NEWPORT city centre will host the Festival of Classics car rally for the third year in a row.

It's happening along High Street and Commercial Street will take place on Saturday, June 8, between 11am and 4pm, and will feature classic and vintage cars, motorcycles and other vehicles.

A street market will be on hand with a variety of local craft and food stalls.

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It was first staged by Newport Now Business Improvement District in the city centre in 2017.

A number of streets including High Street, Commercial Street, Griffin Street and Market Street will be closed between 9am and 5pm.


Hundreds of people have descended on the city centre for the rally over the past two years.

Newport Now BID manager Kevin Ward said: “We’re working with organiser John Gibbon once again to bring some fascinating vehicles into the city centre. In previous years, these have ranged from a 1960s double decker bus to a Model T Ford.

“The expanded street market - which will not be selling anything in competition to businesses on High Street and Commercial Street - will mean there will be something for all the family.”

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Anyone interested in exhibiting a classic or vintage vehicle at the event should contact John Gibbon on 07854 574019 or email

The Festival of Classics is part of a calendar of events organised or sponsored by the BID, all aimed at increasing footfall in the city centre at key times of the year.