The Show


40th Anniversary Celebration

2016 sees the UK’s longest running Classic VW show celebrating 40 years at Stanford Hall. Special features are being planned for the weekend, details of which will be revealed later through social media and on these pages.

The event takes place on Sunday 1st May 2016.

For newcomers to the event, it is seen by many as the year’s premier Classic Volkswagen show but still retains a relaxed family friendly atmosphere.

Stanford Hall is a stately home set in large grounds in South Leicestershire, on the borders of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

Stanford Hall is located in the picturesque and quiet village of Stanford-on-Avon, which is 5 miles south-east of Lutterworth, and 1 mile east of Swinford Village. It is easily reached from the M1, M6 or A14.

Once again, this year, the Leicestershire and Warwickshire VW Owners’ Club (organisers of the event) aim to make a substantial donation to charity – last year donations were made to the Air Ambulances within the Leicestershire and Warwickshire area.


The Concours d’Elegance is said to be the best in the country, specialising in cars of original specification, with sixteen classes this year covering the whole of the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche ranges plus a Super Class for all of last year’s class winners.

For many years now Stanford Hall has seen numerous Owners’ Club displays, none more famous than the Split Screen Van Club display which, in previous years, has consisted of over 200 vehicles.

Also prominent is the display of Historic Volkswagens promoted with the help of The Historic Volkswagen Club, which takes pride of place in front of the Hall.

If you want to learn more about Stanford Hall itself, visit


This is a major part of the Stanford Hall event with well in excess of 150 traders meeting all of your VAG needs from that elusive NOS part you have been looking for, through service items, books and memorabilia – in fact everything associated with your VAG vehicle.


There are a number of catering stands on site ranging from doughnuts and burgers through to traditional fish and chips and speciality coffee, or you could try a leisurely visit to Stanford Hall’s own newly refurbished Tea Rooms, conveniently located in the courtyard.

Cars for Sale:

Thinking of buying or selling a used VW group car? Then the Cars for Sale area is a must visit location. Buying or simply browsing, there’s sure to be a large selection to choose from. The Cars for Sale area has gone from strength to strength with more and more cars on offer each year! The area must be the best way of advertising your vehicle to an enthusiast based audience and at the reasonable cost of £10. Advanced booking is not required, simply turn up at the main gate on the day of the show. The area is filled on a first come, first served basis so get there early.