Our review of wonderful Petrolheadonism Live 2022


We attended this years Petrolheadonism Live on the second day, Sunday 25th September. This was the second running of this event (the first Petrolheadonism Live taking place in 2021), and it was a truly unique car show like no other. This show was loud, different, engaging and lots of well known car personalities in attendance, such as Richard Rawlings (Gas Monkey Garage), Helen Stanley (Artist & Presenter specialising in car culture), Shmee150 (You Tuber), Andy C (You Tuber) and many more.

Petrolheadonism Live 2022

Having never attended this event before I was expecting this car show to be all about supercars. How wrong I was. This show is about anything to do with cars, and what a variety of cars were on show. There were supercars, classic cars, hot rods, American muscle cars and a lot of custom cars. You can see all of our photos from the show here.

1950 BUick Sedanette Special

This show is a right mix and it’s 100% worth coming to this event, assuming it continues every year, and we hope it does. It’s a show that will be on our must attend.  This years Petrolheadonism Live was a great day out.  There was loads on, and this car show doesn’t cost a lot of money compared to a lot of car shows these days that seem to all cost £50 plus, this car show was £20 for one day, £30 for the weekend if you were showing a car as I was.  If you were just an attendee 1 day entry £25 for Adults, £12.50 (3-14 year olds), or 2 day entry £39.50 for Adults, £16 (3-14 year olds). Excellent value and I hope the organisers continue to focus on good value rather than profiteering like some other car shows (mentioning no names).

The show was staged at Knebworth House, which I’d never visited before.  What a beautiful and unique looking building, I’d say beautiful, with lots of Gothic features including gargoyles (cool).  A very large estate, this stately home is set in 250 acres of rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Knebworth House is one of England’s most colourful stately homes. It took me a good 5 to 10 minutes driving slowly (of course) from the front gate to get to the house. There seems to be lots to do here at Knebworth House for families and people that love historic architecture as I do.

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, UK

Knebworth House is a Grade II listed building. Its gardens are also listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. In its surrounding park is the medieval St. Mary’s Church and the Lytton family mausoleum. The home of the Lytton family since 1490. Henry Lytton-Cobbold lives at the house with his family. After a career in the film industry in Los Angeles, he lets production companies to film on location in the house and gardens. The grounds include tourist attractions such as an adventure playground and dinosaur park and host various events including classic car rallies.

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, UK

Anyway back to Petrolheadonism live.

You can see our top 10 cars from the show here.

There were lots of car clubs in attendance. Different to many shows, was the focus on custom cars, modified cars, hot rods. Some of are favourites cars of the modified variety I highlight below.

Petrolheadonism Live 2022
Petrolheadonism Live 2022
1952 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Mercury Park Lane
Willy Car

So many more cars that I could have posted above, given the volume of cool cars on show. Respect to all the owners, lovely cars, your pride and joy is admired by this car fan. Sorry if I did not feature you car. Bravo to all those that took part.

There was a lot going on during the day, with a live stage, and throughout the day different guests were interviewed, cars were paraded, and award given. There were plenty of companies there selling their services, products, merchandise, and of course I bought a product or two.

I’m now looking forward to the show in 2023 and how will things develop?

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