It is with heavy hearts that we must report that Retro CarFest, the new event from the CarFest Team due to launch at Bicester Heritage this year, has been cancelled. The organisers have today released the following statement:

“Following Monday’s announcement regarding Covid restrictions, we have been working hard on how best to deliver this Summer’s  CarFests.

Along with several major festival organisers, we have taken the decision to proceed with CarFest North based on the government’s plan regarding July 19th.

We are therefore putting all of our resource and effort into ensuring that both CarFest North and South proceed as planned.

With the scale of resource and complexity required to keep our shows on the road, we have decided that undertaking our planned new launch, Retro CarFest, is a step too far.

We wish to entirely focus on protecting our two much loved and established festivals and we have regrettably taken the difficult decision to cancel Retro CarFest for this year.

We will be incorporating some of the best music and show features that were planned for Retro CarFest and adding them to CarFest  North and South. So you will still have the option of getting into the Retro spirit with us by swapping your tickets.

We hope that ticket holders for Retro CarFest will join us at either CarFest North or South by swapping tickets, but if you are unable to do so, then we will refund your tickets.

Full details of the options will be mailed to ticketholders next week.  

We apologise for any disappointment, but feel that we must prioritise our established festivals and the £2.5m we plan to make for children’s charities this year.

Thanks again for all your support and we hope to see you at CarFest North or South later this Summer.

Team CarFest”

On behalf of Bicester Heritage, we look forward to welcoming you to our location for our Scramble in October and for those who have joined our recently launched Scramblers Membership, to our monthly Assemblies in the Motor Transport Yard.

We wish the CarFest Team all the best with CarFest North and South, and to all those attending, we hope you enjoy the show!

Here’s to the summer ahead and many more events to come.