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.

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