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The event listed as Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza on 12th May 2024 in the Morgan’s Year Book is incorrect and Morgan’s have been informed of this. 


The Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza event which normally takes place in September will not be going ahead this year. 

A full statement will be issued in due course.

1934 - 2023

Colin Pitt

The well known garage proprietor and Vintage Vehicle restorer Colin Pitt has passed away on Thursday 14th September 2023 at the age of 88. 


He was the main sponsor of the Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza for over 20 years and did not only just help us store the equipment for the event, but contributed by paying the rent for the fields, transporting equipment down to the event and coming to help on the day.

His red and green wagons were always the first vintage vehicles on the field and always the last ones off on Sunday night.

Had it not been for his help and support with the O.V.T.E. it would not have gone on so long and raised so much money for deserving causes.

Below is a reprint of the article 'The End of The Road, The Passing of an Era' from our 2019 programme marking his retirement.

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Attractions Include:

Fairground Organs, Classic & Veteran Cars, Motorcycles, Military Vehicles, Heavy & Light Commercials, Tractors, Steam Engines, Trade Stands, Car Boot Sale, Displays, Brass Bands, Childrens Amusements, Punch & Judy Show, City of Leeds Pipe Band, Terrier Racing




Adult: £5.00

Concession: £4.00

Children under 14 FREE if accompanied 

by an adult over 18

FREE Car Parking


We Stand With Ukraine

We welcome any church, community group or charity organisation linked to and raising money for Ukraine a free stall at the O.V.T.E. We are also offering complementary tickets to any displaced Ukrainian families who would like to attend the event.  For more information, please send us an email by clicking the email button or sending an email to


How to Find us


Knotford Nook, Pool Road (A659), Otley LS21 1EA.

Driving from Otley/Ilkley

Drive through Otley on the A659 towards Pool-in-Wharfedale.  We are in the fields on the left hand side after Otley Garden Centre (formerly Stephen H Smiths).


Driving from Pool/Harrogate

Follow the signs for Otley.  Turn down the A659 (where the shell garage is) and follow the road round towards Otley.  We are on the right hand side after the turning for the water works.


You can catch the Flyer (Transdev) A3 Bus from Otley Bus Station which goes past the event approximately once per hour. You can find the times here. Standard bus fares apply.


Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed into the O.V.T.E. as long as they are on a lead, under control and with their owner at all times.

Is the field accessible?

The field is suitable for wheelchairs (their may be uneven bits here and there like all fields!). We also have an accessible portaloo on site as well as disabled parking spaces.

Is there car parking and how much is it?

We have plenty of free parking and parking marshals to point you in the right direction.

How much is it for Children to enter the event?

Children under 14 are FREE as long as they are accompanied by an adult over 18.

Can we pay by Card?

We would prefer cash payments if possible due to the costs involved with card payments, however, we can accept card payments (subject to the card machine working on the day) only from our main entrance (gate 2 will be cash only).  

What is the Admission?

Adult: £5.00

Concession: £4.00

Children under 14 FREE if accompanied by an adult

What is a concession?

A Concession is an adult over 60 or a student in full time education.

One Final Thing...

ALL of our stewards on the field and in the car parks are volunteers who have given up their time to help make the O.V.T.E. a great family day out. Our staff have the right to do their duty without being verbally abused, therefore, we operate a strict zero tolerance policy for all our staff. If anyone behaves in an unacceptable manor towards our staff, they will be asked to leave the field.

Aerial Photo at the top of this page courtesy of Traydarti.

There will be no OVTE Event this year - A full statement will be issued in due course

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