Alton town centre is gearing up for the excitement and colour of the race track because the chequered flag will be waved on Saturday, September 16, for the 2023 Alton Classic Car Show.

Organised by Alton Lions Club, this year’s show will bring all the glamour and razzmatazz of motorsport to the town centre supported by a market, a display of electric vehicles, live music and on-street family entertainment.

Alongside a diverse and impressive range of classic vehicles there will be exhibits showcasing Formula 2 and Formula 3 racing cars, plus Austin Healey 3000s, Camberley Kart Club, Tongham Car Club’s Racing Bangers, Nija Karts for children, and racing bikes.

A series of road closures will be in force from 7am to 6pm to allow the big event to take place.

They will cover the High Street, from its junction with Church Street to the Drayman’s Way entrance to the Lady Place Car Park, plus Market Street, Market Square, Turk Street and Cross & Pillory Lane.

This year a number of classic cars will be taking part in a pre-show rally before arriving in the town centre to join the classic car show, which will be open to visitors from 10am to 4pm.

All exhibitors will receive a welcome pack donated by the event’s primary sponsor The Little Grey Cells and other local businesses.

Vehicles being exhibited will also be entered into their appropriate judging classes.

As well as trophies for each class of vehicle, a Special Package will be awarded to the Best in Show.

Any profits from this year’s Alton Classic Car Show will go to support the charity Young Lives vs Cancer.

For further information, and to register their vehicles, owners should visit the show website at or Facebook at altonclassiccarshow