There’s nowhere better than the UK for classic car enthusiasts, don’t you agree? There are always different events and shows going on throughout the year that your calendars are always jam-packed – and it can be very tricky trying to make time to go to them all! Here are just a few of our very favourites if you’re looking for a few events to go to this year.
The Chiltern Hills Rally
This Vintage Vehicle Rally is run by The Game Club, raising money for lots of local charities, and is one of the most established events of its kind here in the UK. It takes place each year, with classic car owners coming together in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside to share their passion with one another. It takes place on the third Sunday of May, between 10:00 and 17:00.
Goodwood Festival of Speed
This is one of the most famous of all car events and certainly not one to be missed. It’s taking place this year between June 29th and July 2nd, so you’ve got plenty of time to get yourself organised and to make sure your car is in tip-top condition. Fans come from all over the country to spectate and participate, with supercars, bikes, Formula 1 cars and heritage vehicles all taking on the 1.16-mile Hillclimb – which has proven challenging for even the greatest of drivers the world has ever seen.
For a fantastic weekend of historic motor racing, make your way to the Silverstone Classic Event, taking place between July 28th and 30th. The circuit is world famous so a must if you’ve never been before and there are all sorts of events going on, from displays from car clubs to interactive driving activities, a vintage fun fair, air displays, live music and a shopping village. You’ll have a wonderful time!
Later on in the year, taking place between September 8th and 10th, we have the Goodwood Revival event. Each year, the golden era of the Goodwood Motor Circuit (between 1948 and 1966) is recreated beautifully, with legendary drivers and riders coming to the event, as well as some of the biggest cars and motorcycles ever to have been made. Priceless cars from the Revival era take to the track for a few days of historic racing – making it an absolute must-see.
Brighton Beach Classic Show
Who doesn’t want to go to the beach in summer? And on June 4th you can combine a trip to the Brighton seaside with an exciting motor show where hundreds of vintage and classic cars will be on display on the promenade. Even better is that it’s free entry and not ticketed, so should be a relatively cheap day out!
Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravangza
And then there’s this event taking place on August 4th-6th. Attractions include a live arena with demonstrations covering everything from dancing tractors to steam, a fun fair and an animal section. It includes vintage displays of more than 600 classic cars and bikes, steam engines, military vehicles, a vintage tea room and lots more.
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