Stow on the Wold Motor Show

Saturday 14th July 2018

‘Stoig’ gives the 1966 Austin Healey 3000 the seal of approval.
‘Stoig’ with Philip Ireland’s BMW.
‘Stoig’ with Mike Hallowes’ Jaguar

The 2018 Stow Motor Show was held on Saturday
14 July 2018

Put the 2019 Stow Cotswold Festival in your diary for
Saturday 20th July 2019

HORNS honked and engines revved to receive bumper-to-bumper crowds at Stow Motor Show. Hundreds of motoring enthusiasts and families thronged to the first spectacular event on Stow’s Queen Elizabeth II cricket field. They were treated to some 200 gleaming vehicles – from pre-1940 vintage and classic cars to modern supercars and bikes, agricultural, military and commercial vehicles.

Stow Motor Show logo

“A diverse range of amazing vehicles slowly built up until midday when Stoig – Stow’s version of Top Gear’s The Stig – arrived in the mayoral Rolls Royce to cut our opening tape,” said committee member and Stow Mayor Ben Eddolls.

“We started early under a blazing sun as many volunteer marshals and helpers prepared for show cars and the public. The local Donnington beer, cider and wines were hastily prepared in the Pitstop bar, the smell of crackling and cooking bacon wafted across from the pig roast as exhibitors and trade stands filtered in. Shouts of ‘Oh look – there’s a McLaren’ and ‘Is that an old David Brown tractor?’ rang out.

“One highlight was a fly-past by 12 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The sun shone all day on a perfect Cotswold scene, which ran on into the evening with local band Roughcut Ruby on stage as children played and families picnicked.”