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Classic Car & Bike Run and Show 2019

Sunday 7th July 2019  (Fundraising)

Cromer to Great Yarmouth

We are delighted to be organising the 8th Classic Car & Bike Run and Show this year and inviting anyone with a vintage, classic or unusual car or bike to join us for the day.  I am also delighted to confirm that we are part of the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival and our show event will be back at Marina Gardens, adjacent to the Sealife Centre.

The 8th Centre 81 Classic Car & Bike Run is heading north and we are once again starting at Runton Road Car Park on the beautiful cliff top of Cromer.  We are currently working on a special 60 mile, or thereabouts, idyllic route which we will hopefully announce in the very near future.  What I can say is it will take in some of the beautiful coastal villages, give some of our most avid supporters the chance to reminisce and a provide a wonderful opportunity to ‘parade your pride and joys’.

For our much loved ‘Bacon Butty’ stop we are returning to the lovely Queen Elizabeth Hall at Worstead that hosted us so wonderfully last year.  The hall has  ample comfort facilities, a large beautiful field for parking and even a fantastic play area for young (and old) to let a little steam off in.  Hot food, including vegetarian options, and drinks, will be available all 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 everyone who attended last year you will be aware of the challenges we faced with where our show was sited.  This year I can confirm we are back at Marina Gardens, adjacent to the Sealife Centre – so bring your fully loaded picnic baskets, blankets and chairs and enjoy a wonderful afternoon relaxing and talking cars!   We are hoping to make it a year to remember 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 vehicle, large or small.  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 6th/7th 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.

Classic Car & Bike Run and Show 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 to 10.15am          Vehicles will set off on a leisurely run through the Norfolk countryside.

9.30am to 11.30am         Queen Elizabeth Hall, Worstead – NR28 9WH

Enjoy hot or cold refreshments with old and new friends at the Bacon Butty (Comfort) 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                              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.

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 application to us please remember to include an A5 sized (148mm x 210mm) stamped addressed envelope so we can send out your entry pack.

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

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