Killerton gears up for Classic Car Day

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Posted Friday, May 10, 2019 - 10:02am

Get into gear for summer in a beautiful historic parkland setting with over 400 vintage vehicles at Killerton’s Classic Car day.

On Sunday 12 May at Killerton House near Exeter, cared for by the National Trust, over 400 classic car enthusiasts will be taking a pit stop in the historic parkland to showcase their pride and joys. 

Alongside the vast array of cars, there will be a craft fair with over 40 stalls including local food traders such as Camper Coffee, the Teign Canteen and Lemon Jelli. Adults can enjoy sampling Killerton estate cider at the bar, while kids can let off some steam on the bouncy castle. There will also be live music from vintage trio Liberty Sisters who will perform on their quirky stage, a vintage 1950’s yellow truck named ‘Buttercup’, and The Sundogs who will put a spring in your step with their up-tempo rock'n'roll sound mixed with rhythm & blues.

Tim Harris, Visitor Experience Manager at Killerton says: ‘Classic car day is the start of summer here at Killerton and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than stopping by to take a look at the impressive array of vehicles. It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off your summer.’

Tim continues: ‘The National Trust is a charity and money raised from events like these help us to fund vital conservation work at Killerton. This year, we’re raising money look after the woodlands and forest on the Killerton estate. There will be the chance to buy a raffle ticket on your visit with every penny going towards our target – and a chance win £10,000.’

Entry to the event also includes access to the house, garden, parkland and Killerton’s cafes and award-winning restaurant. Explorer maps are available on site for visitors to make the most of the vast estate.