FAQ

Most questions are answered in our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). If you have additional questions or require more information, please email us at info@wheelsacrossthepond.com

 

What is Wheels Across The Pond?
An Annual British and European Classic Car and Motorcycle Show featuring 200+ classic cars and bikes and more than 2,000 spectators. Formed in 2007, Wheels Across The Pond is staple on the British Car Show calendar and one of the Premier shows of its kind in South Florida.

Where does the show take place?
Wheels Across The Pond takes place at Carlin Park – 750 A1A, Jupiter Florida 33477.

REGISTRATION

What vehicles are eligible for Wheels Across The Pond?
All British and European (Euroclass) Cars and Motorcycles. These can be British or European classics or modern.

What is the Euroclass?
Our Euroclass was introduced in 2009. This is a class that allows European or non-British cars and motorcycles to enter the show. This class can be as large as 40 vehicles. If we have 5 cars of one marque by the April 4th deadline, those cars will be pulled out of the Euroclass and will have a class of their own. For example, if we receive 5 Porsche entries in the Euroclass by April 4th, there will be a stand-alone Porsche class. The same goes for all other European marques.

Can I register my American car or bike?
Unfortunately, no. Wheels Across The Pond features only cars and bikes from “Across The Pond” (the Atlantic Ocean).

How do I register my vehicle in advance?
Pre-Registration is available on this website. You can either register by credit or debit card or download a printable registration which you can send in by mail with a check. Click Here to Pre-Register.

Why should I Pre-Register?
By Pre-Registering, you will pay $5.00 less ($30.00 for cars and $15.00 for motorcycles) than arriving on the day. You will also receive a FREE event shirt and a FREE event dash plaque and a placard with your information to be displayed on your vehicle. Even shirts and event dash plaques will be available on the day in limited quantities for non-registered entrants. You will also have a unique entry number that will ensure faster access to the show field on arrival. You can find the entry list here.

Will I get a confirmation that I am registered?
No. Once we receive a registration, we will update our entry list and you will be added with a unique entry number. You will need to remember this number and quote it when you arrive on the day. All of the information you provided in your entry will be handed to you in a goody bag including your shirt and dash plaques and any additional items you purchased at registration. Your show placard will also be in your goody bag, you can display this on your vehicle. You can find the entry list here.

How are classes determined?
Classes are determined based on Pre-Registration entries. April 4th is our Pre-Registration deadline. After this date, classes will be determined based on the entries we have so far. If you register after the April 4th deadline, your vehicle may be grouped with “British Other” if your vehicle does not match a valid class.

Can I register my vehicle on site on the day of the event?
Yes you can. On the day entry is $35.00 for cars and $20.00 for bikes and you will not receive an event shirt or event dash plaque.

What is the cost of car registration?
$30.00 for cars and $15.00 for bikes until April 4th.
After April 4th, prices will be $35.00 for cars and $20.00 for bikes.

Is there a cost for Spectators?
No. We do not charge an entry fee for spectators. We want you to be able to bring your entire family and enjoy the day and marvel at the entries. We do ask though that you donate just a few dollars to The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary on the day. This is totally voluntary. You will see cadets at our entrance where you can donate – or you can donate by giving to the Busch Wildlife stand or taking part in our prize raffle where the proceeds benefit Busch Wildlife.

Where can I park as a spectator?
We have limited free parking around the vicinity of Carlin Park but this often gets full pretty quickly. We have Preferred Parking for roughly 500 cars right at Carlin Park this year for $8.00 per vehicle. This is just next to the show field and all parking fees benefit Busch Wildlife. Just follow the Preferred Parking signs.

How will each vehicle be identified?
By the owner’s name, car category, year, make and model and city name.

What accommodations are there for trailers?
Trailers and trucks that tow in vehicles will park near the tennis courts to the north west of the show field. We ask that if you are trailering in a vehicle that you arrive before 9am in order to make sure your vehicle is in place on the show field and your trailer is parked in the appropriate place. Trailers attempting to arrive after 9am may be turned away.

Will volunteers be available to assist in the placement of the cars?
Volunteers will be on site to assist you and to escort cars to their assigned display spots. Each class has a designated area on the show field. Please do not park anywhere other than the designated area for your vehicle.

How early can I show up in my vehicle?
You can turn up any time from 8am onwards. Entry onto the show field takes place between 8am and 11:45am. The gates close at 12 noon which is the time the show starts.

Can I park another vehicle with my entry?
No. We have limited space on the show field, so the only vehicles allowed are your registered entry only. If you need to bring another vehicle with you, you will need to remove that vehicle as soon as you have your entry in place. There will be plenty of parking available for these.

When can I leave?
We ask that you please stay until after the awards ceremony, when the show is finished. If you need to leave before, please contact our information desk so that we can safely coordinate your departure.

What if I am a member of a car club?
Tell us. We give an award for the Best Club Participation. On your registration, you will see a place to nominate a Car Club. These will be counted on the April 4th deadline and the award will be determined.

AWARDS

What awards will be given?
Awards will be presented around 4pm. The following awards will be presented:
Best in Class, Class Runner-up, Most Potential, Most Rust, Best Club Participation, Oldest British Car, Oldest European Car, Oldest Motorcycle, Best in Show Runner-up, Best in Show.

How are awards determined?
Awards are determined by popular vote. Each entrant and members of the public will vote on the entire show choosing one entry from each class for Best in Class and one overall Best in Show winner. These will be counted on the afternoon of the show and awards determined.

AMENITIES

Will there be refreshments on the premises?
Food and drinks will be available all day from our vendors. Prices are regulated by Wheels Across The Pond and are great value for money. We ask that you support our vendors.

Will there be restrooms?
Yes, the restrooms are a permanent building and are clean. We do not use portable toilets.

VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Can I be a Vendor or a Sponsor?
Possibly. We choose our vendors and sponsors carefully. We like to give exclusivity to both our vendors and sponsors so that you benefit the most from our show as there is no other like business competing with you on the day.

What is the difference between a Vendor and a Sponsor?
A Vendor is a business who shows up on the day with no prior relationship with our attendees. A Vendor will be responsible for on-the-day performance only. A Sponsor is a business who has already been introduced to our attendees through banner ads and logos on our website, our email database and our 1900+ Facebook Fans. A Sponsor has the ability to put promotional material in our goody bags and also take out print advertising in our show program and have a larger display area on the show field at the show. All of our sponsorship opportunities come with rotating banners on our website.

How can I become a Vendor or a Sponsor?
Simply email info@wheelsacrossthepond.com and indicate the size of display you would like to have and information regarding your business and whether you’d like to be a vendor or a sponsor. We will get back with you.

If I have a business but don’t want to be on the show field, do you have any other opportunities for me?
Absolutely. We have a 32-page full color 100lb gloss show program for our attendees and spectators (3,000 quantity). We have limited space in this program for advertising. Please email info@wheelsacrossthepond.com for more information.

BENEFITS

What cause will benefit from my participation?
The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary for sick or abandoned animals. Busch Wildlife is the beneficiary for Wheels Across The Pond for the last 5 years, including our 2014 show.