Race Day

Sunday 6 October 2019

Our season finale is a fast-paced day celebrating Richard’s Shuttleworth’s passion for racing, veteran cars, and vintage aviation!

The smell of oil and the roar of engines will bring to Shuttleworth the excitement of mock air races and the Shuttleworth Sprint, along with vintage aircraft flying displays, live music, period paddock and exhibits, visiting car and motorcycle clubs, and fun activities to keep our younger visitors entertained.

Follow the Richard Shuttleworth trail (download the app), enjoy live music, explore the activities in our children’s discovery zone, take a free ride on vintage buses, explore the Swiss Garden and The House, and enjoy craft activities for children in the Swiss Garden, and make a free aircraft model with Airfix & IPMS Brampton ‘Make & Paint’.

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

Gates open: 9.00
Air display: 14.00
Pilot chat: 11.00 – Parnall Elf
Display ends: 18.00
Location: Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP



We are very excited to welcome back the Napier Railton from Brooklands.


The Spirit of Shuttleworth Sprint

The Shuttleworth Sprint is a ‘classic’ sprint course along a grass runway. It’s purely fun, non-competitive or timed and no racing licences are required, though some of the world’s finest veteran and vintage race cars and motorcycles will be taking part!

Entry applications are welcome from suitable pre-1939 vehicles. Visiting car and motorcycle clubs are welcome, please click the buttons below to for further information and a form to enter your vehicle.

Period Paddocks

We also have two period paddocks. One for Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage vehicles, and one for vehicles pre-war to 1980s classics. Visiting car and motorcycle clubs of these types very welcome.

Don’t miss

  • Vintage bus rides
  • Traders
  • Live Music by Sam Neighbour
  • Swiss Garden tour
  • Explore The House
  • Catering


Online booking

Online bookings close at 18.00 on Saturday 5 October. Telephone bookings close on Friday 27 September. Tickets available on the gate (subject to availability).

Gate price
£35 – Adult
Free – Child* (up to four per paying customer)
£20 – SVAS** (with proof of a valid SVAS card)

*Child is age 15 and under.
**Proof of a valid SVAS membership for each person booked at the SVAS price. Please bring membership card as this will be checked at the entrance gate.

Group rate
Discount for groups of 10 or more people booked in advance. To make a group booking email enquiries or call 01767 627933 (Mon-Fri, 09.00-17.00). Bookings close on Friday 27 September.

Free Shuttlebus
The shuttlebus will arrive at Biggleswade train station at 10:30 and will make the journey to Shuttleworth every 30 minutes until 14:00.
The return journeys will begin at 17:00 and will repeat every 30 minutes until the show is over (18:30).
The bus conductor will ask for Airshow tickets and will escort those without a ticket to the Shuttleworth Visitor Centre.

What you should know