Pick of the month October 2018
MOTORCLASSICA 11-14 OCTOBER
It’s a long way to go unless you already live in Australia (and possibly even if you do), but Melbourne’s Motorclassica is well worth making the effort for. A four-day event, it kicks off with a parade through the centre of the city and includes both a concours d’elegance – the southern hemisphere’s finest, according to the organisers – and a classic motor show, with more than 80 exhibitors. If previous years are anything to go by, it should be quite special: 2017’s Best in Show was a 1913 Rolls-royce Silver Ghost.
0061 1300 884 226; www.motorclassica.com.au
AUTO E MOTO D’ EPOCA 25-28 OCTOBER
Billed as ‘The biggest vintage car market in Europe,’ Padova’s Auto e Moto D’epoca features an astounding 5000 classics for sale, plus spares for a huge number of cars and enough automobilia to delight even the most dedicated of enthusiasts. Themed exhibitions – last year’s were ‘Monza’ and ‘Police cars’ – manufacturer displays, auctions and a ‘Future Hub’ ensure there’s plenty to keep you occupied in the unlikely event that you find yourself all shopped out. 0039 049 7386856; www.autoemotodepoca.com
THE GREAT BRITISH LAND ROVER SHOW 25 NOVEMBER
The events calendar gets a little bare by November, but Landies have always thumbed their noses at weather that would send most classics scrambling for the garage. This is not just a winter event in the UK, but one with a sizeable outdoor element – you can even tackle Stoneleigh Park’s 2.4-mile off-road course. The less hardy can enjoy indoor features such as workshops. 01283 553244; www.greatbritishlrshow.com