SHOWBUS is back at Donington Park for 2017
Our venue is Donington Park, the first permanent Park Circuit in the UK and home to the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. SHOWBUS visitors will get half price admission to the F1 and Wheatcroft military collections on proof of entry.
The venue is not the race track itself but an adjacent purpose built site owned by the Park and immediately to its west.
The site boasts over 42 000 square metres of tarmac and separate entrances for cars and exhibitors.
After last year's successful event we are aimimg for bigger and better in 2017. We are planning for more space for the display, much improved catering and indoor accommodation for many of the stalls.
There will be several special attractions, some of which are still in the planning stage, but we are planning for a major display of Plaxton bodied buses and coaches to celebrate the coachbuilder's 110th anniversary. Some will have fond memories of the display at SHOWBUS for their centenary in 2007.
We will again be working with Bartons PLC and expect another great showing of their former vehicles.
Coach operators will be able to combine a visit to Showbus with the nearby shopping centres and attractions of Nottingham, Leicester or Derby.
A brochure, with yet more pages and pictures will be available for 2017. Feature articles will include a brief history of Plaxtons, celebrate 90 years of Red Rover of Ayelsbury and Enviromania part 2 with the latest Enviro MMC models from Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico and the US. All entrants will receive a free limited edition version, but for those buying the standard edition it will have a lucky number linked to some exclusive prizes including a unique Jotus model bus made for SHOWBUS 2017.
Showbus is an event that has, and always will be, run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts. We aim to stage an event that is unrivalled and hope that the new venue will offer our visitors value for money as well as a new range of displays and attractions.
We always like to hear from visitors to Showbus, and entrants too, and we would welcome suggestions as to what attractions you would like to see at the 2017 event. Contact us via the Contacts page
We hope to run a Park & Ride service from East Midlands Parkway Station where parking is free on Sundays.
Half hourly "skylink" services from Coalville, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Leicester stop outside the entrance to Donington Park. A free shuttle bus will transfer visitors to the SHOWBUS entrance within the Donington complex.
The nearby East Midlands Airport is served by National Express routes as well as Air France, Aurigny, BH Air, BMI, Eastern, FlyBE, Jet2, Monarch and Ryanair. Visitors can catch the "skylink" to Donington and board the frequent free shuttle bus to SHOWBUS. Click here for BUS TIMES
There will be opportunities to ride on selected entries, to nearby Melbourne and Castle Donington.
The site is expected to open to members of the public at 9.30am (tbc) on Sunday September 17th.
For more information on the event click or here.
Anyone under 16 is allowed in for FREE, all others pay £15.
Anyone producing a valid bus ticket from skylink, National Express or the EM Parkway Shuttle will only pay £10 admission.
Separate charges apply for visiting the Grand Prix collection, at half the normal price for SHOWBUS visitors.
Carer for disabled visitor: Free (one per disabled visitor)
Car parking is free.
For those arriving on a SHOWBUS exhibit there are specially reduced entry prices which also apply to large parties & excursions.
To download an entry form Click here.
For Stall forms Click here when they become available.
See the list of 2017 entries here as they roll in.
See the 2016 stallholders list here.