The Austin Cars

Beep beep! Make way for dinky drivers grinning their way around the track.

About the Austin Cars

The Austin Cars is one of our most popular children’s rides, and that’s mainly due to its interactive nature. Children love to ‘drive’ their cars around the track, with earnest expressions and cheery waves to parents.


Who can ride, and what does it cost?

The Austin Cars are suitable for pre-school children up to the age of about 6 or 7, as they’re not particularly fast or furious. They cost 4 tokens per person and, depending on their size, two children can fit in a car together.

A brief history of the Austin Cars

Find out more

Want to feature the fair in a video or photoshoot?

If you’d like to talk to us about hiring the fair, or about a feature for film or television, you’ll find our hire section has lots of information.

Want to find out more about our rides and fairground art?

At selected locations you can join Joby Carter for a 1 hour guided tour talking about the history of our rides and fairground art through the decades. Book tickets here.

Find your nearest fair

Excited to try out our vintage steam fair rides and attractions? Find out when Carters are visiting a location near you.

Coronavirus update

Following the latest advice from the UK government and Public Health England, we are reviewing our upcoming 2020 tour dates. We’re very disappointed that we can’t bring the fun of the fair to you all but we hope to see you soon in 2020 when things settle down.

We will be monitoring the situation and we will update you weekly on our social media, or as soon as the situation changes. You can also find the latest information about our 2020 tour in our blog post which we will keep updated.

Thanks for all your patience while we work through these unpredictable times.

Joby, Georgina and the Carters Team.