Cumbria Classic Car Event In June

If you’ve got an eye for classic car alloys then keep a look out for an exciting car event coming to the Lake District this summer.

Arriving in Cumbria On Sunday 18th June, the popular Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show is back. Set up and organised by a group of volunteers from Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club, the show finds its home at Grasmere Sports Field.

Over 300 of the best classic cars from all over the UK will attend the event and you’ll get to chance to see some real beauties up close. You can find a full list of all the cars booked in to make an appearance at the show on their website here – is your favourite registered?

Over the years, the charities who arrange the car show have raised thousands of pounds for local charities – and, at last year’s show, they managed to raise over £7,000. This year, they’ll be raising money for Blood Bikes Cumbria and Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue.

The show also usually features a car pull race – however, unfortunately it didn’t happen in 2016 because of bad weather, so fingers crossed for a dry one this June.

You can find all the details of this show over at – tickets to attend are priced at £5 per person and £12 for the whole family (and it really looks like a great family day out!) They’ll also be variety of food, live music and a variety of competitions to take part in.


6 Of The Best UK Classic Car Shows

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.

Silverstone Classic

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!

Goodwood Revival

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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2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Up For Sale!

If you’re into your classic car alloys and the like, and happen to have a small fortune hidden underneath your bed right now, then what about treating yourself to the 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic that’s just been put on the auction block.

According to the Daily Express, the car – which has a front lip spoiler, ducktail rear spoiler and Fuchs-style alloys, is basically like new since it’s done just 80 miles on the clock. It’s actually one of the rarest 997-generation Porsches as well, since production models of this vehicle were limited to just 250.

Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics which is selling the car, said: “The 911 Sport Classic was such a hit with Porsche collectors that the 250-car limited run sold out even before the company officially announced it. It’s not hard to see why – it harks back to legendary 911s like the 2.7 RS but mixes those classic cues with some well-chosen modifications to make it a proper enthusiast’s machine.

Investing in classic cars is generally speaking a win-win situation for those who choose to splash the cash in this way. Speaking to This is Money, Mr Michaels gave his predictions as to which cars would make the best investment for 2017 – including the Porsche 911. He also recommended picking out Astons, Alfas and Jensens, as well as the Jaguar E-type V12 Series III Roadster.

This latter car went up in value by 15 per cent last year, in part because fewer people are now able to afford the earlier Series 1 six-cylinder cars and also because celebrity interest in such models has increased.