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Cars on the Castle lawn

A Free Castle Open Day & Car Show for all the Family to Enjoy

The annual Hertford Town Council community event, ‘Cars at the Castle’, a free car show and Open Day at Hertford Castle, will take place on Sunday 15th May from 12noon to 4pm.

With over 50 cars due to exhibit, dating all the way back from 1913 right up to the present date there promises to be something for everyone. The vehicles will include Austin, Ford, Dodge, Porsche and Ferrari amongst many others. 

The cars will be exhibited on the lawn, with Hertford Castle as their backdrop, plus Hertford Castle will be open to the public free of charge to explore.

This family friendly event will have hot and cold food concessions and a bar. For the children there will be a bouncy castle, and there will also be live music throughout the afternoon. 

Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public for the first time this year, offering access to the impressive and regal Downshire Suite, the Robing Room and the Castle Basement which features an Armory Room, Pillory, themed Kitchen Room, Shire Court Room and a Prison Cell.

During the event the Mayor of Hertford, will be joined by event sponsors Gates and Johnson & Co to judge and award trophies to the car owners as part of the annual car competition. The categories include best paint work, best interior, best post 1970 car, best pre-1970 car, best British and best foreign car.

Event Sponsors Johnson and Co said: 

"Johnson & Co are pleased to announce our support for this year's Cars at The Castle event. We have all missed this iconic Hertford event and we’re proud to support it this year along with the other sponsors and organisers. We’ll see you all on Sunday 15th May."

Event Sponsors Gates said:

"Gates are a family owned and operated Ford Main Dealer with dealerships across Hertfordshire, Essex and London. Established in 1920, they have been involved in many local and community events over the years with 2022 being no exception. Gates are delighted to be sponsoring “Cars at the Castle” in Hertford and will be present on the day with a selection of New Ford Cars on display. Gates’ Events Team are also excited to see the array of classic cars that will be exhibiting and look forward to meeting local car enthusiasts as they judge and award trophies during the day."

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