Festival of Wheels


Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich IP3 8UH

Date & Time

Rescheduled for August 2021



Hope everyone is safe and well. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers, traders, and exhibitors for the amazing support over the last four years of building these family shows.

I figure you have already guessed what we are going to say, so we will get it over with. After a great deal of hoping and hanging on, This is, without doubt, the hardest thing that myself and James and all the team have ever had to write with regards to the Festival of Wheels event on the 1st and 2nd August and as the weeks go on it’s starting to look more and more likely that the ban on large gatherings is not going to be lifted any time soon, so it’s with that in mind we have had to make a really tough decision and postpone this year’s event until next year, 31st July and 1st August 2021. As you’ll no doubt appreciate, it’s not a decision we’ve taken lightly, and even as everything else around us was being cancelled, we knew we were a small but effective team who could respond quickly, and if there was any way of putting the event on we’d be the ones to find it. Of course, we realise this has lots of implications.

We feel even if the lockdown rules change in the coming month, we do not want to put you and your families, all our amazing helpers, traders and Exhibitors in any risk at all. We want to keep everyone safe and well during this challenging time and feel this is the most sensible decision be it a disappointing one.

We love putting the Festival of Wheels on and we really were trying to hold out and see how the situation went. We are in talks with the venue and working with the local authorities to bring you the best show ever for 2021. As a seasonal business, we had already invested so much into our 2020 events calendar and beyond and we will not receive any income this year, we can only survive by carrying forward this investment into 2021. We never envisaged writing a piece like this. But we are and This means asking you – our Customers to please, please opt for the revised credit offering we have devised rather than a bullet-firing cash refund. All advance 2020 tickets and trade stands will automatically roll over to these new dates. July 31st and 1st August 2021

We hope you all understand and can work with us in this difficult time. Anyone that knows us will understand how disappointed we are. We are not a big events organisation, we are just 2 guys who over the years have roped in our friends and family as we have got bigger to do nothing else but put on the best Motor shows we can, but we just cannot commit to an event that could potentially put loved ones at risk and put an end to the show for good after all the hard work everyone has put in over the last few years.

You don’t need us to tell you these are very challenging times, but there will be an end to it at some point, and then we want to see each and every one of you back at our shows with your trademark smiles and your wonderfully positive attitudes.


Revised credit offering Rolling tickets Over for 2021


Like many local small businesses we need all the help we can get, we are asking our customers and traders to support us through these are unprecedented times that we are living in, and roll your bookings over to 2021 and as a thank you for supporting us will give each booking transaction an extra free ticket as a thank you, (for example)

  • If you bought 4 tickets in one transaction, we will email you one extra free ticket for 2021
  • If you bought 2 tickets in one transaction, we will email you one extra free ticket for 2021
  • (The free ticket will be based on the single transaction not on how many tickets were bought)


Thanks for your support and understanding and stay safe.

James and Karl

An intoxicating mix of cars, bikes, trucks and all things motoring come together over two superb days for the Festival of Wheels.

The largest event of its kind in the South-East, the Festival gathers together the east coasts rarest and most glamorous cars, bikes and trucks. The festival of wheels is a unique event created for those with a passion for motoring in general. The festival format enables visitors to enjoy a full day or weekend of motoring entertainment.

What’s At The Show

Cars, Trucks & Bikes


Vintage & Classic Cars

Come and see some timeless and rare classics from all over the UK.



The worlds most expensive cars and the timeless classics with iconic brands.


Modified Mayhem

Modified Mayhem is the Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified display in Suffolk, there’s all types of cars, all ages, makes, models and styles.

muscle car

Muscle Cars

Come and see the biggest, baddest street machines from, hot rods to muscle cars and more.


East Coast Mods & Rockers

Choppers, Bobbers, Baggers, Trikes, Street Fighters Customs & Scooters.


Bandit Run

The UK’s official tribute to all things Pontiac, Burt Reynolds and ‘Smokey & The Bandit’.



Lowriders showdown,  a gathering of some of the craziest dancing cars you’ll ever see. 



American Car Hire

American Car Hire Limited have a growing collection of quality American muscle cars.


Clive Shaw Trucking

We are pleased to announce an incredible opportunity for you, experience being up close and personal with the BIG rigs from America and Europe.

Show & Shine on Both Days

All types of Cars / Bikes / Trucks / Vehicles are welcome, all ages, makes, models and styles, Don’t miss out go to our Register page to get the best seats in the house, so you’re at the right place at the right time. We’ve got some Amazing Trophies up for grabs. Gates for show vehicles open at 7.30 and will close at 10am so please don’t be late.

Free entry for all show vehicles includes Driver and vehicle, All other passengers ( over 5 ) are £10 per person ( pre-booked online please click here  (Camping Available see bottom of this page)

Little Dubbers Fun Area


*Prices for extras are determined by the supplier, not Motor Show Events No card facilities on site please bring enough cash to cover your day

Tasty Food Fair

The Festival of Wheels ‘Food Fair will be cooking up a storm. Quality food is very much part of our show, from the vintage tea rooms, to the yummy street food. At the festival of wheels you can sample the flavours of the past and the future; we also have amazing drinks on offer from the bars and stands.

Free Parking & Disabled Parking

There is plenty of free parking spots available and accessibility spaces will also be available on site. Please get parked up by 10 AM to enjoy the full Festival of Wheels experience.

Also At The Show

Trade & Shopping Area

  • American Car Hire
  • Auto Jumble
  • Many trade stands
  • Over 50 Car Clubs

Live Music

  • Lots of bands playing throughout the weekend
  • DJ Nadge
  • The Foxy Rock Dancers

Friday and Saturday Night Entertainment

  • Fun Fair
  • Party Nights
  • 6 String Makeover Band
  • DJ
  • Party Night
  • Food & Drink Area

Clubs that Attended

3 Counties Mini Club
400 Alliance
Abarth Essex
Abarth Owners Club East Coast
American Classics of Norfolk
BMW Enthusiasts
Bury Retro Car Club
Chrysler 300c uk and Europe (#stancekings)
Clacton Hot Rods
Corvette Appreciation Society

Driveway Built Modified Car Club
East Coast Japanese
East Coast Pirates
East Coast Retros
Edge of The Blade
Essex e30 Collective
East of England Fords
Essex ford meet
Essex Kit Car Club
Essex Mini Enthusiasts
Essex Mini Owners Club
Essex Mustang Owners
Essex Scooby Crew
Essex Sports & Custom Car Club
Focus RS Owners Club 15

Hi-Tech Characters
Ipswich and Suffolk Mini Owners Club
Ipswich. Abarth Owners Club east coast.
Jap Mad
Just 4 Transits
Kazoku Motorsports
Low Collective
MG Rover South East
Mjg Racing
Modified Car Collective
Norfolk Street Cruisers
Pistontech Car Club
Rebel Rousers

Rebels Classic Car Club
Retro Dubs
Royal Cruisers
South East Essex Rsoc
Southeast Classics Club
Southern Bootleggers
Subaru Outlaws UK
Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club
The East Anglian Kit Car club
Tigger & Garfield Experience
vans united
UK Cruisers
UK Hummer

Day Entry Prices

Entry Prices (per day)   Early Bird Tickets

What’s included in your Entry ticket price FREE to see and do : Lots More to announce

Big stunt shows,
2 Bros Stunt team,
Bmx Extreme Stunt Show
Kids stunt team,
Family area,
Land Train
Free Public Carparking
Lowriders display,
Sound Off Car Display
Off road vehicles demo,
Show vehicles from tot rods to big rigs,
Kids games in the main arena,
Show and shine,
Clubs Area,

Limited Tickets will also be available for purchase on the gate but at a higher price

  • Adult Tickets £18.00 then £22.00 on gate so buy online to save £££’s.
  • Child Tickets £12.99 then £15.00 on gate so buy online to save £££’s.
  • Under 5’s: FREE
  • Carers: Free with a paying ticket holder (will be required to show proof on the day)
  • Senior Citizens Tickets £12.99 then £20.00 on gate so buy online to save £££’s.

*Please be aware that there will be no card facilities on-site
**Dogs are more than welcome and all we ask is they are kept on leads at all times.
***Please give yourself plenty of travelling time to and from the event,

Camping (Tent / Caravan / Motorhome)

Information & Prices For The Whole Weekend





Full Weekend Camping

Facilities Include:

  • Entry from 2pm friday
  • Entry into the show on both days
  • Entertainment friday and saturday evening
  • Music
  • Lighting on site
  • Security dedicated to the site
  • Showers & toilet blocks (fixed buildings)
  • On site bar
  • What’s included in your Entry ticket price FREE to see and do :
  • Big stunt shows,
    2 Bros Stunt team,
    Bmx Extreme Stunt Show
    Kids stunt team,
    Family area,
    Land Train
    Free Public Carparking
    Lowriders display,
    Sound Off Car Display
    Off road vehicles demo,
    Show vehicles from tot rods to big rigs,
    Kids games in the main arena,
    Show and shine,
    Clubs Area,
  • And great social element to any weekend !!

Please read our rules and guidelines on camping at one of our events found here…

Camping Prices Include entry from 2pm Friday and entry into the show for both days.


  • Adult Camping Tickets £49.99 (Pre Book Only)
  • Child Camping Tickets £39.99 (Pre Book Only) (Under 5’s are free to camp (must be accompanied by an adult at all times)
  • Under 5s Free


  • Show Vehicle Camping Adult: £29.99 per person online before August 1st (under 5s free)
  • Show Vehicle Camping Child 6 -16: £19.99 per person online before August 1st (under 5s free)

Tents, Caravans and Campers Are Welcome
Electrical Bookings for Festival of Wheels click below