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January 2020

Brooklands New Years Day Gathering

Date & Time – 01 January 2020, 09.00 – 16.00

Location – Brooklands Museum, Surrey, London KT13 0QN

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – All classic car enthusiasts are welcome to the UK’s most popular New Year’s day gathering to celebrate a wide and diverse range of classics at the Brooklands Museum. With over 1000 vehicles expected, live music, a winter BBQ and other food outlets, this an event not to be missed!

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Autosport International at NEC

Date & Time – 09 – 12 January 2020, 09.00 – 18.00

Location – NEC Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – Autosport International will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in style between the 9th and 12th of January – this spectacular annual pre-season event celebrates all areas of motoring from the launch of the 2020 WRC Championship, to viewing some of the fastest and most desirable cars on the planet, as well as a wealth of entertainment from the Live Action Arena.

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Mini Fair 2020

Date & Time – 26 January 2020

Location – Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Rd, Stafford, ST18 OBD

Ticket Prices – To be confirmed (children under 12 go free)

Event Summary – The Mini Fair is a wonderful opportunity to bring all Mini enthusiasts together to showcase their Minis in the Pride of Ownership event, with the best concours Minis to go head to head for the Primer Silver cup and a share of the £1000 prize money. There will also be over 100 trade and auto jumble stands selling every type of Mini part, club displays, a charity auction and numerous Minis for sale.

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Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show

Date & Time – 09 – 10 February 2020, 09.30 – 16.00

Location – The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, South West, BA4 6QN

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – This successful event attracts thousands of classic vehicle enthusiasts every year – the halls are filled with a wide array of specialist trade stands, jumble stands, club stands as well as hundreds of cars for sale, providing the perfect location to pick up a project and useful parts.

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London Classic Car Show ExCel

Date & Time – 13 – 16 February 2020

Location – ExCel, London, E16 1DR

Ticket Prices – From £18

Event Summary – One of the UK’s most favoured Classic Car events – an absolute ‘must’ for all classic car collectors, experts or enthusiasts. It brings together the very best car clubs, dealers, manufacturers and products as well as showcasing some of the world’s most sought after classics on an impressive indoor runway where cars are fired up and driven.

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Practical Classics Restoration Show NEC

Date & Time – 27 – 29 March 2020

Location – NEC, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – The 2019 welcomed over 28,000 visitors from all over the globe, as well as over 1300 classic cars and 170+ car clubs – 2020 is set to be even more impressive and the biggest yet with the addition of another hall, which will increase the show by 20% and provide additional space for more shows. Definitely an event not to be missed!

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Hero The Scottish Malts

Date & Time – 20 – 24 April 2020

Location – Starting point, Gleneagles Hotel

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – In its 17th year running, this premier classic car event, offers driving tests set in Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. This one day event kicks off at the 5 Star Luxury resort, the Gleneagles Hotel, aiming at the end of the day to unite all participants and friends for a social dinner at the hotel.

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Magnificent Motors of Eastbourne

Date & Time – 02 - 03  May 2020

Location – Western Lawns, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN21 4EE

Ticket Prices – Free Entry

Event Summary – This fantastic two-day event features over 500 classic and vintage cars, motorbikes and military vehicles set in a stunning seafront location. This Magnificent Motors show makes the perfect day out for all the family, with live music, bar, a continental market and more!

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Simply Ford - Beaulieu

Date & Time – 03 May 2020

Location – National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser on sale from December 2019

Event Summary – Join Ford enthusiasts from all over the country in the eighth annual Simply Ford show – one of the UK’s premier Ford events, featuring a wide range of classics such as the MK1 Escort, Fiestas and much more. This event provides a fantastic opportunity to view a spectacular range of Fords, as well as the chance to meet fellow enthusiasts.

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Notts Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Nottingham

Date & Time – 03 May 2020 13.00 to 16.00

Location – Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire Region: East Midlands NG22 9EP

Ticket Prices – £8 per adult and £3 per child 7-14 - £3

Event Summary – This event has grown considerably over the past few years and has now transformed into a classic vehicle one day motoring festival, featuring an exciting collection of over 500 classic and vintage vehicles. Something not to be missed by motoring enthusiasts!

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Stody Classic Vehicle Day Norfolk

Date & Time – 03 May 2020 13.00 to 17.00

Location – Stody Lodge Gardens, Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2ER

Ticket Prices – £6 or free entry with classic car

Event Summary – Set in the beautiful location of Stody Lodge Gardens during its magnificent May-flowering season. The Classic Vehicles day will host a gathering of classics of diverse varieties. Bring your classic car, or simply enjoy the displays and invite the family for a picnic and a walk around the 14 acre gardens of Stody Lodge, with a cream tea to finish!

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T.S.S.C. Triumph Weekend Isle of Wight

Date & Time – 07 - 10  May 2020 10.00 to 17.00

Location – Appuldurcombe Holiday Park, Wroxall, Ventnor, Isle-of-Wight, PO38 3EP

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – Now in its 31st year running, this fantastic event offers a great way to spend the May bank holiday weekend on the beautiful island of the Isle of Wight, whilst enjoying an impressive selection of Triumphs and all other classics. This event is suitable for all the family, offering much entertainment, food and opportunities to meet fellow motoring enthusiasts.

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Classic Land Rover Show at Gaydon

Date & Time – 09 - 10 May 2020

Location – British Motor Museum Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – This two day show celebrates everything Land Rover, there will be hundreds of Land Rovers on show. Visitors will also have the opportunity to have a look around the museum which homes the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.

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Festival of 1000 Classic Cars Cheshire

Date & Time – 17 May 2020 from 10.00 to 16.00

Location – Cholmondeley Castle Nr Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – Set in the stunning venue of Cholmondeley House and Gardens, this hugely popular event features a collection of 1000+ classic and modern classic vehicles, there will also be numerous display stands, trade, retail and autojumble stands.

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The Rubis Jersey International Motoring Festival

Date & Time – 30 May - 02 June from 12.00 Friday, closing at 18.00 Sunday

Location – St Quen/ St Helier, Jersey, South West, JE2 7QB

Ticket Prices – Free to spectate, contact organiser for details of admission with classic car

Event Summary – Set in the beautiful location of the Channel Islands, this fantastic static motor show features a collection of classic & vintage cars and motorcycles, as well as a competitive sprint and hill climb. There is much on offer throughout the weekend to keep the whole family busy, with a wide range of international food and drinks, live music featuring 24 live acts, as well as numerous static displays.

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Thirlestane Castle Scotland

Date & Time – 07 June 2020, 11.00 to 17.00

Location – Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RU

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – One of the largest classic car events in the region, Thirlestane Castle is set to host over 1200 classic and vintage vehicles in this event which features both displays and rallies. The day is ideally suited for classic lovers and families alike, with plenty of entertainment for all. Set in the impressive backdrop of Thirlestane Castle, there is plenty of entertainment in the form of live music, food, shopping and the ‘Taste of the Borders’ craft village.

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Classic & Vintage Commercial Show

Date & Time – 13 - 14 June 2020

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

Ticket Prices – Prices vary, contact organiser

Event Summary – A special event dedicated to all enthusiasts of commercial vehicles, including trucks, vans and lorries. This fantastic one of a kind show, features over 400 pre-2000 commercial vehicles as well as classic vans and pick ups. There will also be the opportunity to explore the autojumble providing a chance to acquire spare parts, brochures, models and photos.

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City Concours D'Elegance London

Date & Time – 10 – 11 June 2020 from 10.00

Location – Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, London, EC1Y 2BQ

Ticket Prices – £35 per person, admission with classic car by invitation only

Event Summary – This impressive show is aimed at collectors and avid enthusiasts – The London Concours displays a magnificent collection of the world’s finest cars, 80 exceptional historic and modern cars, curated and themed will be on display in the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company. The event features a variety of entertainment to enjoy with fine food and the opportunity to mingle like-minded people.

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Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Date & Time – 09 – 12 July 2020

Location – Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH

Ticket Prices – See Website for details

Event Summary – Founded in 1993 by Lord March in an attempt to bring motor racing back to the Goodwood Estate, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is a world famous event offering a unique motoring garden party which brings together a truly spectacular mix of all types of cars as well as motor sport celebrities to celebrate all things automotive.

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Chippenham Lions Cherished Vehicle & Family Fun Day

Date & Time – 09 – 12 July 2020

Location – Meadow Farm Nurseries, Langley Burrell, SN15 4LW

Ticket Prices – £6 adults (all proceeds go to Dorothy House and The Rise Trust with Lions Charities)

Event Summary – Now in its 9th year running this event has continued to grow in size and popularity. The site is located in the beautiful Chippenham countryside within close proximity of the River Avon – situated approximately 3 miles south of the M4 J17, it offers good access through wide lanes with plenty of easy parking. A great day out for all the family, a variety of attractions will be available including an expected 250+ cars, performance arena, fairground, as well as local food, craft, charity and trade stands

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Lytham Hall Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Date & Time – 02 August  2020

Location – Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 4JX

Ticket Prices – Contact organiser

Event Summary – A marvellous way for all the family to spend a summer day at the beautiful classic Grade I Listed Georgian Mansion, Lytham Hall. The 78 acre parkland will present an extensive display of classic cars, 4X4s, motorcycles and light commercials. There will also be a diverse range of club stands, as well as trade stands and an auto jumble. The show entry fee includes admission to the grounds which include the gardens, lakeside, woodland, stable yard tea rooms. Tours of the house are also available.

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Classic MX5 Open Afternoon Birmingham

Date & Time – 04 August  2020

Location – David Manners Group 991 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 4RJ

Ticket Prices – Standard Admission

Event Summary – This exciting event, ran in conjunction with the MX-5 Owners Club, is a must for all MX5 enthusiasts, both owners and fans alike, to bring their cars down for display or to simply enjoy the wonderful selection of cars.

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Beaulieu’s Supercar Weekend

Date & Time – 08 - 09  August  2020

Location – National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – An opportunity to view some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors, featuring over 900 vehicles, this is an absolute must for all supercar enthusiasts to get up close to these prestigious vehicles and hear their engines roar on the demonstration run. The superb location of Beaulieu, located in the heart of the picturesque New Forest, makes this a fantastic fun filled two days for all the family.

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Festival of 1000 Classic Cars

Date & Time – September 2020 exact date TBC

Location – Cholmondeley Castle, Nr Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8AH

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – Set in the beautiful backdrop of the magnificent Cholmondeley House with its historic gardens and parklands, the Festival of 100 Classic Cars is an exciting event for avid classic fans. Featuring an impressive display of 1000+ classic vehicles, this event is not to be missed. The stately home and grounds also make this into a fantastic day out for all the family.

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Classic Racing Castle Combe Wiltshire

Date & Time – 03 - 04 October 2020

Location – Castle Combe, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY

Ticket Prices – £12 in advance, £20 on the day (see website for more details)

Event Summary – This hugely popular event hosts over 10,000 people every year who turn out to watch the historic races. The on-track racing entertainment offers outstanding views and features seven different historic races, including Pre-66 Jaguars, Formula Juniors, Alfa Challenge and more! Whilst the surrounding paddocks are packed with an array of impressive car and club displays. Further entertainment is provided by the Autumn Classic Trade Village.

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Amberley Autumn Vintage Vehicle Show

Date & Time – 04 October 2020 from 10.00 – 17.00

Location – Amberley, West Sussex, BN18 9LT

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the local region, the 36-acre open-air Amberley Working Museum, annually hosts the Vintage Vehicle Show. Now in its 41st year, this annual event celebrates all classics, from vintage cars to commercial and transport, pre 1966. This event has something, featuring craft, trade stands as well as the museum’s wide range of exhibits which can also be enjoyed.

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HSCC Silverstone Finals

Date & Time – 17 – 18 October 2020 

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

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – A fantastic way to end the season, the Silverstone Finals features all classics, the historic sports car ‘finals’ club racing at Silverstone offers a diverse selection of exciting races providing guaranteed entertainment for any historic sports car enthusiast.

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Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Date & Time – 07 – 08 November 2020 from 9.30 – 16.00

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

Ticket Prices – Contact Organiser

Event Summary – A fantastic selection of club stands and privately owned displays, this show is now in its 16th year running and is a great all rounder for classic enthusiasts. Visitors can also view a wide array of interesting projects by professional restorers as well as picking up numerous tools and other pieces.

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