UK Classic Car Events in 2019

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Brooklands New Years Day Gathering

Date & Time – 01 January 2019

Location – Brooklands Museum, Surrey, KT13 0QN

Ticket Price – £11 Adult, Family Ticket £30.00 (2 adults, 3 children) Children 5-16 £6.00, under 5s Free

Event Summary – What better way to start the New Year than with a fantastic display of all types of classics as well as other special interest type, including supercars – hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles will be attending this spectacular event, which will also include a winter BBQ and live music.

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Autosport International 2019

Date & Time – 10 – 13 January (Trade), 12 – 13 January (Public) 2019

Location – NEC Birmingham, UK

Ticket Price – £36.00 Standard, Paddock Pass £47.00, VIP Club £127.00

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Event Summary – One of the biggest pre-season events, the annual Autosport International will be celebrating its 29th anniversary this January at the NEC in Birmingham celebrating all areas of motorsport. The 12th and 13th of January will feature an incredible exhibition of live action, the industry’s biggest stars as well as displays from every level of motoring. The event also includes two days of trade only from the 10th to the 11th of January, featuring the very latest in automotive and performance engineering technology, providing members of the industry with the opportunity to network and do business.

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HRCR Open Day

Date & Time – 12 January 2019 10.00 doors open

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

Ticket Price – Free Entry

Event Summary – A fantastic social gathering suitable for anybody with a passion for Historic Rallying in Britain, the 2019 HRCR Open Day will explore the history of the Austin Metro 6R4 – a great day out and an opportunity to meet event organisers whilst enjoying a wonderful selection of cars.

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British Mini Fair 2019

Date & Time – 27 January 2019 09.30 doors open

Location – Staffordshire Country Showground, Bingley Hall, St18 0BD

Ticket Price – £12.00 adult ticket, children under 12 Free entry

Event Summary – Celebrating the 60th year of the iconic Mini, as well as 20 years of the Mini Fair, this well established winter event attracts Mini enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond. The fair will showcase private collectors and Mini Club displays as well as over 100 trade and auto jumble stands, selling a comprehensive range of Mini parts. This fun day out will also feature Minis for sale as well as charity auctions – a winter day out not to be missed!

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The Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show

Date & Time – 9 – 10 February 2019 from 09.30 – 16.00

Location – Bath & West Showground, A371, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN

Ticket Price – Contact event organiser

Event Summary – The South West’s greatest car show is set to be even bigger in 2019, featuring numerous stunning classic displays and club displays, as well as an extensive range of classic cars for sale, making this the ideal location for a day out or to find yourself a new classic car project. A great way to kick start the season.

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London Classic Car Show ExCel

Date & Time – 14 – 17 February 2019

Location – ExCel, London, E16 1DR

Ticket Price – £18.00

Event Summary – A must for all classic car enthusiasts, this premier event brings together an international celebration of the very best classic cars, as well as an indoor driving runway where classic cars are driven! There will also be numerous car manufacturers, dealers, clubs and products, available, making this the perfect day out for all.

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Race Retro Stoneleigh

Date & Time – 22 – 24 February 2019

Location – Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, West Midlands, CV8 2LZ

Ticket Price – Contact event organiser

Event Summary – An impressive event set to kick off the season in style, Race Retro features a spectacular display of iconic racing and classic cars plus much more. The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live celebrates significant events in the history of motor sports, including an array of renowned guests, across the weekend on the Motor Sport Live Stage. The event will also feature Silverstone Auctions with a fantastic selection of classics going under the hammer, as well as a fully stocked trade village and auto jumble.

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Hero – Three Legs of Mann Classic Rally

Date & Time – 15 – 16 March 2019

Location – Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino, Douglas, Isle of Mann

Ticket Price – For more information on entry prices, contact event organisers

Event Summary – A wonderful opportunity to meet new like-minded people, this famous rally is guaranteed to keep drivers on their toes –it has been graded as advanced, and will include closed road tests, map navigation as well as night time driving. This event will take place over two days in a three leg format – all cars should be pre 1986 and will be split into classes based on age & cc. All cars will be eligible for overall awards.

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Practical Classics Restoration Show

Date & Time – 22 – 24 March 2019

Location – NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT

Ticket Price – Contact event organiser

Event Summary – The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery is set to be even bigger than last year’s show, which attracted 28,000 visitors over 3 days. A celebration of all things classic, visitors can see 1000s of stunning classic cars, enjoy live music, browse the trade and autojumble as well as admire the vast array of different types of cars for restoration from rusty bran finds in the Carole Nash Barn Finds to concourse quality – each with their own story. An event not to be missed!

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Bromyard Speed Festival Herefordshire

Date & Time – 07 April 2019

Location – Centre of Bromyard, Herefordshire

Ticket Price – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – A wonderful celebration of the local area’s rich motoring history – The Bromyard Speed Festival is set to return in 2019 for a street parade of all classics and vintage vehicles as well as those of public interest relevant to Bromyard.

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Merlin Spring Classic Tour

Date & Time – 21 – 23 April 2019

Location – Shropshire, West Midlands

Ticket Price – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – A fantastic tour held at Kettering Park Hotel, Merlin Events welcome any cars introduced prior to 1980, as well as later sports and grand touring cars plus any other cars of special interest.

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Donington Historic Festival

Date & Time – 03 to 05 May

Location – Donington, Derbyshire, East Midlands, DE74 2RP

Ticket Price – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – This impressive historic festival provides entertainment for the family, showcasing hundreds of world class historic racing cars, the UK’s best car clubs as well as the best historic single seaters, sports cars and touring cars – all of which are driven by some of the best drivers. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy the living motor museum, the trade village and the Donington Grand Prix Collection museum.

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Eastbourne Magnificent Motors

Date & Time – 4, 5 May 2019

Location – Western Lawns and Wish Tower Slopes, Eastbourne, BN214QA

Ticket Price – Free

Event Summary – A fantastic FREE motoring spectacular set on the beautiful south coast, featuring over 900 classics, motor bikes, buses and more on Eastbourne’s Western Lawns and Wish Tower Slopes. Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the weekend as well as the Parade of Motors, a unique opportunity to see classic cars along Eastbourne’s Victorian Seafront.

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Gawsworth Classic Cheshire

Date & Time – 06 May 10.30am start

Location – Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9RN

Ticket Price – Contact organiser

Event Summary – Set in the beautiful grounds of Gawsworth Hall, this fantastic event features a display of hundreds of classic cars, auto-jumble and concours. A relaxing day for both owners and visitors, with a garden party atmosphere.

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Classic Land Rover Show at Gaydon

Date & Time – 11 – 12 May

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

Ticket Price – Adult £14 (£10 online) Child £9 (£6 online) Under 5s Free

Event Summary – This popular event is now in its fifth year –  a celebration of all things Land Rover, spectators can enjoy hundreds of Land Rovers on show as well as a Mini Land Rover parade in the display arena. Camping pitches are available for those wishing to make a weekend event of the show.

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Vintage Nostalgia Show

Date & Time – 31 May – 02 June 2019 from 10am

Location – Stockton Park, Wiltshire, South West, BA12 0SQ

Ticket Price – Contact event organiser – discounted tickets available online

Event Summary – Hidden away in the heart of the beautiful Wylye valley, this fun filled event is a summer must for all classic lovers, celebrating classic cars, veteran cycles and a wide array of other events including antiques, vintage fashion, automobilia, there is also a vintage village, Ringwood fine Ale bar, cocktail bar and children’s entertainment.

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Tatton Car Spectacular

Date & Time – 1st June to 2nd June – from 9am to 4pm

Location - Tatton Park nr Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Ticket Price – Adult tickets £9, Under 15 years £6, Under 10s free.

Event Summary – This major event welcomes all classics and offers an immense autojumble. Over  2000+cars are expected to attend the event which boasts 90 of the UK’s top classic and performance clubs plus another 300 +entries. The show will also host a large number of stands – a great event for any classic enthusiast.

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Brighton Beach Classic Motor Show

Date & Time – 2nd June

Location – Madeira Drive, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 1EN

Ticket Price – Free admission – public event

Event Summary – Featuring an impressive display of classic and vintage cars on Brighton promenade at 10am with onsite judges to select winners. Spectators can also enjoy the arrival of the London to Brighton classic and Kit & Sports Car runs.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

Date & Time – 04 July 2019

Location – Goodwood

Ticket Price – Contact event organiser

Event Summary – July 2018 marked the celebration of 25 years of the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Silver Jubilee. Without a shadow of doubt, this remains one of the world’s largest and greatest celebrations of motor sport and car culture with an array of spectacular events and displays. Choose from a wide selection of food outlets and enjoy listening to live bands and watching impressive team displays. Register now for details of the 2019 Festival of Speed.

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Leighton Classic Car Rally

Date & Time – 07 July from 10am to 4pm

Location – Leighton Hall, Lancashire, LA5 9ST

Ticket Price – Adults £7 – Children £2.50

Event Summary –  Hosted in a spectacular location at the magnificent Grade II listed hall, the July 2019 show will showcase over 500 classic vehicles including classic cars, motorcycles, vans, military and commercial vehicles. A day out for all the family with the opportunity to explore the gardens and grounds of the hall which include woodland walks, a 19th century garden, woodland walks and over 1500 acres of parkland with a tea room. The perfect way to enjoy a summer day!

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Silverstone Classic

Date & Time – 26, 27, 28 July 2019 (provisional dates)

Location – The Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, NN12 8TN

Ticket Price – Contact event organiser

Event Summary – Home of the British Grand Prix, the iconic Silverstone Circuit is set once more to host the annual 3 day car and race event – The Silverstone Classic, this major historic motor sport festival attracts massive crowds every year and features numerous races, car clubs, auctions, live music and a wealth of family entertainment. A must for all classic lovers and outstanding entertainment for those seeking a fun filled weekend.

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Super Car Weekend Beaulieu

Date & Time – 3rd to 4th August 10am to 6pm

Location – Beaulieu, Hampshire, London, SO42 7ZN

Ticket Price – Contact organiser

Event Summary – Spectators are able to listen to the mighty roar of some of the most prestigious and powerful sports cars of the world as they zip through the grounds of Beaulieu.

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Recurring Events

Normous Newark Jumble

Date & Time –

  • 27 January 2019
  • 24 February
  • 17 March
  • 14 April
  • 02 June
  • 30 June
  • 22 September
  • 27 October
  • 17 November
  • 08 December

Location – Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Coddington, NG24 2NY

Ticket Price – Standard Admission £7 per person, children under 12 free

Event Summary – The famous ‘Normous Newark Jumble’ offers a wide selection of parts, restoration services and related products as well as a fascinating display of classic cars and motorcycles in the show ground.  This amazing autojumble is held on 10 separate Sundays throughout the year and should not be missed!

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Miles From Nowhere – Classic Car Meet

Date & Time – 2nd Tuesday of every month from 5.30pm

Location – MFN Club, Shipley Gate, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3JE

Ticket Price – Free entry, contact Gary for more information on 07970 475731

Event Summary – A fantastic collection of classics and collectable vehicles comes together on the second Tuesday of every month for a regular meet at a themed venue with a vehicle of the month award. This event features all kinds of classics, so come along down!

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