Welcome to Eastbourne's Magnificent Motors

Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of May 2014 - Bank Holiday Weekend  

Motors is established as one of the biggest FREE motoring spectaculars on the south coast. More than 500 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, and more all displayed on Eastbourne's Western Lawns.

Magnificent Motors over the years

Highlights to look forward to in 2014 

The show will be returning to the original seafront venue once again. Eastbourne’s Western Lawns welcomes back over 600 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses and more at the brilliant two day festival.

Last year there were a great collection of motors, and much more to celebrate including two days of seafront cavalcades with live entertainment, fairground rides and a magnificent drive-in movie night.

It is expected that around 400 motors will be joining the seafront cavalcades over the two days, kick-starting the celebration each morning.

The festival which is jointly organised by Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club and East Sussex Omnibus Society regularly attracts over 600 classic and vintage vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, scooters, buses, military and commercial vehicles.


2013 Vehicle Highlights


1897 Henriod – a popular return of the oldest car to appear at Magnificent Motors
1928 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 – great luxury 4 door sedan car produced both in the UK and US

1938 Jaguar SS100 – British 2 seater sports car, the beginning of the Jaguar brand, named Jaguar as it could exceed 100mph, remarkable at the time.

Modern Classics
1970 Volvo P1800E – Volvo’s first successful sports car, made famous by The Saint (Roger Moore)

1939 Leyland Lion LTD – Leylands first production rear engined, single decker

Car Clubs
The exhibition includes a fantastic range of car clubs including a 30 vehicle display from the MX5 Owners Club and the return of favourite American classics from the Lone Star Club.


Trade Stand Opportunities

Book a trade stand to sell your goods or promote your business at this fantastic event and reach thousands of visitors.  For charities there is a special discounted price for our stall option.


Cavalcade Returns in 2014

The vintage vehicle cavalcade made a welcome return in 2012, starting next to the Western Lawns and ending at the showground at Princes Park. This year the cavalcade will run from Fisherman's Green to the Western Lawns starting at 10am each day.


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Many thanks to Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club and East Sussex Omnibus Society for supporting Magnificient Motors.

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