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Little Classics News: 6 September 2013

Celebrating Classics on the Ground and In the Air at Sywell Classic - Pistons and Props

1957 Kurtis-Offernhauser RoadsterCelebrate classics both on the ground and in the air at the inaugural Sywell Classic – Pistons and Props motoring festival, held at Sywell Aerodrome on Sat 28th and Sun 29th September 2013. Sponsored by Footman James, this two-day event combines classic cars, motorbikes and planes with all aspects of vintage lifestyle and entertainment.

Classic and historic racing cars will battle it out on the Racing Runway to see whose vehicle still has what it takes to win. Classes will include single seater cars, sports cars and saloons, as well as marque specific runs featuring marques such as Ferrari and Porsche. There will also be a ‘classic cruise’ down the runway for classic car clubs to join.

Lotus 101Meanwhile the action on the Sprint Strip, normally used by airplanes taxiing to the runway, will get heated as vintage and retro Dragsters go head to head on the 200-metre straight-line sprint.

Some of the UK’s best classic motoring clubs such as the Austin Counties Car Club, Traction Owners Club, Morgan Sports Car Club, BMW Club, Jowett and Marcos Owners Clubs, Pre 1940 Triumph Motor Club, Porsche Club (Cambs & Beds) and the Classic Camper Club, to name a few, will showcase their vehicles.

WingwalkersChipmunks, Be2s, Wilgas, Tiger Moths, Extra 300s and Tomahawks are just a few of the iconic planes that will take to the skies as individual owners and clubs fly into the show and landing on the grass airstrip. There will also be breathtaking aerial displays from Hangar 11’s Spitfires on Saturday and the Trig Aerobatic Team go airborne with their fast and furious Pitts Special S-1D biplanes on Sunday. The Breitling Wingwalkers, the World's only aerobatic formation wing walking team, will perform all weekend.

Elle and the Pocket BellesBack on the ground a vintage funfair, the Wall of Death, and sideshows will keep families entertained.

The Vintage Village will bring together classic traders with those catering for lovers of nostalgia and the vintage lifestyle. As well as the usual motoring products and services, there will be vintage and retro clothing and accessory traders as well as Auto, Aero and Retro Jumbles.

Adult tickets for Sywell Classic are £14 in advance or £17 on the door. Tickets for children aged 5-15 are £5 in advance or £7 on the door with free entrance for those under 5 years old. A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) is available for £33 in advance and £40 on the door, with £1 transaction fee per booking. Car parking is free. The show is open from 10am until 6.30pm on Saturday, 10am until 5pm on Sunday. For those that want to make a weekend of it, camping is available.

Classic motoring clubs, companies and traders interested in exhibiting at Sywell Classic can contact Live Promotions on tel: 01775 768 661 or email:

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