UK Classic Car Events in 2017

UK classic car events in 2017

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January 2017

Brooklands New Year Day Gathering

Date & Time: 01 January 2017, 9am – 4pm

Location: Brooklands Museum, Surrey / South East London

Ticket Price: Normal museum admissions apply

Event Summary:

BROOKLANDS – A classic event for pre 1973 vehicles as well as any special younger vehicles, there couldn’t be a better way to start 2017 than at the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit, the birthplace of British motor sport and aviation and the home of Concorde.



Vintage Stony

Date & Time: 01 January 2017

Location: Stony Stratford, Bucks

Ticket Price: Free admission/donations to Willens Hospice appreciated

Event Summary: An exciting day out showcasing pre-1940s cars and bikes in the Market Square. Large numbers of vintage cars and bikes will be attending the show – midday will be marked with one minute of noise to celebrate the new year, followed by the award presentations at 12.30.



Bicester Heritage – Sunday Scramble

Date & Time: 08 January 2017, 9am – 2pm

Location: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxon, OX27 8AL

Ticket Price: Tickets will be on sale in November 2016.

Event Summary: A large selection of classic vehicles will be making the trip on this popular event. Hot refreshments and a friendly welcome will be provided all morning at Bicester Heritage. There will also be the opportunity to see inside the workshops, showrooms and buildings of the specialist businesses of Bicester Heritage.



Autosport International – The Racing Car Show

Date & Time: 12 – 15 January 2017

Location: NEC Birmingham

Ticket Price: Prices may vary – please consult website

Event Summary: The largest motorsport show in Europe is returning to Birmingham’s NEC from the 12th until the 15th January 2017. Autosport International features some of the most iconic cars around as well as the fastest.  There will also be live wheel-to-wheel racing at this exciting event.




February 2017

Race Retro – International Historic Motorsport Show

Date & Time: 24 – 26 February 2017

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ

Ticket Price: Consult website

Event Summary: A must for classic car enthusiasts, Race Retro is a celebration of the best international historic motor sport, featuring historic, classic and vintage vehicles – this is where enthusiasts can meet the professionals as rider, manufacturers, mechanics and team managers all come together. A variety of disciplines are showcased, including formula and circuit racing, hill climbs, touring cars, rallying, single marque series, motorcycling, sports and GT cars.




March 2017

Restoration & Classic Car Show

Date & Time: 31 March – 2 April

Location: NEC Birmingham

Ticket Price: Weekend pass £25.00 (other tickets available – consult website)

Event Summary: A spectacular event bringing over 19,000 classic car enthusiasts to the UK’s fastest growing classic car show. With displays from 90 clubs as well as classic and project cars, informative workshops, motoring celebrities and live demonstrations plus motoring celebrities, this event is not to be missed.




April 2017

Classic Rally & Auto-jumble

Date & Time: 1 April

Location: Old Warden Aerodrome Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP

Ticket Price: Adults £8

Event Summary: Featuring hundreds of classic cars, this fantastic event has vehicles from both pre and post war era on display, as well as iconic cars from the 80’s. Entertainment is provided in a live arena.



Festival of Steam and Transport

Date & Time: 16 – 17 April

Location: The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE

Ticket Price: Ticket prices vary, please consult website.

Event Summary: This diverse event located in a maritime heritage site, is not only suitable for classic car enthusiasts, but for all the family. The historic dockyard will be filled with hundreds of classic and vintage vehicles dating from as far back as the 1890’s. There will also be a traditional steam fairground, steam train displays, live music and a variety of food and drink.



Motorfest – Weston Park Transport Show

Date & Time: 16 – 17 April

Location: Western Park, Weston Under Lizard, Shifnal TF11 8PX

Ticket Price: Adults £10 – Children (5-14 years) £5

Event Summary: With over 1000 vehicles on display, this exciting event features classic cars, motorcycles, military 4X4s, performance cars, tractors, classic commercials and much more. There is also a Woodland Adventure Playground for children and a miniature railway, miles of woodland walks, as well as food court with a diverse range of delicious choices.



Drive It Day Sunday Scramble

Date & Time: 24 April

Location: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX27 8AL

Ticket Price: Consult website for more details

Event Summary: This popular event features a diverse range of classic cars as well as a valuation arena and the unique Motor Market – this enables customers to sell and purchase classic and vintage cars.




May 2017

Gawsworth Hall Classic Car Show

Date & Time: Bank Holiday Monday – 2 May

Location: Gawsworth Hall

Ticket Price: Adults £10

Event Summary: Located in the beautiful walled Elizabethan pleasure gardens, this classic car show is a fantastic garden party, attracting an eclectic mix of classic cars and motorcycles, as well as informal concours and an auto-jumble.



Ragley Hall Classic Car & Transport Show

Date & Time: 28 – 29 May

Location: Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ

Ticket Price: Adults £10

Event Summary: This memorable event features approximately 600 vehicles of vintage and classic cars, American kit and custom, commercial vehicles and motorcycles, as well as club, trade and auto-jumble stands. All of which is surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful park and woodland with a children’s adventure playground and a lakeside picnic area.




June 2017

Classic & Performance Car Spectacular & Cheshire Auto-jumble

Date & Time: 3 – 4 June

Location: Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN

Ticket Price: Adults £9

Event Summary: A classic car favourite, this spectacular event celebrates the ‘Golden Age of Motoring’ –  featuring cars from 90 clubs as well as private exhibitors – cars are judged over the 2 days with over 70 prestige awards.



Brighton Beach Classic Show

Date & Time: 4 June

Location: Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1AE

Ticket Price: Free entry

Event Summary: A fantastic selection of classic and vintage cars on the iconic promenade of Brighton.



Cholmondeley Power and Speed

Date & Time: 9 – 11 June

Location: Cholmondeley, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AQ

Ticket Price: Consult website for ticket information

Event Summary: An action packed event featuring an impressive selection of classic cars and motorcycles, as well as numerous other events including air displays, wake boarding, military displays, craft beer, food stalls and much more.



The Bristol Classic Car Show

Date & Time: 17 – 18 June

Location: Bath & West Showground, Somerset, BA4 6QN

Ticket Price: Consult website for ticket information

Event Summary: The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show is the longest running event of its kind in the UK and the most popular in the local Bristol region. It offers one of the largest and most impressive displays of privately owned classics in the country as well as numerous club displays – all in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.



The Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date & Time: 22 – 25 June

Location: Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX

Ticket Price: Prices may vary, see website for more details.

Event Summary: Located in the spectacular park lands in the grounds of Goodwood House, this is one of the UK’s grandest and most popular motoring events. Heritage cars take a 1.16 mile climb hill climb featuring some of the best classic cars as well as the world’s greatest drivers. A simply unmissable event for classic car enthusiasts.




July 2017

Mark Woodward Classic events – Leighton Hall Classic Car Rally

Date & Time: 2 July

Location: Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9ST

Ticket Price: £7

Event Summary: An impressive selection of over 500 classic cars, bikes, commercials and much more displayed in the attractive grounds of Leighton Hall with auto-jumble and trade stores. A fantastic day out in a pleasant atmosphere.



Chateau Impney Hill Climb

Date & Time: 8 – 9 July

Location: Chateau Impney hotel & Exhibition Centre, Droitwich spa, Worcestershire

Ticket Price: £7

Event Summary: An unforgettable experience, set in the stunning grounds of the magnificent Chateau Impney, the hill climb is an annual celebration of historic motor sport. The Concours d’Elegance will see some of the world’s most spectacular cars from across the ages as well as specialist traders and plenty of family entertainment.



Classic Motor Show: Hatfield

Date & Time: 9 July

Location: Hatfield House, Hatfield AL9 5NQ

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: A celebration of classic motors over 25 years old, for a commemoration of the American Independence day. Located in the stunning grounds of Hatfield House with plenty of entertainment, a great day out for all the family.



Silverstone Classic

Date & Time:  21– 23  July

Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, NN12 8TN

Ticket Price: £

Event Summary: A large event featuring over 10,000 classic cars and simply packed with entertainment. An incredible display of historic motor racing  is provided on the world famous circuit, as well as other dynamic demonstrations, grandstands and numerous club displays. There is further fun to be found in the form of a vintage fun fair, a shopping village, live music, air displays and a great selection of food providing fun for all.



Mark Woodward Classic Car Event – 10th Lytham Hall Classic Car & Motor Show

Date & Time: 30 July

Location: Ballam Road, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 4JX

Ticket Price: £6.50

Event Summary: Set in the beautiful grounds of the stunning Grade I listed Georgian Lytham Hall. A fantastic variety of privately owned classic cars plus club displays. Ticket prices include admission to the gardens, woodland, tea rooms and separate house tours are payable on the door.




August 2017

Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza

Date & Time: 4 – 6 August

Location: Gloucestershire

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: An exceptional event featuring a wide variety of displays and entertainment   including an excellent display of classic cars, an exciting steam arena, model aircraft displays, vintage buses and coaches, trade stands, a licensed bar, a fairground and much more!



Beaulieu Supercar Showdown

Date & Time:  5 – 6 August

Location: Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: A must see for super car enthusiasts, a spectacular collection of the world’s finest super cars unleash their power on showdown’s demonstration run. Private owners have the chance to participate and tickets also cover admission to Beaulieu’s top attractions.



Hampshire Classic Motor Show at Braemore House

Date & Time:  13 August

Location: Hampshire

Ticket Price: £8 adults and £4 children

Event Summary: A fantastic show now running in its 5th year, visitors can enjoy the beautiful grounds of Breamore House offering a show arena, hosting stunning parades with well over 400 classic and collectable vehicles taking part. A number of vehicles are expected to take part such as saloons, sports, American, commercial, military and classic motorcycles.



Tatton Park – Passion For Power – Classic Show

Date & Time:  19 – 20 August

Location: Tatton Park, Knutsford

Ticket Price: £7.50

Event Summary: A leading UK classic car event, now in its 30th year running. Passion for Power displays a variety of high performance cars – there is an all new Supercar paddock along with traditional classics. Some of the best clubs will be attending this exciting event as well as a number of private entries plus a vast trade and auto-jumble plot. There is a variety of entertainment making this event a great day out.



Tewksbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Date & Time:  20 August

Location: Tewksbury, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 8DF

Ticket Price: £5

Event Summary: With a variety of vehicles on display including 400 classic cars, 150 bikes and counting! This fun packed event is suitable for all the family offering fairground attractions, roasts, BBQ, a bar and a variety of stalls. There will also be live music, competitions and a Midlands Air Ambulance on site throughout the day.



Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Park

Date & Time:  26 -27 August

Location: Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh GU6 8TB

Ticket Price: Prices vary – consult event organiser

Event Summary: One of the UK's most popular days out, Dunsfold Park's Wings & Wheels has been running now for 12 consecutive years and attracts over 40,000 visitors. Set in 32 acres of attractive parkland, the Wheels zone offers a fantastic selection of classic and super cars with excellent demonstrations. The Wings zone features exciting aviation displays as well as military parade. The show also provides a multitude of further entertainment including paint balling, laser quest, fairground, retail outlets, food & drink plus more.



Egham Surrey Royal Show

Date & Time:  26 – 27 August

Location: Caddey's Fields, Egham TW20 9NW

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: There is so much to offer at the Egham Surrey Royal Show, running for over 150 years this ever popular annual event takes place in Caddey's field, Egham. Not only is there a diverse variety of horticultural and agricultural displays but an excellent classic and vintage car display plus numerous other attractions including, a fairground, go-karting, falconry display, an animal marquee, trade and food stalls and more.



Knebworth Classic Motor Show

Date & Time:  27 – 28 August

Location: Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: With up to 1000 classic vehicles including saloons, sports, American, military, commercial and classic motorcycles, the Knebworth Classic Motor Show provides a great day out for classic car enthusiasts. Set in the stunning grounds of Knebworth House, spectators can enjoy the day which finishes with an award ceremony for the concours winners.



Salon Prive Blenheim

Date & Time:  31 August – 02 September

Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: The UK's most exclusive automotive garden parties, set in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire – the show attracts visitors, exhibitors and concours entrants from around the world. An opportunity to socialise with like minded automotive enthusiasts whilst enjoying champagne and fine food in a beautiful setting.




September 2017

St James Concours Of Elegance

Date & Time: 01 – 03 September

Location: Hampton Court Palace

Ticket Price: Contact event organiser

Event Summary: Dating back from 17th Century France when the French aristocracy paraded through the parks of Paris in ornate horse driven carriages, today’s Concours of Elegance features sixty of the rarest cars in the world including displays of hundreds of other fine classic motor cars.



Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show

Date & Time:  02 – 03 September

Location:  Cambridgeshire

Ticket Price:  Free entry

Event Summary: Taking place at Peterborough’s embankment, this is the biggest kind in East Anglia, open to classic and vintage cars, motorcycles, scooters, agricultural vehicles and buses. It attracts approximately 500 vehicles each year with over 3000 visitors.



Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show Gloucestershire

Date & Time:  03 September from 10am to 4pm

Location:  Gloucestershire, PO18 0PX

Ticket Price:  Free entry

Event Summary:  A fantastic day of entertainment for all the family with a massive variety of vehicles  in attendance from a multitude of regional and national clubs, the show offers over 750 Classic, Veteran and Vintage Cars with both new and classic car dealerships.



Classic & Retro Show show at Himley Hall Dudley

Date & Time:  3 September

Location: Himley Hall, Dudley, West Midlands, Birmingham

Ticket Price: Adults £5

Event Summary: Located in the beautiful park lands of Himley Hall in Dudley, an 18th century building set in 180 acres of landscaped parkland. This classic and retro show includes a fine selection of saloons, sports, American commercial, military and classic motorcycles as well as various trade and auto-jumble stands.




Date & Time:  8 – 10 September

Location: Goodwood nr Chichester, Sussex

Ticket Price: Prices vary, please consult website

Event Summary: Set to a period theme, spectators and participants alike dress up in clothing from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, representing the glamour associated with motoring as it used to be.  Wheel to wheel racing with a spectacular selection of classic cars from the era of 1948 to 1966 are featured, plus various other forms of entertainment, food and drink.



Edenbridge Kent Car Show

Date & Time: 10th September from 10am to 4pm

Location:  Marsh Green, Edenbridge TN8 5PP

Ticket Price:  £3 per adult

Event Summary:  Interesting and varied displays of classic, vintage, customised and modified vehicles as well as bikes, helicopters and military vehicles. There will also be live music, a wide variety of stalls and stands as well as activities for children and a bouncy castle.



Kop Hill Climb Buckinghamshire

Date & Time: 16 – 17 September from 9am to 5pm

Location: Buckinghamshire, HP27 0LB

Ticket Price: Ticket Prices Vary – Contact Organiser

Event Summary: Held in a beautiful location this charity event celebrates the golden era of motoring and is run by the local community to raise funds for worthy causes. Hundreds of period cars and motorcycles participating in the hill climb. There also numerous car displays, stalls and entertainment for all the family.



Classic Car Extravaganza Isle of Wight

Date & Time: 16 September 9.30 – 5pm

Location: Isle-of-Wight, Newport Quay and Ryde Seafront PO30 5BA and PO33 2ED

Ticket Price:  Free Admission

Event Summary:  Featuring over 700 stunning classic, vintage, American and commercial vehicles, plus a selection of motorbikes and scooters, visitors from all over the UK and Europe will be attending this unique 2 day event. Set in two wonderful locations on the Isle of Wight, visitors can not only enjoy the show, but explore the rest of the island.



The Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show

Date & Time:  16 – 17 September

Location: Event City, Manchester M41 7TB

Ticket Price: Contact event organisers

Event Summary: One of the largest classic car shows in the UK, featuring hundreds of impressive vehicles from pre-war motorcars, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and right through to the 90s. This fantastic event also features useful restoration demonstrations, trade stands, auto-jumble and live rally action outside.



Hero Challenge

Date & Time: 23 September

Location: Pershore RAF Base Oxfordshire

Ticket Price:  See website for participation fees, spectators free.

Event Summary: Located in the famous airfield near Bicester Oxfordshire, the HERO Challenge is part of the HRCR Clubmans Championship and features a series of driving tests and forward navigation, ideally suited to those stepping up from touring type events.




October 2017

Devon Classic Rally from HCRC

Date & Time:  30 September – 01 October

Location: Exeter Racecourse

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: The last two years of this event have proved extremely popular and 2017 is set to be a roaring success. It is the ideal event for those interested in historic rallying in the UK.



Goodwood Breakfasts Sushi Sunday

Date & Time:  01 October 2017

Location: Goodwood Sussex

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: The Goodwood breakfast-club offers a delicious breakfast with an incredible display of Japanese cars including, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki and more. What better way to spend a Sunday morning?



Southern Classics Society Breakfast Meeting

Date & Time: 01 October 2017

Location: Carats Cafe, Basin Road South, Southwick, Brighton

Ticket Price: Free

Event Summary: A fun morning out for classic car enthusiasts, the Classic Society Breakfast Meeting is held at Brighton seafront and offers a multi marque of stunning classic vehicles. This popular event is well attended with the society one of the leading classic car clubs in the South East of England.



Mark Woodward Classic Event Newbury 4 X 4 Vintage Spares Day

Date & Time:  01 October

Location: Newbury showground, Chieveley, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Ticket Price: Prices vary, contact organiser

Event Summary: This is the largest Land Rover auto jumble in Europe and a well established event, also featuring a vast Vintage spares section – ideal for classic collectors as well as various stalls making this a great day out.



Amberley Autumn Vintage Vehicle Show

Date & Time: 08 October 2017

Location: Amberley West, Sussex

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: A fantastic opportunity to see motor vehicles from the vintage era, including 36 acres of crafts, vintage transport, exhibitions, nature trails and much more. A fun filled day for the whole family.



HSCC Silverstone "Finals"

Date & Time:  21 – 22 October

Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: A highly successful event organised by the Historic Sports Car Club, featuring a number of the finest classic cars in its "Finals" club racing at Silverstone.




November 2017

HSCC Silverstone Walter Hayes Trophy

Date & Time: 04 – 05 November

Location: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: Premier organiser’s of Historic Motor Racing in the UK, HSCC offers the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone, the country’s leading race circuit. Including 70s road touring, guards trophy, classic clubmans and much more.



London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Date & Time: 05 November

Location: Hyde Park London starting

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: This exciting event is open to all motor vehicles built before January 1905. The London to Brighton run is held to celebrate the speed limit of light locomotives being raised from 4 miles per hour to 14 miles per hour in November 1896. The run takes cars from Hyde Park all the way to Brighton with may coffee stops on route.



Goodwood Breakfasts-Vee Power Sunday

Date & Time:  05 November

Location: Goodwood, Sussex

Ticket Price: Contact organiser

Event Summary: Another spectacular Sunday breakfast displaying the giants of sonorous motoring, an aural and visual celebration in this fun morning out.



Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Date & Time:  04 – 05 November

Location: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Ticket Price: £8 (ADV) £10 Gate

Event Summary: In its 15th year running, this outstanding attraction has much to offer – a superb selection of machines and fascinating projects with club stands, displays and other attractions for all the family.



Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

Date & Time: 10 – 12 November

Location: Birmingham NEC, B40 1NT

Ticket Price: Prices vary, contact organiser

Event Summary: Featuring an impressive collection of over 2500 stunning classic cars and motorbikes in the NEC arena, with motoring celebrities, 650 specialist exhibitors, numerous trade stands as well as the UK’s biggest ever indoor Autojumble. All held in an area covering over one million square feet.



Great British Land Rover Show

Date & Time: 26 November

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Ticket Price: £5 (ADV) £10 (DOOR)

Event Summary: In its 4th year running, this popular event is devoted to Land Rover displays as well as Land Rover parts and accessories. Visitors also have the opportunity of buying tickets for the All Wheel Drive Club’s 2.4 mile off road course.





December 2017

The Christmas Cracker at Manchester

Date & Time:  02 – 03 November

Location: Manchester, M8 8UW

Ticket Price: Prices vary, contact organiser

Event Summary: The Christmas Cracker is held at the Greater Manchester Transport Society and offers an interesting display of vehicles as well as a multitude of stalls and stands. This unusual day out can be accompanied by a free ride on a heritage bus service on an old double decker bus from the 1960s and 1970s.



Black Swan Classic Car Motorcycle Breakfast Surrey

Date & Time:  11 December

Location: The Black Swan, Old Lane, Ockham Surrey

Ticket Price: Prices vary, contact organiser

Event Summary: A fun meeting at a festive time of the year for all vintage, classic, modern classic and motorbike enthusiasts, running from 8am to 12 noon with breakfast, tea and coffee.


Classic Vehicles in the Piazza Brackley Northants

Date & Time: 27 December

Location: Brackley Town Centre, Northhamptonshire, NN13 7AB

Ticket Price: Donations welcome

Event Summary: A wonderful selection of classic vehicles, including vintage, veteran and classic cars built before 1990. All donations will go towards Katharine House Hospice and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance – charities of the mayor’s choice.


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