Hastings FAQs

What is the address of the event? 

1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JU

How much does it cost to take part?

2 Wheeler Trader (scooter/push bike/motorbike) £25 + VAT per day

Car Trader or Pair Trader £45 + VAT per day 

Middle Vehicle (VW Camper or Caravan) £60 + VAT per day

Display Vehicle or Pair Display – Free of charge

Can I book just one day, or the whole weekend?

You can book for one day or for the whole weekend. If you wish to book for one day only please indicate your preferred day (Saturday or Sunday) and we will endeavor to accommodate you. Please note, your place is not guaranteed unless you have paid for your pitch in full. 

I am a vintage trader, but don't own a classic car. Can I still take part? 

Yes you can! If you do not own a vehicle, we would be happy to match you with a classic car owner, but you must send details and pictures of your stock to Emma at info@classiccarbootsale.co.uk in the first instance in order to apply.

I want to display my car or bike only. Is there a charge?

No, but you would have to send details plus pictures of your vehicle to info@classiccarbootsale.co.uk for approval. You can also pair up with a trader (someone who does not have a classic car, but has vintage stock to sell). You will not be allowed access to the event if you turn up with your vehicle on the day without having pre-registered.

What times would we need to set up and vacate the site?

We will be staggering the set up times between 7:30am – 9:45am. We will contact you with details of what time you expect you to arrive on site. The event finishes at 6pm and cars will be able to leave once all members of the public have left the site. 

What time does the show open to the public and how much is the entry? 

The show will open at to the public at 10am and it will cost £5 to enter £4 to locals. Tickets can only be purchased in the day.

Am I allowed to bring guests in?

If you are trading or displaying a vehicle your guests must arrive on site with you, we will not be providing wristbands once the show has started.

Is it ok to set up a gazebo or something similar to provide cover?

Up to 3x3 meter pop up tents are allowed on site. Please note there is an additional charge of £20. If you would like to bring your own, you are able to at your own risk and will need additional items such as ratchet straps on the Pier due to potential adverse weather conditions. Please enquire with our production team (info@classiccarbootsale.co.uk) to see if your pop up tent is suitable. Minimum gazebos across the site applies.

Can I hire gazebos from you?

Yes. We are offering good quality pop up tents to hire - 2.5 x 2.5 meters - which will include delivery and collection to the site,  which will be put up and taken down on your behalf, can be with or without sides, and are fully insured. Prices on request, minimum order across the site applies.

Can we bring all the stock down in a van or non-vintage car, and would we need to unload and park the vehicle elsewhere?

Yes, you can unload your stock from a non-vintage vehicle, but we request that you unload as soon as possible upon arrival due to limited space. Once unloaded, you MUST move your vehicle off site and find somewhere else to park.

I want to leave early – do I have to stay the whole day? 

Yes, you are required to stay. Due to limited space and a risk to the public, it is very difficult for you to leave the site once parked up and in position. Please do not book unless you are sure you can stay the whole day with us. You will only be allowed to leave in an emergency or in exceptional circumstances. In this instance, please contact a member of the team first who will marshal you safely off the site. 

Are there refreshments available at the event? 

Yes, we have a well stocked bar, and some of Hastings finest street food traders who will be happy to serve you throughout the day! You will also be able to buy food and hot drinks upon arrival and set up.

I have booked for the whole weekend. Can I sleep on site? 

No due to security you will not be able to sleep on site.

Is there overnight security?

Yes there will be an overnight security. 

Are there any storage facilities for my stock overnight? 

No, sorry, but all stock must be kept with your vehicle. We are also not responsible for any damage or losses to any goods or vehicles on site. 

Am I allowed to restock? 

Yes, we actively encourage you to bring in fresh, high quality stock. If you do need to restock, please ensure you are ready to trade however prior to the opening of the show.

Where is the nearest parking? 

The nearest parking is The Pier Underground Car Park, TN34 1JX. Have a look HERE for more parking options. 

What is the nearest train station? 

Hastings and St Leonards Warrior Square.

Where is the nearest hotel?

The White Rock Hotel
White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JU

The Lansdowne
1 & 2 Robertson Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JE 

Alexander's Hotel
2 Carlisle Parade, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JG, UK

Zanzibar Hotel
9 Eversfield Place, St Leonards-on-Sea Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 6BY

Where is good to eat in Hastings?

Half Man! Half Burger!

Where is the nearest garage to buy fuel?

Morrisons Petrol Station, 85A Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RL

What happens if my vehicle breaks down and I’m late?

We understand – and we’ll do our best to accommodate you – but please leave early to allow plenty of time for any unforeseen circumstances. 

What about disabled access?

The site is fully accessible.

Is there internet connection on site?

Yes there is high speed WiFi.

Where is the nearest cash point?

Robertson St, Hastings, TN34 1HL

Can I bring my dog onsite?

Yes! We love dogs on leads.

Do children go free?

Children under 12 go free.

I have another question, that hasn't been answered here. Who can I contact?

Please email Emma at info@classiccarbootsale.co.uk and she’ll be happy to answer your query.