Information for Participants


RUN NUMBERS ARE NOW BEING PREPARED and posted out to registered participants.  If you have not received your number by Wednesday 20th August, please get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of the page. 

The Historic Vehicle Run is the lynchpin of the Coventry Festival of Motoring, and will once again be at the heart of the action in Sunday 24th August 2014.  Hundreds of cars and motorcycles will leave Stoneleigh Park and head off to take a tour around some of Coventry's most notable historic sights and then continue through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

The route is approximately 50 miles in length and there are some lovely welcoming pubs en route, where you can stop off and have a bite to eat and drink.

There will be heaps of motoring fun going on at Stoneleigh Park throughout the whole weekend, so we very much hope that you will join us for the two days of the festival.  

Entry for the Historic Vehicle Run includes a fantastic goody bag, printed route book and a pitch to show off your vehicle at Stoneleigh Park for the whole weekend.  


As in previous years we are really keen for participants to bring their vehicles along for the whole weekend - if you're taking part in Sunday's Historic Vehicle Run you will have a dedicated pitch to display your vehicle for the whole weekend, giving you chance to really enjoy the festival 'fizz'.

We have a number of accommodation options for you:

Stoneleigh Park Lodge 

The on-site Stoneleigh Park lodge has a special offer for Festival of Motoring participants - just £55 per room per night, including breakfast
Tel: 024 7669 0123

Woodland Grange Hotel

Nearby Woodland Grange Hotel has a great Bed & Breakfast offer of £55 for single occupancy or £75 for a double room, per night.  As it is the Bank Holiday, they are able to offer the same rate for Sunday night, for those who want to extend their time in Warwickshire, with a special offer of a three course dinner on Sunday night for £25 per person, or two courses for £20 per person.
Contact: Woodland Grange Conference Centre, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN
Tel: 01926 336621

Camping & Caravanning

If you prefer to sleep under canvas or bring a caravan, this is also available at Stoneleigh Park and should be booked through Stoneleigh Park Lodge (contact details above). 



Why not add to your festival experience by getting involved in one of the Saturday competitions?  

Show & Shine Competition - FREE to enter - must pre-book with your entry
Sponsored by Jaguar Heritage
The Show & Shine competition aims to find cars that are beautifully maintained whilst also being regularly driven. Entry is only open to vehicles taking part in the Historic Vehicle Run or being displayed on Car Club stands. 

Cash prizes will be awarded for the winning vehicles in the following categories: Pre-war Saloons, Pre-war Sports/Convertibles, Post-War Saloons, Post-War Sports/Convertibles, Saloons from 1980 onwards, and Sports/Convertibles from 1980 onwards.

WheelSkills - FREE to enter - Saturday
Designed and Sponsored by The Watsonian Motorcycle & Sidecar Company

A super-fun and enjoyable competition - entrants are given a series of challenges designed to test how good they are at parking, reversing and precision manoeuvring, with points given for knocking over planks, hitting cones or dislodging tennis balls.  The driver with the least points at the end of the day wins!  There is no extra credit for speed or style - slow and steady will almost definitely win the race.  

Places in this event may be available on the day, to vehicles registered to take part in the Historic Vehicle Run or on a Club stand.





If you have any questions regarding your booking, please contact Bev Beverley-Smith on 024 7623 4290 or email

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