaces for Motorcycles and Scooters are still available.

You may also be interested in one of our fellow Rotary Club's event,  Farnham Weyside Rotary Club hold a car display and parade on the 2nd June at Farnham, Surrey, please see

Booking Link - Cars andMotorcycles:

Any queries please email


Click here for Full Terms and and Conditions for entry to the event


On line registration for all Vehicle Exhibitors (Except Cars and M/Cycles) 

As in previous years we are calling on owners of all heritage vehicles - Large and Small Commercial, Fire Engines and Other Services, military trucks, PSV, Agricultural , Static Engines and enter their vehicles for static display.

Entry to this event remains free to all above classifications.

* Vehicle entry from 07:00, must be parked up in display area by 10:00 - Public entry from 11.00. Vehicles are not allowed to leave the event until 16:15 *

Booking Link for Heritage Vehicles:

Any queries please email

Booking Form - Trade Stands:


Booking Form - Car Clubs:


Click here for Full Terms and and Conditions for entry to the event

Essential Information :

  • No vehicle movements between 10:00 and 16.00 (No Access to the Site before 07:00)
  • Exhibiting Vehicles will not be allowed to leave the site before 16:15
  • The instructions and guidance from the Festival Marshals (who will all be in hivis jackets) must be followed at all times. The site speed limit is 5MPH at all times.
  • All parked vehicles must be securely braked and/or chocked and once positioned the engine must NOT be run onsite until you are directed to leave at the end of the Festival or if you need to leave under supervision in an emergency. (Engines in the Static category may be run during the event provided they are under constant supervision)
  • Entries must be entered in a clean and safe working order.
  • The driver of every vehicle attending the Festival must hold as at the date of the Festival, a valid policy of motor insurance that covers use of the vehicle being driven. This insurance must include any trailer that you will be bringing on site.
  • Should your display vehicle need to be transported to the site by trailer, you are required to separately notify the organiser so that appropriate parking can be arranged. The availability of this parking is very limited.
  • Full size steam wagons and engines are not permitted.

Prohibited Items :

  • Quad Bikes and Electric Scooters are strictly prohibited.
  • Open fires, barbeques, generators, and gas appliances are all strictly prohibited.

Please email any other queries to

Thank you
Basingstoke Festival of Transport Committee


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