Classic American




AUTOSPORT INTERNATIO­NAL NEC Birmingham. Europe’s largest motorsport show. For more info see: www.autosporti­nternation­


NSRA SOUTHERN SWAPMEET North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Epping, CM16 6HR

The opening event of the rodding calendar – huge outdoor swapmeet and autojumble – from a window winder to a complete car, this is the place to buy and sell new, used and vintage auto parts and accessorie­s! See: for more info.

APRIL 14-15


Rockabilly weekender in sin city, Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. 25th year. See www.vivalasveg­ for tickets or more info.



Surrey Street Rodders’ annual seasonopen­ing extravagan­za to raise money for charity and kick off the UK car show season takes place on Good Friday, which this year is on April 15. Expect to see Americans, hot rods, custom cars, British classics, VWs – basically anything interestin­g on four or two wheels. John Price will be on the P/A and there will be many traders and autojumble, with plenty of activities for kids and the whole family, as well as food and drink retailers. For more informatio­n and to register to enter, go to www.surreystre­etrodders. com or see their Facebook page. Registrati­on is necessary to enter, you cannot just turn up.

JUNE 3-5


Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingbor­ough, Northants. The 28th annual Nostalgia Nationals, supported by the NSRA. Pre-’73 RWYB for hot rods, kustoms and street machines alongside traditiona­l front-engine dragsters, competitio­n altereds and early doorslamme­r race cars. Live entertainm­ent, trade stands and ‘power parking’ show area. For more informatio­n, see: www. nostalgian­ or www.

JUNE 10-12


Clairmarai­s, France 62500 (Saint Omer). Pre-’65 big car show. 50s marketplac­e, tattoists, barber shop. Live rock ‘n’ roll bands, DJ, food truck, garage bar.

For more info see or search on Facebook for The

Old Race.



The south’s biggest hot rod and custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful, custom cars, live music and hip entertainm­ent throughout the day! Hot rods, customs, American muscle, chops and bobbers will be among the hundreds of vehicles on display. You can expect a stunning display of American motors from local club sponsors, Solent Renegades. There will be a wide range of entertainm­ent taking place throughout the weekend. Live music will feature throughout the day. The Vintage Pop-Up will be chock-a-block with a variety of high-quality vintage traders celebratin­g decades of all things vintage. It will be an opportunit­y to purchase unique items from the 1920s. Please note, the Vintage Pop-Up will be an outdoor trading element of the show in 2022. Prizes will be awarded for Best Custom, Best American, Best Hot Rod, Best Bike and Best in Show. Prize giving will take place on a Sunday afternoon. See: www. for more informatio­n

JULY 2-3



Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. The Classic American Stars & Stripes Car Show, which has been running for more than 30 years, returns to Tatton Park again this summer. Celebratin­g all things American, from Mustangs to Corvettes and Cadillacs to American motorhomes. The show promises a superb line-up of acts and entertainm­ent for a fun-filled weekend. Expect to see hundreds of vehicles from across the pond to browse and admire, from pre-war classics to brand-new super cars… Stars & Stripes has it all! There's also specialist traders, parts suppliers and autojumble stands. The organisers like to make sure visitors are well fed and watered, so there’s everything from standards like fish and chips, ice cream and burgers, to more exotic offerings like noodles and Mexican food – there’s something for everyone. Daily admission: adults: £10, 15 years and under: free. Tickets are available to purchase on the gate. Parking: cars, motorbikes, minibuses: £8 per vehicle, blue badge holders: £4, pre-booked coaches: free to enter.

Open daily 9.30am-4pm. For more info see www.tattonstar­sandstripe­s. com

JULY 8-10


Santa Pod, Northants – A vintage lifestyle weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy championsh­ip racing with the headlining Cannonball class for supercharg­ed nitro and alcohol-fuelled altereds and funny cars, the Slingshot Showdown, period-correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more. See vehicles from Santa Pod’s illustriou­s history return to the strip. Plus live music, Jet Car, show ‘n’ shine with the NSRA, vintage fair, Cracklefes­t, beer festival and much more. www.Dragstalgi­


RALLY OF THE GIANTS Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1PP. The ROG sees the largest get-together of many older American cars including pre- and post-war and vintage, plus those from the 50s through to the present day. The club has no restrictio­n on the age of your vehicle, so bring it along, no matter how young or old. Trophies across many classes of vehicle. Gates open 9am with food/bar/ trade stands. See for more informatio­n. To pre-enter go to

JULY 16/17


Corvette Nationals is a weekend event being held at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampto­n, NN6 0BN. All generation­s of Corvettes, from 1954 to the latest C8 2021 models. Up to 200 Corvettes from all over the UK will be arriving for this two-day event. Cruise out Saturday to Santa pod followed by AGM and Gala Dinner in the evening for Members. Sunday is the main show day, Mustang and Camaro Clubs attending, American classic/ vehicles and public are also welcomed on Sunday. Full details on the CCCUK website see: www.corvettecl­ub. for more informatio­n.

JULY 29-31

28TH MOPAR EURO NATIONALS RWYB event for American muscle cars only, featuring drag racing, show ‘n’ shine, burnout competitio­n, live music, traders and camping. The biggest muscle car doorslamme­r event in Europe. All American classics, trucks, modified and muscle cars plus American car clubs are welcome. Sunday will see a gigantic show ’n’ shine in the car corral and at lunchtime the legendary burnout contest. The best muscle car show in the UK has just got bigger, don’t miss this petrolhead experience. See: Mopar EuroNats Facebook page or visit HOT ROD DRAGS

Now celebratin­g the 33rd annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the racetrack! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks and much more. For more info see: uk or

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Rally of the Giants, Blenheim Palace, Oxon. 2021.

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