2024 BVAC Classic

The 2024 BVAC Classic at Thirlestane, the biggest and we like to think the best Classic Car Show in Scotland takes place on Sunday 2nd June.  The theme this year is ‘The American Dream’ so while as usual we extend a warm welcome to the widest possible range of vehicles, there will be a special emphasis on Americana.  We’ll mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Ford Mustang and make a special feature of all American cars from the Model T to modern Muscle Cars.  Owners are encouraged to dress to complement their vehicles!


SATURDAY 1st June:

There is no public admission on Saturday, but entrants are invited to take part in a Scenic Run in the beautiful Borders countryside.

SUNDAY 2nd June:

Your cars are the stars when the show opens to the public at 11am.  Entrants are asked to be in place by 10.30am and not leave before 4pm.  Vehicles built before 31st December 1999 can be entered in the concours competition in classes 1-10, while classes 11-15 do not have age limits.  Class 16 is a non-competitive class open only to current BVAC Members with the aim of showing  the diversity of members’ cars.

There is an entry fee of £10 per vehicle, including show admission for the driver and all passengers.  Current BVAC members get free entry.

All display vehicles must remain in place for the whole period of public admission.

You are invited to reserve space for your car club on the form below.  On receipt of your registration, we will send you a form to confirm numbers and details of cars attending.  This must be completed and returned along with entry fees no later than 21st April 2024.


As usual there is space for entrants to camp on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday nights.  Facilities are limited to a water standpipe and portable toilets.  The charge is £5 per night for a tent or £10 per night for a campervan or caravan.  This year we are asking people to book and pay for campsite places in advance and camping passes will be issued along with your show entry pass about two weeks before the show.  Details of any camping requirements for your club need to be included with the confirmed entry details.

2024 Pre-Registration Form for Clubs

This form is for Clubs wishing to pre-register for the 2024 BVAC Classic which will be held on Sunday 2nd June 2024 with an optional scenic run for entrants on Saturday 1st June.

Vehicles of any age are invited on club stands, but club organisers are asked to ensure member’s vehicle are of sufficient interest and quality to enhance the event. Club Stands are eligible for the Best Club Stand Trophy, but for logistical reasons entries on club stands cannot be included in the concours competition. Your members are however encouraged to take part in the 'Best Combination of Vehicle and Period Dress' competition, no need to pre-book entry for this. Please don’t delay in pre-registering as exhibitor numbers may have to be be restricted. We will require your Club Listing Form with details of the members and vehicles coming to Thirlestane by 21st April.

The £10 per vehicle entry fee will be due when the club listing form is returned. BVAC members are exempt from the fee.


Please complete all sections:
BVAC Ltd will use your data solely for the purpose of administering the event and informing you of future BVAC events. Your data will not be passed to any third party.


CLOSING DATE for Club Listings is 21st April 2024 but please pre-register as soon as possible.

BVAC Ltd reserves the right to decline any application, without explanation or appeal.