Frequently Asked Questions

About The Festival

What date is the 2015 Coventry Festival of Motoring?

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 August 2015 (August Bank Holiday Weekend).

What time is the Festival open?

10am to 5pm each day.  Public Car Parks open at 9am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday.

What is happening at this year’s Festival?

The most up to date programme of events can be found on the ‘What’s On’ page of this website.

How much does it cost to visit the Festival?

Entry to Coventry Festival of Motoring is free of charge to visitors.

What’s on for families?

Please see the What’s On section

About The Venue

Where is Stoneleigh Park?

Full details can be found here. The post code for the main entrance to Stoneleigh Park is CV8 2LG.

I am a participant in the Historic Vehicle Run, where do I enter Stoneleigh Park?

The participants’ entrance is the main entrance to Stoneleigh Park which is situated on the B4113.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, as long as they are kept on a lead at all times . Please remember to clean up after them.

About The Historic Vehicle Run

What is the historic vehicle run?

The historic vehicle run is a 50 mile car run around the picturesque Warwickshire countryside utilising both A and B roads. This takes place on Sunday 30th August, setting off from Stoneleigh Park. Details of the route will be issued to all paid-up participants in their goody bags.

Who can enter the historic vehicle run?

Any car or motorbike may apply to enter the historic vehicle run. Entries are limited to 600 vehicles, therefore an application does not guarantee entry. 

When will I receive confirmation of my entry?

We will endeavour to send confirmation of entries within 3 weeks of receipt of your booking form.

When will I receive my run number?

Run numbers will be issued no later than two weeks prior to the Festival.

Are there any limitations on the historic vehicle run?

There is a low bridge on the route measuring 13.3ft (4.0M) and a minor hump backed bridge.

I am taking part in the run. What time do the gates open on Sunday morning?

The gates will be open for participants only at 7.00am

What time do the cars leave to go on the historic vehicle run?

The cars and motorbikes will depart from Stoneleigh Park at approximately 10.30am

Getting There & Parking

I am visiting the Festival. Where do I park?

There are two public car parks. From Coventry the car park is situated on the B4115 and from Leamington Spa the car park is on the B4113. The car parks will be clearly signed on the day.

What is the historic shuttle bus service?

This a shuttle bus service between Coventry Transport Museum and Stoneleigh Park on both days of the festival. Buses will depart from each location every half an hour starting from 9.00am at Coventry Transport Museum.


Can I camp at the Festival?

Yes, camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights only in the designated camp site. This must be booked through Stoneleigh Park Lodge. Camping in any other areas in or around Stoneleigh is not permitted. Shower and toilet facilities are available. There is a limited number of electrical hook up points. Pitches will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Where is the Woodland Grange Hotel?

The hotel is 2 miles from Stoneleigh Park. Full details are here.


Who can enter the WheelSkills and Concours Competitions?

Only the historic vehicle run participants and car clubs may enter the WheelSkills and Concours Competitions.

How do I enter the WheelSkills and/or Concours Competition?

You can enter at the same time as booking your vehicle into the run, or onto a club stand.

Where do I submit my treasure hunt entry form? (historic vehicle run entrants only)

These should be handed into the Coventry Transport Museum Stand, near to the Entertainment Arena.

About the Organisers and Getting Involved

Who organises the Festival?

A steering group has been set up that is led by Coventry Transport Museum.

Where is the Festival organisers’ office located on the day?

Inside Hall 1.

Where can I find information about trading at the Festival?

Click here

How do I become a sponsor in the Festival?

Click here

How can I volunteer to be a marshal at the Festival?

Contact Colin Harris at Coventry Transport Museum, on 024 7623 4270

Coventry University Coventry City Council Coventry Transport Museum

Event organisers and sponsors: