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Cowes Classics Day

Sunday 7 July 2024 will see classic car owners from both the Isle of Wight and beyond display their wonderful, and often unique, examples of classic motoring on The Parade. 

Sail over to Cowes for less with our great travel offers:

•    £12.90 Red Jet adult day return
•    £6.40 Red Jet child day return
•    15% off vehicle ferry travel

T&Cs apply, see below for details. 

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row of classic cars
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crowds on the parade
row of classic cars
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What's On

Visiting this unique automotive and maritime showcase is free of charge. 

As a further attraction, there will also be a collection of historic and iconic motor vessels and yachts moored at Trinity Landing in front of The Parade, and flypasts/displays by two classic aircraft including a Spitfire.

•    Over 50 classic cars on display.
•    A unique collection of interesting and historic motor vessels and yachts.
•    Explore the stories of each car and boat from the presentation notes displayed prominently on each entry.
•    Talk to the owners and restorers.
•    Vote for your favourite car and boat. There will be an Awards ceremony at 4.30pm.
•    Further attractions are being prepared and will be unveiled soon.

The event is set on and around The Parade, in front of the royal yacht clubs in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the historical home of yachting in the UK. Visitors will be able to enjoy this unique gathering of historic and interesting cars, boats and planes, accompanied by a support programme of activities and happenings.

Getting There

From Southampton: Sail across the Solent on our Hi-Speed Red Jet service, arriving in the heart of Cowes in just 28 minutes. If arriving with a vehicle, take Cowes Floating Bridge from East Cowes across the River Medina to Cowes. 

By bus: Take the Southern Vectis no. 1 from Newport. Plan your journey here

Travel Offer T&Cs

Vehicle Ferry: Valid for a vehicle ferry crossing on 7 July 2024, with up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) in a car. Subject to availability. Conditions: Not valid with any other Red Funnel offer or concession, including standard Travel Card holder discounts. Valid for new bookings only. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion without prior notice. Standard conditions of carriage apply. Offer available online only.

Red Jet: Valid for a £12.90 adult day return / £6.40 child day return on 7 July 2024, on any sailing between Southampton and West Cowes. Travel must start in Southampton. Carriage is subject to availability and is on a first come first served basis. Note: It is not possible to pre-book specific sailing times with Red Jet tickets. Offer available online only.