2024 FOTU tickets now on sale

by Nik Berg
15 December 2023 1 min read
2024 FOTU tickets now on sale
Matt Howell

If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present for the car fan in your life then you’re in luck! Tickets for the 2024 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional are now available.

The 2024 even will mark the 10th anniversary of the Concours d’Ordinaire and the world’s largest gathering of mundane motors.

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Celebrating a decade of success FOTU is set to be extra special, with an amazing array of attractions, guests, cool cars, and plenty of anniversary celebrations soon to be announced.

“Ten years of Festival of the Unexceptional is a moment to be celebrated,” says Hagerty International Managing Director Mark Roper. “Since Hagerty launched the event in 2014 it has grown year on year to become a highlight of the automotive calendar. But FOTU is now much more than an event, it is a cultural movement that presents a new way to enjoy classic cars, and that is something Hagerty continually strives create as part of its commitment to the classic car industry.”

Tickets for the 2024 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional are on sale now, priced at just £35 per car, while there will also be the opportunity to pre-order exclusive 10th anniversary merchandise, which will be dispatched in time for guests to wear at the event.

New for 2024 is an earlier opening so owners of Unexceptional and Classic vehicles can enter from 7:30am, allowing more time to enjoy the event. Music, entertainment, and catering will continue into the early evening after the prize giving ceremony.

The 2024 Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional will be held at Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire on Saturday 27 July. Book now and join the humdrum heroes of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s – it’ll be the biggest, most banal bash yet!

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  • marky says:

    £35… extortionate!! I don’t think I’ll be making the journey this time.

  • Reg says:

    If you can only make it to one show , make sure its this one !

  • Terry Putman says:

    Will there be any traders this year?

  • Chumley Williams says:

    £35 Too expensive, not for me, unless current Haggerty customers get a discount?

  • Pete McKale says:

    Where else can you get a day out for 5 people for £35? Awesome.

  • Nigel Gatehouse says:

    Way too expensive-.I certainly won’t be bringing my classic.

  • Mr R J Owen says:

    The average enthusiast attending in a classic vehicle won’t fill their car with 4 or 5 people, so £5 each it isn’t. It’s vastly expensive for one or two people to attend and time and time again, I have suggested it is moved from its awkward date of when the schools have just broken up and the roads are jammed at the start of summer holidays. Why does is always have to be late July ? I won’t be going for those reasons. It just hampers enjoyment travelling on roads at the busiest time of the year. And time for a change of venue. It’s bias towards media press staff and Hagerty staff in Northants, Towcester & also Peterborough. But nobody listens or wants to listen who runs it.

  • TMW says:

    £35 per car? That’s a 40% increase on last year – how is that justified? Plus £3.62 booking fee makes it almost £39.

    Yes it’s a great day out but really? There’s inflation and then there’s this….

  • Douglas says:

    Why say its £35 per car when its impossible to get a ticket without the booking fee? May as well say its only a £1 per car then find out its got a £37.62 booking fee.
    I wont be going in 2024 as it has become a total money making rip off.

  • Philip Hopcroft says:

    I would dearly like to attend this show, however it would necessitate an overnight stay due to the distance. Now the entrance fee is nearly £40 this would be a very expensive classic car show. Most shows are free or £5~£10, simply Japanese at Beaulieu is from £16~£20, Radwood by Hagerty was £24 plus fee, so why is this so expensive an does Hagerty give a dam

  • wayne stretton says:

    Exstorionat price and the roads are jammed that time of year won’t be bringing my classic ever.

  • Andrew Sedgwick says:

    Booked our hotel year ago so we will attend this year but never again. Rip of thieves.

  • Wayne Christian says:

    Yes it is pricey, but those stately homes take some running !

  • colin says:

    Staggeringly expensive show this now. Bad enough last year, but add the booking fee, fuel and overnight accomodation x2 for 2 of us, and this is a step too far. Line drawn. Won’t be coming again now sadly. Shame. as I really enjoyed it in ’23, and was really looking forward to this years event. Shame on you Hagerty, clearly just looking after your rich chummies here

  • Mark Allan says:

    I was looking to attend, however from the comments above it looks like a lot of people may not attend as a result of the price rise. Plus… Booking fee? As people say, who are you kidding? Shame.

  • Tim Jessop says:

    The type of owners who own these unexceptional cars aren’t flashy gits with fat wallets. To ask nearly 40 quid to allow people whos own cars are the show pieces themselves, is a bit much.

  • David Brown says:

    “Just” £35 per car. Seriously? By far the most expensive car on the calendar now. It is a good day and great to see a much earlier start time of 7:30am. Get in and cook yourself a breakfast. I certainly won’t be using the food outlets at these prices. You gonna kill this excellent show if you’re not careful.

  • Gavin Smith says:

    Is there a reason for the vast price increase for a ticket? Have the organisers ironed out the problems from last years event to justify this 40% price rise. Just a reminder that it’s the loyal customers that bring their unexceptional cars to this event that makes the event… cars, no event.

  • Andrew Wyatt says:

    £35.00 per car. Seriously???? Why charge the exhibitors this sort of money. Without the exhibitors, you have no show. Disgusting. Typical insurance company ripping people off. I’m not paying £35 to be sat in a traffic queue for 2 hours to get into the event.

  • John says:

    Can we have a decent beer tent this year please? Many people are passengers!

  • Carl Winnett says:

    Rustival is far far better and it’s not a rip off. £35 plus booking fee is simply a piss take. Keep those prices and there will be no cars and no car show, people will go elsewhere, and rightful so.

  • Me says:

    Have to echo the above comments… this event has gone from a pleasant meet-up to an over-commercialised expensive day out. There’s also the irritation of loud and obnoxious “celebrities”, along with ruined-by-distortion terrible music for most of the day. Close-on £40 per car is absurd pricing, especially when the traffic management is pretty poor (it’s a car show, you’d think this bit would be done well!)
    I’ve a feeling this year’s numbers will be down on last year, which would definitely indicate that the organisers have pushed this too far. Hagerty.. are you listening?

  • H Beaumont says:

    Agreed, dirty profiteering. It’s not clever, and requires zero business acumen. Let’s just put a downer on the whole experience, they clearly don’t know their customers.

  • Paul says:

    How much !!! It’s about £30 overpriced…

  • David Bleasdale says:

    Seems a bit expensive to me.
    Sunday would be a better day in my opinion and as others have said, maybe time for a change of location.

  • nick says:

    It’s not the venue. There is another car show at Grimsthorpe in June and that is £10.00 per car if pre booked. I won’t be going to fotu this year as it’s too expensive.

  • David Cross says:

    Boring, Overpriced, Chaotic traffic management, Middle of nowhere.

    Have booked for British Car Museum and Rustival instead.

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