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7-8 SEP 2024

Retro Truck Show


10am, Saturday 7 September


4pm, Sunday 8 September


Gaydon, CV35 0BJ


British Motor Museum


Available now

Discover over 300 modern classic trucks at this unmissable show for truck fans.

This is the Retro Truck Show, bringing over 300 trucks from 1971 to 2001 together to create a fantastic display at the British Motor Museum. The show is one of the biggest in the calendar, dedicated to some of the most iconic truck manufacturers of them all including DAF, Scania and Volvo. We also welcome trucks from right across Europe including France, Belgium and the Netherlands, giving this event a fascinating continental flavour.

If you’re a truck owner, you won’t find a better excuse for a weekend trucking holiday, or a better chance to catch up with friends and like minded fans of these classic big rigs. For those who would like to camp on site over the weekend, there will be access to a bar in the evenings.

This is a great event for families who are looking for something a bit different for their children. Not only can they look around the wide variety of trucks, but they can also explore the British Motor Museum, which is home to over 400 historic British cars. Entry to the Museum and Collections Centre is included in show tickets. There are plenty of places to refuel throughout the weekend, too, with burgers and ice creams available to purchase outside and hot meals, sweet treats and refreshments on sale in our Junction 12 Café.

Inside the Museum, you will also find an Indoor Model Show and trade area. Why not take a look and see if your favourite truck is in the selection of photos, models and brochures there?

Don’t take our word for it, here are what some of our recent visitors had to say:

- “I have attended the retro show a few times now and each year it has got better.”
- “Well presented, exhibits were spaced to allow easy access and the number of people attending meant there was room for everyone, it was lovely, not too busy, not too noisy, and plenty to see.”
- “I have been attending the retro show for the past 9 years, this year I entered my truck, which was a painless exercise. I always enjoy the retro show, as most of the trucks on show are from the era I drove in.”

Vehicle Exhibitors

Join the hundreds of trucks for £27.50 in advance and help us to add to the wonderful show display. Included is a vehicle display pass, show and Museum admission for the driver and a passenger and the opportunity to camp in your vehicle overnight. Cannot be converted to an Annual Pass.

The easiest way to book is to simply tap one of the buttons below and buy your ticket. If you're unable to book online, please contact our Bookings Team on 01926 895295. If that's not possible then you can download and complete our entry form here but this will take much longer.

If you need further assistance please call our Bookings Team on 01926 895295.

Book your visitor tickets

For the cost of a standard ticket, you can explore the Museum and enjoy the show too!

Saturday and Sunday advance show tickets cost just £16 per adult, £9 per child, £14 per concession and £43 for a family.

Support the Museum and get an Annual Pass!

Want to come to both days of the event? When booking your ticket, choose to donate your entry fee when prompted and, in return, we'll convert your ticket to an Annual Pass at no extra cost - which you can use to visit for both days. You will also have the chance to Gift Aid your donation. Please be a Gift Aid visitor if you can, it makes a big difference to our charity. This can only be done at the time of booking.

Premium Members, Members & Annual Pass holders

You can visit the show for free! To book, select your show visit date and choose the 'Premium Members & Members' or the 'Annual Pass holders' option. Tap here to book your ticket.

Premium Members Lounge

Premium Members can access the Premium Members Lounge at this event where complimentary refreshments will be served. The lounge will be located in the main Museum building and signposted on the day. Premium Members may invite 1 guest into the lounge, but show entry fees apply for your guest.


Make the most of the show and camp in the Museum grounds on the nights of Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September – whether that be in your display vehicle, a tent, caravan or motorhome.

Book in advance and save £10 with camping for just £25 per pitch per night. This goes up to £35 per pitch per night if buying on the day. Maximum 4 people per pitch. Vehicle Exhibitors can camp for free in their vehicles. If they're camping outside their vehicle, they need a ticket. Camping tickets can be booked with your show entry tickets. Be quick, we have a limited number of pitches and it's first come, first served.

Campers must comply with the campsite rules, tap here to see them.

Trade stands

Book a space to trade at the show! For more details and to book, please download and complete our trade form here.

Gates open to Traders on each day at 7.30am. All stands must be in place by 9.30am.

Be respectful

Please drive safely, respect our local community and abide by all speed limits. CCTV is in operation and unacceptable driving behaviour may result in footage being shared with the police.



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