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Fire up your engines for Pistons and Props

Published 18 August 2017

Pistons and Props returns to Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, on Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 September 2017, combining hot rods, historic racers and bikes with aerial air displays, and a variety of vintage performers.

Formula 1, Formula 2 and Group B racing will form the mainstay of the Racing Runway, tearing up the tarmac, alongside a selection of classic and modern motorbikes. On the Sprint Strip, the popular Street Car Shootout will be providing the smoking rubber.

Air displays will be performed by the Yakovlevs and The Blades, both world leaders in aerial acrobatics. Plus, the Breitling Wingwalkers, the world’s only formation wingwalking team, will be taking to the skies.

Live music in the Footman James Scarf and Goggles Bar, includes Dusty Springfield tribute Dusty and Friends, vintage singer Jayne Darling, and rockabilly group the Rock-ola Rockets. In Hangar One, One Eyed Cats will be playing for the benefit of those staying overnight.

The show field will be adorned with displays from classic motoring clubs while Pole position parking will see private owners show off vehicles manufactured before 1986.

With First and Second World War re-enactments, a vintage fun fair and vintage craft fair, it’s a fun family day out, with ‘best dressed’ awards for those in period outfits.

Advance ticket prices start from £18 in advance for adults, with tickets for children aged 5-15 from £7 in advance and free entrance for those under five-years-old.

A family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) starts from £43 in advance with all advance tickets subject to a service charge. Weekend tickets are available, at £30 in advance for adults, £10 for children, £70 for family.

The show is open from 10am until 5.30pm on Saturday, 10am until 5pm on Sunday. For more information about Sywell Classic Pistons and Props, please visit


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