FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Classic Car Drive In Weekend comply with the latest government advice and regulations?

Yes. We are monitoring all government advice and regulations on a daily basis to ensure that the experience we provide complies with all regulations and offers a risk-free entertainment experience for all guests.

How will you be maintaining social distancing and ensuring that visitors are not overtly at risk?

Frequent signage will be installed throughout the event space to alert everybody to be mindful of social distancing and to help navigate around the site.

In areas where we expect queuing, i.e. at the entrance to the event, points will be marked on the ground to show visitors where to stand and attendants will remind people where to stand.

Standing zones will be marked in front of exhibitor stands to ensure that only one bubble of visitors can access the stand at any one time.

What safety precautions are being taken by staff and exhibitors at the show?

All staff, exhibitors and contractors will be asked to complete a Coronavirus Self Declaration Form prior to being onsite. We trust all of our staff and exhibitors to complete this form truthfully and let the Classic Car Drive In Weekend team know immediately if their situation changes.

All staff, exhibitors and contractors arriving to site will have to sign in and declare any changes to the declaration form submitted.

All visitors, staff, exhibitors and contractors will be made aware that they are to report any symptoms of Covid-19 within 14 days of visiting the event.

If we are notified that anybody who visited the event has symptoms we will notify all staff, exhibitors and contractors as soon as possible and will notify everybody as soon as the results of their test are available.

All staff working will be required to wear PPE throughout the duration of the event. PPE includes face covering and gloves. PPE will be disposed of after every session and new PPE collected.

Exhibitors will be advised to wear face covering but it will not be mandatory because the event is outdoors.

Constant cleaning of the site seating areas and toilets will be in action throughout the entire weekend.

Can I safely use toilet facilities at The Classic Car Drive In Weekend and are they safe?

Yes. We will ensure that toilets are cleaned and kept at a high sanitised condition, after each use. A queuing system will also be in place to help us maintain the continuous cleaning and social distancing.

Can I smoke on site.

No smoking is allowed during the Drive In and only allowed in designated areas in the exhibition part of the event.

Is their accommodation in the local area?

Brand Events are working with accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation for The Classic Car Drive In Weekend. The team have negotiated discounted rates at hotels close to Bicester Heritage, exclusively for event exhibitors.

If you are unsure of your exact requirements, Event Express also offer flexible cancellation policies, which allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event. Event Express do advise that exhibitors book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise directly with the hotels on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed below, or, alternatively refer to the accommodation weblink to book your accommodation online.

Tel: +44 (0)1905 732737

Email: reservations@eventexpressuk.com

Link: https://www.eventexpressuk.com/e/classic-car-drive-in-weekend/

At the drive in

How are cars safely spaced out at the screening?

Upon arrival, you will be directed by our friendly stewards to your parking bay. Each bay at every Drive In movie screening has been measured out to ensure 2 metres of distance between cars.

What precautions are taken by Classic Car Drive In Weekend staff?

All Drive In movie staff who are within 2 metres of any member of public will be wearing correct PPE. All staff are temperature checked at the beginning of each shift, and all equipment used on site is sanitised between every use.

Can I get out of my car?

Getting out of your car is permitted for two reasons; to access our toilet facilities, and to order and collect your food & drink. We ask that only the driver exits the car where possible.

How do we hear the film from our car?

Visitors will be able to hear the sound through either a pre-organised FM radio channel or pre-sanitised speakers.

Is there a height restriction on cars?

The maximum height for cars attending Drive In is 2 metres. Please note, any cars above 1.6 metres may be directed to park in the back rows of the screening, to avoid obstructing other guests view of the screen and stage.

Can I attend the Drive In in a motorhome, van or on a motorbike?

No. All visitors to Drive In must attend in a car, for the safety and enjoyment of themselves and other visitors. If you are unsure as to whether you can attend in your vehicle, please email info@theclassiccarshowuk.com to check.

Can I safely use toilet facilities at the screening?

Yes. We operate a queuing system for the toilets with all visitors standing 2 metres apart.

Are the toilet facilities clean and safe to use?

Yes. All toilets will be manned by an attendant and will be cleaned thoroughly (handles, sanitiser dispenser, and toilet bowl) between uses.

Can I smoke on site?

Due to the nature of the show we maintain a no smoking policy on the Drive In site.

Can I depart during a screening?

Unfortunately not. In order to not disrupt other guests and to provide a safe environment, you must stay in your car for the duration of the film. At the end of the screening, our stewards will direct guests out row by row. If there is an emergency, please get the attention of our stewards by placing your hazard lights on and we will assist you.

What do I do if I have a query, or an emergency?

Please place your hazard lights on to attract the attention of one of our stewards.

THINK! Before you drink…

Driving a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of alcohol is a crime and puts yourself and those around you at risk. If you visit Drive In and are the designated driver, please choose from the wide variety of non-alcoholic drinks available.

Tickets

What are the prices for adults and children?

Advance ticket prices for Full Experience (Includes one Drive In movie screening):

  • Adult tickets are for guests aged 16+ and cost £25* each, for all screenings.
  • Child tickets are for guests aged 5 to 15 and cost £15* each for all screenings.
  • Under 5s can attend for free.

Advance ticket prices for Drive In only:

  • Adult tickets are for guests aged 16+ and cost £10* each, for all screenings.
  • Child tickets are for guests aged 5 to 16 and cost £7.50* each for all screenings.
  • Under 5s can attend for free.

Advance ticket prices for Show only:

  • Adult tickets are for guests aged 16+ and cost £17.50* each.
  • Child tickets are for guests aged 5 to 16 and cost £12.50* each
  • Under 5s can attend for free.

Can I buy tickets on the day or do I have to book in advance?

Tickets for the Drive In screenings are restricted as we have a limit on capacity to ensure everyone watching the film has an enjoyable and positive experience. We advise you to reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

In the current climate there are also restrictions on numbers attending the outdoor Classic Car event, and again we do recommend ordering tickets in advance so we can monitor numbers and ensure a safe and Covid-compliant event.

However subject to capacity and advance ticket sales, tickets may be available on the day. Walk Up ticket prices for Full Experience (Includes one Drive In movie screening):

  • Adult tickets are for guests aged 16+ and cost £30 each, for all screenings.
  • Child tickets are for guests aged 5 to 15 and cost £20 each for all screenings.
  • Under 5s can attend for free.

Walk Up ticket prices for Drive In only:

  • Adult tickets are for guests aged 16+ and cost £10 each, for all screenings.
  • Child tickets are for guests aged 5 to 16 and cost £7.50 each for all screenings.
  • Under 5s can attend for free.

Walk Up ticket prices for the Classic Car show (excludes Drive In movie screening):

  • Adult tickets are for guests aged 16+ and cost £20 each, for all screenings.
  • Child tickets are for guests aged 5 to 15 and cost £12.50 each for all screenings.
  • Under 5s can attend for free.

How will we receive our tickets?

Your tickets will be sent to your booking email in ‘Print-At-Home’ format by our ticketing provider, SEE Tickets (double check your junk mailbox as it can sometimes land in there). We will accept either printed out tickets or tickets presented on your phone at the check-in gate.

Will I be refunded if the event is cancelled due to Government Regulations?

All events are subject to license and appropriate approvals during these unprecedented times. As such, they are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to Government regulations, we offer a 100% money back guarantee on tickets. Please note that we will not refund the booking fee, only the face value of tickets. Refunds will be received within 14 days of the event date.

Can I swap/transfer my tickets to another day of the event or another screening after booking?

All sales of The Classic Car Drive In Weekend tickets are final. Whilst we will provide a refund if the event cannot go ahead due to Government regulations, we do not offer the ability to swap or transfer tickets. If you would like to attend on another day or another screening, you will need to purchase additional tickets.

How many tickets can I book?

As many as you want! But please note that you can only have one car per booking. If you want to book for an additional car to attend Drive In screening, you will need to complete the booking twice.

How many films can I see in a day?

You can watch three screenings each day if you want to. However, the Full Experience ticket includes a ticket for ONE film screening and if you wish to watch additional films, you will need to book these separately.

Is there an interval?

There are no intervals at Drive In movie screening. Each screening will run from start to finish without a break.

If I arrive at the event in the morning, but my screening is at 4pm where do I park and how do I get to the Drive In?

Visitors to the Drive In screenings will be asked to arrive at the screening area 45 mins before the film is scheduled to start.

If you want to visit the event prior (or after the screening) you will be directed to an alternative car park, and then ahead of the screening you can bring your car to the Drive In area.

Can I pre-book a specific parking space at the screening?

All parking bays at our Drive In are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will not be able to pre-select where to park your vehicle.

How do we show our tickets when we arrive at the drive-in?

Upon arrival, we will request that you hold your booking email up on a device for our attendants to check. You will not need to open your car window, simply present it for us to check then you will be directed to your parking bay.

Can I book more than one screening on the same day?

Of course! You can book as many screenings as you would like. Please be aware that we may ask you to depart the site and return for the next screening, so that we can clean up in between.

Are the screenings suitable for small children?

We will list every movie’s age restriction ahead of booking. If you attend a 12+ or 15+ screening, please ensure you have a valid form of ID with you.

Do I have to drive into the show? Can I walk / cycle / be dropped off by taxi?

If you’re just attending our show you don’t need to arrive in a car! You can absolutely walk / cycle/ be dropped off.

If you’re attending a movie, you will need to arrive in a car in order to gain access to your screening.

How will we receive our tickets?

Your tickets will be sent to your booking email in ‘Print-At-Home’ format by our ticketing provider, SEE Tickets. We will accept either printed out tickets or tickets presented on your phone at the check-in gate.

Do I book the Drive In movie per person, or per car?

You will need 1 ticket per person attending. Each car attending will be under one booking. So for example, a group of 5 all attending in the same car will need to book 5 tickets under 1 booking.

Can I add more tickets to my booking at a later date?

If you wish to add more tickets to your booking, please purchase these separately. If all of the individuals are attending in the same car, ensure all booking have input the correct car registration.

Do I need to have the same tickets as the rest of my car?

Yes. You need to have the same ticket type as the others in your car, as this will affect your parking spot.

Can I change the car registration?

Yes, please go to www.seetickets.com/customerservice

General show

Can I bring a pet in the car with me?

Unfortunately, not. For hygiene and safety reasons ONLY registered guide dogs will allowed across the site for The Classic Car Drive In Weekend. Visitors attempting to bring any animals or birds (other than assistance dogs) to the event will be turned away and no ticket refunds will be available. Guide dogs must have been wormed in the last 90 days.

How many track shows will there be each day?

We plan to run three track parades across each day of the event, timings of the track shows will be publicised on the website, in our newsletter and across social media platforms.

How can I watch the track shows and how will you maintain social distancing for these audiences?

We will be creating a viewing area within a prime location of the track with the relevant social distancing requirements in place.

Can I go an look at the cars in the Bonhams MPH auction and can I take part in the auction?

Yes – all our visitors are very welcome to visit the Bonhams auction hangar and admire some of these amazing cars.

If you wish to participate in the auction, you can register with the Bonhams team on site.

The auction will take place on Sunday 20th September from 1pm.

What kind of exhibitors will be at show?

There will be a selection of classic-car related exhibitors at show! From restorers and dealers through to service providers, insurers, specific classic car related products as well as a range of art & design exhibitors and memorabilia stands

Who are your confirmed dealers/exhibitors/car clubs?

This is a constantly growing list! We will be sharing confirmed Car Clubs, Dealers & Exhibitors on our website & on our weekly newsletters – so make sure you’re signed up!

Do you offer carer tickets?

Yes we do, please email proof of your disability to the info@theclassiccarshowuk.com alongside your booking reference number & we will be able to provide this for you.

What are your accessibility facilities like?

When building our events we do so taking into consideration any accessible needs. We will have accessible parking. The entire site is flat, either on grass or concrete. Accessible ramps will be added in the show ground if needed. This will allow good access to any wheelchair users. We also ensure we have accessible toilets in each of the toilet blocks.

Food & drink

What are the catering options on site?

There will be a wide range of catering options on site, both at the Classic Car show and also at the Drive In. We aim to provide a range of cuisines to try and satisfy all of our visitors.

Do the catering options cater to allergies? If not can I bring my own food?

we will aim to provide for those with allergens but if you need to bring your own food this is fine

Can we bring our own food and drink?

We do not permit external food and drink to The Classic Car Drive In Weekend. Our aim is to make sure we have a variety of food and drink on offer to cater for all.

Will cash be accepted at the event?

We will be encouraging a cashless site. Contactless payment systems allow for less interaction and lower the risk of migration to Covid.

How do I order my food?

We will have a variety of catering trucks based on site at the Drive In and in the heart of the show. All payments must be by contactless payment and all will have socially distanced queuing systems in place.