Stratford Festival of Motoring 2017

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Stratford Festival of Motoring 2020

“Stratford Festival of Motoring will next take place in 2021. As you may be aware, the Early May Bank Holiday has moved from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May, to allow for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day celebrations. As a result, Stratford has decided to rest the Festival of Motoring in 2020. The event does not stack up financially as a one-day event, unfortunately, so we are now planning for 2021. The provisional date is 8th May 2021″

This was the fifth year that the Stratford Festival of Motoring had been held. Each year local classic car owners have been joined by others from further afield to put on a splendid show of their treasures, around the historic streets of Stratford -upon-Avon’s town centre.

I visited on Monday 1st May. Although it was supposed to be May the weather was decidedly of the type associated with April. Yes, that’s right, the periods of bright sunshine were interrupted by bouts of rain, fortunately they were not heavy. The changeable weather is reflected in some of the photos that I took.

The feature this year was the Jaguar marque. Jaguar cars were mostly parked at the far end of Wood Street although some were also encountered elsewhere in the town centre.

Austin Healey 3000s

It was appropriate that with the nearby Warwickshire County Records office launching its ‘online’ Healey Motor Company Archive towards the end of May, that there should be a Trio of ‘Big Healeys’ on display –

P1020614 P1020612

P1020615 P1020616 (1) P1020617 P1020622

Bristol 406

SF20 SF19

Buick Eight

SF25 SF26

Ford Lotus Cortina

SF10 SF11 SF13 SF14

 Jaguar 220

SF43 SF45 SF46 SF47

Lotus Elan S2


Mini (heavily modified!)


Morris 10/4

SF28 SF29


SF41 SF42


SF35 SF36

Royale Sabre (Kit Car)

SF33 SF34

Renault 5 Turbo 2


Rover 14


SF31 SF30

Triumph Gloria


SF38 SF37

Triumph TR4A

SF17 SF18

Triumph Toledo

SF15 SF16

TVR Tuscan


TVR Cerbera

SF24 SF23

Carbon Tear Caravan



To see my Stratford Festival of Motoring 2016 Post click here –


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