Five vintage vehicles shows you can visit in Suffolk this year

The classic car show at Stonham Barns. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Five classic car shows in Suffolk you can visit this year - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Whether you're a petrolhead or not, there are plenty of classic vehicles shows on in Suffolk this year. 

Here we have picked out five you can attend in 2022. 

Mini Barn Bash

Mini fanatics from across the region will be coming to Stonham Barns later this year to show off their pride and joy. 

Lucy Grimley of the Foxyrock Dance Club, ready to dance at the classic car show at Stonham Barns. Pi

The Mini Barn Bash will be back at Stonham Barns this year - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Along with all the classic minis there will be food and drink outlets, a licensed bar, and live music. 

Where: Stonham Barns Park

When: Camping days June 11-12, show day June 12

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Cost: Standard ticket (Sunday only) - £10, Under 12's are free

The festival of classic and sports cars 

Visitors will be able to see at more than 1,000 classic and sports cars at the Helmingham Hall festival. 

One of the biggest events at Helmingham Hall each year is the popular classic car show. Photo: Julie

One of the biggest events at Helmingham Hall each year is the popular classic car show. Photo: Julie Kemp - Credit: citizenside.com

More than 7,000 people visited the 2021 event with cars representing the last 10 decades of motoring history. 

Many of the vehicles come from Britain’s motoring heyday – marques on display included Alvis, Bristol, Jensen, AC Riley, Armstong Sideley, Lea Francis, Crossley, BSA, Lagonda, Lanchester and Gordon Keeble. 

The oldest vehicle that has attended the event is a 1914 Ford Model T. 

When: Sunday, August 7 - 10am-5pm 

Where: Helmingham Hall 

Cost: Ticket price to be released soon 

American Car show

The Carrot Town Garage American Car Show is coming to Stonham Barns for a second year which will feature anything American — as long as it has an engine. 

Thousands of car enthusiats turned up to the Stonham Aspal Car Classic Show. Picture: Victoria Pertu

The American classic car show attracted hundreds of people in its first year - Credit: Archant

Along with the classic cars there will also be food and drink stands, and live music. 

Where: Stonham Barns Park

When: Sunday, July 24

Cost: Standard ticket - £10, Under 12's are free

Stonham Motorcycle show 

The annual Stonham Barns Park motorcycle show will be returning this year, with award-winning sports bikes and old school choppers featuring. 

The 2 Bros Stunt Team will be joining again this year along with other attractions to be confirmed.

Where: Stonham Barns Park

When: Sunday, May 8 

Cost: Standard ticket - £10, Under 12's are free

Swedefest Truck Show

If you love trucks, you will love the Swedefest truck show 10th anniversary event at Stonham Barns.

The grill sculpture on a Beauford is polished by owner Nigel Whitworth at the classic car show at St

Hundreds of people show off their pride and joys at classic car shows across Suffolk - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

The festival will occupy the entire showground area, with some owners travelling hundreds of miles to show of their trucks. 

People visiting will also be able to take part in the other Stonham Barns attractions including adventure golf, teapot pottery and the owl sanctuary. 

When:  Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25 

Where: Stonham Barns 

Cost: Adults £7.50 for a weekend pass and children under 16 are free

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