Events Guide: 40 un­miss­able clas­sic shows

Th­ese are the clas­sic days out we’re look­ing for­ward to this sum­mer

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23 APRIL

RIPON SPRING CLAS­SIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW

Ripon Race­course, North Yorks HG4 1UG

Or­gan­ised to co­in­cide with this year’s Drive It Day, this is a great ex­cuse to take your clas­sic to York­shire for this pop­u­lar event. More than 500 clas­sics will be on show, with ev­ery­thing from cars and bikes, to a dis­play of clas­sic Land Rovers which will please the off-road­ers.

www.mark­wood­ward­clas­sicevents.com

25 APRIL

BOS­WORTH WA­TER TRUST RALLY

Bos­worth Wa­ter Park, Nuneaton, Warks CV13 6PD

Bos­worth’s monthly clas­sic ral­lies are held un­til Septem­ber, and this is the first of the year. Open to all clas­sic cars and bikes, the events raise funds for a lo­cal hospice and there are plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole fam­ily. It costs just £1 to en­ter a ve­hi­cle for dis­play, mak­ing this a great value way to en­joy some clas­sic en­ter­tain­ment.

www.bosworth­wa­ter­park.co.uk

15 APRIL

PRIDE OF LONGBRIDGE

Cofton Park, West Mid­lands B31 2BQ

Af­ter bad weather forced the can­cel­la­tion of last year’s event, we’ll be keep­ing our fin­gers crossed for sun­shine in 2017 be­cause this pop­u­lar show is al­ways a good op­por­tu­nity to ad­mire Bri­tish clas­sics. All the great mar­ques as­so­ci­ated with Longbridge will be rep­re­sented, so there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one, but it’s also a chance to mix with peo­ple who used to work at the fa­mous Longbridge fac­tory, which adds an­other fas­ci­nat­ing di­men­sion to this much-loved show.

Email: pride­of­long­bridge2006@gmail.com

30 APRIL

SPRINGFIELDS CLAS­SIC CAR SHOW

Spald­ing, Lin­colnshire PE12 6ET

More than 250 clas­sic ve­hi­cles are ex­pected to be on dis­play, so there’s sure to be some­thing that takes your fancy. A va­ri­ety of mar­que clubs al­ways at­tend, too, and the show is a re­laxed af­fair. Gates open at 10am and ad­mis­sion for vis­i­tors is just £3.

www.spring­field­sev­ents.co.uk

7 MAY

WHEELNUTS CLAS­SIC CAR SHOW

St Rose’s, Stroud, Glouces­ter­shire GL5 4AP

This pop­u­lar event raises money for help­ing dis­abled chil­dren – in­clud­ing more than £10,000 last year – so we en­cour­age you to go along and add your sup­port. There are plenty of car clubs in at­ten­dance, and a ter­rific dis­play of clas­sic cars and bikes with prizes awarded to the best. And the or­gan­is­ers have even laid on a park and ride us­ing vin­tage buses for an added dose of nos­tal­gia – surely enough to tempt our very own bus fa­natic, Nick Larkin.

www.stroses.org.uk

2-4 JUNE

VIN­TAGE NOS­TAL­GIA FES­TI­VAL

Stock­ton Park, Wilt­shire BA12 0SQ

Why not dig out the vin­tage out­fit to re­ally get into the spirit of things at this great show? There are hun­dreds of clas­sic cars and bikes from the 1920s to the 1970s to ad­mire, and when you’re ready for a break you can en­joy ev­ery­thing from live mu­sic and danc­ing to fash­ion and an­tique stalls. You’ll also find great food, a Routemas­ter bus used as a bar, and a Tiger Moth air dis­play among the at­trac­tions. Just re­mem­ber that you need to pre-book if you want to camp.

www.vin­tage nos­tal­giafes­ti­val.co.uk

2 APRIL

CLAS­SIC DRIVE AND RIDE IN DAY

Lake­land Mo­tor Mu­seum, Ulver­ston, Cum­bria LA12 8TA

This a great one for show­ing off your own clas­sic –there’s no need to book, park­ing is free, and own­ers dis­play­ing clas­sics will get dis­count vouch­ers for the mu­seum. It’s also the per­fect base for ex­plor­ing the Lakes in your clas­sic.

www.lake­land­mo­tor­mu­seum.co.uk

‘It’s well worth look­ing around the mu­seum too – par­tic­u­larly the Don­ald Camp­bell ex­hibits’

DAVID SIMIS­TER ON THE LAKE­LAND MO­TOR MU­SEUM

14 MAY

NA­TIONAL TRUST KILLERTON CLAS­SIC CAR DAY

Ex­eter, Devon EX5 3LE

Killerton is a fine Ge­or­gian house set in more than 6000 acres of park­land, mak­ing it a won­der­ful set­ting for ad­mir­ing the clas­sics. Promis­ing plenty more at­trac­tions in the form of craft and food stalls, this is a great fam­ily day out and the gates open at 10am. There’ll be live mu­sic to en­joy, too, while ex­hibitors will be vy­ing for the Killerton House Cup for the best car on show.

www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/killerton

21 MAY

BROOK­LANDS SPRING CLAS­SIC BREAK­FAST

Brook­lands Cir­cuit, Wey­bridge, Sur­rey KT13 0QN

Gates open at 8am and the first stop is the Sun­beam Café or Napier Room for break­fast. Af­ter that there’s a wealth of de­sir­able clas­sics to en­joy, and you’ll also be able to watch cars in ac­tion on the chal­leng­ing test hill. Bring along a pre-1987 car and you’ll be able to park in the pad­dock, and the ticket price in­cludes en­try to the mu­seum, which is al­ways a treat.

www.brook­landsmu­seum.com

3 JUNE

LETCHWORTH GAR­DEN CITY CLAS­SIC TRANS­PORT PIC­NIC

Fair­clough Hall Farm, We­ston, Herts SG4 7DP

In a lovely ru­ral set­ting, vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to bring a pic­nic and en­joy ev­ery­thing this well-at­tended event has to of­fer. Open from 11am-5pm and with tick­ets cost­ing just £5 per car on the gate, you’ll be treated to a ter­rific dis­play of veteran, vin­tage, and clas­sic cars and bikes. And if that’s not enough, there are also trades stalls, an au­to­jum­ble, live mu­sic, and a real ale bar to keep you en­ter­tained.

www. lgc­cvcc.co.uk

3-4 JUNE

BRI­TISH RAC­ING GREEN

Shel­s­ley Walsh Hill Climb, Worces­ter­shire WR6 6RP

De­tails for the event are still be­ing fi­nalised, so keep an eye on the web­site, but it’s sure to be a great week­end at this his­toric venue. What we do know is that it will in­clude a round of the Mid­land Hill Climb Cham­pi­onship, so plenty of ac­tion is guar­an­teed, while prac­tice and com­pe­ti­tion takes place on both days. There’ll be plenty more, though, in­clud­ing trade stands and clas­sics on dis­play and ad­vanced en­try on the Satur­day starts at just £8.

www.shel­s­ley­walsh.com

18 JUNE

BROM­LEY PAGEANT

Nor­man Park, Brom­ley, Kent BR2 9EF

From cars to bikes you’ll en­joy more than 3000 clas­sics and it’s all sup­ported by nu­mer­ous car clubs. There are cars for sale, too, and plenty of hot rods, cus­toms, and com­mer­cials to ad­mire, too. Dis­play­ing your car in the One Make area costs £10, which in­cludes a sou­venir pro­gramme and com­mem­o­ra­tive plaque.

www.brom­ley­pageant.co.uk

‘Brom­ley’s a bril­liant day out – the clas­sic dis­plays are vast!’

JAMES SADLIER ON BROM­LEY

15-16 JULY

CLAS­SICS AND SU­PER­CARS

Sher­borne Cas­tle, Dorset DT9 5NR

This ever-pop­u­lar show, which raises money for lo­cal char­i­ties, is now in its 14th year, and 2017 will be the first time that it takes place over two days. Not sur­pris­ingly this wellat­tended event fea­tures the largest dis­play of clas­sics, vin­tage and su­per­cars in the south west. There’s al­ways a wealth of things to en­joy, from around 2000 clas­sic cars and his­toric bikes to car clubs and trade stands, and vis­i­tors can also browse the craft fair and au­to­jum­ble. The pa­rade of su­per­cars al­ways draws a crowd, there’ll be a Char­ter­house auc­tion, while Mercedes-Benz is this year’s fea­tured mar­que. And you can save a few pounds by book­ing tick­ets in ad­vance.

www.clas­sic­satthe­cas­tle.co.uk

3-4 JUNE

CLAS­SIC AND PER­FOR­MANCE CAR SPEC­TAC­U­LAR

Tat­ton Park, Cheshire WA16 6QN

Al­ways a lovely lo­ca­tion to visit, Tat­ton Park will be play­ing host to at least 2000 of the finest clas­sic and per­for­mance cars. Plenty of car clubs will be in at­ten­dance, there’ll be a few hun­dred stalls to browse, and the fun of a rum­mage through the au­to­jum­ble. Plenty of en­ter­tain­ment is promised, mak­ing this a great fam­ily day out. Ex­hibit­ing is free – but must be booked in ad­vance – and while vis­i­tors can pay on the day there are ad­vance dis­counts on of­fer.

www.cheshireau­to­pro­mo­tions.co.uk

17-18 JUNE

BROOK­LANDS DOUBLE TWELVE

Brook­lands Cir­cuit, Wey­bridge, Sur­rey KT13 0QN

Al­ways a firm fix­ture on the show cal­en­dar, the Double Twelve is a ter­rific blend of clas­sic ve­hi­cles and spec­tac­u­lar com­pe­ti­tion. Speed tri­als, driv­ing tests, and al­ways-en­ter­tain­ing at­tempts at the fear­some test hill are all part of the ac­tion, plus there are con­cours events to en­joy on both days. This year prom­ises to be par­tic­u­larly spe­cial, though, be­cause the first day sees the of­fi­cial grand re-open­ing of the fin­ish­ing straight, 110 years to the day since the track orig­i­nally opened. A re-en­act­ment of the orig­i­nal open­ing pa­rade is sched­uled to take place, in­clude taxi­ing runs from his­toric air­craft. Don’t miss this year’s event!

www.brook­landsmu­seum.com

JERSEY IN­TER­NA­TIONAL MO­TOR­ING FES­TI­VAL

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

This an­nual event is a proper treat for clas­sic car fans. All clas­sic and vin­tage ve­hi­cles are wel­come, and along with dis­plays of cars and bikes there’s a chance to en­joy the sights and sounds of com­pet­i­tive sprints and hill climbs.

www.jimf.je

‘This looks like a great show – why not com­bine it with a hol­i­day?’

MIKE LE CAPLAIN ON JERSEY

BRIGHTON BEACH CLAS­SIC MO­TOR SHOW

Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1AE

Noth­ing beats a day be­side the sea­side, and this wellat­tended show is al­ways a treat. Open from 10am to 4pm, you can expect an eclec­tic dis­play of clas­sics, kit cars, and repli­cas plus plenty more be­sides, and en­try is free for vis­i­tors. Ex­hibitors park for free, too. It forms part of the Lon­don to Brighton clas­sic run tak­ing place on the same day, so you’ll be in the per­fect place to see the 300-plus cars ar­rive at the fin­ish line.

www.clas­sic­mo­tor­shows.co.uk

NSRA NOS­TAL­GIA NA­TION­ALS

Shake­speare County Race­way, Long Marston CV37 8LL

If high-oc­tane com­pe­ti­tion gets your adrenaline flow­ing then you won’t want to miss this ter­rific week­end of ac­tion, which cel­e­brates the 45th an­niver­sary of the Na­tional Street Rod As­so­ci­a­tion. Open to pre-1973 ve­hi­cles you’ll get to en­joy the sights and sounds of hot rods, cus­tom cars, and drag­sters tak­ing to the strip, in­clud­ing the ‘Out­law Anglia’ rac­ers with some great clas­sic Fords in ac­tion. And be­gin­ning from £20 you can take your own car onto the strip, though do check with the or­gan­is­ers first.

www.nsra.org.uk

8-9 JULY

CHATEAU IMPNEY HILLCLIMB

Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, Worces­ter­shire WR9 0BN

With around 200 com­peti­tors rac­ing against the clock up the 1000-yard course, this is his­toric mo­tor­sport at its very best, and this year’s event prom­ises be ex­tra spe­cial be­cause it cel­e­brates Maserati’s sport­ing achieve­ments, with a 1934 4CS tak­ing to the course. And that’s not all – it’s also an op­por­tu­nity to see a BRM P48 – raced in pe­riod by Jo Bon­nier and Gra­ham Hill – in ac­tion. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing all this is a vin­tage fun fair, con­cours, clas­sic car auc­tion, and plenty of trade stands to browse. A ter­rific week­end is in store!

www.chateauimp­ney­hill­climb.com

THE MO­TOR SHOW, HARE­WOOD HOUSE

Hare­wood House, Leeds LS17 9LG

In­cor­po­rat­ing the York­shire Clas­sic Car Show, this new event is a mix of the old and the new with mod­ern cars and deal­ers in at­ten­dance along with other ex­cit­ing ex­hibits to be an­nounced nearer the time. Judg­ing and awards will take place through­out the week­end, and it’s all sup­ported by trade stands, a re­tail vil­lage, and an au­to­jum­ble. The first 500 ve­hi­cles can dis­play for free if booked in ad­vance, and there’s a small dis­count on ad­vance vis­i­tor tick­ets. It looks a fine way to en­joy clas­sics and per­haps buy your next new car!

www.clas­sic­shows.org

8-9 JULY

SCOTTISH TRANS­PORT EX­TRAV­A­GANZA

Glamis Cas­tle, An­gus DD8 1RJ

Not only is it a mag­nif­i­cent set­ting, but this is the 43rd event from the Strath­more Vin­tage Ve­hi­cle Club. More than 1400 ve­hi­cles will be on dis­play, fea­tur­ing ev­ery­thing from clas­sic cars and bikes to com­mer­cials, mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, trac­tors and steam en­gines, and they are sup­ported by around 150 trade, club, and au­to­jum­ble stands. Also promised are pa­rades and pipe bands, a craft mar­quee, fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment, and the de­lights of the ‘Joseph Peace Fire Show’. Tick­ets start at £8, and the show runs from 9am-5pm on both days.

www.svvc.co.uk/ex­trav­a­ganza

8-9 JULY

WON­DER­LAND CLAS­SIC AND SPORTS CAR FES­TI­VAL

Ferry Farm, Haver­ing­ham NG14 7JP

Af­ter last year’s suc­cess­ful show, the 2017 event prom­ises to be bet­ter than ever with some ex­cit­ing things planned. First up is cel­e­brat­ing 30 years of the Capri Club In­ter­na­tional’s Mans­field Notts Branch, so expect some great dis­plays of th­ese leg­endary Fords. There’s also a spe­cial ‘en­dan­gered species’ dis­play.

www.capri­club2000.co.uk

15-16 JULY

MIDDLEWICH CLAS­SIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW

Mar­ket Field and Civic Way Car Park, Middlewich CV10 9AT

2017 sees this friendly and well-at­tended show cel­e­brate its tenth an­niver­sary, and it’s one that al­ways at­tracts a strong show­ing of clas­sic cars, bikes, and mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles. A va­ri­ety of other at­trac­tions are on hand to en­ter­tain show-go­ers, and it all raises money for lo­cal char­i­ties so it’s well worth get­ting along. Open from 10am on both days, en­trance for both vis­i­tors and ex­hibitors is free, as is car park­ing.

www.middlewich.org.uk

‘Three days of bril­liant clas­sic rac­ing – don’t miss it!’

MuR­RAy sCul­lION ON the sIl­veR­stONe ClAs­sIC

16 July

NEWBY HALL HIS­TORIC VE­HI­CLE RALLY

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE

Claimed to be the north’s big­gest one-day car show, York­shire’s lovely Newby Hall and gar­dens is the set­ting for this event, which is or­gan­ised by the North East Pre-War Austin Club. Around 1500 clas­sics are ex­pected to be on dis­play, with a wide range of mar­ques rep­re­sented so there’s bound to be some­thing to tickle your fancy. An au­to­jum­ble adds fur­ther in­ter­est amongst the planned at­trac­tions. Tick­ets in­clude en­try to the gar­dens and ad­ven­ture play­ground so your fam­ily can make a proper day of it.

www.new­by­hall.com

16 July

UXBRIDGE CHAR­ITY AUTOSHOW & FES­TI­VAL

Hilling­don House Farm, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 1ES

With al­most 2000 cars on show cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from clas­sics to mod­erns, there’s bound to be some­thing that floats your boat. And there’s lots more to en­joy, too, from car club and trade stands to live mu­sic pro­vided by lo­cal bands. Also on hand for a full day of en­ter­tain­ment is a fun area for kids, a fun fair, and an ac­tion arena with bike and dog dis­plays. Last year’s event raised £32,000 for Ro­tary Club of Uxbridge char­i­ties, so we urge you to lend your sup­port, and book­ing tick­ets in ad­vance will save 20 per cent on en­try prices.

www.uxbridgeau­toshow.com

16 July

BERKE­LEY CLAS­SIC CAR SHOW

Berke­ley Cas­tle, Glouces­ter­shire GL13 9PJ

Cel­e­brat­ing the 20th year of the show in 2017, this event prom­ises to be the best yet. Set in a lovely lo­ca­tion, you’ll get to browse the hun­dreds of clas­sics on dis­play, along with the club stands, au­to­jum­ble, and col­lec­tor and an­tiques fair. There will also be cars for sale, along with live mu­sic and plenty of food stalls to keep you re­plen­ished. En­try is just £6 while un­der-16s go free when ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

www.berke­ley-clas­sic-car-show. com

22-23 July

CLAS­SIC NOS­TAL­GIA

Shel­s­ley Walsh Hill Climb, Worces­ter­shire WR6 6RP

Vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to don pe­riod dress and re­ally get into the spirit of things. Ex­cit­ing cel­e­bra­tions are planned, in­clud­ing 30 years of Group A ral­ly­ing, 20 years of WRC cars, and ‘Speed Records – The Camp­bells’ so this is one not to miss. And there’s more – driver in­ter­views, an air dis­play, con­cours, and live mu­sic and danc­ing will all fea­ture.

www.shel­s­ley­walsh.com

22-23 July

NORTH YORK MOORS RAIL­WAY 60S FEST

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

If you fancy in­dulging in ev­ery­thing 1960s, then York­shire is the place to be over this sum­mer week­end. The plan is for themed events at four dif­fer­ent sta­tions – Pick­er­ing, Le­visham, Goath­land (for Heartbeat fans), and Gros­mont. It’s the last one that par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ests

us here be­cause it will fea­ture trans­port le­gends from the decade, so you’ll be able to en­joy ev­ery­thing from clas­sic Mi­nis to Jaguars. But there’ll be plenty more to en­ter­tain so we’d en­cour­age you to get along and get into the spirit of the Swing­ing Six­ties!

www.nymr.co.uk

26 July

CLAS­SICS ON THE COM­MON

Harpen­den Com­mon, Harpen­den, Hert­ford­shire

Al­though it is held mid-week this an­nual show al­ways draws a strong crowd, and last year saw around 1200 clas­sic ve­hi­cles as­sem­ble on the com­mon. Or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club of Harpen­den, it raises money for lo­cal good causes which is rea­son enough to head along and show your sup­port. And as well as fine cars and mo­tor­cy­cles there are plenty of other at­trac­tions to keep you en­ter­tained. The event runs through­out the after­noon and un­til 8pm, and it’s free to en­ter and there’s plenty to do and see in Harpen­den it­self.

www.clas­sic­son­thecom­mon.com

30 July

CLAS­SICS AT THE CAS­TLE

Bodel­wyd­dan Cas­tle Rhyl LL18 5YA

Set in 260 acres of park­land in the heart of Den­bighshire, this fine set­ting will play host to more than 500 clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles. There’s plenty more to en­ter­tain,

too, in­clud­ing club stands, a con­cours ex­hi­bi­tion, and lots of re­fresh­ment choices. 2017 will be the eighth event at the cas­tle and while it’s grow­ing more pop­u­lar ev­ery year, the or­gan­is­ers say ad­di­tional con­tent is planned for this year. For those bring­ing a clas­sic, ad­mis­sion is just £4 if booked in ad­vance.

www.clas­sic­shows.org

SIL­VER­STONE CLAS­SIC

Sil­ver­stone Cir­cuit, Northants NN12 8TN

This year’s show prom­ises some ex­cit­ing cel­e­bra­tions, in­clud­ing 50 years of the Fer­rari Own­ers’ Club, 60 years of the Lo­tus Seven, and 50 years since the in­tro­duc­tion of the fa­mous DFV en­gine. It also re­mains one of the finest mo­tor­sport shows any­where fea­tur­ing spec­tac­u­lar his­toric rac­ing and thou­sands of clas­sics on dis­play – and then there’s the live mu­sic, vin­tage fun fair, and aerial dis­plays. We reckon it’s worth book­ing a three-day ticket in ad­vance for the best deals.

www.sil­ver­stoneclas­sic.com

26-28 Au­gust

OUL­TON PARK GOLD CUP

Oul­ton Park, Cheshire CW6 9B

There can be few bet­ter ways to spend the Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day than head­ing to Oul­ton Park for a feast of clas­sic rac­ing. His­toric For­mula Fords, tour­ing cars, and lots more will all be tak­ing to the track, and the event is sup­ported by a wealth of other at­trac­tions in­clud­ing clas­sic car dis­plays, a con­cours, and vin­tage bus trips. Live mu­sic, an ar­ti­san food mar­ket, and passenger rides are all on the agenda, too, mak­ing for one su­perb week­end.

www.oul­ton­park­gold­cup.com

27 Au­gust

KILKENNY MO­TOR CLUB CLAS­SIC AND VIN­TAGE SHOW

St James’s Park, Fresh­ford Road, Kilkenny Kilkenny Mo­tor Club

More than 700 ve­hi­cles were on dis­play last year, so there’s plenty to see at this well-sup­ported show. 2017 sees a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion of the Ford Fi­esta which has now reached the ripe old age of 40, so expect a wealth of MkI and MkII models to ad­mire, while pre-WW2 cars will also be a par­tic­u­lar fea­ture of this year’s show. No pre­reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and ad­mis­sion is free for ex­hibitors. Doors open at 10am sharp.

www.kilken­ny­mo­tor­club.com

2-3 septem­ber

BEAULIEU IN­TER­NA­TIONAL AU­TO­JUM­BLE

Beaulieu, Hamp­shire SO42 7ZN

Sup­ported by our col­leagues at Prac­ti­cal

Clas­sics, any­one on the hunt for parts sim­ply has to at­tend. Pop­u­lar with in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors, you can spend the week­end brows­ing more than 2000 stands and there’s also the temp­ta­tion of the Bon­hams auc­tion held on the Satur­day. En­try to the mu­seum is in­cluded in the ticket price, there’s a free shut­tle bus to the car parks, and the or­gan­is­ers will even trans­port big­ger items to your car for free. What­ever com­po­nent you need, it’s al­most cer­tainly to be found here.

www.beaulieuevents.co.uk

‘Hall af­ter hall of deeply joy­ous clas­sics – it’s a won­der­ful sea­son finale’ NIcK LArKIN oN the Nec

16 Septem­ber

Vscc snet­ter­ton sPrint

Snet­ter­ton Cir­cuit, Nor­folk NR16 2JU Mark­ing the eighth round of the VSCC Speed Cham­pi­onship, ac­tion takes place on the shorter ‘100 cir­cuit’ and will be a huge treat for any­one who en­joys the sights and sounds of clas­sic and vin­tage rac­ing. Pre-war rac­ers and sports cars will pro­vide close com­pe­ti­tion, but vis­i­tors can also expect some post-war ac­tion in the form of F3 500, pre-1961, and 1950s cars. Other en­ter­tain­ment laid on at the event in­cludes car club dis­plays to browse, while there’s free ac­cess to the pad­dock so you can get up close to cars and driv­ers. www.vscc.co.uk 16-17 Septem­ber

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New­port & Ryde, Isle of Wight Back for 2017, this pop­u­lar event is ac­tu­ally split over two lo­ca­tions, with dis­plays at New­port Quay on the Satur­day and then Ryde Es­planade on Sun­day. Rais­ing money for is­land char­i­ties, more than 700 ve­hi­cles are ex­pected, so why not jump on the ferry and com­bine some great clas­sic car dis­plays with a walk on the beach? Open from 11am to 5.30pm each day it’s free to at­tend, al­though those wish­ing to dis­play a car will need to reg­is­ter in ad­vance www.visi­tisle­ofwight.co.uk 23-24 Septem­ber

sYWell Pis­tons anD ProPs

Sywell Aero­drome, Northamp­ton­shire NN6 0BN This is al­ways a su­perb week­end of en­ter­tain­ment, this year’s shows prom­ises to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever. Vis­i­tors will en­joy a huge dis­play of clas­sic ve­hi­cles, as well as live ac­tion through­out the two days from F1 rac­ers, Group B rally cars, and hot rods amongst other treats. www.sywell­clas­sic.co.uk

24 Septem­ber

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Ne­wark Show­ground, Ne­wark NG24 2NY

If it’s clas­sic car parts you’re af­ter, then this huge show is not to be missed. You’ll al­most cer­tainly find what you need among the hun­dreds of stalls, but there are plenty of ve­hi­cles to ad­mire, too, with cars, bikes, com­mer­cials, and cus­tom cars all wel­come. Ex­hibitors pay £5 for en­try, while gen­eral ad­mis­sion for vis­i­tors is from 10am. How­ever, for a few pounds ex­tra you can en­joy early­bird en­try from 8m to start your bar­gain hunt­ing. www.newarkau­to­jum­ble.co.uk 8 oc­to­ber

Gti Fes­ti­Val

Santa Pod Race­way, Northamp­ton­shire, NN29 7XA De­spite the name, this event isn’t just for Golf GTIs – all VAG models are wel­come, so if you own a clas­sic VW, Audi, SEAT, or Škoda, then why not head along? There’s lots to see with plenty of clubs in at­ten­dance, trade stands and an au­to­jum­ble, and a ‘show and shine’ com­pe­ti­tion with awards. And cars can also take to the fa­mous quar­ter-mile drag strip for some com­pet­i­tive ac­tion. For any­one who has never ex­pe­ri­enced Santa Pod, trust us, it’s a venue to re­mem­ber! ■ www.vwac­tion.com

8 oc­to­ber

GarstanG au­to­Jum­Ble

Hamil­ton House Farm, Garstang PR3 0TB

Th­ese long-es­tab­lished au­to­jum­bles are re­laxed, so­cial af­fairs that mix both regular and new vis­i­tors. They are also great places to find those sought-af­ter parts and it’s not just clas­sic car bits be­cause you’ll also find that bikes, com­mer­cials, and trac­tors are catered for, along with stalls sell­ing books, man­u­als, and other as­sorted mo­tor­ing col­lectibles. The event runs from 9am-1pm with en­try for adults cost­ing just £3.50, while there’s re­fresh­ments and free park­ing, too. www.garstan­gau­to­jum­bles.co.uk

29 oc­to­ber malVern 4X4 sPares DaY anD lanD roVer au­to­Jum­Ble Three Coun­ties Show­ground, Malvern, Worces­ter­shire WR13 6NW

If clas­sic Landies are your thing and you en­joy search­ing out those elu­sive parts, then you’ll want this event in your cal­en­dar. The wealth of in­door and out­door stalls are sure to have just about ev­ery­thing you could need, from new and used bits to rare com­po­nents, and an in­for­mal dis­play of clas­sic Se­ries 1 models is also planned. Park­ing is free, and an on-site restau­rant will keep you fu­elled while you browse. Un­der-15s can get in for free, too. www.mark­wood­ward­clas­sicevents.com 4-5 Novem­ber

Foot­man James clas­sic Ve­Hi­cle restora­tion sHoW

Bath and West Show­ground, Shep­ton Mal­lett BA4 6QN Just about to start restor­ing a clas­sic, or in the mid­dle of a restora­tion? Then this show is a must as you’ll find ev­ery­thing you need to help get the job done. There’s a wealth of trade stands and ad­vice on hand, and it’s a great op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss a restora­tion with like­minded en­thu­si­asts. Plenty of car clubs and an au­to­jum­ble also fea­ture, while the Char­ter­house auc­tion on the Sun­day could just prove tempt­ing for your next project. www.cvrs.bris­tol­clas­s­ic­carshows.com 10-12 Novem­ber

lan­caster in­surance clas­sic mo­tor sHoW

NEC, Birm­ing­ham B40 1NT With more than 1800 cars and dis­plays from up­wards of 250 clas­sic clubs the NEC’s sea­son finale is one show you won’t want to miss. It’s hall af­ter hall of car heaven, in­clud­ing ev­ery­thing from celebrity ap­pear­ances on the Live Stage to cars for sale. www.nec­clas­sic­mo­tor­show.com

Amer­i­can mus­cle and style star on the Jersey shores.

step back in time and ex­pe­ri­ence all the swing­ing six­ties had to of­fer.

is there a bet­ter way to end the year than head to the Nec? ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of santa Pod in your own clas­sic.

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