06:00 24 April 2022
Whether you like classic cars or not, there are plenty of vintage vehicle shows in Ipswich this year.
Here are five that we have selected for you to attend in 2022:
The Festival of Wheels returns for another year to Trinity Park in Ipswich, which organizers have described as ‘not to be missed’.
The event, which will feature monster trucks, classic cars, stunts and amazing cars.
Over the past few years, event organizers had death wall experience, multiple live action arenas, live wrestling arena, BMX stunt shows, shopping village, live music and children’s entertainment.
When: August 6 – 7
Or: Trinity Park, Ipswich
A retro festival full of classic cars, music and antiques from a bygone era will be held in Ipswich for the first time this summer.
The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Vintage Day Out has already proven successful in Essex but has now announced plans for an event in Trinity Park.
Organizers promised the festival would be a chance to step back and experience what life was like in decades past.
When: Sunday July 3.
Or Trinity Park, Ipswich.
Ipswich to Felixstowe Motor Rally
One of Suffolk’s biggest attractions is set to return this spring – with organizers announcing that entries are already full.
The classic vehicle race and rally from Ipswich to Felixstowe has been canceled for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic.
But it’s set to return on Sunday, May 1, and the event – which typically attracts around 500 old and veteran cars, motorcycles, utility vehicles and military – has a full lineup for the day.
When: Sunday May 1
Or: The event usually starts in Christchurch Park before departing for Felixstowe
The festival of classic and sports cars
Visitors will be able to see more than 1,000 classic and sports cars at the Helmingham Hall festival.
More than 7,000 people visited the 2021 event with cars representing the last 10 decades of automotive history.
Many vehicles come from the heyday of British motoring – brands on display included Alvis, Bristol, Jensen, AC Riley, Armstong Sideley, Lea Francis, Crossley, BSA, Lagonda, Lanchester and Gordon Keeble.
The oldest vehicle that has taken part in the event is a 1914 Ford Model T.
When: Sunday August 7 – 10am-5pm
Or: Helmingham Hall
American car show
The Carrot Town Garage American Car Show is coming to Stonham Barns for a second year which will feature everything American – as long as it has an engine.
In addition to classic cars, there will also be food and drink stalls and live music.
Or: Stonham Barns Park
When: Sunday July 24