Little Gransden

Air & Car Show

Sunday 26th August 2018

Let's Go!

In the air

Over 4 hours of flying action, from WW1 biplanes though WW2 warbirds such as the Spitfire and Lancaster to modern extreme aerobatics in the Extra 300 - something for every taste, from the cream of the UK's aviators - including world champion aerobatic pilots! We'll also have a number of aircraft on static display including fabulous Hawker Fury and Hurricane restorations from the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society.

On the road

More than 300 classic, vintage and ex-military vehicles from the earliest days of the internal combustion engine, showing off the amazing variety of engineering and design skill that has gone into getting us from A to B over the last century or so.

On the ground

Fun fair, over 70 trade stands and a craft fair selling children's knitwear, pottery, jewellery and brooches, tapestry, painted gifts, cards, hand-made toys, quilt & needle-work, liquorice and sweets, plants, etc. Get your jive on to big band music with the Blitz Dancers! Watch out for the arrival of a pair of enormous steam-powered traction engines.


Licensed bar, fish and chips, coffee, ice cream, BBQ, burgers, hog roast, sweets, donuts... you won't go hungry or thirsty at Little Gransden! Or take it easy and let our VIP team take the strain of providing you with breakfast, dinner and drinks at your table while you watch the show in comfort.

About The Show

First put on in 1992 with just a handful of cars and single flying act, the show has gone from strength to strength over the years, with show gradually increasing to its current size - with over 300 vehicle exhibitors and a flying display lasting more than 4 hours plus numerous other ground-based attractions. The show is put on by an entirely unpaid volunteer team in aid of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal and various local children's charities and deserving organisations and to date we have raised in the region of £320,000 for these causes.

Meet the Team

Show Director is David Poile MBE and the show committee consists of Mark Jefferies, John Jefferies, Damien Burke, Marion Quemby, John Swain and Chaz Wakeham, building upon the experience of our dear friends Adrian Hamilton and Doug Sewell, no longer with us but forever part of the team.

Flying Display

The flying display will run from approximately 13:00 to 17:15 with a break for a brief memorial service. The 2018 display line-up is now being put together - much more to come!

  • North American B-25 Mitchell

    North American B-25 Mitchell

    Twin-engined WWII medium bomber from the Royal Netherlands Air Force Historic Flight

    Display (TBC)
  • The Red Sparrows

    The Red Sparrows

    Formation team of de Havilland Chipmunk T.Mk.10 post-war RAF trainers

  • Hawker Hurricane

    Hawker Hurricane

    Single-engined WWII fighter from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar

  • Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun

    Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun

    Single-engined 1930s sport and touring aircraft, forerunner of the WWII Me-109 fighter

  • Aero L-29 Delfin

    Aero L-29 Delfin

    Single-engined cold war jet trainer


Vehicle Display

As well as the aerial side of the event, the LGACS includes strong participation from various vehicle clubs and private vehicle owners who bring along their rare, vintage, prestige or ex-military cars, lorries, tractors, PSVs and motorcycles. Hundreds of vehicles cover the full spectrum of ground based transport from century old steam through to modern supercars. If you'd like to exhibit your vehicle, please fill in an application form (please go through your club if you are applying to be in a club group area).

vehicles booked in.

Traders and Exhibitors

We have approximately 80 pitches available for traders and exhibitors at the show. We have a good selection of traders selling books, toys, model kits, artwork, antiques and collectables, craft goods, clothing as well as various other aviation and motor related products.

If you'd like to trade or exhibit at the show, please fill in an application form. Charities welcome - after all, we are here to raise money for Children in Need and other local good causes!

Find Us

Little Gransden is a small grass airfield located in the Cambridgeshire countryside, not far from Gamlingay and the WWII bomber base of Great Gransden, roughly equidistant between Cambridge and Bedford. Parking for the show is on fields neighbouring the airfield. The postcode for the show is SG19 3BP; please follow the yellow AA roadsigns for the event as you get closer and turn left into the first car park that you see signs for (with the exception of VIP ticket holders and disabled badge holders who should aim for car park A).


Tickets are now available to buy at exclusive online early bird prices... buy now to save!

Buy tickets

Tickets will also be available from selected local outlets from early 2018
- watch this space for details.


16 years or older

Early bird price: £20.00

On the gate price: £25.00


under 5s are free

Early bird price: £8.00

On the gate price: £10.00


and forces veterans

Early bird price: £16.50

On the gate price: £20.00


2 adults, 2 children

Early bird price: £55.00

On the gate price: N/A


Limited availability

Early bird price: £60.00

On the gate price: N/A


For general feedback and questions please join our Facebook group.

  • General Enquiries

    Got a question the web site doesn't answer?

  • Mark Jefferies

    Aviation enquiries, General Press, Sponsorship, PPR

  • David Bruce

    Craft Fair Traders


Application Forms

If you'd like to attend the show as a vehicle exhibitor, trader or craft fair participant please fill in the appropriate form...

Vehicle Owner

Deadline: 31st July 2018

Please email

Vehicle Clubs

Deadline: 31st July 2018

Please email

General Trader

Deadline: 18th August 2018

Please email

Craft Fair

Deadline: 18th August 2018

For all traders/exhibitors located in the craft fair hangar


Thanks to all our supporters without whom we would have no show to put on.
We always welcome additional support and sponsorship so if you can help please get in touch!

Yak UK
Handmade by Machine
B&H Digital
Abbotsley Golf Hotel
Premier Travel
Red Oak Direct
Flightline Support Ltd
22 Fly
Mark Jefferies Air Shows and Display Aerobatics
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Marquis Motorhomes
Mick George
Airfield Volunteer Fire Service
All Seasons Leisure Sales
  • “Many thanks to you and your team, great job, well done, looking forward to next year and many years to come.”

    — Peter Musk, Porsche Enthusiasts Club

  • “It was as great a show as always, thanks everso once again for such an enjoyable show.”

    — Ron Scott, Blenheim Society

  • “The show gets better every year!”

    — Leonard Kiff, Renault Classic Car Club

  • “It never ever ceases to amaze us that such a small group can put on and execute such a fabulous show.”

    — Craig Ainge, Kettering Area Motor Club

  • “It is always a privilege to be involved in such a great event.”

    — David Smith, vehicle exhibitor