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Festival of Motoring

Friends of Valence and Sevenoaks Motoring Club presents

Festival of Motoring

Sunday 12th May 2024


Welcome to the 2024 Festival of Motoring at Valence School!  It promises to be a day full of fun and excitement, both for car enthusiasts and for anyone who just enjoys a good day out!

The event will include an autosolo competition where racers will complete timed loops round the Valence school grounds, in an effort to secure the fastest time of the day.  Alongside this will be a display paddock containing classic, performance and rare cars, and a non-competitive hill climb parade of some of these cars during the day.

There will be many food and drink options, or feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. There will also be music, plus full commentary of the event so you can follow the progress of the racers.

All profit raised by Friends of Valence will be used directly for the benefit of Valence students.  Valence school is a school that caters for children aged 4-19 who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs.


8.30am - Autosolo competitors arrive.

9am - Doors open to general public and display cars.

9.30am -  Final entry for display cars.

10am - Autosolo commencement.

12 noon – 1pm - Lunch break for competitors.

12 noon – 1pm – Display car hill climb parade.

3pm - Autosolo finish and result announcement.

5pm - Event ends.

Autosolo event

To participate in the autosolo event please visit

Display paddock and parade

To display your car (and if you choose, to participate in the the parade) please email  The cost of entry is £10.00 per car and includes up to 5 people with entry to the event. We ask that display cars arrive by 9.30am if possible.


General admission costs are as follows:

Adults - £7.50

Children - £5.00

Family - £20.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Admission will be payable upon entry in the day of the event.



Several food trucks will be available on the day with a variety of choices, including pizza, grill and fish ‘n’ chips.  A fully stocked bar will be open all day. There will also be snacks and hot and cold drinks available.



Toilets will be available on the paddock and in the main car park. Disabled changing places / care suites will be available within the school building. Access to these will be via the designated crossing point during regular breaks in the race.



There will be parking available on the grounds of the school. General parking and disabled parking will both be accessible via the main school driveway and will be clearly signposted. Entrance to the display paddock will also be via the main driveway.

WAV parking only will be via the rear school driveway, this again will be clearly signposted and should only be used by WAV users due to the solid surface needed for these vehicles.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact Friends of Valence at  Please direct any autosolo queries to Sevenoaks Motor Club at  We look forward to seeing you there!


Valence School Festival of Motoring 2024 is generously sponsored by: