Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show 2018 - Registration closed. On the day £10

               Sunday, 29th July, 2018 - registration closed. Exhibitors please arrive befrore 9am- The DLOC Great Eastern Rally

Slide background
Slide background
Slide background

WHEN :- Sunday, 29th July, 2018 - 9.30 to 16:00 Exhibitors please arrive befrore 9am

WHERE :- Ingatestone Hall, Hall Ln, Ingatestone CM4 9NR

Welcome  - Exhibitors please arrive befrore 9am
Following the success of the 41st Ingatestone Classic Car Show in 2017 it is a real pleasure to be holding the event once again, on Sunday July 29th 2018 at Ingatestone Hall.

This event is free to the public. For classic vehicle owners there is a small registration fee to display your vehicle which will buy you a raffle ticket(s) and helps to cover running, admin and insurance costs. 
We are raising money for the Farleigh Hospice Charity.
To register for the show click the big red link/box above. Its an honour based system so you register whatever you feel comfortable with. Min £5 gets 1x raffle ticket, £10 for 2 etc, £30 = 6 tickets. Members of the public can also buy raffle tickets to support our charity.
A vehicle information booklet will be available for download after registration closes giving a brief background of the stunning vehicles on display. It will be an online document you can either print out or view online. I hope it will greatly improve your appreciation of the stunning cars on display and help to bring them to life.
Please note : Registration does not include entry to Ingatestone Hall itself, just the show and the grounds.
Alongside the array of classic vehicles and more on display there will be refreshments and a raffle at 3pm to win chocolates, wine etc. There will be 2 toilets available from 7.30 am with a 3rd opening at 12 noon in the hall.

Autojumble Stalls will be welcome.  We will have 2 large fields open so there will be plenty of space.
There is disabled parking available. 
Last, but certainly not least, a special thank you to Lord Petre and his staff for their support and providing the venue for this event.
I look forward to seeing you on the 29th :-) 

General Questions

I would say anything older than 30 years is a classic so pre 1988. If it is a vehicle of particular interest then this is a exception.
Yes you are welcome to bring your own gazebo/stand for your car club although you will be responsible for erecting and taking it down as the show organiser holds no responsibility for your stands.
No there is no camping available as the venue is not set up for this.
Yes, 2 toilets (portable) onsite open from 7.30am. A third opens in the hall itself at 12 noon
You can but we would encourage you to stay, you might win a raffle prize.
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome. Please be aware that there are vehicles moving at times on the site and that there are a lot of visitors and that you must remain responsible for cleaning up after your dog. Dogs are NOT allowed inside Ingatestone Hall itself.
Yes you are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Please ensure any BBQ are off the ground though.
Yes, vendors will sell hot and cold snacks as well as drinks and ice creams.
Registering your vehicle helps to cover the running costs of the event including insurance. The amount you register will buy you raffle tickets, so £5 = 1 tickets,£10 = 2 tickets etc. It ensure costs are covered. All profits go to Farleigh.
Yes it is £10 on the day. Space may be limited and we will give priority to pre registered cars.


This event is held in the grounds of Ingatestone Hall, it is NOT run by Ingatestone Hall, the owners are kind enough to allow us to use the fields for the show. Ingatestone Hall was built by Sir William Petre and his descendants live in the house to this day. Wikipedia to find out more

Address: Hall Ln, Ingatestone CM4 9NR
Phone: 01277 353010

Plan route

The Hall stands in open countryside, one mile from the village of Ingatestone and substantially retains its original Tudor form and appearance with its mullioned windows, high chimneys, crow-step gables and oak-panelled rooms and is surrounded by ten acres of enclosed gardens comprising extensive lawns, walled garden and stew pond.

As you enter the grounds you will see several entrances. The front hall entrance is on the furthest right. Car show vehicles and disabled take the centre entrance.  * visit the gallery to see pictures of how to get there.

Enjoy an afternoon at Ingatestone Hall touring the eight principal rooms containing paintings, furniture and memorabilia accumulated over the centuries and wander in the ten acres of gardens. Children will love finding the pigs or the lion and if someone can tell me the name of the huge leafs in the pond I would like to know :-)

No photography in house. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Only guide dogs inside Outside the grounds please ensure dogs are kept on a leash.

Ingatestone Hall is a Grade I listed 16th-century manor house in Essex, England some 5 miles south west of Chelmsford.

Postcode for satnav  CM4 9NR     Location Map from Google

We are very privileged to be allowed to use the grounds of Ingatestone Hall by the owners. Here are some details regarding accessing Ingatestone Hall.

Opening details for the Hall

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 27 Mar - Wed 28 Sep 2016 Wed 12:00 to 17:00 | Sun 12:00 to 17:00
Open Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Afternoons from Easter to the End of September (EXCEPT Wednesdays in June)

Prices:  (Please check Ingatestone Hall for latest prices) Adult £7.00, Child £3.00 (under 5yrs Free), Conc. £6.00. (Groups of 20+ booked in advance: Adult £6.00, Child £2.00, Conc. £5.00.)

Disabled Access: The show is in a field. Disabled visitors can park close to the main show area by driving further down and not parking at the top (see gallery for details). Disabled Access inside the Hall is partial.

Also at this Venue 

  • Group VisitsGroup Visits
  • Educational VisitsEducational Visits
  • Meeting RoomsMeeting Rooms
  • WeddingsWeddings
  • BanquetBanquet
  • FilmingFilming
  • Conference CentreConference Centre



Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show / THE DLOC GREAT EASTERN RALLY.

2018 marks the 42nd year of this event.

The Great Eastern Rally is a gathering of classic and interesting vehicles, which has been an annual event since it was started in 1975.  2018 will mark the 42nd rally. 2017 was the best attended event with over 160 classic vehicles and 1000 visitors with 2 fields of classics on show.

It is a ever growing popular event for both car owners and visitors alike, held in the grounds with the stunning backdrop of of Ingatestone Hall, the historic ancestral home of Lord Petre.

Ingatestone Hall is a Tudor Manor house which will be open to the public during the rally. (separate entry fee applies) It is located in Hall Lane (a continuation of Station Road), Ingatestone (Near Brentwood), Essex. The location tab has more details such as postcode and maps.

In the past, along with a massive range of classic cars, there have been armoured cars, large limousines, ex Royal cars, cars from the dawn of motoring, micro-cars, kit cars, custom cars, busses, lorries, army vehicles, motorcycles, classic caravans, a steam lorry, a traction engine, a 1909 Daimler with (perhaps) the oldest surviving Daimler sleeve valve engine in the world, an Essex Super Six Challenger and even a boat (on a trailer).

The event is a static event where the car owners arrive during the morning, line up their vehicles on a grass field, which is enclosed on three sides by a wall and is located at the rear of the house. The vehicle occupants then meet with each other and with any visitors to socialise and discuss matters relating to their vehicles, or anything else of interest.

Owners, passengers and visitors may also choose to picnic, view the house and the grounds or visit the tea room. The grounds are stunning and a lovely area to relax.

There are toilets provided, refreshements (tea, coffee, ice cream) and good disabled access/parking. This year, 2018, a vehicle information booklet will be available for download via the gallery after registration closes, so appx 1pm Saturday 28th July under 2017. It will be a pdf you can print out at home and will greatly improve your appreciation of the stunning cars on display.
No.    Date.    Location.
0.      15th     Sept    1974    Southern Rally. Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
1.       4th     May      1975    Knebworth House, Near Stevenage, Hertfordshire. (1st G.E.R.).    
2.      23rd     May     1976    Knebworth House, Near Stevenage, Hertfordshire. (2nd G.E.R.).
3.      11th     Sept    1977    Hylands Park, near Writtle, Essex. (3rd G.E.R.).
           (There was also a two day Essex Branch rally and "village weekend" at Pleshey in June 1977).
4.      24th     Sept    1978    Salisbury Hall, South Mimms, Hertfordshire.
5.       9th     Sept     1979    Hylands Park, near Writtle, Essex. (With Chelmsford Samaritans).
6.      27th    July      1980    Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk. First use of the actual name
          “Great Eastern Rally” by the new rally organiser John Veal.
7.      19th     July     1981    Ickworth Hall, Suffolk.
8.      11th     July     1982    Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire.
9.      17th     July     1983    Anglesea Abbey, Lode, Cambridgeshire.
10.    15th     July     1984    Easton Manor Farm, Wickham Market, Suffolk.
11.    21st     July     1985    Melford Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk.
12.    20th     July     1986    The Museum of East Anglia life, Stowmarket.
    1987  &  1988    Rallies cancelled.
13.    9th     July       1989    Salisbury Hall, South Mimms, Hertfordshire.
14.    22nd     July    1990    Salisbury Hall, South Mimms, Hertfordshire.
15.    21st     July     1991    Hyde Hall Garden, Rettendon, Essex.
16.    12th     July     1992    Hyde Hall Garden, Rettendon, Essex.
17.    25th     July     1993    Hyde Hall Garden, Rettendon, Essex.
18.    24th     July     1994    Blake Hall, Bobbingworth, Essex.
19.    24th     Sept    1995    Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, Brentwood, Essex.
20.    21st     July     1996    Duxford Imperial Aircraft Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
21.    20th     July     1997    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
22.    26th     July     1998    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
23.    25th     July     1999    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
24.    23th     July     2000    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
25.    22nd     July    2001    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
26.    21st     July     2002    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
27.    20th     July     2003    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
28.    25th     July     2004    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
29.    24th     July     2005    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
30.    23rd     July     2006    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
31.    22nd     July    2007    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
32.    20th    July      2008    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
33.    26th     July     2009    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
34.    25th     July     2010    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
35.    24th     July     2011    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
36    22nd     July     2012    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
37    21st     July      2013    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex.
38    27th     July      2014    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex
39    26th     July      2015    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex
40    24th     July      2016    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex
41    23rd     July      2017    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex
42    29nd     July     2018    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex  ** confirmed
43    21st      July     2019    Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, Essex

This is a FREE to the public event. Show owners are please register using the link above.

Raffle Tickets/Car Registration
We ask each exhibitor to buy raffle tickets by registering their vehicle. This helps to cover the running costs of the event. Funds left over are donated to charity. The amount you register will buy you raffle tickets starting from £5 per ticket (£10=2 tickets) etc.

There has always been a raffle so we wanted to continue this but make it a bit easier to manage. It ensures costs are covered and is easier to manage by pre registering.

Registration can be done online.
You are welcome to donate more/buy more tickets and members of the public can also buy raffle tickets too.