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A festival that celebrates unexceptional cars from the 20th century is returning to the area this weekend.

The Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional will showcase marvellously mundane motors and bring plenty of fun to Grimsthorpe Castle.

The 2022 event will be the eighth Concours de l’Ordinaire organised by Hagerty, and takes place on Saturday (July 30), as hundreds of unexceptional vehicles line up on the castle’s lawns.

The event is set to take place this weekend. Credit: Festival of the Unexceptional (58266855)
The event is set to take place this weekend. Credit: Festival of the Unexceptional (58266855)

Entertainment for all the family, as well as food and drink, will be available at this rather unusual festival.

Special guest Mike Brewer, from TV's ‘Wheeler Dealer', will be around all day to meet fans and appreciate the unremarkable motors.

Several familiar faces will return for the Concours judging panel, too, with motoring journalist Steve Cropley joining for the first time.

Organisers are looking for unexceptional cars registered between 1967 and 1997 and the judges will place an emphasis on originality and ordinary, less exotic versions of cars.

They certainly prefer Ls to SRis, Populars to Cosworths, and Renaults to Rolls-Royces.

Judges also like to learn about the story behind the car, as this can make the difference when having to choose between a number of the same make and model, so entrants should include as much information as they can, along with a selection of good photos.

Concours entry nominations can be submitted here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a7b26d2fe0c047b899194c5bd60cd551

Tickets for the festival can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-the-unexceptional-tickets-289523762367?

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