Sir Jackie Stewart Classic FAQs

The event will open at 10am and close at 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

There will be no charge to park at the event. There will be multiple car parks in the grounds of the Thirlestane Castle, including VIP and disabled car parks. Our stewards will be on hand to direct you to the right area.

Tickets are now on sale and are available on our Tickets page.

Yes, you can buy tickets on the day. However, we do have limited tickets available so we recommend booking in advance.

The purchase of a ticket or tickets is a final transaction and cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded once you have made your booking.

In the unlikely event of the event being cancelled, any purchased tickets will be transferred to the re-scheduled event free of charge.

Because the event includes live motorsport, for the safety of our furry friends, dogs are not allowed on site, with the exception of guide dogs and assistant dogs.

Visit our Exhibit page for more information.

In early 2021 Sir Jackie Stewart and Edward Maitland Carew, of Thirlestane Castle, had discussions about hosting a fund-raising dinner at Thirlestane in aid of Race Against Dementia to coincide with the annual running of the BVAC Classic Car Show – which is celebrating its 50th year in 2022.

After a visit to Thirlestane Castle, Sir Jackie saw potential in the venue and came up with idea to expand the fundraising dinner and classic car show into a very special motorsport festival – with the intention of making it the best event in Scotland.

The profits from the event – generated via ticket sales, sponsorship and our auction – will go to Race Against Dementia.

Thanks to Sir Jackie we have some very exciting features lined up and will announce the full festival programme in due course.

We are planning to have a collection of Sir Jackie’s cars along to the event including his World Championship-winning Tyrells. There will also be a display of Sir Jackie’s memorabilia and trophies.

For many of the cars and memorabilia items, this will be the first time they have been in Scotland.

Thirlestane Castle has hosted the BVAC Classic for the past 15 years, which has regularly attracted 7,000 people as a one-day event. In the past the venue has also hosted the Scottish Horse trials which attracted almost 20,000 people across the weekend, so the venue and area has experience of dealing with sizable crowds and ensuring they have a great experience.

We are working closely with the local authorities to ensure our traffic management plan is optimised in order to efficiently manage visitors attending the event from all parts of the country. We have put in place a traffic management system that bypasses the town in order to limit any increase in traffic or noise over the period of the weekend.