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Festival of Transport at Blenheim Palace

By Sarah Edwards at

The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport is gearing up for the 12th annual weekend celebration on 27 – 28 August, Bank Holiday weekend.

Perfect for auto enthusiasts and families, the Festival of Transport is a celebration of vintage, classic and modern classic cars, exhibitors, trade stands, competitions and motoring history.

For the first time in 2017, the Festival of Transport will also feature the Electric Automobile Association’s (ElectrAA) Electric Vehicle Zone sponsored by OVO Energy, the UK’s leading independent energy supplier. The Electric Vehicle Zone features an exciting new section of electric cars and motorcycles. Full electric, hybrid, bridging cars and classics converted to electric will be on display plus the latest production electric cars and bikes, most of which will be available for test drives.

Sunday 27 August will feature the Classic Car Show and Monday 28 August will include not only the Classic Cars but also motorcycles, Minis and VWs, Customs, Hot Rods and Americans, Kit and Sports Cars.

The Bank Holiday experience once again features a full vehicle concours lead by MC Les Clayton who brings over 19 years’ experience as an MC and commentator at classic vehicle events. Les’ interactive approach will get all the family excited about the vehicular spectacle. Expect plenty to see and do around the grounds.

Leading vehicle event organisers Classic Shows have been running specialist car shows for over 30 years and know exactly what gets the ‘petrol head’ in all of us hot under the bonnet.

From young to old the Festival of Transport is a true celebration of motoring history and achievement with plenty of exciting things to see, hear and do to keep all the family entertained.

Matthew J Harvey, Managing Director of Classic Shows, said: “Classic Shows is delighted to be working with ElectrAA and OVO Energy on this ground-breaking new event. The idea to combine classic and electric vehicle content is an innovative concept and the Electric Vehicle Zone will be the largest exhibition of electric vehicles and electric vehicle content seen in the UK to date. To this effect, Classic Shows, ElectrAA and OVO Energy are leading the way in promoting the electric vehicle movement.

Tom Pakenham, Head of Electric Vehicles, OVO Energy said: “We are excited to sponsor ElectrAA’s Electric Vehicle Zone as part of the Festival of Transport. With the momentum for electric vehicles growing rapidly across the UK and the number expected to reach one million by 2022, we are helping to power the emerging electric vehicle revolution. We’re thrilled to fuse the electric experience with a celebration of classic cars at Blenheim, ushering in a new age for motoring.”

WHAT: Festival of Transport at Blenheim Palace
WHEN: Bank Holiday Weekend, 27 – 28 August
WHY VISIT: Enjoy the inclusive motoring festival set in the grounds of Blenheim Palace
ADMISSION: Park & Gardens ticket required: Adult £15.30 / Child £7.10 (Age 5-16)
WEBSITE: blenheimpalace.com