2018 Classic Show - Continues from strength to strength

We did not think it possible to improve on our 25th anniversary show, however the 2018 show proved to be even better than the previous year. Once again, we were blessed with wall to wall, early autumn sunshine. With more classic cars and motorcycles than ever before on Lafford Terrace, it was truly a magical show, with a hundred years of motoring heritage on show. Check out the 2018 Gallery link in the menu above.

A new range of trade stands were on display as well as those of old friends, who have supported the show for a number of years. All reported a really great day with much interest in what they had on offer. Sleaford R C Raceways interactive display of radio-controlled model racing cars and off roaders was a particular favourite with our younger visitors. Our sincere thanks go out to all who helped make the day something special.

We have to say thank you, once again, to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue who brought along their operational appliance for the whole day (thankfully no “shouts” to deal with) this is a perennial favourite with our visitors, young and old.

The entertainment this year was provided by Horncastle based combo, “Itchy Fingers”. Their unique set, playing a lively mix of American folk and country-based music, went down really well with the exhibitors and visitors alike. The guys really added a new dynamic to the whole day, much to the audience’s delight, engaging in ambience of the show with light hearted banter during their performances.


Once again, we must extend our thanks to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, who are of course, based at nearby RAF Coningsby.

We had been expecting, as last year, a fly past by one of the flights Spitfires, however due to adverse weather in the north of the country the schedule was changed and we were treated to a fantastic, extended display by the Lancaster Bomber.

A truly awe-inspiring spectacle enjoyed by everyone at the show and in the locality.

Well done chaps!!

Of course, it is the Cars and Bikes that are the true stars of the show and the quality and variety on show this year was better than ever. Many have been visiting the show for several years, however we were pleased to welcome a significant number of new entries this year. The wide range of entries always keeps the show fresh and our system of public voting, ensures that the class trophies are fairly distributed amongst the entrants year on year. Click on the 2018 winners list in the menu above for a full list of the winning entries.

There was a strong element of “Classic Car Club Displays” again this year, with entries from Grantham, Spalding and for the first time, Heckington, along with representatives of the Gilbern Owners club. Spalding taking the award for the “Best Club Stand” for the second year running, despite the very strong opposition.

Of course, the show would be nothing without all the local organisations, businesses and individuals who support the show financially and with their time and effort.

The Chair of the Show Committee, Mary Sanders, said “The 2018 shows will probably go down as one of the best we have delivered, the day was just full of love and enjoyment”. She added, “The Sleaford Classic Car & Motorcycle Show is an important event within the community of Sleaford and the support the show receives from both local and district councils and local business is paramount to the future of the show. Once again, the show was a great success due to the support of sponsors, advertisers, entrants, visitors and everyone else involved.”

Mary went on to thank everyone who had made the show the lovely experience it was.

She said “the feedback forms completed by the voting public every year enable changes and improvements to be made, to ensure the show continues to be current and make people want to return each year and enjoy the distinct display of classic vehicles”.



J Cotterill on his 1938 Triumph Speed Twin















S Turp and his 1969 Ford Capri









Next year’s show is on Saturday 7th September 2019
Make it a must attend event in your diary