UK Classic Car Events in 2018

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Brooklands New Years Day Gathering

Date & Time –  01 January 2018: 9am to 4pm

Location – Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN

Ticket Price – Adult £11, Children 5 – 16 years £6, Children under 5 – free entry

Event Summary – A well established annual event with a spectacular turn out of hundreds of classic cars making this the largest annual gathering in the South East of the UK. Pre 1986 vehicles only, as well as winter BBQ and live music make this a fun day out for all of the family.

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Caledonian MG Chilly Willy Lunch

Date & Time – 01 January 2018: 12pm start

Location – Stirling Highland Hotel, Scotland FK8 1DU

Ticket Price – £28 per person for lunch

Event Summary – Following a successful gathering the previous year, the MG Chilly Willy lunch will be held at the charming Stirling Highland hotel, uniting MG enthusiasts in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere in the Scottish Highlands.

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New Years Day Gathering Cotswolds

Date & Time – 01 January 2018: 11am to 3pm

Location – Shipton Oliffe, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HT

Ticket Price – Free admission

Event Summary – A celebration of all classic cars, both old and new will be attending this event for classic car enthusiasts. The majority of members own cars dating from 1900 to the early 1990s. Admission is free to this fun event run by a local group.

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Mini Fair at Bingley Hall

Date & Time – 28 January 2018: 9.30am doors open

Location – Staffordshire County Showground, Bingley Hall, ST18 0BD

Ticket Price – £10 in advance, £12 on the day

Event Summary – An extremely popular event hosted by the British Mini Club is now in its 18th year running, attracting thousands of Mini enthusiasts from all over the world, the event celebrates both classic and modern Minis. It offers excellent indoor facilities with two levels of exhibition space, a main hall and two side halls as well as bars and a two hundred seater restaurant.

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MAC Clee Hills Trial

Date & Time – 24 January 2018

Location – Afcot Lodge to Much Wenlock –  Shropshire, West Midlands SY6 6RL

Ticket Price – Contact organiser

Event Summary – 2017 saw the 70th anniversary of the famous Clee Hill Trial, this road based trail for classic cars runs for approximately 75 miles in the stunning Shropshire countryside and is run by Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, the oldest Motorsport venue in the world.  2018 sees additional diversity with the introduction of classes for motorcycles.

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Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show

Date & Time – 10 February 2018: 9.30am to 4pm

Location – The Royal Bath & West Show ground, Somerset, South West BA4 6QN

Ticket Price – Contact organiser

Event Summary – This fantastic event attracts thousands of classic car enthusiasts from all over the country to enjoy the outstanding displays, specialist traders, hundreds of cars for sale at the event as well as jumble stands and parts suppliers.

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London Classic Car Show

Date & Time – 15 February 2018

Location – ExCel London, E16 1DR

Ticket Price – from £18

Event Summary – A unique celebration of historic Motorsport with over 150 companies already on the exhibitor list, the London Classic Car Show is a must for all classic car enthusiasts, featuring an indoor driving runway where spectators can view the cars being fired up and driven.

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MG and Triumph Spares Day Stoneleigh

Date & Time – 11 February 2018: 9.30am to 4pm

Location – NAC Stoneleigh

Ticket Price – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – Over twenty MG and Triumph car clubs will be exhibiting at this popular event, held in Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. As well as the exhibitors there will also be specialist traders, autojumble, automobilia and cars for sale. A fantastic day out for all MG and Triumph car enthusiasts.

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Brooklands Winter Classic Breakfast

Date & Time – 18 February 2018: 8am to 9.45am

Location – Brooklands, Surrey KT13 0QN

Ticket Price – Trust members £9, Adults £12, Children 5 – 12 years £6 (discounts available for Brooklands trust members)

Event Summary – An opportunity to socialise with like minded motoring enthusiasts and admire a wonderful collection of classic cars, the Brooklands Winter Classic Breakfast is held at the birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation and offers a delicious and warming winter breakfast

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Race Retro Stoneleigh

Date & Time – 23 – 25 February 2018:  Fri/Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Location – NAC Stoneleigh Coventry CV8 2LZ

Ticket Price – Adult day ticket £20 or weekend pass £35, children £5 day ticket, under 5 years free

Event Summary – Race Retro celebrated its 15th anniversary this year with the biggest turn out of visitors the show has ever seen and 2018 is set to be even bigger, absolutely jam packed with spectacular cars, Motorsport icons and racing celebrities. Visitors can enjoy the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live, The Live Rally Stage as well as numerous stalls and autojumble.

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Brooklands Morris and Austin Day

Date & Time – 04 March 2018: 10am gates open

Location – Brooklands Museum, Surrey KT13 0QN

Ticket Price – Contact organiser

Event Summary – A must for all Morris and Austin enthusiasts, this exciting event held at the Brooklands Museum, features a fascinating selection of Morris and Austin vehicles on display both in and around the paddock. There will also be Test Hill runs for pre 1940 Morris and Austin cars as well as aero engine runs.

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Goodwood Members Meeting

Date & Time – 17 March 2018

Location – Goodwood, Sussex PO18 0PX

Ticket Price – Standard admission free

Event Summary – The member’s meeting features an unforgettable display of spectacular cars as well as high speed track demonstrations, offering a crowd free and friendly day out packed with fun filled activities and delicious food and drink.

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Practical Classics Restoration Show

Date & Time – 23 – 25 March 2018

Location – NEC Birmingham

Ticket Price – Advanced and on the door ticket types available, contact organiser

Event Summary – The UK’s fastest growing Classic Car event, over 21000 participated in the 2017 event and 2018 is set to be even bigger! The show features classic car displays, live demonstrations, car clubs doing live restoration, classic car auctions and much more. Making this a memorable weekend for classic enthusiasts.

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Brooklands Mini Day

Date & Time – 25 March 2018

Location – Brooklands Museum Weybridge

Ticket Price – Standard museum rate

Event Summary – This impressive and fun filled event features hundreds of classic Minis as well as newer models. With various clubs from all over the UK, a trade village as well as an auto test demonstration area, there is much to offer Mini enthusiasts

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Medway Festival of Steam and Transport

Date & Time – 01 – 02 April 2018: 10am to 6pm

Location – Historic Dockland Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

Ticket Price – £12.50

Event Summary – An impressive event with all vehicles over 25 years old welcome, featuring hundreds of different vehicles including classic cars and motorbikes, commercial and military vehicles, buses, coaches, traction engines and more. This upcoming event will also feature Rail Art – a wonderful temporary exhibition displayed by the Guild of Railway artists.

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Heritage Transport Show Kent

Date & Time – 07 April 2018: 10am to 4pm

Location – Kent Showground, Maidstone ME14 3JF

Ticket Price – Advanced tickets £7, on the gate £10, under 14 free

Event Summary – A wonderful display of over 100 vintage buses as well as other vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, tractors and stationary engines. There will also be a variety of other attractions such as model displays, a miniature railway, numerous trade stands and food and drink –  making this a fun day out for all the family.

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Newark Autojumble

Date & Time – 08 April 2018: 8am

Location – Newark and Nottingham Showground, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY

Ticket Price – Adult ticket £7

Event Summary – A fantastic day out for all motor enthusiasts, offering excellent displays of classic cars and bikes and of course the autojumble. This features hundreds of indoor and outdoor trade plots and attracts tremendously high visitor numbers from across the UK every year in search of parts and tools for restoration and other types of project.

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Kent’s All Ford Show

Date & Time – 22 April 2018: 10am to 4pm

Location – Aylesford Priory, Kent, ME20 7BX

Ticket Price – Adult ticket £3, children free 16 years and under

Event Summary – A wonderful opportunity for Ford enthusiasts to come together and display their vehicles, this event enjoys a beautiful riverside location and is open to all ford vehicles, both cars and commercial. There will also be numerous autojumble stalls as well as foods, refreshments and entertainment, making this a fun day out for all the family.

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The Flying Scotsman

Date & Time – 26 April 2018

Location – Brooklands Museum London to Edinburgh

Ticket Price – Contact organisers

Event Summary – This exciting event hosted by the Endurance Rally Association is now in its 10th year running – Britain’s premier competitive Vintageant rally event follows a relaxed route through the counties of the South and the Midlands before hitting the Lincolnshire Wolds and from there up into the stunning Yorkshire Dales before entering Scotland and continuing up to the final destination in Edinburgh.

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Prescott – British & Midlands Hill Climb Championships

Date & Time – 28 – 29 April 2018: 9.15am

Location – Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 9RD

Ticket Price – Contact organisers

Event Summary – A spectacular event featuring the opening rounds of the UK’s premier series the British & Midland Hillclimb Championships – the club is approaching its 80th birthday. 2018 will also see competition classes for motorbikes.

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The Triumph Sports Six Club – Triumph Weekend Isle Of Wight

Date & Time – 4 -6 May 2018: 10am – 5pm

Location – Appuldurcombe Holiday Park, Wroxall, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ticket Price – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – Set in the beautiful location of the Isle of Wight, this fantastic event is now in its 29th year running, and provides visitors with the opportunity to view and display an impressive display of Triumphs and other classics. Fun for all the family, the event also provides food, entertainment and convoys as well as the chance to meet with friends old and new.

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Abbey Hill Rally Yeovil

Date & Time – 4 – 7 May 2018: 9am Gates Open

Location – Dorchester Road, Yeovil, Somerset

Ticket Price – Adult day ticket £6, adult Saturday – Monday £10, child ticket £4

Event Summary – A fun filled 4 day event held over the bank holiday weekend, Yeovil’s biggest show features all classic vehicles from traction engines to motorcycles. Classic cars of any age are welcome to this popular event. There will also be ring events, live entertainment, food and refreshments with a fairground all open until late.

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Magnificent Motors Eastbourne

Date & Time – 5 – 6 May 2018: 10am Start

Location – Western Lawns Eastbourne, BN21 4EE

Ticket Price – Free Admission

Event Summary – Featuring over 500 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and military vehicles in a beautiful seafront location, this fantastic event is a must for classic car enthusiasts, visitors can also enjoy live music, food, a bar and a continental market. Last year’s show attracted 30,000 visitors over the two days.

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Stratford Festival of Motoring

Date & Time – 6 – 7 May 2018: 10am to 4pm

Location – Stratford Town Centre, Warwickshire

Ticket Price – Free Admission

Event Summary –  Set in the heart of Stratford this fantastic event features a mix of up to 300 classic and modern cars – there will be two runs in the countryside before returning to the town centre to park up and be on display on the main streets.

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Gaydon – Classic Land Rover Show

Date & Time – 12 – 13 May 2018: 10am to 4pm

Location – British Motor Museum Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

Ticket Price – Contact British Motor Museum

Event Summary – Held at the world famous British Motor Museum, this exciting two day celebration of the magnificent Land Rover is now in its fourth year. With hundreds of Land Rovers on display plus a mini Land Rover display, this event is a must for enthusiasts of the iconic vehicle.

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Deal Classic Motor Show Kent

Date & Time – 26 May 2018: 10am to 4.30pm

Location – Walmer green Deal, Kent CT14 7DY

Ticket Price – Free Standard Admission, £6 with a classic car

Event Summary – Featuring over 700 classic cars including Ferraris, Porsches, Aston Martins, Fords, Vws and more dating from the 1900s to the present day. The event will also have 2 live music stages, a retro market, free vintage bus rides, local dealerships and much more.

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Liverpool Motor Club Track Day

Date & Time – 26 May 2018: 10am to 4.30pm

Location – Aintree, Lancashire, L9 5AS

Ticket Price – £3 standards adult admission

Event Summary – Open to non members, whether you are a novice, intermediate, expert driver or have an open wheeled single seater, this is fantastic opportunity to drive on the historic Aintree circuit located a mere 6 miles from Liverpool City Centre.

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National Metro & Mini Show at Gaydon

Date & Time – 03 June 2018: 10 am to 5pm

Location – British Motor Museum Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

Ticket Price – Contact British Motor Museum, Gaydon

Event Summary – This one day show is dedicated to all Metro, Mini and Mini owners as well as all the other variants that go with these cars. There will be a fantastic display as well as numerous social competitions in this fun filled event.

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