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Classic Car and Bike Run and Show 2018

Sunday 8th July 2018  (Fundraising)

Cromer to Great Yarmouth

We are delighted that after the success of the Classic Car and Bike Run and Show last year we are again inviting anyone with a vintage, classic or unusual car or bike to join us.  We have also been told that we will have more room in Great Yarmouth for the show so, if you have a vintage, classic or unusual lorry, bus or caravan we would be delighted to welcome you too.

The 7th Centre 81 Classic Car & Bike Run and Show is heading north again and we are once again starting at Runton Road Car Park on the beautiful cliff top of Cromer. A 60 mile, or thereabouts, idyllic route is currently in the planning stage but I am sure it will take in some of the beautiful coastal villages and beauty spots. What I can assure you of is the finish of the run and show will be on the wonderful Great Yarmouth seafront.

Our much loved ‘Bacon Butty’ stop is going to be in a lovely village hall situated in the wonderful Broads village of Hoveton.  Don’t worry we took in all the feedback from last year and this has ample comfort facilities and parking.  Hot food, including vegetarian options, drinks and homemade cakes, will all be available to their usual high standard.

As with our previous events we will end our run and host the show on Great Yarmouth seafront as one of the main attractions of the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival.  For the first time in our show history the seafront road will be closed so participants in our event will be able to park along the road as well as in the Marina Gardens, adjacent to the Sealife Centre.

We are hoping to make it another year to remember with a record number of vehicles attending and where all the family can enjoy a spectacular day out in glorious sunshine!!

The Run and Show are open to everyone with a classic or unusual car, bike or other vehicle. We would also like to invite to the run anyone attending the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival Weekend.

If you are part of another vehicle display/event over weekend 7th/8th July but would like to join us Sunday morning to give your pride and joy a run out, then we would love to see you. Just complete the registration form by ticking run only.

Programme for the Day

Timings are all approximate and dependant on the weather

8.30am to 10am                Runton Road Car Park, Cromer – NR27 9AU

Vehicles can arrive between 8.30am and 09.45am to book in or register for the event, if they have not already done so, and collect their rally plates.  Spectators will be welcome to come and view the wonderful vehicles during this time.

9.15am                                 Vehicles will set off on a leisurely run through the Norfolk countryside.

9.30am to 11.30am          Hoveton Village Hall, Hoveton – NR12 8DU

Enjoy hot or cold refreshments with old and new friends at the Halfway Stop.  Entrants can also book in or register here if they would like a too.  Spectators can take the opportunity of admiring some lovely vehicles as well as enjoying the refreshments.

11.30am to 5pm                Vehicles will start to arrive at Great Yarmouth seafront for the show.

Any entrants who are booked or want to register to be part of the show only can arrive and park up.  Entrants and spectators can enjoy all that the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival has to offer.

1pm                                       Judging of the vehicles will begin.

4pm                                       Presentation of Prizes and Raffle Draw.

This year for all those who are part of the show we will be presenting trophies for:

  • Best in Show – Trophy donated by Mr Edward Hayden
  • Oldies but Goodies – (Pre 1959)
  • Swinging Sixties (1960 to 1969)
  • Future Classics (1970+)

Prizes will also be presented for:

  • The ‘Drippiest Award’ (the vehicle that drips the most oil!)
  • The ‘I’m Exhausted Award’ (the vehicle that has travelled the furthest to get to the start)
  • ‘Wonderful Wheels’ (the general public’s favourite vehicle on the day)

Entry is free and includes a route book, rally plate and discount vouchers valid for the day. However if you would like to make a donation this can be made by clicking on the donate button below. Alternatively you can send a cheque, made payable to Centre 81, with your registration form.

If you would like to join us please download the registration form below, complete and send to Jackie either by:

Email to: or

Post to: Centre 81, Tar Works Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1QR.

If posting your registration form to us can you help and include an A5 sized (148mm x 210mm) stamped addressed envelope so we can post your entry pack to you?

If you have any further enquiries then please contact Jackie on 01494 852573 or email


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