Latest News


08/01/2014
Breaking News! There will be no Newark Kit Car Show in 2014 more...


25/06/2013
The Newark 2013 Show Review is now online!


18/06/2013
The NEWARK 2013 Kit Car Show Gallery is now ONLINE!


17/06/2013
A big thanks to all who attended the 2013 Newark Kit Car Show! A full report and gallery will be online very soon so watch this space!


11/06/2013
CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winners of Kit Car Magazine's 'Spot the Difference' competition! more...


11/06/2013
A chance to win a Subscription to Kit Car Magazine at the show! more...




Latest News

08/01/2014

Breaking News! There will be no Newark Kit Car Show in 2014

Kevin and Lesley Musson, aka, Newark Promotions are sad to report that Newark 2013 was the last in a long line of Newark Kit Car Shows.

For many reasons and only after long deliberation, we have come to the conclusion that it is no longer possible to sustain the show without unacceptable financial risk. As well as the unfavourable economic climate, in the last six years we have experienced and recorded the wettest, the coldest and the windiest events in all of the 31 years. We have had an unlucky run and there is no doubt that the climate in the UK has changed. This along with other factors has resulted in the decline in attendances. This has also occurred at a time when the costs for putting on such a show have increased dramatically.

The fact that the Newark Showground made the huge error of allocating the wrong weekend for our show in 2014, meaning the event would clash once again with the Le Mans 24hr race, was the final straw.

Sadly, the industry has now lost one of its flagship shows. All that remains now is for us to thank everyone that has helped along the way. This has to start with Alec and Hilary Trueman, our original partners. Without Alec, we doubt that the show would have ever got off the ground. Also, we must thank Peter Filby, whom we managed to convince that our idea would be a success. We even borrowed the title of his magazine "Alternative Cars" for the original show title. We must thank "the mob", our team of willing volunteers and friends that proudly formed our staff for the weekend and without whom we could not open the gates to the visitors. There are many institutions and past sponsors who deserve thanks, they know who they are. Then there are the exhibitors. We include the manufacturers, trade stands, autojumblers, craftsmen and women, and modellers. Last, but certainly not least, the kit car clubs and their members. Thank you. There are so many great memories and most of all, it was fun. We are pleased to have made many lifelong friends through this venture.

Newark Promotions would like to thank all of our customers and partners for their valued support and wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

Kevin, Lesley and the rest of the Newark Kit Car Show team




25/06/2013

The Newark 2013 Show Review is now online!



18/06/2013

The NEWARK 2013 Kit Car Show Gallery is now ONLINE!



17/06/2013

A big thanks to all who attended the 2013 Newark Kit Car Show! A full report and gallery will be online very soon so watch this space!



11/06/2013

CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky winners of Kit Car Magazine's 'Spot the Difference' competition!

They are T. Bennett from Berkshire, S.Punchard from Lincolnshire, J. Kirk from Suffolk, L. Garrad from Nottinghamshire, S. Ashdown from Kent, J. Tootle from Yorkshire, M. Healy from Hertfordshire, A. Reed from Devon, N. Flavell from West Yorkshire and M. Hallam from Derbyshire.

Thanks to all that entered!



11/06/2013

A chance to win a Subscription to Kit Car Magazine at the show!

All new for this year we have a kit car related quiz on Saturday evening organised and sponsored by Kit Car Magazine. Prizes include a Subscription to Kit Car Magazine, so head to the Cedric Ford Pavilion for a fun filled Saturday evening with the Quiz, Licensed Bar, Disco and Live Band, The Jakks.



06/06/2013

Kit Car For Sale?

As always, we have a free to enter, no need to book Kit Cars For Sale area at Newark. But this year we have a limited number of prime locations which require advanced booking. To get one of these spots please contact us on 01526 320721 or email info@kitcarshow.co.uk



29/05/2013

The 2013 Show Guide has been added to the downloads page!
The guide was printed in April 2013, some details may have changed since going to print. More exhibitors have now confirmed. More details to follow...





24/05/2013

Back by popular demand "The Jakks" will be playing live on Saturday evening!

The Jakks are a five-piece covers band consisting of Singer Ady, Drummer Kev, Lead Guitarist Dave, Rhythm Guitarist Shaun, and Bass player Nick. They have been performing together in and around Ripley in Derbyshire since 2007. They have a great set list covering songs from bands like Stereophonics, Snow Patrol, The Who, Rolling Stones, U2, Kings of Leon, and Free. It should be a great night once again!

The Jakks



17/05/2013

Chance to win Tickets to Newark 2013 - HERE, NOW.

We announced previously that Kit Car Magazine were running a Spot the Difference competition in the May issue of Kit Car Magazine. 10 Family tickets (up to 2 adults & 2 children) valid either day of the show, are up for grabs.

Unfortunately we are really sorry that there has been a mistake made when printing the competition. The original picture got printed twice and so there are no differences. To make the best of the situation, we have decided to run the competition from our website. So here it is, give it a go, and good luck!

Spot the difference

Spot the difference

There are four things missing in the second photograph. To enter this competition, either email your contact details and a list of the missing items to info@kitcarshow.co.uk or send this information in the post to Newark Competition, 11 Meadow Close, Hove, Sussex BN3 6QQ. The closing date for the competition is Friday 31st May whereby the first 10 correct entries will be chosen at random.



16/05/2013

The all new club plan for 2013 has been added to the downloads page! Please take a look even if you've been to the show before as there have been some changes to the camping areas and club stands.




23/04/2013

A chance to win tickets to Newark 2013!

Kit Car Magazine are running a 'Spot the Difference' competition in the next issue (May) of Kit Car Magazine.

10 family tickets (up to 2 adults & 2 children) valid either day of the show are up for grabs, so why not give it a go? Good luck!



17/04/2013

The Newark 2013 Show Poster is now available to download on the downloads page!

Download Our Poster PDF
Newark Kit Car Show 2013 Poster



19/03/2013

The booking forms for Newark 2013 are now available on the booking forms page!



27/02/2013

We're introducing a new layout for the 2013 show improving the positioning of club areas and camping space. View the new plan now from the downloads page!




15/01/2013

Newark 2013 will take place on the 15th & 16th June 2013!



26/06/2012

Over 120 new photos have been added to the NEWARK 12 Kit Car Show Gallery !




20/06/2012

The NEWARK 12 Kit Car Show Gallery is now ONLINE!

View our 2012 Kit Car Show Gallery



14/06/2012

The new Animoto will be launched at the National Kit Car Festival this weekend!

For more information, go to: www.animotosports.co.uk

Animoto



11/06/2012

The 2012 Show Guide has been added to the downloads page. Download now for a preview of this weekend's show!

The 2012 Show Guide was printed in April 2012, some details may have changed since going to print, please see the homepage for a more accurate list of exhibitors.



09/06/2012

Our 30th Kit Car Show is just one week away! To celebrate the 29 years since our first show here's a photo from Stuart Mills of his first ever kit car build at our show in 1983!

Kit Car Show 1983


If you have any photos from our first Kit Car Show in 1983 please get in touch!
Email us: info@kitcarshow.co.uk or post on our Facebook wall: www.facebook.com/kitcarshow



01/06/2012

Breaking News! Launch of the new convertible Razor Car!

Not only are Razor cars making their Newark debut, but we are excited to say they are showcasing the latest development to their car, an open top version. As an introductory offer for cars ordered at the Newark show, Razor cars are offering both options, hard top and open top, at no extra cost! Get to the show and don't miss this fantastic offer.

Open-top Razor to Launch at Newark 12



28/05/2012

Sweden v England - Friday 15th June KO 7:45pm
Watch it with us at the Newark Kit Car Show!


Football fans camping at the show can watch the Sweden v England match on Friday 15th from 7pm. The match will be screened in the Cedric Ford Pavilion and there will be a Licensed Bar. If you are not into the football you can still come along and have a drink!


Saturday Evening is Party Time!

There will be a Disco, Live Band and Licensed Bar in the Cedric Ford Pavilion on the Saturday Evening. Come along and join in the fun!



26/05/2012

We are pleased to welcome a new car club for 2012 - Gloyn Boyz

We have added them to the revised club plan on the website but unfortunately it cannot be included in the show guide. To download an updated club plan, please visit the downloads page.



21/05/2012

On this day 29 years ago it was our first Kit Car Show!

The Star Guest at the show back in 1983 was the one and only Noel Edmonds! The show was held at Lincoln showground for the first year before moving to Newark the following year, and it's been there ever since!

1st Kit Car Show



15/05/2012

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the Magenta kit car, 1972-2012.

One of the original Magentas that was used for promotion catalogues is still owned by one of the club members Ken Warburton. The car is still very original. The club and its members are long time supporters of Newark.

The club are holding a "Magenta Adventure" on the weekend of 6th July 2012 at Staithes, Yorkshire, a gathering of any Magenta that can make the distance!

We wish them well in their 40th year.

Magenta 40th



07/05/2012

The Newark Show Guide is now available inside the May edition of Kit Car Magazine. Buy your copy for an insight into Newark 12, the 30th show!

In order to get the guide to the publishers in time for this issue, the guide was written over a month before the show, at the beginning of April. These were the very early days, and as such, the list of exhibitors is not up to date. We will publish a current list of exhibitors on the website shortly and will update it as the show gets nearer.

Newark 12 Show Guide



07/05/2012

The 2012 Club Plan is now available to download.



12/04/2012

The Newark 12 Show Poster has been added to the website! Download from the downloads page or click the poster image below!

Newark 12 Kit Car Show Poster



12/02/2012

All of the booking forms for Newark 12 are now available to download on the booking forms page.

You can now fill them in online, save a copy and email it back to us, or you can print it off as usual, fill it in by hand and post back to the address on the form.



28/01/2012

This year's show will be on the 16th & 17th of June 2012



16/07/2011

The 2011 Miss Kit Car Gallery has been added to the site.





23/06/2011

NEWARK 11 Kit Car Show Gallery is now ONLINE!
Visit the 2011 Gallery





14/06/2011

The Newark 11 Show Guide has been added to the downloads page!
Click the front cover below to read/download...


Newark 2011 Show Guide

The 2011 Show Guide was printed in April 2011, some details may have changed since going to print.



08/06/2011

A sneak preview of the as-yet-unfinished mystery car due to appear at this year's show...

Mystery Car





23/05/2011

The 2011 Club Plan is now available to download.



17/05/2011

Newark 11 Show Guide is in this month's edition of Kit Car Magazine! Buy your copy today for an exclusive preview of this year's Newark Kit Car Show!

Newark 11 Show Guide



24/03/2011

The Newark 11 Show Poster has been added to the website! Download from the downloads page or click the poster image below!

Newark 11 Kit Car Show Poster



18/02/2011

We've added a new page to the site showing a list of our recent supporters and links to their websites.

The page is called "Show Supporters Links" and is accessible from the Attractions menu on the left hand side of the website.

If your company has attended the show in the past or is going to attend this year we would like to add you to our list. If you are eligible and wish to be included just email us at info@kitcarshow.co.uk



01/02/2011

The car club registration form is now available to download on the booking forms page. You can now fill in online, save a copy and email it back to us, or you can print it off as usual, fill it in by hand and post back to the address on the form.





24/01/2011

This year's show will be on the 18th & 19th of June 2011




11/08/2010

Over 100 NEW Photos have been added to the 2010 Miss Kit Car Gallery!




02/07/2010

Newark 10 Photos are now on Flickr! You can view all photos or view as a slideshow.

See us on flickr!



24/06/2010

NEWARK 10 Miss Kit Car Photos are now ONLINE!
Many, many more due in the next couple of weeks!




23/06/2010

NEWARK 10 Show Photos are now ONLINE! Show Review & Miss Kit Car Photos Online Soon!




18/06/2010

And now for something completely different...

The  Newark Kit Car Show is famous for bringing to the public's attention some wonderful one off specials and an example of just such a vehicle is this one to watch out for.

Heading for the show, for one day only, is a very special one off car designed and built by John Wright. It is bound to catch your attention. A modified 1972 Leyland Lorry chassis has been used and fitted with a Tilling-Stevens 3 cylinder, 6 piston, super-charged two stroke diesel engine and 5 speed gearbox. With a Cadillac 8.2 litre rear axle with L.S.D and using Mercedes truck power steering. It uses a Fordson tractor radiator inside a John Wright shell. It uses Ford 100E roof panels to give the curved body work. As we said something very different. Also keep your eyes peeled for the owners very special Citroen.

To see more examples of cars like this one, you just need to be at the show. Don’t miss it!

Leyland



17/06/2010

John Cowperthwaite of MOSS, Husky and J C Midge kit car fame makes a return to Newark Kit Car show as an exhibitor.

Things on wheels, John's latest business venture is a kids race car. Called the "Lightning" the car is powered by a cordless drill. You can have one built to order for £300, but most people buy the plans for £15 and build their own for less than £100.

The car is constructed from just five shaped MDF panels which form the basic underbody structure.

The front and rear sections are made from a modified kitchen swingbin!

It is powered by a cordless drill driving on one tyre in what is known as a periphery drive

The drill trigger is actuated remotely with a foot pedal via a bicycle brake cable this provides graded acceleration and automatic braking when the pedal is released

If you want to buy the plans to build one yourself you can build one over a weekend

All the parts you will need are available either over the counter or from Things on wheels if you prefer.

The plans and instructions are very simple. You need basic DIY skills and simple hand tools. There is no welding and no wiring required.

Paper patterns are supplied for you to cut out the shaped MDF panels with a jig-saw.

Test drives available, but only drivers aged 5 and under need apply.



17/06/2010

MNR can provide comprehensive starter kits or complete kits for all models of their cars.

They have a very good website www.mnrltd.co.uk to see them at their best, in the flesh, come along to the show!

MNR



16/06/2010

MK Sportscars are well known for the MK Indy an affordable Lotus Seven inspired roadster.

Launched in 2000 the car has been constantly developed while maintaining a clear focus on affordability allied to quality and high performance. They announced earlier this year that they will be going into the Track car rental service shortly.

MK



15/06/2010

Check out the Hawk cars stand for recreations of famous cars from the 60's and 70's.

Hawk Cars manufacture a range of kit cars  known as the  ’The Hawk Collection’. These kits are replicas or re-creations of famous cars from the 60’s and 70’s, developed to allow the home builder to own vehicles with out standing levels of style, performance and quality. Their stand at Newark is always amazing, the sheer finish of their cars is so impressive.

Hawk



15/06/2010

Thinking of getting married? Imperial Motor Company have the perfect wedding car for you on display at the Newark Kit Car Show.

Imperial



15/06/2010

Blitzworld will be bringing the NEW Joyrider Sport, The Howie buggy, the New 150cc Spider twin seat buggy, Quadzilla Midi RV II and the Apache 320 Road legal Quad to Newark 10.

Newark Promotions would like to thank Blitzworld who are promoting 'Howie' the guy who sang on their stand in 2007. He has hit big time and has now has even sung with 'Take That'. He will be appearing live and singing on Saturday night as part of the evening entertainment in the Cedric Ford Pavilion at Newark 2010.

Blitz World



14/06/2010

Rayvolution, a French Company making their first trip to Newark have an exciting, modern, beautifully designed three wheel car.

The car will likely appeal strongly to Motor Bike fans. The kit has been designed to receive the GSX-R bike rolling chassis. A system used in endurance races allows to plug and remove all the lines without any tools and keeping the pressure in the lines. The car is interesting to build and exciting to run.

Rayvolution



13/06/2010

Vortex Automotive will be with us for the first time at Newark 10!

Their car is a truly stunning performance sports car, powerful and desirable, with racing heritage.

Vortes



13/06/2010

Great British Sports Cars has recently undergone a management change with Richard Hall now at the helm.

It is an exciting time for the company, the continuing success of the Zero, which is their flagship product, has now sold in excess of 300 kits and fully built cars worldwide.
They are also pleased to announce the new parts side of the company called Kit Spares that has an online shop that can supply all the parts and spares you need for all makes and models of kit cars.

Check out the new websites:
www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk
www.kitspares.co.uk

Great British Sportscars Zero



12/06/2010

Gardner Douglas are welcomed back to Newark, they will be displaying three of their stunning cars.

Located just down the road from the Newark Showground Gardner Douglas have for nearly twenty years been making the type of sports cars that re-engage the driver to a uniquely satisfying driving experience. www.gdcars.com

Gardner Douglas



12/06/2010

GKD sportscars will be featuring the LEGEND Six. This will be the first time it has been shown powered by an M3 engine!

GKD Sports Cars



11/06/2010

Typhoon Sports Cars will be with us for the first time at Newark 10!

Typhoon Sports Cars are a family run business with over 50 years of automotive experience. This will be their first appearance at Newark Kit Car Show. As well as their stylish car they are bringing some Aluminium products from OBP at some exceptionally good prices. So if you are in need of a fuel tank, swirl pot, oil catch tank etc go and see them!

Typhoon



10/06/2010

The SR2 from Roadrunner Racing is based on a Mazda MX5, offering quality without compromise of budget.

The SR2 concept is quality without compromise of budget. The SR2 from Roadrunner Racing is styled on the Lotus Seven, the handbuilt sports car is available as a kit or as a factory finished vehicle for road and track. Great attention has been given to all aspects of the car during a three year investment and development programme. The comprehensive starter kit can be purchased for £3995. The kit includes all of the custom and machined parts required to build the rolling chassis and body. The Ultimate in design and performance, quality and value for money.

Roadrunner



10/06/2010

DC Supercars are planning their best ever display of Italian Replicas so don't forget to bring your cameras!

As a preview here is a stunning photo of the Quad turbo BMW V12 5.0 Litre Lamborghini Roadster replica that will make its debut at Newark. It has hydraulic doors and deck lid as well as air lift suspension. How is that for a supercar!

DC Supercars



09/06/2010

Miss Kit Car Show for Newark 2010 will be Dani.

You will see her on the Sunday of the show posing for photos with cars indoor and out, as well as presenting some awards.

Miss Kit Car 2010



09/06/2010

AK Sportscars will exhibit their latest AK 427 demonstrator featuring their new 5" Stainless steel side pipes and LS3 Chevy powered block.

Contact 01733 267633 for the AK 427 information pack.

AK 427

AK Sportscars: http://www.aksportscars.co.uk/
Cobra Replica Club: http://www.cobraclub.com/
Sovereign Car Sales: http://www.sovereigncarsales.co.uk/
Benelux Agents: http://nitrade.nl/



08/06/2010

Triking Sports Cars, also exhibiting for the first time at Newark, will be exhibiting a two-seater, open cockpit, sporting car in the tradition of a 1920s Aero-type cyclecar.

The proven, timeless design is hand built to the highest standards and is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest examples of its type in the world.

Triking



07/06/2010

MR2 Kits, exhibiting for the first time at Newark, will be bringing two cars.

One is a brand new model, likely to be called the GTD, that is yet to be finished, leaving many late nights for it’s creators in the run up to the show! The car is based on a 1994-1998 Toyota Celica ST202 and is the only 2+2 re-body of the Celica on the market.

MR2 Kits GTC

Pictured above: The GTC from MR2 Kits. This model will not be commercially available but is shown to illustrate the standard of build quality produced by MR2 Kits.



06/06/2010

Mills Extreme Vehicles (MEV) are going to be debuting their brand new car at the show.

The chassis is not welded up yet, it is booked in to be painted on Wednesday and it should look like a complete car by the Tuesday before the show. The car is going to be called ‘Exocet’. It is a semi-exo style two seater open top car. We can’t wait to see it!



05/06/2010

Great News! DNA Automotive are working flat-out on their secret new model to make sure that it will be ready to debut at Newark 2010!



01/06/2010

The 2010 Club Plan and a What's On / Camping Guide have been added to the downloads page.



31/05/2010

Newark Kit Car Show is now on Twitter! Follow us @kitcarshow for all the latest news and updates before, during and after the show!

We will be posting live photos and text updates throughout the weekend and welcome you to post your own comments and photos to us.

Just start your tweet with @kitcarshow



29/05/2010

The NEWARK 2010 Show Guide is now available to download.

This year is our 6 page insert of a 48 page magazine, featuring indoor and outdoor plans, information about the 2010 show, and loads of news items.

This will also be included in the July 2010 issue of Kit Car Magazine which is available in the shops from around 10/11 June, so don't forget to get your copy!

Click on the preview image below to download (670kb PDF):

Newark10 Show Guide Preview



22/05/2010

All three of the Kit Car Magazines will be at Newark again this year.

They all do a great job supporting the Kit Car Industry. Our Advertisement for the show is currently running in their latest issues.

Kit Car Magazines June 2010

Another magazine that may be of interest is Practical Performance Car Magazine the June issue is out on May 27th and features our advertisment for the show and articles on several Kit Cars.



21/05/2010

Look out over the show weekend for a fly past from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Their diary of fly pasts can be viewed at www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf. The time of the flypast over Newark on Saturday is yet to be decided but on Sunday it is scheduled for 14.35.

For those of you spending the weekend at the Newark Kit Car Show and are also interested in old aircraft you may find time to visit the Air Museum which adjoins the Newark Showground.

FlypastFlypast



12/05/2010

England v Algeria Friday 18th KO 7:30pm
Watch it with us at the Newark Kit Car Show!


England vs. Algeria Live at Newark 10!

Football fans camping at the show can watch the England v Algeria match on Friday 18th from 7pm. The match will be screened in the Cedric Ford Pavilion and there will be a Licensed Bar. If you are not into the football you can still come along and have a drink!


Saturday Evening is Party Time!

There will be a Disco and Licensed Bar in the Cedric Ford Pavilion on the Saturday Evening. Come along and join in the fun!



11/05/2010

Hoody The Bear is Heading for the Newark Kit Car Show.

Hoody the Bear is helping The Robin Hood Owners Club to raise money during a 12 month long fund raising event. All proceeds are going to the Air Ambulance charities in the Air Ambulance Association.

Read more at our Hoody The Bear Page.



01/05/2010

10 years ago at Newark the Italian Replica Club was formed. This year the club are celebrating their 10th Anniversary.

They are planning a Driving Manoeuvrability Test for members and their cars. This will take place on Saturday afternoon on the hard standing outside the showground behind the Main Exhibition hall.

www.italianreplicacarclub.co.uk



30/04/2010

The East Midlands Off Road Club is organising an event for charity on the Off Road Course which is located near our Public Car Parking.

The club will be offering to drive passengers round the course for a donation to Air Ambulance. Anyone wishing to be driven round the course will be able to choose which of the club vehicles they would prefer. The club are contacting the Air Ambulance to see if it is possible for the Helicopter to make an appearance at the Off Road Course.

www.emorc4x4.net



28/04/2010

We are very pleased to announce that Hot Food and Drinks will again be available in the day time in the Cedric Ford Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday of the show. The Cafe was introduced last year and is a welcome addition to the excellent Bar facilities.

Menu for the Cedric Ford Pavilion:
Cedric Ford Pavilion

Tea/Coffee £1.30
Cakes £1.40
Full English Breakfast & Drink £6.50
Bacon/Sausage Baps £3.00
Hot Dish of the Day (Sat. only) £6.50
Mini Carvery (Sunday only) £7.50

The usual Mobile units will also be operating.



23/02/2010

The 2010 Show Poster is now available to download.




07/02/2010

The 2010 Booking Forms are now available to download on the booking forms page.