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Classic car show held in Bromley for 40 years cancelled over expanded Ulez charge

A long-running classic car show held in Bromley has been forced to cancel this year over London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s expansion of the Ulez scheme.

Classic Car Show  Village of Wild Rose, Waushara County, Wisconsin
Classic Car Show Village of Wild Rose, Waushara County, Wisconsin

The 2024 Bromley Pageant of Motoring in Greater London had expected to return to its traditional home at Norman Park in 2024, but the venue now falls within the expanded low-emissions zone.

This would have meant many of the vintage motors being brought to the show would have been liable for the £12.50 daily charge levied against older, more-polluting vehicles.

Iola Car Show  Schedule - Old Cars Weekly
Iola Car Show Schedule – Old Cars Weekly

While classic cars which are more than 40 years old are exempt from the Ulez charge, many modern classics would have remained susceptible. Vehicles belonging to the clubs, exhibitors and public that make up the event would have also been affected.

Alternative locations 

As a result, the organisers have decided to scrap this year’s show while looking for alternative locations to relaunch the event in 2025.

Pippa and Jason Griffiths from A-ME, the organisers of the event, said in a statement: “Following the introduction of the Ulez zone across Greater London, we have taken considerable time to evaluate all options for the future of the Bromley Pageant of Motoring, including whether it would be viable to still hold the Pageant at Norman Park, Bromley.

“It became clear that Norman Park is no longer an option and any move to a new venue and date needs to ensure that this firm favourite of the classic car calendar has a bright future.

“We have made the very difficult decision to not hold the event in 2024 but are working on plans to bring back the Bromley Pageant of Motoring in 2025.”


They added that they were “disappointed” with the decision they were forced to make.

The Ultra Low Emissions Zone was expanded to cover the outskirts of London in August last year.

The expansion of the zone is a flagship policy of Mr Khan, who has made improving air quality in the capital a defining mission of his administration.