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  • 2020 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL POSTPONED

    2020 FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL POSTPONED

    Matt Bell on 6th May 2020

    The UK has lost another of its anticipated summer classic car events, with the news that Hagerty has postponed the 2020 Festival of the Unexceptional until 2021.

  • UNEXCEPTIONAL CLASSICS UNITE

    UNEXCEPTIONAL CLASSICS UNITE

    Matt Bell on 31st July 2019

    The sixth Hagerty Insurance Festival of the Unexceptional was marked by a shift in venue – and a welcome expansion in size as a result. In addition to the usual concours, the classic car park was significantly expanded with a period commercial display area, and a new anniversary class joined the concours for cars celebrating major milestones.

  • CONCOURS DE L’ORDINAIRE CARS CHOSEN

    CONCOURS DE L’ORDINAIRE CARS CHOSEN

    Matt Bell on 28th June 2019

    Judges have sifted through a record entry of ‘ordinary’ classics to choose their final contenders for this summer’s Concours de l’Ordinaire, which will take place as part of Hagerty’s sixth annual Festival of the Unexceptional on July 20.

  • CELEBRATING THE UNEXCEPTIONAL ANNIVERSARIES

    CELEBRATING THE UNEXCEPTIONAL ANNIVERSARIES

    Matt Bell on 30th April 2019

    The 2019 Festival of the Unexceptional (or FOTU) will be held for the sixth year in succession on Saturday, July 20. Originally staged by insurance specialist Hagerty back in 2014 as the first event of its kind in Europe – to celebrate the ordinary, everyday cars that have now all but disappeared – the light-hearted gathering has already achieved cult status.

  • 8TH ANNUAL HISTORIC MOTORING AWARDS

    8TH ANNUAL HISTORIC MOTORING AWARDS

    Glenn Rowswell on 9th October 2018

    The people, businesses, cars, clubs, books, events and museums that help keep the classic car movement thriving are set to be honoured in the eighth annual Historic Motoring Awards...

  • THE EXCEPTIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL

    THE EXCEPTIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL

    Glenn Rowswell on 17th August 2018

    A record number of enthusiasts of the motoring mundane gathered at the imposing surrounds of Stowe House in Buckinghamshire to take the ultimate motoring nostalgia trip at the fifth anniversary edition of the annual Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional Concours de l’Ordinaire.

  • FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL

    FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXCEPTIONAL

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th May 2018

    Saturday, July 14, sees the fifth Hagerty Festival of the Unexceptional (Concours d’Ordinaire ) - return to Stowe House in Buckingham – and winners from the past four years’ events have been invited back to display their cars...