Cowes Classics Day 2023 LogoSunday 9 July 2023 will be a very special day in Cowes. Once again, we welcome Classic Car owners from both the Isle of Wight and beyond to display their wonderful and often unique examples of classic motoring on The Parade in the heart of Cowes. As a further attraction, there will also be a collection of historic and iconic motor vessels and yachts, moored at Trinity Landing in front of The Parade.

Visiting this unique automotive and maritime showcase is free of charge. 

  • Over 50 classic cars and buses on display.
  • A unique collection of interesting and historic motor vessels and yachts.
  • Explore the stories of each car and boat from the presentation notes displayed prominently on each entry.
  • Talk to the owners and restorers.
  • Vote for your favourite car and boat. There will be an Awards ceremony at 5pm.
  • Major Mick will arrive at Trinity Landing on “Tintanic”.
  • Further attractions are being prepared and will be unveiled soon.

Cowes Classics Day is a day to celebrate the past and rekindle nostalgic memories, with classic cars, yachts and motor boats on display for all to enjoy.

Classic Motor Yacht Lillian

The event is set on and around The Parade, in front of the royal yacht clubs in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the historical home of yachting in the UK. Visitors will be able to see dozens of classic cars and buses together with some interesting and historic, and vote for their favourites.


If you would like to enter your classic car in the Cowes Classics Day display, you can participate without cost! 


Current list of cars registered for display

 Car make and model  Year manufactured  Colour
 Ford Fairlane  1955 Blue/white
 Morris  1967 Cream
 Historic Bus  1930 Green
 Jaguar E Type Fixed Head Coupe  1967  British Racing Green
 Lotus Elite Mk14  1959  Old English White
 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia  1972  Blue
 Austin Somerset Convertible  1954  Green
 MGB Roadster  1973  Harvest Gold
 Land Rover Defender 90 td5 XS Station Wagon  2004  Oslo Blue
 Austin Swallow  1931  Maroon/Cream
 Lotus Elite  1959  Old English White
 Mini Moke  2023  Blue
 Rolls Royce  1933  Cream
 Morgan Roadster  2018  Amazon Metallic Green
 MGB Roadster  1978  Yellow
 Morgan 4/4  2011  Green
 Morris Minor Traveller  1971  Bermuda Blue
 Morgan Roadster  2004  Garnet Red
 Aston Martin V8 Oscar India  1979  Blue
 Austin Morris Pickup  1970  Cream
 Jaguar XJS V12 6.0 convertible 1993  Kingfisher
 Ford Mk3 Cortina  1971  Black Cherry
 Bond Bug 1970  Orange
 Harley Davidson - Custom Road King Classic (Motorcycle) 2002  Silver and Black
 Triumph Spitfire 1972  Emerald Green
 Triumph Spitfire 1500 1980  British Racing Green
 Triumph Vitesse 6 1965  Red
 Bentley GT Coupe  2008  Dark Blue
 MG TC  1948  Black
 Jaguar E Type Series 3 V12 Roadster  1974  Signal Red
 Willys WW11 Jeep  1945  Grey
 MGB Roadster  1979  Brooklyn Green
 MGR V8  1995  Woodcote Green
Singer Chamois Coupe  1968  Gold
Rolls Royce Ghost Mark 2  2019  Blue
Austin 12 Heavy Clifton Tourer  1927  Blue/Black
Mercedes S350 Limousine A  2003  Blue
Triumph Vitesse Convertible 1969 White
Morris Minor Convertible 1963 Red
Mercedes SL500 2003 Tellurite Silver
Fiat X/19 1983 Rosso Red
Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite 1960 Green
BMW 320 I convertible 1989 White
Ford Mustang 2005 Red
Bentley Continental GT coupe 2004 Navy Blue
Jaguar XK120 1957 Old English White
MG-TF 2002 Metallic Grey
Jaguar XJ6 Series One 1972 Lavender Blue
Vauxhall 3098 OE 1923 Blue
Austin Healey 100/4 1953 Blue
BMW Z3    

Cowes Classics Day is supported by Cowes Town Council
Cowes Classics Day is supported by Cowes Town Council
Cowes Classics Day is supported by Cowes Town Council
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