Stony Stratford

‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Milton Keynes

Located on the Roman Road, Watling Street and the site of an ancient ford, for hundreds of years this historic market town has offered hospitality to the road weary traveller. Travellers today will find to their delight, many fine hostelries and restaurants and places of interest, nestling in this place of good cheer.

The Stony Stratford Classic Car Festival – now known as ‘Classic Stony’, has grown in stature over the years and now attracts an incredibly varied display of vehicles from concourse to ‘well used’.

Run in partnership with Stony Stratford Business Association, as part of ‘Stony Live week’, this is an informal gathering of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles. The Market Square stage will host Live music throughout the day.

The event runs from 9:30am until 4.00pm. Spectators are free but the event is run in aid of Willen Hospice so there will be opportunities to donate to this incredibly worthy cause.

The event’s historic success has now drawn the good people of Stony, restaurateur, shopkeeper and publican alike to throw open their doors and join the revelry. So come and join us, wander the displays, take in the sights, have a picnic by the river and enjoy the day.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Classic Stony 2024 – Sunday June 2nd –
STOP PRESS Lancaster bomber flypast just confirmed!

Plans are coming together for our ‘what will be’ our 15th meeting and were all beavering away in the background.

Firstly designing a new 2024 version of event logo, pulling in the team of our lovely volunteers together – Marshals etc – briefing the new people for all the tasks/jobs, talking to all the Stony Stratford retailers and residents, checking and updating the signage, creating new posters, emailers, designing and printing the collectors rally plaque (available if you book a space in the Market Square – terms and conditions do apply), creating the limited edition enamel badge (5 week production time), organising the market square ticketing, updating the website, organising road closures… I could go on.
One notable highlight is we have also managed to secure a Lancaster flypast again, a really lovely addition to the event – subject to weather conditions etc – anyway … it’s all coming together. Updates and news will be sent to our mailing list in due course – if you dont happen to be on the list already – you can join our mailing by completing the mini form at the bottom of this page. (you can unsubscribe at any time).



Classic Stony 2023 Event Summary

A big ‘thank you’ to all those of you that supported us yet again, what a massive turnout, some incredible vehicles, brilliant weather, culminating in the superb Fly-Past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster bomber, absolutely amazing. Plus a new event record, all due to your superb generosity and support we raised a record £7,850.00 for our chosen charity – ‘Willen Hospice’. Partly, of course due to our fantastic event sponsors. Just as a side note, This years events (both Vintage and Classic Stony’s) managed to raise an amazing £14,250… as we said fantastic!

You should know plans are already underway for our new years day meeting ‘Vintage Stony’ 2024! click here for more information 


Marshals Required

We’re calling out for volunteers, we are actively looking for individuals to help us with the marshalling on the day, (No Experience Required) without whom there would not be an event at all, so pretty important!

If you are interested, and can spare some time then please get in touch, initially via our email at  [email protected],  It really would be most appreciated.

Photo Gallery

Classic Stony and Vintage Stony over the years

To view pictures from previous Stony Stratford events please go to the following:

What the press say.

Real Classic review
Real-Classic Gallery

Visitor Information

Visitors to the event are requested to please use the public car parks. An Information leaflet can be obtained from the Information tent on the Market Square.

Google Maps provides greater detail of the area and a helpful route finder. Alternatively, you can set your sat-nav destination to the Market Square, Stony Stratford MK11 1BE (note: this is the Show Area, car parking is situated nearby so please use this location only as a guide). If you have Mobility issues, difficulty in parking, please let us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate etc

A warm welcome awaits you in all of Stony Stratford’s restaurants, coffee shops and watering holes.





Find Us

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Find Us (MK11 1BE) on Google Maps


Vistors might be interested to know there is award presentation in the market Square at 2.30

This year they will be in the following categories:

  • Cherished Choice Award
  • Best Saloon
  • Best Motorcycle
  • Best of British
  • Best Sports car
  • Ladies Choice Award
  • Best of Show



Displaying your Vehicle

The general rule of thumb is that all display vehicles should be 25 years old or older i.e. 1999 or earlier.

‘Supercars’ and other interesting/unusual vehicles are also welcome.
If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is ‘eligible’, please contact us at [email protected] – we will be pleased to hear from you.


You basically have some choices

Drive up and display – on the day ‘ALL vehicles cars and motorcycles‘ – suggested minimum donation £5 on the day (vehicles must be registered before Jan 99)
Book– reserve your ‘car‘ spot suggested minimum donation £10 in advance. (vehicles must be registered before Jan 84)  – NOW SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE this is now non-refundable donation with proceeds going to Willen Hospice 

see below


This is exactly that – arrive on the day.
Cars Park in either Cofferidge Close or the High Street.
‘Motorcycles’  – marshals should be hand to assist/direct (ALL vehicles should be 25 years old or older i.e. before Jan 99) – Click on the maps below for guide

• One of our volunteer marshals will be on hand to greet and direct you on arrival. They will
politely ask for your £5 donation (on behalf of Willen Hospice) and direct you to the available spaces.

• When safely parked, please make you way to the Market Square information tent to register and collect your information card, when completed place the ‘information card’ in a viewable position in/on your vehicle for our spectators’ convenience (and if you’ve taken the registration card away to fill in – pop it back to the information tent on the Market Square or perhaps hand it to a marshal).

Perhaps a good time to consider buying a Classic Stony Limited Edition enamel badge – only 100 made so ‘when they’re gone they’re gone’ – or a collector’s rally plaque, potentially available after midday, again very limited numbers.



  • BOOKING FOR (Market Square)
     (all funds go directly to Willen Hospice as before).
    Individuals that have booked will be will be be able to download their ‘all important event pass’
  • – Verified bookings will entitle you to a collectors 2024 Classic Stony rally plaque (Please collect this on the day, from the information tent on the Market Square, we would ask you to take your Classic Stony eventbrite pass as proof of entitlement).
  • – Booking will be open to owners of cars or vehicles that require a car sized space (minimum donation £10).
  • – Limited spaces and all vehicles must be registered before January 1984. (these details to be finalised)

On the day – as per last year
Pre-booked (link to booking site- ‘’) vehicles are to head for the Market Square
There is NO REQUIREMENT for motorcycles to book a space just head for the Market Square; our volunteer marshals will be on hand to assist.

PLEASE NOTE To take advantage of your reservation we request you arrive at the Market Square between 9.30am and 10.30am, after this time we may have to release unused spaces to our drive up and display visitors. SEE GUIDE BELOW.


If you are bringing a vehicle on a trailer, please get in touch ([email protected]) as an early arrival is strongly recommend (pre 9:30). We do have an off-site trailer park, although there are other car parks in the town.


If you represent an enthusiast group or car club, please get in touch so we can ‘try’ and allocate you spaces together ([email protected]).


As with all open and public spaces, the public could well put in an appearance, they usually do at some point, Please be EXTRA VIGILANT when arriving parking and leaving –  Spectators/visitors (including other drivers) can be easily distracted by the spectacle of it all. Just remember, were all only one step away from a accident

It also makes sense to keep an eye on your vehicle and possessions, as the team (all volunteers) cannot be held liable or responsible for any claim. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

We look forward to seeing you all there on the day!



If you have mobility issues, difficulty in parking, please let us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. 



This year they will be in the following categories:

  • Cherished Choice Award
  • Best Saloon
  • Best Motorcycle
  • Best of British
  • Best Sports car
  • Ladies Choice Award
  • Best of Show

The presentations will be at 2.30pm in the Market Square