Race Day

Sunday 1 October

Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth’s passion for racing, vintage cars, and aviation is at the very heart of The Shuttleworth Collection’s Race Day. As the end of season finale, activities on the day will include vintage aircraft flying displays and mock air races, ground show entertainment and static exhibits, visiting car and motorcycle clubs, and the Shuttleworth Sprint. A ‘classic’ sprint course along a grass runway, some of the world’s finest veteran and vintage race cars will be taking part before the fun of mock air races and vintage aircraft displays.

Come in 1920’s fashions and get into the spirit of the between the wars era for fabulous end of season finale!

Sprint Entrants

Interested in entering your Veteran, Edwardian, and Vintage sports car in our Race Day Season Finale and Shuttleworth Sprint on Sunday 1st October 2017? Early application is essential to take part in the Shuttleworth Sprint. Priority will be given to Edwardian, Veteran, and early Vintage race and sports cars, and motorcycles. The Sprint is not timed, non competitive and no race licences are required. All vehicles entered in Sprint are asked to arrive on site before 9.30, and remain on site until 16.00. Free entry for the car, driver and one passenger. Additional passengers pay £15 each and all must be pre-registered.

For an entry form and terms and conditions please download the Sprint entry form (see anticipated sprint particpants below).

Period Paddock

Open to pre-1939 Veteran, Edwardian and Early Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Space will be reserved on our Paddock One for all our accepted pre-registered Veteran, Edwardian, and Vintage pre-1939 cars, and motorcycles. All vehicles entered for display are asked remain to on site until 16.00. Free entry for the car, and driver. Additional passengers pay £23 each and all must be pre-registered.

For an entry form and terms and conditions for our Period Paddock please download the Period Paddock entry form.

Car & Motorcycle Clubs & Groups

Club/Group entry – restricted to vehicles pre-1960. Attending groups and clubs will parked together (central paddocks) where possible. Pre-booked rate £23 per person (members must attend in pre-registered vehicle). Please contact our events team on events@shuttleworth.org


• Ballerina
• Taylor Titch
• Spartan
• Mustang
• Comper Swift x 2 a
• Hawk Speed Six
• Turbulent
• Chiltons – Black, Red and Blue
• Extra x 2
• Pitts x 6
• Sopwith Dove
• Mew Gull
• Mystery Ship
• Miles Magister
• Miles Messenger


Kirby Kite
Piper Cub
DH 60X Moth
Southern Martlet
DH 60 Moth
Polikarpov P02
Comper Swift
Mew Gull
Tiger Moth
Piston Provost
Miles Falcon
• RV7
Hawker Cygnet & Hawker Cygnet (replica)
• WWI aircraft: Bristol M1C, SE5a, Avro 504K
• 1930s Racers: Mew Gull, DH88 Comet
• Edwardians: Bristol Boxkite, Deperdussin, Avro Triplane, Blackburn Monoplane

Additional entertainment

Anticipated Sprint Participants (All pre-1939)

  • Triumph 3.5hp 
  • Delage Racer B
  • Frazer Nash Norris special
  • Lorraine Dietrich
  • Vauxhall Viper
  • Rolls Royce 20hp
  • Riley 12/4 special
  • Lea Francis Hyper
  • Alvis Powys-Lybbe special
  • Wolseley-Siddeley Coppa Florio racer
  • Bugatti Type 37
  • Austin 7-Nippy
  • Vauxhall 30/98 Rowley Racing special
  • Morgan super sports
  • Berliet/Curtiss Racing
  • Bentley 3.0 litre
  • Railton LST special
  • Frazer Nash TT Rep
  • Frazer Nash Anzani enquire Boulogne
  • Mors Curtiss
  • Ronart W162 56
  • Delage Type X cope De L’Auto

Event Timings

  • Gates Open: 9.00
  • Flight Line Tours (£10): 10.00, 10.15, 10.30, 10.45 and 11.00
  • Pilot Chat: 10.30
  • Shuttleworth Sprint: 12.15-13.00
  • Flying begins: 14.00
  • Event ends: 18.00 (approx)


  • Arrival at Biggleswade train station: 11.00
  • Departure from Shuttleworth: 17.30
  • Return: £9.50
  • Single: £5.00
  • Child: FOC


Camping and Caravan pitches are available for this event for those wanting to stay over and enjoy a relaxing a airshow. Accommodation is also available at the house, click here for further information.


Book Online

Online booking closes 18.00 on Saturday 30 September 2017. Pre-booking strongly advised for this event.

Season Ticket 2017

The 2017 season ticket is available for £150 Adult or £125 SVAS. To purchase email enquiries or call 01767 627933.

Season tickets will be sent out by the end of March 2017.

Gate Price

  • £30 – Adult
  • Free – Child (up to four per paying customer)
  • £17 – SVAS (with proof of a valid SVAS card)