UK Classic Car Events in 2018

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Brighton Speed Trials

Date & Time – 1 September 2018

Location – Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN

Ticket prices – Advanced tickets £12 Each – Gate tickets £15 Each – Children under 14 accompanied by a paying adult Free.

Event Summary – This event is of a hundred years old, making it one of the oldest motor-sport events still running today. If you wish to take place in the event yourself then feel free to sign up at the website and test the speed of your classic cars.

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Classic & Retro Show at Himley Hall, Dudley

Date & Time – 2 September 2018: 10:00 - 17:00

Location – Himley Hall, Dudley

Ticket Prices – Adults: £8, OAP’s: £4, Children: £2

Event Summary – On the grounds of this stunning 18th Century building, visitors have an incredible opportunity to be part of this truly unique Classic & Retro event. This event boasts over 800 vehicles on show, so whether your interests are in American, Military or Sports cars, there will surely be enough choice to entertain anyone. The event is also happy to host a huge autojumble, family entertainment and a massive variety of trade stands.


Goodwood Revival

Date & Time – 7 - 9th September 2018

Location – Goodwood, nr Chichester, Sussex

Ticket Prices – Refer to Website

Event Summary – This spectacular event needs absolutely no introduction. Famous Nationwide, Goodwood Revival attracts the best of the best of all types of Classic Vehicles, there really is no stone left unturned when it comes to celebrating the motoring world. Spectators can expect to see vehicles from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, and are encouraged to dress periodically. Consider this the pinnacle of all Classic Car events, and surely not one to be missed.

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Classic Car Extravaganza, Isle of Wight

Date & Time – 15- 16 September 2018: 09:30 - 17:00

Location – Newport Quay & Ryde Seafront (twin locations)

Ticket Prices – Free

Event Summary – This charity-driven event aims to celebrate all things Vintage, Classic, American and Automotive over a 2 day period. Taking place in two locations, the host of the show parades hundreds of cars with the help of Wight Link Transport for all to see. This event has quickly made a name for itself, with many Classic Car owners claiming that this is currently the best Classic Car Show to date. They’re looking to make 2018’s event even bigger and better so watch this space!

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Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show

Date & Time – 15 - 16 September 2018: 10:00 - 17:00

Location – Event City Phoenix Way, off Barton Dock Road, Manchester

Ticket Prices – Starting from £12.50 in Advance.

Event Summary – Bringing all Classic Motors under one roof, this event aims to be one of the biggest and best in the country. Visitors can expect to see a stunning and unique collection of Classic, American, Pre-War and Early-Age Vehicle indoors, whilst outdoors experience white-knuckle racing at the Live Action Rally. All car enthusiasts are encouraged to head down to this one-of-a-kind event.

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Harewood Greenwood Cup Speed Hillclimb

Date & Time – 15 September 2018 – Practice Starts 9.00 & Timed Runs at 12.00

Location – Harewood Avenue, Harewood, LS17 9LA

Ticket Prices – Adults £10.00 including a Free programme – Free admission to the paddock – Children under 14 years Free – Free car parking, including the Hill Top car park with a view of the track

Event Summary – Drivers from around the country competing in a high intensity hillclimb race all aiming for the ultimate prize in the cup. This is a great opportunity to see some great classic and maybe slightly newer cars as well battling it out to come out on top.

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Harborough Sports Classic and Vintage Meet

Date & Time – 16 September 2018 – 9.00 – 14.00

Location – Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough Leicester, LE16 7QB

Ticket prices – £3 Admission

Event summary – If you just want to meet up with some people who are just as enthusiastic about cars as you are, then this is the event you want to go. Great Family or alone day out, you’ll be sure to speak to new people who love their classics like you do.

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National Mini Day

Date & Time – 23 September 2018: 10:00 - 16:00

Location – Stanford Hall, Lutterworth

Ticket Prices – Adults: £10, Children (under 12’s): Free, BMC Members: £8 (also dog friendly)

Event Summary – With the largest and last annual gathering of The Mini Club, all visitors can expect to see a truly stunning collection of all Mini’s, old & new. The Mini Club is a highly established and recognised club so inevitably attracts the best collectors, spectators and crowds imaginable. Visitors can also anticipate a great competitive attitude, with £400 also being on offer for the entree with the ‘Overall Car of the Day’. The event also hosts a range of trade stands, an autojumble and much more.

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Manchester Standard Triumph Show

Date & Time –  30 September 2018: 10:00 - 16:30

Location – Museum of Transport, Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Ticket Prices – Adults: £4, OAP’s: £2, Under 16’s: Free

Event Summary – Hosted by the The Manchester Standard Club, this event aims to celebrate the 60 years of the Triumph. The club started the event with the hopes to generate a National interest in the Triumph vehicles, and that they just did. Now this event proudly boasts a wide range of these Vehicles from its earliest models to it’s later and more innovative styles.

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Goodwood Breakfasts: Sushi Sundays

Date & Time – 1 October 2018: 08:00 - 12:00

Location – Goodwood, Sussex

Ticket Prices – Refer to Website

Event Summary – All crammed into one spectacular morning, The Goodwood Estate are proud to celebrate a history of Japanese motoring. Whether it’s 2, 3 or 4 wheels, it’s sure to be a spectacle of the monumental history of their vehicles. Get yourself down to a unique morning where Goodwood turns Japanese!

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Jaguar Track Day At Castle Combe

Date & Time –  6 October 2018: 10.00 - 18.00

Location – Castle Combe, England, SN14 7EY

Ticket Prices – Contact Organisers

Event Summary – The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club (JEC) is the largest Jauguar club in the world, this popular autumn classic hosted at Combe Castle track in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside attracts thousands of visitors every year to enjoy a wonderful range of classics. Spectators are encouraged to dress in period clothing to become truly immersed in the fun atmosphere!

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Prescott American Autumn Classic

Date & Time – 6 - 7 October 2018: 8:00 - 17:00

Location – Prescott Hill, Gloucestershire

Ticket Prices – Refer to Website

Event Summary – Hosted and run by the Bugatti Owners Club, they hope to bring to all visitors an incredible opportunity to see all things great from the US motoring world. Also back by popular demand, spectators can behold the Demon Drome Wall of Death, back by popular demand!

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Sunday Scramble

Date & Time – 7 October 2018:  9.00 – 16.00

Location – Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxford-shire, OX27 8AL

Ticket prices – Advanced Adults £6 per person (plus a booking service charge) – Children under 16 are free (when accompanied by an adult ticket holder) – Adults On The Gate £8 per person – Children under 16 free (when accompanied by an adult ticket holder)

Event Summary – If you like Cars, Coffee & more Cars then this is the event for you, held at an old RAF base you’ll get the chance to see some true classics and also show off your own classics. Truly great day out for all Classic car enthusiasts.

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Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show & Autojumble

Date & Time – 14 October 2018: 10:00 - 15:00

Location – Wye Halls Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire

Ticket Prices – Adults: £10, Children (7-14yrs): £3,

Event Summary – Malvern’s best annual Classic Car Event comes back around once more to show off their best collection of all things Classic! As well as Classic Cars, the event are proud to boast a spectacular range of old Mini’s,

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Amberley Classic Landrover Day

Date & Time – 14 October 2018: 10:00 - 17:00

Location – Amberley, Sussex

Ticket Prices – TBC

Event Summary – On the grounds of Amberley Working Museum, this event shows a great effort to bring together a wide range of exhibits, from vintage transport collections to more modern vehicles. This specific events celebrates the history of Landrover. They proudly show a superb collection of vehicles both old & new, and more than enough to please any Landrover enthusiast.

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British Sports & Performance Cars

Date & Time – 17 October 2018: 18.00 – 22:30

Location – Ace Cafe London, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD

Ticket prices–  Free Admission

Event Summary – One of the most popular petrol head cafes in London are hosting a night specifically designed for the British sports and performance cars of the previous, current and next generation of cars. Amazing night out for any petrol head.

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Classic and Cake

Date & Time – 21 October 2018

Location – Duke Of London, Lionel Road South, TW8 0JA

Ticket Prices – Contact Event Organiser

Event Summary – All classic sports and super cars are welcome, as long as they are pre 1989 but thats what makes them classic. If you have a love for super cars or sports cars you’ll be guaranteed a great day cruising around in convoy with all of the pasts favourites.

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Ace Cafe All American Cruise

Date & Time – 27 October 2018: 16:00 - 20:00

Location – Ace Cafe, Stonebridge, London

Ticket Prices – Free

Event Summary – Ace Cafe pride themselves on their consistently popular motoring events and meetups. This time round, we see a spectacular group come together with their impressive range of American motors. With both admission for spectators and car entrees, this is definitely not an event to miss!

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Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Date & Time – 3 - 4 November 2018: 09:30 - 16:00

Location – The Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset

Ticket Prices – Adult (Adv): £8, Adult (Gate): £10, Children (U16): Free

Event Summary – Not only does this event boast a huge range of Classic & Vintage cars, but visitors can expect to see a range of awe-inspiring projects and restorations on impressive variety of vehicles. As well as the cars, you can anticipate an impressive autojumble, trade stands and some very well established restorers. If you fancy popping down on the Sunday, you can also take part in the famous Charterhouse Auction that takes place at the event each year. There is definitely something for any motoring enthusiast here!

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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Date & Time – 4 November 2018: 07:00

Location – Hyde Park, London

Ticket Prices – Spectators: Free, Vehicle Entree: Refer to Website

Event Summary – Meeting at Hyde Park at 7:00am, this event proves to parade the best of the best of Classic vehicles. Only accepting vehicles built before 1905, the group will leave in order of oldest to newest, taking spectators on a journey of some the earliest cars around.

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Lancashire Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery NEC

Date & Time – 9 - 11 November 2018

Location – NEC, Birmingham

Ticket Prices – Refer to website

Event Summary – Joining together classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, the 2018 show will once again grace the halls of Birmingham's NEC. Covering over one million square feet, more than 2,500 iconic classic cars and motorbikes will be showcased this year! 300 classic car and bike clubs will be present showcasing a diverse mix of marques, visitors can expect to discover rare and loved motors spanning more than 100 years shared with us by the clubs dedicated members. Not only will you find an unrivalled collection of vehicles, you can also visit the UK's biggest indoor Autojumble - a haven of parts and spares for anyone working on their car, as well as 650 specialist exhibitors and traders offering a mix of products and services. Be immersed in stunning classics, fantastic features, one of the most high-profile classic car auctions, all in the presence of motoring celebrities including The Wheeler Dealers and many more. This truly magnificent season finale of the motoring calendar will welcome 72,000 passionate motoring enthusiasts to the NEC in Birmingham this November for one of the UK's biggest and best Classic Motor Shows!

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AC Owners Club Sprint Goodward

Date & Time – 10 November 2018

Location – Goodwood, Sussex

Ticket Prices – Contact Event Organiser

Event Summary – AC Copra, one of the most notorious of classic cars, also one of the more expensive ones too. All cars however are welcome so if you fancy taking your own classic or even future classic be sure to and show it off to all the other classic car enthusiasts.

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Ace Cafe All American Cruise Meets

Date & Time – 24 November 2018: 16.00 – 20.00

Location – Ace Cafe London, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD

Ticket Prices – Free Admission

Event Summary –  One of the most popular petrol head cafes in London are hosting a night specifically designed for the American car lovers. Whether it be the Chevy Bel Air or a 73’ Charger, you need to get there and join in on this cruise.

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Great British Land Rover Show

Date & Time – 25 November 2018: 10:00 - 16:00

Location – Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, West Midlands

Ticket Prices – Adults: £12.50 Children (U14 & Carers): Free Off-Road Course Ticket Prices: £15 (subject to availability)

Event Summary – The Great British Land Rover Show is a spectacle for all visitors and Land Rover collectors. Bringing together a huge range of their best vehicles and even devoting a whole compound to show off only collectors vehicles. Visitors also have the opportunity to use (with appropriate ticket) the 2.4 mile Off-Road course, it’s guaranteed to be a great day.

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Classic Cars on the Quay Southamptom

Date & Time – 26 November 2018: 10:30 - 15:30

Location – Shamrock Quay Marina, Hampshire, SO14 5QL

Ticket Prices – Free Admission

Event Summary – This lively monthly car show is based at Shamrock Quay Marina at Southampton - Attracting a wide range of pre 1990 classics including Supercars, American cars, Motorbikes and Scooters. Visitors can relax in the on-site resturant and enjoy a special 10%discount on breakfasts and refreshments whilst enjoying the Classics on the Quay resident band for some lively entertainment.

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The Christmas Cracker at Manchester

Date & Time – 1 - 2 December 2018

Location – Museum of Transport, Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Ticket Prices – Adults: £4, Over 60’s: £3 Students/Jobseekers: £3

Event Summary – Hosted at Manchester’s own Museum of Transport, this event brings together a huge variety of stalls, stands and sellers of all Classic Car/Transport Memorabilia. Visitors can still expect to see the museum's timeless collection of Classic Vehicles alongside the vendors at the event, creating a great atmosphere for this event.

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Mod ‘n’ Mini Night

Date & Time – 6 December 2018:  18.00 – 22:30

Location – Ace Cafe London, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD

Ticket prices – Free Admission

Event Summary –  One of the most popular petrol head cafes in London are hosting a night specifically designed to cram as many mini classics into their car park as the possibly can. If you love mini then this is definitely the event, this event is held almost every month in the same location at the same times.

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Newark Auto-jumble

Date & Time – 9 December 2018:  06.00 Stallholders – 08.00 early-birds

Location – Newark and Notts Showground, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

Ticket prices – Standard Admission £7

Event Summary – If you’re missing the spare part to finish your restoration project this may well be the place for you. A whole variety of different car parts, old, new and most definitely classic.

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Sun Inn Steam & Vehicle Meet

Date & Time – 16 December - 2018: 10:00 - TBC

Location – The Sun Inn, Lower Burton, Dorset

Ticket Prices – Refer to Website

Event Summary – In its 14th Annual meet-up, this event promises to bring together a stunning collection of Steam, Vintage & Classic Vehicles to the Sun Inn. At this informal event, collectors, spectators and enthusiasts come together to share the mutual appreciation for these timeless cars, with each event gaining more interest from the general public.

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Ulster Pre-War Austin Boxing Day Run

Date & Time – 26 December 2018 : TBC

Location – Hillsborough Town Square, Hillsborough

Ticket Prices – TBC

Event Summary – Starting at Hillsborough Town Square, this grand collection of Pre-War Vehicles are sure to stun any passer-by. Visitors and Spectators can expect to see Vehicles from Private Collections and be stunned by the true authenticity of these vehicles.

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Lakeland Classic Drive and Ride-In Day

Date & Time – 26 December 2018: 10 to 16.00

Location – Lakeland Museum, Cumbria, North West, LA12 8TA

Ticket Price – £8.50 Adults / £5 Child

Event Summary – A fantastic day out for the Christmas break, enjoy a wonderful display of classic cars, trucks, motorbikes, high performance sports cars and more. The museum offers plenty of free parking for proud owners to display their cherished vehicles.

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