The 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 and he decided to start his own.
May 2014 was his first event, self-funded with a little help
from donations from his family who own local businesses,
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
refreshments from Jimmy's wife, Eleanor.
We continue this tradition today with free hot drink vouchers for all car owners at Garrison House Cafe.
Set in the beautiful grounds of the Garrison on Millport's scenic sea front.
The Millport Classic Car event has gone from strength to strength with more fabulous 'old timers' on show every year and a public vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed cars.
The show has continued to grow and is now so popular that we have to cap numbers at 150 cars.
A beautiful atmosphere is always guaranteed, thanks to the lovely owners who are always so happy to share their compelling stories of restorations - mostly fun, with a few bumps in the road of course and
a great deal of commitment and passion.
A Millport Classic Car Committee has now been formed and fundraising by our members will help to ensure this family friendly event continues.
Car enthusiasts will be able to adore & appreciate some of the most beautiful dream machines in the country again next year on Saturday 13th May 2022.
We can't wait to welcome you all back along with a host of iconic classics that have weathered the decades so well thanks to the dedication of their owners.
Come along and see the lovingly restored works of wonder on show.
If you would like to show off your own automotive legend at this year's event, its easy, just complete the registration form, we will confirm if you have a place. We will stop taking submissions when we reach capacity & cars must be a minimum of 25 years old to be considered a classic.