Historic planes, motors and music return to Northamptonshire for Sywell Classic

Breitling Wingwalkers
Breitling Wingwalkers

The Footman James Sywell Classic – Pistons and Props motoring festival, will return to Northamptonshire’s Sywell Aerodrome

The event, on the weekend of September 26 and 27, is now in its third year.

The Sywell Classic combines historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.

This year the transformed ‘Racing Runway’ and ‘Sprint Strip’ welcomes iconic Formula 1 cars, Group B Rally cars, Hot Rods and Dragsters in action throughout the weekend as well as more motorcycle displays from traditional British classics to more modern power-flexing superbikes.

Up in the skies; expect to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire flying overhead. The breathtaking ladies of the Breitling Wingwalkers return as does the World War 1 Dogfight display team, this time with flak and bomb bursts, with both performing Saturday and Sunday.

Swing jive band The One Eyed Cats makes its Sywell debut with performances throughout the weekend, while Saturday night sees The New Dreamers featuring Tommy Cunningham, former Bay City Roller.

For those that want to make a weekend of it, camping packages are available including 
show days and live evening entertainment. Plus you can buy a new weekend entrance ticket that covers both days as well as including the Saturday evening entertainment.

Tickets start from £18 in advance for adults, £7 for children aged 5-15, and under 5-years-old go free. Family tickets are also available. Car parking is free. The show is open from 10am until 5.30pm on Saturday, 10am until 5pm on Sunday. To book tickets and for the latest updates, visit www.sywellclassic.com.