THE Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport is gearing up, preparing the glorious grounds and getting set for the eighth annual weekend celebration of vehicles.

Perfect for families, auto aficionados and festival fans, the Festival of Transport has hot rods, vintage classics, exhibitions, trade stands, competitions and history.

Sunday, August 24, will feature the classic car show.

Monday, August 25, will include not only the classic cars but also motorcycles, Minis and VWs, customs, hot rods and Americans, kit and sports cars.

This two-day event has the added bonus of vehicle judging led by former BBC radio presenter Les Clayton.

Les, who served an apprenticeship at Triumph and has 17 years of specialist commentary experience, will talk through the day’s events.

Expect plenty to see and do around the grounds.

Event organisers Classic Shows have been running auctions and specialist car shows for almost 30 years and know exactly what gets the petrolhead in all of us hot under the bonnet.

The show will be open from 9am to 6pm.

It will have exhibitors, trade stalls and plenty of knowledgeable amateurs and motoring professionals offering a wealth of information and history about specialist vehicles.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

There is quality catering available on the show field, plus a tearoom and gift shop in the courtyard.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Regarding admission, please note that a Park and Gardens ticket is required for entry to this event.

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