Sponsors for 2017

Prestige Sponsors


Progression Solicitors

Sports Sponsors

Angel Inn Logo

Cumberland Building Society

james cropper

Performance Sponsors

1818 Auctioneers logo

Colin Chapman

Farrer's Coffee


Gates Travel


Hardy Peddling

Lakeland Maze logo

Lakes Motor Museum


Saint and Company


Simpson & Parsons Insurance Consultants

Stables Thompson and Briscoe

watermill inn & brewing

If you would like to find out how you could support this year's event please

 Contact Us 

Lakes Charity 
Classic Vehicle Show 2017     Grasmere Show Ground LA22 9SL

The show in 2017 will be Sunday, June 18th

Entry form 2017

This year's Entry Form! 

Please fill in our entry form and send it back to us by email or post

This year the beneficiaries will be:

blood bikes logo Blood  Bikes Cumbria


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 Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Caterers for this year are confirmed as:  The Coffee Bug, Bowness Bay Brewing

Bowness Bay Brewing Co   Coffee Bug

Lakes Charity
Classic Vehicle Show 2016

Thank you to all our exhibitors for coming to the show on June 19th. 

There were around 300 exhibits and we must congratulate you all on the beauty and quality of your cars and most of all for turning up on such a wet day. 

We now know that we have once again made more than £7,000 for this year’s charities – South Lakes Young Carers and the Jigsaw children’s hospice trust. 

Thank you all.

Now for the big announcements:

Best Car
1953 Bristol 401 YMG 99

Second best car
1956 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 995 UYH

Best Motorbike
1953 Vellocette 243 YUH

Best Commercial Vehicle
1946 Morris Commercial PV van 621 UXD

We apologise that the car pull and tyre rolling did not take place, sadly it was considered too dangerous in the wet weather.

The Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Shows are organized by the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club. All proceeds from our events are donated to worthwhile local charitable causes.

Look forward to seeing you next year!

Please keep checking back, pictures from the day will be posted.

2015 event - Thank you!

This year's event was a great success-thank you all for attending and thank you to all our sponsors. It was a fantastic day and stayed dry for all of it!

We can now tell you that we have a fantastic and indeed staggering - (drum roll please) £7,500 profit for our charities. 

We were supporting the Bendrigg Trust www.bendrigg.org.uk and the Calvert Trust  www.calvert-trust.org.uk  Both charities help disabled people enjoy their lives.

Our new event - the Car Pull was a huge success with all teams having great fun - thank you for the Britannia Inn in Elterwater for sponsoring this event.

Winning vehicles and owners

 Best car - MGSA Saloon

 Best bike - BSA Bantom

 Best tractor - Nuffield 460

Winning car pull team The winning car pull team!  Have a look at some more pictures from our new competition...

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Our thanks also go to:

   Saint and Co Chartered Accountants logo

  Lakeland Motor Museum LogoStables Thompson and Briscoe Low Sizergh Barn logo nail-salon-logo  Koungy Upholstery  Mclure

  Simpson & Parsons logo Farrers Tea and Coffee Shop


Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show 2014

Thanks to all our exhibitors and supporters, the show in June 2014 made just over
£5,000.  This will be shared mainly between the St John's Hospice, Lancaster
and the Macmillan Nurses with the remainder to the Lions Charities.

We all had such a lovely day. The cars were all shining in the sun and we saw smiling faces everywhere.  

Thanks to all the exhibitors of cars, bikes, tractors and trucks, you really do have such beautiful vehicles and it is so good of you all to bring them to Grasmere.  

We must say such a big, big thank you to Saint & Co for sponsoring the show, without their support we would not be able to raise so much money.

2014 winners!
We are sure it was very hard for the public to choose their favourite vehicles, but the winners are: 


Best car

MGSA Saloon


Best truck

Morris Commercial van


Best tractor

Floataire used by the parks

Best bike

Best bike

BSA Bantam


Macmillan & St John's Hopsice

This year we have been raising money for Macmillan and St John's Hospice.

We will be adding details of this year's event as they become available, please check back regularly and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Report on the Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show 2013

Thank you!  With your help we raised £2,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance and £2,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Great North Air Ambulance cheque donation

Here is the cheque presentation to the
Great North Air Ambulance

Voted best car in the show

1953 Bristol 401 - Winning car 2013 - voted by the public
1953 Bristol 401

Voted 3rd best car in show

Lakes Classic Car Show 2013 3rd best car as voted by the public 
1923 Rover 12HP Tourer

Best bike in show

1962 Triumph Twenty One 350 Twin - best bike in show
1962 Triumph Twenty One 350 twin

Best tractor in show

1953 Grey Ferguson TEF 20 - best tractor in show
1953 Grey Ferguson TEF 20

Best truck in show

1941 Mk1 Commer Q4 - Best truck in show
1941 MK1 Commer Q4


The show on June 23rd 2013 went ahead as planned.  Sadly the weather prevented us having the hot air balloon rides and the paragliders we had hoped for, but it didn't stop the main attractions of all the cars.  There were over 250 vehicles on the field giving all our visitors lots to look at and enjoy. 

Book your place at this year's event now! 

Thanks for visiting the website for the Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show! Since its inception this Lions event has grown year on year and has attracted some magnificent vehicles, lots of visitors and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for some very worthwhile local charities.We encourage you to bring the family along for this fun-filled day and see some magnificent classic cars, motor bikes, caravans, trucks and tractors. And why not make a day of it with the family and join in our many attractions and games, including a Charity Car Pull Competition! The event this year is scheduled for Sunday 19th June 2016 on the Grasmere Sportsfield in Cumbria. You can bring along the whole family to have a fun-packed day out. On arrival visitors will be given a score sheet to vote for your favourite vehicle across a number of categories - and prizes are awarded based on the public vote. If you are an owner of a classic vehicle we encourage you to bring it along to display to the public. We only charge £5 per vehicle, which also gets two people into the show. Instructions and entry forms can be located on this site.This event attracts in excess of 2000 visitors each year – and received press coverage on the local radio, newpapers and social media sites. We have advertising packages available for local businesses to support our event, and the beneficiary charities. Please contact us for further information. The Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show is organized by the Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club. All proceeds from our event are donated to worthwhile local charitable causes. Receiving specific donations from this year’s show will be Cumbria Children's Hospice - the Jigsaw Trust and South Lakeland Young Carers. Both charities help disabled people to enjoy their lives.

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