Sunday 11th September 2022 – Aylesford Priory, ME20 7BX
The summer has finally arrived and there’s no shortage of things to do throughout Kent in 2022. If you’re a bit of a petrolhead then there are several car and motorcycle shows dotted around the county that are worth a visit if you’re up for a day out.
This post is focusing on one in particular; the Kent Classic Car Show which takes place right at the end of the summer on Sunday 11th September 2022 at Aylesford Priory (aka The Friars), Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX. If you like your classic cars and are either in Kent or South London, then it’s worth the journey to eye up some of the beautiful old motors on display.
How much does it cost?
This is a day out that won’t break the bank and it’s perfect if you’re a family that’s looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy the weekend. Entrance is a mere £5 for adults and FREE for anyone under sixteen. Important! – Make sure you bring cash for the entrance fee to the field as this is all that will be accepted and there isn’t a card machine facility at the Priory.
Members of the public can gain entrance from 10am to 4pm on the day.
Food and drink
Like all events of this nature, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of food and drink stands that’ll be dotted around the show. There’s also a cafe and restaurant on site too. If you can, try and bring cash if you’re buying from small vendors so that they can avoid hefty credit/debit card fees.
Technically, parking is free but the Priory does ask for a donation so we’ll leave that for you to decide on arrival.
Toilets / disabled access
As Aylesford Priory is a large venue hosting many events throughout the year, toilets with disabled access are available. There’s also disabled parking close to the show field with fairly easy access by foot once you’ve parked up.
Getting there and other info
The nearby roads normally get congested on the day so allow plenty of time to get there. The organisers also recommend getting there via Eccles as this route is easier and more suitable for M20 travellers. Also, dogs aren’t generally allowed but exceptions can be made if your dog is well behaved and on a lead at all times.
What to expect (2021 video)
Other vehicle-related events at Aylesford Priory
Although the Kent Classic Car Show is perhaps the biggest 2022 car event at The Priory, there are also a couple of other events of interest:
Ford Event – If you’re a Ford purist, then there’s the All Ford Show much earlier in the summer on Sunday 10th July 2022. If you’d like to get an idea of what you’ll see then visit the official website to view the gallery and watch the video.
Motorcycles – Then, for bike lovers, there’s the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Public Day which takes place on Sunday 7th August 2022.
Lead image: Adobe