Welcome to our Show Website!

Elsecar at the Races is a VAG car show, with large amounts of indoor and outdoor space.
It has evolved over the last 19 years from a small meet of enthusiasts to what is now one of the UK's largest specialist car shows.

Our first year at Doncaster Racecourse was a great success, so we're back there again for more of the same!

All the information you need to know can be found here –  what’s happening, how to book a club stand, trade stand or indoor space, how to buy a ticket and much more.

Scroll down for all the info and if you need to know about something that's not shown, get in touch via the CONTACT US page.



2016 opened a new chapter for both our show and Doncaster Racecourse - 10 years since the Racecourse hosted a car show and a massive leap in to the unknown for the Elsecar show.

The prestigious Doncaster Racecourse & Exhibition Centre is regarded as one of the finest sporting venues in Europe and home to the world's oldest classic horse race - the St Ledger Stakes.

After recently undergoing a £34million redevelopment, with outstanding indoor/outdoor facilities, it is a perfect venue for one of the UK’s longest established specialist car shows.

The indoor exhibition centre has the capacity to hold over 200 display vehicles/traders and space for a further 500+ vehicles in the outdoor display area.

A wide range of places to eat and drink available plus excellent car parking facilities with over 5000 spaces, mean you won't be scrabbling for a space.

Superbly located near the heart of Doncaster, the stunning Racecourse is a convenient venue for nearby Sheffield and Leeds, with links to the A1, M1, M18 and M62 making it easily accessible to the other areas of the UK and Europe.

Doncaster Racecourse & Exhibition Centre, Ledger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

** PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE DOES NOT ALLOW DOGS ON SITE **no-dogs-allowed-vector-sign-seeklogo-com



Tickets are priced at just £15 on the day, cash only, as we do not have the facility to take card payments at the venue.
If you wish to pay by card you must purchase a ticket in advance, via the button below*.
*Pre-booked tickets will be posted to you 2 weeks before the show.

EARLY-BIRD TICKETS - now sold out - please purchase a ticket on the day

Under 16s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.
We are also pleased to offer FREE ENTRY to OAPs (over 65s) - you don't need an advance ticket, just turn up on the day, but please bring proof of eligibility.


'Elsecar at the Races', formerly ‘Elsecar Mega Meet’, formally known as ‘Club GTI Mega Meet’ has been running for the last 18 years - making 2016 our 19th birthday!
Over the last 12 years the Mega Meet has grown gathering over 200 show cars and 200 club cars at the old Elsecar venue, to 700+ vehicles at Doncaster Racecourse.

Due to the popularity of the meet we have outgrown the Elsecar Heritage Centre and have had to move to a bigger venue – Exciting!

A new venue comes with a new name and great opportunities to make our little meet into a great show!
However we still want to keep that 'family feel' so we hope you will join us in taking the event to the next level.

Show & Shine

Think your VAG car is the best? Then why not enter our Legendary Show & Shine?!

Follow the link below for info!




Car Clubs

Member of a VAG car club and want to exhibit? We'd love to have you!

All we need you to do is fill out a quick form and purchase an entry ticket for each car that will be on your club stand to reserve your spot. Simple as that.
Closer to the time, we will email over all the info you need for the big day.
If you have any questions drop us a line at

**Applicstions are now closed**

Traders & Exhibitors

As one of the UK’s leading VAG shows, why not have a trade stand to either sell or promote your business.

**Applications to trade are now closed**


Thank you to our sponsors – please click their logos below and give them as much support as you can.


Alongside the main show, Elsecar at the Races also has some additional displays, which include....

UK Rallye Golf Show

Once again, as organisers of the UK Rallye Golf Show, Doncaster hosts a collection of Rallyes from across the UK and Europe.
To some, the Rallye is the ultimate Golf with its wide box arches and square headlamps making it a VW icon. What better than to display them inside our fantastic Exhibition Centre…
Previous years has seen us bring together 28 Rallyes. Help us to beat it.

Sponsored by

Retro Show

With there being so many cool retro rides around, at Elsecar at the Races, there will be a display of these vehicles together.
We are inviting all pre 1995 vehicles (regardless of manufacturer) to join us on the day, in the special Retro Display Area.

Want to show your retro car? See the Show & Shine (Outdoor) section & turn up on the day before 9am.

Sponsored by


Matt Gill Restoration is sponsoring our Aircooled display area.
So if you fancy showing your vehicle, no need to book, just turn up on the day and you can enter the Aircooled Show & Shine class.

Dream Rides by Sporting Bears

Elsecar at the Races are also hosting the fantastic Sporting Bears organisation with their 'Dream Rides' event. The members of The Sporting Bears Motor Club are a dedicated group of classic car and sports car enthusiasts with one primary aim - to raise money for children's charities through Dream Rides and their own social and touring events, and to support other charitable events. It is to the club's credit that annual subscriptions support the club overheads thus allowing all monies raised from events to be directed towards the selected charities.  Since the Club was formed in 1989 they have been very active and have raised well over £1,000,000 for children's charities in the UK. The Dream Rides will be available to purchase near the entrance to Doncaster Racecourse.
See website for further details -

South Yorkshire Safer Roads

South Yorkshire Safer Roads continue their support and are one of the official show sponsors.

Working closely with the community, Elsecar at the Races are very proud to have them working alongside us as we have always been known as a family show.

Why not visit them on the day with your family and educate yourselves with road safety via their interactive displays.

Visit their website at

Wath Animal Rescue Centre

Our local charity, who we have supported for a number of years, will again be in attendance at the new venue with their live bird of prey display.

Make sure you take the time to see the birds and have a chat with the fabulous dedicated team.

Why not get a selfie with a bird of prey and donate to a worthy charity.

Yorkshire Regiment Recruitment

The Yorkshire Regiment is a tough, forward looking and thinking infantry regiment that delivers excellence in all that it does.  They are a Regiment that is recognised across the north of England as a local Regiment; representing at the national level all that is best about Yorkshire and its surrounding area and are the only Regiment that proudly bears their regional name.
The Yorkshire Regiment are proud to be attending the show with their stands, so make sure you go over and say hello to the team at their interactive stand. 

Pilgrim Bandits

We're honoured to have the Pilgrim Bandits attending our event!
The Pilgrim Bandits are a charity with a firm goal: to give injured ex-servicemen and women the opportunities to put their ailments aside and carry on with life's great adventure.

ben torchLocal lad and their patron, Ben Parkinson, needs no introduction. He has done his home town of Doncaster proud and we welcome him and the team to Elsecar at the Races. Pop along to their stand on the day and do all you can to help their worthy cause.

Visit their website for more info

Doncaster Racecourse & Exhibition Centre

  • 01302 304 200
  • Doncaster Racecourse,
    Leger Way,
    South Yorkshire,
    DN2 6BB