Ilkeston Heritage & Classic Vehicle Show


Once a year, in mid-August, Ilkeston plays host to a fantastic array of classic cars, motorbikes, buses, lorries, steam engines, stalls and much, much more. These are displayed on the Market Place, Town Hall car park, Pimlico and surrounding areas in the market town of Ilkeston in Derbyshire. The show is organised by the Erewash Partnership (on a not-for-profit basis) and a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their time to give something back to the community in which they live.  It is this dedication which has helped to raise vital money for local charities. Without the continued support from our business sponsors, exhibitors and visitors, there would be no show and we would not raise a single penny. So please support the show and join us on 11th August when Ilkeston will again come alive with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for the whole family to enjoy.
The event is now quite complicated and costly to stage (approximately £6,000) and needs a lot of help and support. We need more business sponsorship - packages start from £50. We would also welcome more help on the day - volunteering is very enjoyable! If you can help please contact us on 0115 946 8839.
Please put the date in your diary – 11th August 2019 – and support the Partnership.





The show is free to attend and tickets aren't required for visiting the show as a member of the public


Sponsors Of The 2018 Show

Colson Transport  / G&VA Pitts MOT Station / Harlequin BPI / Ilkeston Life / Larklands Body & Paint Centre / Longfield Building Ltd / Market Inn / Midland Building Plastics / MVS Auto Service & Repair / Newmans Garage LtdRayden Engineering / Ron Brooks Group / Routen Chaplin / Taxidermy Emporium Ltd / TecQuipment / TR Register Trent Group / Vauxhall Repair Centre / YOUR BUSINESS HERE?

Sponsoring the Ilkeston Heritage & Classic Vehicle Show offers a wonderful opportunity for your business to gain exposure to thousands of people. The show is the biggest one-day event in the Ilkeston area!
In 2017 the event attracted over 7,000 visitors and was covered by regional media. In the run up to the event, posts on the event Facebook page regularly achieved views of over 3,000 – peaking at over 7,000 with a total engagement figure of over 28,000 people!  The page now has over 2,100 followers.
If you would like to sponor the 2019 show please contact us on 0115 946 8839!

A Video Of The 2018 Show (Created By Phil Bee)


A Video Of The 2017 Show (Created By Phil Bee)

Helping Charities & Good Causes

Erewash Partnership - Enterprise Fund
Friends of Bennerley Viaduct
Ilkeston Historical Society
Ilkeston Rotary Club
League of Friends - Ilkeston Hospital
St. Mary’s Church - Cantelupe Roof Appeal
The original intention of the Erewash Partnership was to provide a day out for local people, showcase some of our excellent local businesses and our beautiful Market Place.  We needed to raise money to put the event on and, hopefully, more than cover our costs.  This has proved to be the case and, after deducting costs, the money raised has supported good causes.  With the opportunity given to local charities to fund raise at the event we have together raised over £4,000.
The event will continue to be free entry for vehicle exhibitors (pre-booking required) and the visiting public.  In order to make this possible we need sponsorship prior to the event. To keep up the fund-raising impetus we also need support for local good causes, so please give generously on the day.  The Partnership is a non-profit organisation and all money raised goes towards the cost of staging the event and to good causes.

Hows To Find Us

Trade Stands / Food & Drink Vendors

We have space for trade stands at the 2019 show. If you would like a stand please call 0115 946 8839 to discuss this with us.

We don't permitting any stalls/vendors to sell drinks as we want the many surrounding businesses who have always supported the show to benefit from the extra trade the event brings.

Contact us on 0115 946 8839 for more information