Footman James begins the search for The UK’s Classic Capital

  • Footman James begins the hunt for Britain’s official home of the classic vehicle community, crowning one venue or location as ‘The UK’s Classic Capital’ following a vote for the nation’s favourite
  • Classic car and bike enthusiasts from across the country are invited to nominate their chosen winner, with entry open to everywhere from villages and towns to pubs and established automotive hubs
  • Footman James will announce finalists in September, shining a spotlight on hidden gems from around the UK before crowning the winner with an official plaque

Specialist classic vehicle insurance broker Footman James is on a quest to find the UK’s Classic Capital, a location or venue that can lay claim to being the epicentre of activity for the nation’s classic car and bike community.

Whether you feel the crown should be awarded to an established automotive hub like Bicester Heritage, a long-standing local grassroots meet that has attracted enthusiasts for generations, or a village that has a history with classic vehicles, Footman James is asking for your help in identifying the most worthy venues and locations.

From thriving local bike nights down at The Red Lion Inn, to marque-specific meetups at South Mimms Services, the campaign is expected to highlight many hidden gems that serve as the backbone of the classic community.

The overall winner may not be the largest or most opulent location in the country – simply a deserving place that works hard to bring enthusiasts together to share and indulge in their passion for classics.

Following its launch at the Coffee & Chrome Collective’s Chateau Impney meet on Sunday 6th August, The UK’s Classic Capital is now open for public entry via the Footman James website:

Submission is free and open to all classic, retro, and vintage enthusiasts from across the UK. Entry closes on Sunday 10th September, after which Footman James will share the shortlist of venues before inviting the public to take part in a final voting process to find the overall winner.

Charlotte Moseley, Head of Marketing at Footman James, commented, “We are very excited to be launching our search for the UK’s Classic Capital this week. We know how important the places that hold space for our classic community are and we want to recognise them. If you have somewhere special that you love to take your classic, or somewhere in mind that screams passion for classics, then please let us know so we can celebrate them!”