2022 CAR OF THE YEAR
REDHILL DREAM CRUISE
From 7pm. Head for RH1 1NP – the onus is definitely on old school Chelsea/Swedish style cruising the streets in classic American cars and trucks. There is a town centre route and a longer scenic route, both of which fully overlap… there are plenty of eateries and vista points around town which will be signposted this year! Check out Instagram and Facebook for latest info! Keep it low and slow!
Knuckle Busters at the Barns
Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, near Ipswich, Suffolk IP14 6AT
In association with the Knuckle Busters Car Club. Expect to see rods, bikes, Yanks and customs. Club stands, trade stands, autojumble, food and drink. Top rockabilly bands, jive dancers, camping, MC John Price, hot rod movies, DJs, show & shine trophies. Show & shine display, car and driver free (prebooked only). On the gate display car drivers and passengers must purchase a standard entry ticket. Public entry 10am-4pm. Tel. 01449 711 111 or see: www.stonhambarns.co.uk
ISLE OF WIGHT INTERNATIONAL CHARITY CLASSIC EXTRAVAGANZA
11am to 5.30pm Ryde Esplanade North Walk, Isle of Wight. For more than two decades this show has grown into a massive international event attracting every imaginable type of classic, retro and historic vehicle from all over mainland Britain, Europe and beyond. In all, some 1000 stunning examples will adorn the entire mile-long Ryde Esplanade, making it one of the island’s premier attractions. With free entry to the public, the show is held in support of the Isle of Wight Round Table and Mountbatten Hospice. Anyone wishing to display a vehicle in this wonderful extravaganza must apply in advance and register with Vic Gallucci on the booking line, which is 0208 439 7871. To ensure a space at this very popular event, it is strongly recommended that application is made before August 31, 2022. For more information or to display your car call 0208 439 7871.
THE BLEEDING WOLF PUB AMERICAN SHOW Newcastle Road, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent Stalls, music, free bacon and sausage bap. Trophies, everyone welcome, rods, cars, pick-ups etc. Contact 07901 923868 for more information.
Featuring Deuce Day, celebrating 90 years of the 1932 Ford.
Brooklands Museum, Surrey.
Deuce Day will be celebrating 90 years of the iconic 1932 Ford on Sunday September 4 at Brooklands Museum. There will be a dedicated display of Deuces, organised by Facebook Group Deuces of Britain, as part of Brooklands Museum American Day event. American Day is a highly popular and successful annual event dedicated to stars and stripes and the display of 1932 Fords will be an added bonus this year. The aim is to gather the largest display of Deuces ever seen in the UK. Although primarily focused around hot rods, all Fords of the marque are welcome, whether they are hot rods, restored originals, steel or ‘glass replicas. Advance tickets are available on line via the Brooklands Museum website or for more information visit www.deucesofbritain.co.uk or Facebook group Deuces of Britain.
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: www.nsra.org.uk or www.santapod.co.uk
AMERICAN CAR SHOW
Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, near Ipswich, Suffolk IP14 6AT
In association with the Knuckle Busters Car Club. All-American car show, spanning over six decades. Club stands, trade stands, autojumble, food and drink. Show & shine trophies on Sunday, show & shine display, car and driver free (pre-booked only). Showring displays, rock 'n' roll bands, autojumble, DJs and much more. Bar food all day, camping available. On the gate display car drivers and passengers must purchase a standard entry ticket. Public entry 10am-4pm. Tel. 01449 711 111 or see: www.stonhambarns.co.uk
Back for 2022 and under new management to celebrate the best of American culture. From hot rods through hot dogs to honky tonk, this show has all bases covered. For more info see: www.americana-international.info/ or to contact, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s Petrolheadonism LIVE is gearing up to be even bigger and better than last year’s. Taking place over the weekend of September 24-25 at Knebworth House featuring guest of honour Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage and Rob ‘Rabbit’ Pitts, Tavarish and Shmee150 all confirmed, as well as many other guest judges.
Rob Pitts is known as The eBay Outlaw and is best known from Rabbit’s Used Cars and as the host of the Hot Rods and Happy Hour Show and will be flying in from Greenville, South Carolina to Knebworth this September for the event. Rob will be interacting with guests all weekend long, as well as appearing on stage being interviewed about everything – find out why he was the first person to be banned for life from eBay! Rob is also a guest judge of the Elite Class competition.
Also appearing is Freddie ‘Tavarish’ Hernandez, who is a New Jersey-based automotive YouTuber with 2.16m subscribers who makes videos about buying, modifying, and breaking cars – from buying a salvage McLaren 675LT and rebuilding it to factory standards to hosting Car Trek with Ed Bolian and Tyler Hoover and will be a huge draw for the second Annual Petrolheadonism Live! Get your tickets now at http://petrolheadonism.live
MOCGB NATIONAL SHOW
Battlers Green Farm, Radlet, WD7 8PH. All American cars and hot rods welcome. there will be judging and prize giving in many categories and we will also have our hospitality trailer there with MOCGB branded merchandise for sale as well as the classic car boot sale and autojumble. There’s also food and drink vendors and the farm shops and facilities will be open all day. Open to members and non-members. £6 in advance www.ifounditevents.com or £7.50 on the gate. Open from 10am. All proceeds going to UK Autism charity. All American cars and hot rods welcome.
Camber Sands, Sussex TN31 7RL
Four fabulous days and nights of 1950s music, dancing and vintage lifestyle with a huge line-up of the world's best bands and DJs playing in three great venues. The weekend features a spectacular classic car cruise, vintage clothing mall, all-vinyl and 78s DJ sessions, burlesque shows, vintage style hair & beauty parlor, rockin’ barber, indoor flea market, midcentury art & design show, Rhythm Riot TV and lots more... including a free 1956 shuttle bus service, so even those without a car can get to ride in style! Full details and online booking at www.RhythmRiot. com or call 020 8566 5226 for information, bookings and flyers.
CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
NEC, Birmingham. The UK’s largest indoor classic event held in several halls and also the closing car show of the season. Joining together classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, the 2022 will cover thousands of square feet with classic and vintage cars, plus motorbikes. Expect to see celebrity stages, restoration demonstrations, car clubs galore, autojumble and just about anything you could imagine for your classic. It’s also the finals of the Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition, where Classic American will be taking centre stage in the American section with a stand displaying all the finalists. See: www.necclassicmotorshow.com for more information.
Second Sunday of every month at Valley Park Croydon, from 4.30pm onwards.
Chelsea Cruise, monthly meet, Chelsea Bridge / Battersea Park, last Saturday of every month from 7pm, Derek 07724 752512.
Swansea American Autos Brunch Meet. Third Sunday of each month (March-Oct) 11am-2pm at Baglan Industrial Park, Port Talbot, SA12 7BY. Hot food, toilets & DJ. For more info see our Facebook page, call 07815 701922 or email popscarhire@ hotmail.com
Wakey cruise night first Saturday of the month at the King's Arms on Heath Common, Wakefield WF1 5SE from 5pm. Tel John 07724 777375.