2024 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional celebrates 10-years of mundane motors

Hagerty’s Festival of the Unexceptional, a classic car show featuring forgotten cars from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, celebrates its 10th anniversary on July 27th at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire.

The event is the only one of its kind, showcasing everyday cars in a traditional classic car concours setting. Special cars, activations, and guests will be announced soon, and the festival will feature both new improvements and old favourites. This along with loads of things to do and see on the day…

Gates open earlier and close later – from 7.30am to 7.30pm. Early and late attendees can expect surprises from Hagerty team. More details to follow..


Unexceptional cars have a separate entrance for faster entry, while modern cars will be directed to a separate parking area..  

Concours d’Ordinaire: More entries this year, but limited spaces for just 50 cars in the main competition. The quality of cars being entered is better every year. Who will win??

Guests can vote for their favourite car on display to win the People’s Choice award..

Retro Repmobile is back! A festival favourite that celebrates the best company cars. Don’t miss the chance to win prizes with your poverty-spec Peugeot 405, base-spec Cavalier, or simple Sierra..

Live Music & Special Guests: Enjoy a full day of entertainment with live music and special guests on stage. Stay tuned for announcements on the exciting activities happening throughout the day..

More food trucks at FOTU 2024 means shorter queues and a wider range of options, from burgers and fish’n’chips to fancy fajitas..

Visit Hagerty Lawn for a chance to win a car in Hagerty’s Classic Car Giveaway and buy tickets for future events. You can also get some merchandise..

Grimsthorpe Castle is an amazing venue set in 3,000 acres of beautiful pastures, lakes, and woodland, with roots tracing back to the 13th century. The landscape was artfully designed by Capability Brown, making it a truly exceptional setting for FOTU..

Tickets are £35 per car or £7 per person for five people in a family car. Fill every seat in an early Espace and pay just £5 each. Get your tickets here!

Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said “The 2024 Festival of the Unexceptional will be the best show to be presented in its 10-year history. We will soon announce some very special guests and activations to further enhance the greatest display of unexceptional cars in the world, making this a unique event not to miss.”

Owners of Unexceptional cars can now apply to be a part of the 10th Anniversary Festival of the Unexceptional Concours De L’ordinare event, held on the main lawn of Grimsthorpe Castle. Nominated cars will be judged for their eligibility by the experts at Hagerty, with 50 cars being chosen to form the main Concours event.

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