Millport Classic Car Event was born out of Jimmy Newton's love and enthusiasm for old cars.
Having visited Classic shows and events for most of his life, Jimmy decided his beautiful island home would make an ideal location for such an event. He contacted several organisations but it became clear to Jimmy that none were willing to bring their events to the Isle of Cumbrae so he decided to start his own.
May 2014 was his first event, paid for out of his own
pocket and with a little help from donations from his
sons who own local business's, the event attracted a
lovely crowd who enjoyed the 18 cars on display and
the parade along the promenade.
The car owners enjoyed their time too and were treated
to lunch and refreshments from Jimmy's wife and
daughter in law.
That first event was declared a great success and plans were
into place for the following year.
2015 saw 38 stunning cars on display in the beautiful grounds of the Garrison on Millports scenic sea front.
The Millport Classic Car event has gone from strength to strength with 2016, locals and visitors were treated to 64 fabulous 'old timers' and prizes were given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed cars.
The winner was treated to a luxury stay for 2 at the Royal George Hotel Millport.
In 2017 the rain did not damped our spirits and we had a turn out of 70!
Last year was our biggest yet with 90 lovingly restored works of wonder.
A Millport Classic Car Committee has now been formed and fundraising by the members and locals will help to ensure this family friendly event continues to grow.
If you would like to visit or show off your own car at this years event, please do contact us.
The date is set for Saturday 11 May 2019 we look forward to welcome you there.