The Heritage Motoring Destination

What we’re about

Heritage is the future. But it needs protecting. And that’s the aim of Great Northern Classics:

to preserve and propagate crucial skills for the classic vehicle industry.

Why we’re doing it

The need for a project such as this has never been greater.

The heritage vehicle industry is booming – in the UK alone it is estimated to be worth around £6bn.

Yet, paradoxically, it faces a skills crisis: many restoration specialists are well beyond retirement age,

with little opportunity to pass on their skills to a younger generation.

How we’re doing it

Great Northern Classics is a centre for the transference of vital skills.

Young apprentices undertake on-site training and serve apprenticeships alongside existing specialists, all under one roof.

Visit Us

Our multi-faceted flexible public space will be available to visit 7 days a week. We welcome enthusiasts, non-enthusiasts, car clubs, group visits, coaches, corporate visitors and companies, motorcycles and cyclists.

Our public mezzanine space, spanning the whole width of our building is the perfect vantage point to peer down into the commercial spaces below.

For more information about our upcoming curated displays or how to exhibit with us please contact us.

Enjoy sipping a coffee in our large café against the buzz of activity in the tenant bays, or take lunch while watching large screen motoring channels with sought after vehicles shining in the storage bay below.

Our public area is also available for all events from product launches to car launches and auctions, birthdays to live bands.

We are now inviting bookings. Please contact us to booking your event now.


There is no charge once inside Great Northern Classics to enjoy our public space.

Parking charges are in place at nominal fees for those who spend time in our company, and we would love to host and meet you.

Our parking facilities include 8 EV charging bays.

“”We find recruitment quite difficult. There is a skills shortage in the industry so for us Great Northern Classics is a fantastic opportunity. The project allows core skills to be brought together to create a hub of excellence.”

Ross Allerton
Aston Engineering

“It’s a real worry, because all of the people with the skills are in their 60s and 70s.”

Jonathan Holmes
Peak 2CV