Sir Jackie Stewart Classic FAQs
What are the event opening times?
The event will open at 10am and close at 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
What parking is available at the event and is it free?
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.
Where can I buy tickets for the event?
Tickets are now on sale and are available on our Tickets page.
Can I buy tickets at the event or is it advanced sales only?
Yes, you can buy tickets on the day. However, we do have limited tickets available so we recommend booking in advance.
If I buy a ticket and change my mind or discover I can’t attend the event, can I get a ticket refund?
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.
Can I bring my dog to the event?
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.
How much will it cost exhibitors to attend the event?
Visit our Exhibit page for more information.
How did the event come about, and whose idea was it?
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.
How will the event raise money for Race Against Dementia?
The profits from the event – generated via ticket sales, sponsorship and our auction – will go to Race Against Dementia.
Other than Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, which stars from the world or motorsport will be attending and / or driving at the event?
Thanks to Sir Jackie we have some very exciting features lined up and will announce the full festival programme in due course.
What will be the star attractions of the exhibition? Can you confirm which of Sir Jackie’s racing cars will be there? Will there be any other Scottish racing driver’s cars / memorabilia on display?
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.
Does the local area have the capacity to host such a large event?
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.