Rotary Cars in the Park

in association with The Stan Bowley Trust

Beacon Park, Lichfield

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2024

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Rotary Cars in the Park is organised by the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad in association with The Stan Bowley Trust and attracts up to 2,000 cars and in excess of 20,000 visitors. The money raised from the event is distributed between local, national and international good causes. There is no charge for members of the public to attend but any donations into our collection buckets are greatly appreciated.

Chairman's Welcome

Dear Participant
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, and in association with the Stan Bowley Trust, may I offer you a warm welcome to the 28th year of Cars in the Park. Last year’s event was the best supported and most popular so far, which is saying a great deal.
The event, which is always held on the first weekend in July, is now a fixture in the Lichfield calendar and is well known throughout the West Midlands and indeed nationally. It is one of the largest classic car meetings in the country attracting over 2000 cars of all ages. It is held in Beacon Park in Lichfield.
We do not put any limits or restrictions on what cars can attend and we aim to attract as wide an audience and variety of vehicles as possible. I am aware that some say we should only admit cars over, say, 40 years old, but we believe we should encourage each new generation of proud owners to show their cars, which in most cases are the result of many hours of hard work and considerable expense.
As is customary, we invite car clubs to apply for a pitch from January 1st 2024. You would be well advised to apply as soon as possible as it is first come first served and the pitches sell out rapidly. We have noted that many clubs would like more space, either because they have more members who wish to attend, or cars are getting bigger. We will endeavour to meet this demand, but I do ask that when you book a club pitch you are realistic about how many cars you want to attend. Last year we had a number of clubs who turned up with more cars than they had booked, and some who had less. Either way it makes it difficult to accommodate everyone, and we have no wish to turn anyone away.
Single Entries, that is owners with one car and not with a club, can also book form January 1st 2024 or you can attend without booking on either Saturday (usually a little quieter) or Sunday or both days. We will fit you in somewhere!
The fees for booking are unchanged from last year.
Those who wish to camp overnight MUST book in advance, again from January 1st 2024. There will be a security presence over both nights; toilets and water supply as well as first aid provision during the day.
NO DRONES and NO BARBEQUES are permitted at our event. Please note no alcohol is sold on the site. Please consider other park users and people who live nearby and keep noise and music to a minimum.
On the days of the show we will be able to admit you from 7.00am on Saturday and 6.30am on Sunday. The gates will be closed at 11.00am on both days. The show finishes at 4.00pm on both days but please do not all try to leave at the same time  as the entry/exit to and from the Park makes this impossible.
If you have booked your car in advance please have your entry papers to hand to show when you come in as a paper document, and not on your phone which is difficult to read quickly. We will make arrangements to speed up entry to the event this year, and will issue instructions as to how this will be done in due course.
Finally, entry on foot for the public remains free, but we do ask for donations to the collectors at the show so please be as generous as possible. EVERY POUND AFTER NECESSARY EXPENSES GOES TO CHARITY.
We look forward to seeing you all again.


Andrew Maw 
Cars in the Park Chairman