Polish your Proton, ready your Riva, and ensure your Estelle is exemplary as the world-famous Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional will return in 2022. The Concours de l’Ordinaire – quite literally, a show dedicated to sharing some of the greatest everyday classic cars on our roads – is confirmed for Saturday 30th July and will return to Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.
Originally staged by Hagerty in 2014, the Festival of the Unexceptional has earned its place in the automotive calendar as an attainable concours event offering a mix of rare cars and a prestigious location in an informal and friendly approach. Showcasing much maligned and long forgotten ‘ordinary’ classic cars and commercial vehicles of the late 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, Festival of the Unexceptional remains the only concours to celebrate the everyday cars we all know and love.
Responding to guest feedback, the Hagerty team will introduce a number of new measures to ensure swift entry and easy parking, and on-site catering and guest facilities will also be improved. Other notable additions for 2022 include motoring journalist Steve Cropley joining the Concours judging panel, and TV Wheeler Dealer Mike Brewer will be in attendance to meet fans throughout the show.
Tickets for the 2022 Festival of the Unexceptional will be on sale in early April priced at just £20 per car – not per person as in previous years. Hagerty urges showgoers not to try and break any World Records for the number of people squashed into a Nova as a result…
Once again, Hagerty’s annual Concours de l’Ordinaire will be open to classic cars and light commercial vehicles built between 1967 and 1997. Owners of suitably unexceptional cars can offer their cars for consideration as a Concours entrant via this link.
Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said “Festival of the Unexceptional is rightly regarded as a highlight of the annual motoring event season, and I am delighted to present the 2022 show. The Hagerty team has worked hard to make key improvements to this years event, ensuring the comfort of our guests on site and ease of access upon arrival, and we look forward to welcoming fans of the unexceptional to Lincolnshire this summer.”