• Footman James is on the hunt for Britain’s official home of the classic vehicle community, crowning one venue or location as ‘the UK’s Classic Capital’
  • Classic car and bike enthusiasts from across the country are shining a light on hidden gems, from village pubs to established automotive hubs
  • Hundreds of entries have been received from around the UK so far – with all entrants in with a chance to win a Lego Ford Mustang worth £149.99


Specialist classic vehicle insurance broker Footman James is continuing its search to find the UK’s Classic Capital – after receiving hundreds of votes for venues or locations that support the nation’s thriving classic car and bike community.

Whether you feel the crown should be awarded to an established automotive hub like Bicester Heritage or The Motorist, a little-known local meet that has attracted enthusiasts for generations, or a village that has a history with classic vehicles, Footman James is asking for your help in identifying the worthiest venues and locations.

From thriving local bike nights down at The Red Lion Inn, to marque-specific meetups at South Mimms Services, the campaign is expected to highlight many hidden gems that serve as the backbone of the classic community.

The overall winner may not be the largest or most opulent location in the country – simply a deserving place that works hard to bring enthusiasts together to share and indulge in their passion for classics.

Submission is free, takes around a minute, and is open to all classic, retro, and vintage enthusiasts from across the UK via the Footman James website: https://www.footmanjames.co.uk/classic-capital-2023/classic-capital

Entry closes on Sunday 10th September, after which Footman James will share the shortlist of venues before inviting the public to take part in a final voting process to find the overall winner. All entrants are automatically entered into a prize draw to win a Lego Ford Mustang worth £149.99.

Charlotte Moseley, Head of Marketing at Footman James, commented, “We’re delighted with the response received so far, as we continue our search for the UK’s Classic Capital. While we expected that some of the more established venues would be popular choices, there’s also a surprising number of smaller thriving communities uncovered already. I’d encourage all enthusiasts to put their vote forward before the shortlist is revealed.”

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