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Festival of Vehicles - cancelled

21 June 2020

Festival of Vehicles - cancelled

21 June 2020

We’ve reluctantly decided to cancel this event as a result of the ongoing public health situation due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

We’re sorry that we’ve had to take this decision and for any disappointment this may cause. Where possible, our priority is to postpone and re-schedule events. However, on this occasion, we’ve been unable to find an alternative date.

Our annual rally of historical vehicles from 1913 to present day including iconic Black Country vehicles.

The festival commemorates the Black Country’s historical reputation as a major centre for vehicle manufacturing and most vehicles on display have been built right here in the Black Country from 1913 up until the present day. It’s a must for transport enthusiasts as we pay tribute to the many famous names from transport engineering history in the Black Country.

Exhibitors are welcome, for more details view  how to exhibit below.  

How to Exhibit

Entries are invited from the owners of Black Country made vehicles to attend a rally at the Black Country Living Museum on Sunday 21 June 2020. This year the invitation is extended to owners of vehicles made outside the Black Country area, as long as the vehicles are registered before 1950. Vehicles can be cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles/scooters. Bicycles are also accepted if manufactured in the Black Country.

All entries will be vetted for eligibility, and owners will be notified of acceptance at the earliest possible time.

Entry to the rally will be free of charge and entrants will be admitted with their vehicle, one free passenger, in addition to the driver / rider.

The Black Country Living Museum is an ideal venue for this event; entrants will be able to participate in all the facilities of the Museum. These include a replica Newcomen steam pumping engine, an underground coal mine, and a variety of domestic houses, industrial workshops and shops built in the 1900’s in our village area. Food is available at the Workers Institute Café and Hobbs Fish & Chip Shop.


More Info & tickets

See all the regional classic car brands such as Austin, Bean, Clyno, Jensen, Quantum, Rickman, Sunbeam and Swallow plus some special guests from the early years of motor manufacture.

Browse motorbikes, cars, commercial vehicles and bicycles all of whom will join the cavalcade around the roads of the Museum in the afternoon.

Our Festival of Black Country Vehicles will take place on Sun 21 Jun between 10am-5pm.

Looking for tickets? The Festival of Black Country Vehicles takes place during the daytime, so you can either book general admission tickets online or simply show up and pay on the day. All full price general admission tickets come with a free UnChained Annual pass, which will give you 12 months’ unlimited daytime visits. If you already have an UnChained Annual Pass, you can use that to visit us for this event free of charge. For more information on the Unchained Pass, please see our terms and conditions.

Did you Know?

/media/events/library/140721_230_july_014_small.jpgBlack Country-made marques such as AJS, Star and Sunbeam became household names. Wolverhampton based Clyno was once the third largest car manufacturer in Britain, while AJS and Sunbeam carved out formidable reputations in TT races and land speed records.

Find out more about Vehicles Made in the Black Country


Don’t forget that all full priced day tickets are valid for an UnChained Annual Pass, giving you 12 months’ unlimited daytime visits for free!


All details are correct at the time of writing; however the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel items if circumstances arise that are beyond its control.


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