UK Motoring Events in 2019

Posted on 08 March 2019 by CarTakeBack

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Grab your tickets and get those dates in your 2019 calendar - we’ve put together a list of unmissable motoring events happening this year in the UK and beyond for car enthusiasts.

Strap yourself in as this year it’s a busy agenda, so get ready to attend some of the most thrilling events you won't want to miss!

March

Ultimate Dubs

What: Kicking off the show season this year is the UK's largest Indoor VAG enthusiast's event, bringing together the Ultimate VW, Audi, Seat & Skoda vehicles from all over Europe!
When: 10th March
Where: The Telford International Centre, Telford
Web: View Event Website 

Ulitimate Dubs 2019

Spring Action Day

What: This event is the opener for Castle Combe this year, with non-stop track time, car club displays, drift demos, a trade village, and a show and shine competition. This event is a great way to jump into spring.
When: 30th March
Where: Castle Combe
Web: View Event Website

Spring Action Day 2019 

Mimms Honda Day

What: The largest Honda performance event in the UK, attracting enthusiasts from Holland, Belgium, France and Ireland, showcasing the best Honda's.
When: 31st March
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Mimms Honda Day 2019

April

The Fast Show

What: The first performance and modified car event on the 2019 calendar for Santa Pod. With lots of action, displays and nightlife, there will be fun for all the family to enjoy all weekend.
When: 6th - 7th April
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

The Fast Show 2019

VHRA - Vintage Nationals

What: The Vintage Nationals is the third event ran by the Vintage Hot Rod Association, which will be held once again at Santa Pod, the home of UK drag racing since 1966. See traditional and custom hot rods take the drag strip on the Saturday, and be crowned the fastest of the classes on the Sunday. This event will have traders and clubs from all eras.
When: 12th - 13th April
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Vintage Nationals

Modified Nationals

What: One of the biggest Performance & Tuning weekends in the UK. With plenty of non-stop action and entertainment from Friday until Sunday, this is a weekend you don’t want to miss! At a brand new venue this year, the show features indoor and outdoor displays, drifting and passenger rides, BMX and Bike stunts, traders and exhibitors, and evening entertainment. So get the tent ready, and don’t miss out on this exhilarating weekend!
When: 19th - 21st April
Where: NAEC Stoneleigh, Coventry
Web: View Event Website 

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Modified Nationals

Festival of Power

What: An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment with, stunt displays, jet cars, and nitro funny cars. Plus powerful monster trucks go off track for some action packed fun.
When: 19th - 21st April
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Festival Of Power

May

Donington Historic Festival

What: The Donington Historic Festival is one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of Motorsport history, with three days of epic on track action. You'll see everything from pre-war single seaters, to prototypes and Touring Cars.
When: 3rd - 5th May
Where: Donington Park
Web: View Event Website

 Donington Historic Festival 2019

Springspeed Nationals

What: New to the venue this year, is this action packed, drag racing weekend, featuring a wild variety of cars and bikes.
When: 4th - 5th May
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Springspeed Nationals 2019

Japfest

What: The first event of 2019 for the largest gathering of Japanese performance cars in the UK. Hosted at the iconic Silverstone circuit you can be track-side with sprint tests, track action, and the return of Drift Kings for 2019! You could also be in with a chance of winning your very own Subaru Impreza!
When: 5th May
Where: Silverstone
Web: View Event Website

Japfest Silverstone 2019

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals

What: A weekend full of drag racing pre-1973! A huge gathering of Hot rods, customs, Outlaw Anglias, dragsters and altereds, with Wild Bunch and the Gasser Circus, and a display from Roger Goring's state of the art Ford Mustang Jet Car. With live bands, stalls, and trophies for ‘Spirit of the Event’, this is defiantly a nostalgic weekend you don't want to miss!
When: 10th - 12th May
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals 2019

Big Bang Camper & Bus Show - VW Festival

What: The first and friendliest VW festival on the 2019 calendar. Three days of VW fun with great racing, music and entertainment at the home of European Drag Racing! From Beetles and buses, to campers and caddies, join the show to enjoy the Drag Racing, or chill out on the camp site with VWs galore.
When: 17th - 19th May
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Big Bang Camper And Bus Show - VW Festival 2019

London Motor & Tech Show

What: In association with DriveTribe, this exhibition is worthwhile to trip. With the live arena, live stage, and expo space hosting stunts, displays, demonstrations from manufactures, and motoring legends and celebrities to meet visitors, this is a show that the whole family will enjoy!
When: 16th - 19th May
Where: Excel London
Web: View Event Website

London Motor And Tech Show 2019

June

Performance Vauxhall Show

What: The largest Vauxhall performance event in the UK. Attracting enthusiasts to the new venue this year, to celebrate the past, present and future of all things Vauxhall.
When: 9th June
Where: Bruntingthorpe
Web: View Event Website

Performance Vauxhall Show 2019

Retro Show

What: An action packed retro day full of cars, bikes, scooters and lorries from the 1950’s through to 1995. Featuring Drag Demos, Show & Shine, traders, club stands, a Vehicles for Sale paddock, evening entertainment, fun fair rides, and much more.
When: 16th June
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Retro Show 2019

Summer Action Festival

What: This event is the start of summer, with non-stop track time, car club displays, drift demos, a trade village, and a show and shine competition. What a great way to enjoy the sunshine… just don’t forget your sun cream!
When: 22 June
Where: Castle Combe
Web: View Event Website

Summer Action Festival 2019

July

Ford Show

What: From the classics to the modern hot hatches and performance models, The Ford Show has lots to offer, with Ford Drag Demos, club displays, live entertainment, stunts and lots more!
When: 7th July
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Ford Show 2019

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

What: The ‘Festival of Speed’ celebrates motoring and Motorsport's most iconic pioneers. Plus you’ll enjoy a nostalgic journey through racing car history amongst other motoring enthusiasts and legends!
When: 4th - 7th July
Where: Goodwood House, West Sussex
Web: View Event Website

Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2019

Dragstalgia

What: Going back to the roots of Dragstalgia, this weekend is dedicated to drag racing with classic dragsters, hot rods, bikes and more.
When: 12th - 14th July
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Dragstalgia 2019

Japfest

What: The Second event for the largest gathering of Japanese performance cars in the UK. This year is the celebration of 20 Years of the Honda S2000.
When: 13th July
Where: Donington Park
Web: View Event Website

Japfest Donington 2019

Trax Donington

What: The first instalment for this ultimate performance car show. Be track-side for the all the thrilling action, plus see performance cars from across the decades from hot hatches to supercars, and show cars to track cars at Trax's second venue!
When: 14th July
Where: Donington Park
Web: View Event Website

Trax Donington 2019

Formula 1 - British Grand Prix

What: Nothing beats the thrill and speed of a Formula 1 race. Get circuit-side to watch the fastest motor racers compete for the trophy. As one of the world’s most iconic sporting events, it’s not one to miss.
When: 12th - 14th July
Where: Silverstone
Web: View Event Website

F1 British Grand Prix 2019

BMW Show

What: An exclusive event for all BMWs including race cars, show cars, modern, retros, classics, new Minis, and BMW bikes. With powerful engines, rear-wheel drive and stable handling, these all add up to unbeatable straight-line and sideways fun on the track.
When: 21th July
Where: Santa pod
Web: View Event Website

 BMW Show 2019

Silverstone Classic

What: For the vintage car enthusiasts, Silverstone Classic provides you with a weekend of spectacular history from motor racing. An event for the whole family, there are interactive driving experiences, dynamic demonstrations, live music, and much more.
When: 26th - 28th July
Where: Silverstone
Web: View Event Website

Silverstone Classic 2019

Bug Jam 33

What: A colourful and fun day out celebrating all things VW. Bug Jam 33 is a family friendly, vibrant event, featuring drag races, stunt displays, live music arenas and much more.
When: 26th - 28th July
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Bug Jam 33 2019 

CarFest North

What: Run by ex-Top Gear presenter, Chris Evans, this is an action-packed 4-wheeled weekend. Admire the funkiest, wildest, futuristic cars from around the world and raise money for Children in Need. Enjoy the Vintage Village, Car-Nival and the Bolesworth International Horse Jumping – a truly family friendly few days.
When: 26th - 28th July
Where: Children in Need - Cheshire
Web: View Event Website

CarFest North 2019

August

Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival

What: This motorcycle event returns for 2019 as one of Europe’s biggest celebrations of motorcycling through the decades.
When: 3rd - 4th August
Where: Donington Park
Web: View Event Website

Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival

Ford Fair

What: Ford Fair is Europe's biggest and best Ford event. With over 4,000 cars and 18,000 guests expected to attend the iconic circuit this year!
When: 4th August
Where: Silverstone
Web: View Event Website

Ford Fair 2019

Ultimate Street Car

What: USC is loud, fast, and one of the biggest modified car festivals in Europe. This extreme show offers the best in drag racing, stunt displays, drifting, jet cars, and much, much more.
When: 9th - 11th Aug
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Ultimate Street Car 2019

UK Monster Truck Nationals

What: Get some off-road, monster action with this show. With stunts, rides, a debut of the Lambo Monster Truck, and meet and greets of the riders before the show, this thrill- action show is definitely off track!
When: 18th August
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Monster Truck Nationals 2019

CarFest South

What: Another family friendly, actioned pack weekend, full of music, cars, food and entertainment. Enjoy the Vintage Village, Car-Nival and the live entertainment on the stage, and a kids theatre and BuskStop!
When: 23th - 25th August
Where: Hampshire
Web: View Event Website

CarFest South 2019

Moto GP

What: Watch some of the best motorbike riders in history on the landmark track - Silverstone, where the first Motorcycle Grand Prix event was held, back in 1977. This is definitely an event you do not want to miss, if you are a motorbike fanatic!
When: 25 August
Where: Silverstone
Web: View Event Website

Moto GP 2019

Tunerfest Midlands

What: A brand new event to host the Time Attack championship. Performance and tuning cars steal the show as competitors race against the clock to set the fastest lap of the track, also with displays and demos for all day track action.
When: 26th August
Where: Donington Park
Web: View Event Website

Tunerfest Midlands 2019

September

Forge Action Day

What: Track racing, drift demos, club displays and competitions, join thousands of other car performance enthusiasts on this action packed day.
When: 7 September
Where: Castle Combe
Web: View Event Website

Forge Action Day 2019

Goodwood Revival

What: Step back in time between 1948 and 1966, to celebrate and recreate the history, legends and fancy outfits of Motorsport at Goodwood.
When: 13th - 15th September
Where: Goodwood Motor Circuit - Chichester
Web: View Event Website

Goodwood Revival 2019

JapShow Finale

What: The last chance to attend a Japanese car show before the winter months, at the season closer Jap Show Finale. So hit the drag the strip one last time!
When: 29th September
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

JapShow Finale 2019

October

Trax Silverstone

What: The second instalment for Trax hosted at the iconic Silverstone Circuit. Be track-side for the all the thrilling action, plus see show-stopping displays and a Show & Shine Paddock. You can even take to the tracks yourself, getting the experience of a lifetime!
When: 6th October
Where: Silverstone
Web: View Event Website

Trax Silverstone 2019

Wales Rally GB

What: The FIA World Rally Championships challenges racers to compete in rallies across punishing terrains and in extreme weather – all to become ‘the world’s best driver’. In October, Wales hosts an unmissable, thrilling round of the competition.
When: 3rd - 6th October
Where: Wales
Web: View Event Website

Flame & Thunder Show

What: This action packed day for all the family features Motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience a 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragster, along with cars and bikes from various classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Drifting and Stunt Riders, and end it all with a firework display and bonfire.
When: 26th October
Where: Santa Pod
Web: View Event Website

Flame and Thunder Show 2019

November

Classic Motor Show

What: This show is for classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond. The 2019 classic car show graces the halls of Birmingham's NEC once again.
When: 8th - 10th November
Where: NEC, Birmingham
Web: View Event Website

 Classic Motor Show 2019

Fireworks Frenzy

What: The finale to end the show season for 2019. With fireworks and fast cars, what a better end to any petrol heads action packed year.
When: 2nd November
Where: Santa pod
Web: View Event Website

 

Other events throughout the year

British Touring Car Championship

When: 6th April - 12th October
Where: 10 races at various circuits across the UK.
Web: View Event Website

British Drift Championship

When: 6th April - 13th October
Where: 6 races across the UK
Web: View Event Website

Truckfest

When: 5th May - 5th October 
Where: 8 shows across the UK
Web: View Event Website

Straightliners

When: 1st March - 13th October
Where: Host to many events throughout the show season
Web: View Event Website

Outside the UK

The Isle of Man TT 

When: 25th May - 7th June
Where: Isle Of Man
Web: View Event Website

Geneva Motor Show

When: 7th - 17th March
Where: Palexpo, Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Web: View event Website

Le Mans 24 Hour

When: 15th - 16th June
Where: Le Mans - France
Web: View event Website

New York International Auto Show

When: 19th - 28th April
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre, NYC, USA
Web: View event Website

Tokyo Motor Show

When: 24th October - 4th November
Where: Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Web: View event Website

SEMA Show

When: 5th - 8th November
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Web: View event Website

HyperFEST

When: 17th - 19th May
Where: Virginia International Raceway - USA
Web: View event Website

Gumball 3000

When: 7th - 15th June
Where: Mykonos to Ibiza
Web: View event Website

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