Your UK Car Event Calendar For The Rest Of 2018

Posted on 28 June 2018 by CarTakeBack

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The Formula 1 Grand Prix… Car Fest North… The Classic Ford Show… Rally GB… Just some of the unmissable car events this year. 

Grab your tickets and get those dates in your 2018 calendar - we’ve put together our exhaustive top motoring picks for car enthusiasts.  Strap yourself in, it’s a busy agenda.

We’ll catch you there!


June 2018

Bromley Pageant of Motoring 

What? One of the biggest one-day classic car shows. Join fellow enthusiasts soaking up the atmosphere and admiring over 3,000 classic cars. From ex-Top Gear presenter guests and ‘50 years of the Ford Escort’ to the Dixieland Band performers, there’s something for everyone.

When? Sunday 17th June 2018

Where? Norman Park, Bromley, Kent

Web: View Event Website

Add to Calendar 2018-06-17 2018-06-17 Europe/London Bromley Pageant of Motoring Norman Park, Bromley, Kent

Cofton American Car Show

What? A ‘totally awesome’ weekend celebrating all the American classics from Mustangs and Pontiacs to Cadillacs and Chevrolets. Experience the Cofton Cruise - a rare opportunity to admire a parade of the finest vintage motors.

When? Friday 29th June – Sunday 1st July 2018.

Where? Cofton, Devon

Web: View Event Website

Add to Calendar 2018-06-29 2018-07-01 Europe/London Cofton American Car Show Cofton, Devon

July 2018

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? Thursday 5th July - Sunday 8th July 2018

Where? Silverstone

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-05 2018-07-08 Europe/London Formula 1 British Grand Prix Silverstone

Goodwood Festival of Speed

What? This year, it’s the event’s 25th anniversary! The ‘Festival of Speed’ celebrates motoring and motorsport’s most iconic pioneers, plus you’ll enjoy a nostalgic journey through racing car history.

When? Thursday 12th July – Sunday 15th July 2018

Where? Goodwood

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-12 2018-07-15 Europe/London Goodwood Festival of Speed Goodwood

The Robert and Tanya Lewis Collection of Classic Cars and Memorabilia

What? In support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), Robert and Tanya Lewis are giving you the opportunity to explore their fascinating private collection of over 60 classic cars and memorabilia. Enter their auction to win some incredible prizes, including tickets to Goodwood Revival or a stay for 4 at a 15th Century Manor House.  

When? Saturday 14th July 2018

Where? Surrey

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 Europe/London The Robert and Tanya Lewis Collection of Classic Cars and Memorabilia Surrey

The Gravity Show

What? Whether you’re a vintage motor, race car or supercar fanatic, you’re bound to find something exciting at The Gravity Show. As the go-to modified car event, there’s over 600 incredible, customised cars from the UK and Europe, to enjoy.

When? Sunday 15th July 2018

Where? Stoneleigh NAEC

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 Europe/London The Gravity Show Stoneleigh NAEC

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? Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July

Where? Silverstone Circuit

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-20 2018-07-22 Europe/London Silverstone Classic Silverstone Circuit

Bug Jam 32

What? A colourful and fun day out celebrating all things VW. Bug Jam 32 is a family friendly, vibrant event, featuring drag races, stunt displays, live music arenas and much more.

When? Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July

Where? Santa Pod Raceway

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-20 2018-07-22 Europe/London Bug Jam 32 Santa Pod Raceway

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 with a dream bear ride. Enjoy the Vintage Village, Car-Nival and Farm-Olympics – a truly family friendly few days.

When? Friday 27th July – Sunday 29th July 2018

Where? Bolesworth, Cheshire

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Add to Calendar 2018-07-27 2018-07-29 Europe/London CarFest North Bolesworth, Cheshire

August 2018

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 more.

When? Friday 3rd August – Sunday 5th August 2018.

Where? Santa Pod Raceway

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-03 2018-08-05 Europe/London Ultimate Street Car Santa Pod Raceway

Gumball Rally 3000

What? Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Gumball Rally is a 3000-mile road trip of epic proportions - from London to Tokyo. Gumball even shuts down famous landmarks en-route, for static car displays. Only proud owners of supercars can enter, but anyone can head down to London and see the incredible start. 

When? Saturday 4th August 2018

Where? London

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-04 2018-08-04 Europe/London Gumball Rally 3000 London

Festival of Wheels

What? The event displays rare, glamorous vehicles and trucks, combined with entertaining stunts and live music. For adrenaline junkies and those with nerves of steel, buckle up for an incredible monster truck ride! For those less brave, climb on board the racing simulator or wander around the movie cars display.

When? Saturday 4th August & Sunday 5th August 2018

Where? Trinity Park, Ipswich

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-04 2018-08-05 Europe/London Festival of Wheels Trinity Park, Ipswich

Vintage Sports Car Club Prescott Speed Hill Climb

What? At 80 years old, this event is truly legendary. The finest vintage racing and sports cars compete to be the quickest up the 880-yard hill. Entering the contest will be everything from original machinery to tyre smoking aeroplane-engines. You’re bound to see an exquisite display of classic cars such as Bugatti, Bentley, Aston Martin, and many more. 

When? Saturday 4th August & Sunday 5th August 2018

Where? Prescott

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-04 2018-08-05 Europe/London Vintage Sports Car Club Prescott Speed Hill Climb Prescott

Classic Ford Car Show & Auto-Jumble

What? On this day, we celebrate the legendary, iconic, Ford. The company that jump-started the world of motoring. As a classic car enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this.

When? Sunday 12th August

Where? Maltings Road, Essex

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-12 2018-08-12 Europe/London Classic Ford Car Show & Auto-Jumble Maltings Road, Essex

Knuckle Busters At The Barns

What? For those who love hot rodding and rockabilly music, this is the event for you. Along with live music and a show ‘n’ shine, you can enjoy incredible hot rods with American cars and bikes.

When? Friday 24th August – Monday 27th August 2018 - Weekend Camping

Where? Stonham Barns, Suffolk

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-24 2018-08-27 Europe/London Knuckle Busters At The Barns Stonham Barns, Suffolk

Capesthorne Cheshire Classic Show

What? Set in the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall, you’ll enjoy stunning stately home views, coupled with an abundance of classic cars.

When? Sunday 26th August 2018

Where? Capesthorne Hall

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Add to Calendar 2018-08-26 2018-08-26 Europe/London Capesthorne Cheshire Classic Show Capesthorne Hall

September 2018

Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar

What? A supercar extravaganza! With 1,000 displayed vehicles, explore plenty of rare vintage motors, extreme hypercars and flamboyant supercars.

When? Sunday 2nd September 2018

Where? Blenheim Palace

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Add to Calendar 2018-09-02 2018-09-02 Europe/London Blenheim Palace Classic & Supercar Blenheim Palace

Manchester Classic Car Show

What? A showcase of the greatest UK classic cars. Enjoy motors through the ages, from pre-war cars to ‘future classics’. Along with the finest motoring nostalgia, you can admire outrageous supercars of dreams and watch live rally action.

When? Saturday 15th September & Sunday 16th September 2018

Where? EventCity, Manchester

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Add to Calendar 2018-09-15 2018-09-16 Europe/London Manchester Classic Car Show EventCity, Manchester

Harborough Sports Classic and Vintage Meet

What? If you fancy meeting like-minded classic car enthusiasts like yourself, this is the event to get along to.

When? Sunday 16th September 2018

Where? Harborough Show Ground, Leicester

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Add to Calendar 2018-09-16 2018-09-16 Europe/London Harborough Sports Classic and Vintage Meet Harborough Show Ground, Leicester

Complete Kit Car Track Day

What? Kit car fanatics… this is the event for you! Whether you’re a first-time track racer or an expert on the circuit, anyone can compete. 

When? Sunday 23rd September 2018

Where? Blyton Park

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Add to Calendar 2018-09-23 2018-09-23 Europe/London Complete Kit Car Track Day Blyton Park

October 2018

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? Thursday 4th October – Sunday 7th October 2018

Where? North Wales and Cheshire venues

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Add to Calendar 2018-10-04 2018-10-07 Europe/London Rally GB North Wales and Cheshire venues

Trax

What? The ultimate performance car event! Be track-side for the all the thrilling action, plus show-stopping displays and a Show & Shine Paddock. You can even take to the tracks yourself, getting the experience of a lifetime on the Silverstone circuit.

When? Sunday 7th October 2018

Where? Silverstone Circuit

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Add to Calendar 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 Europe/London Trax Silverstone Circuit

Shuttleworth Race Day Sprint

What? A fun, sprint course with some of the most iconic and prestigious classic cars taking part. It’s not competitive, but it’s certainly exciting. To celebrate Shuttleworth’s passion for veteran cars and aviation, there’s also vintage aircraft flying displays and live music. Get dolled up in 1920’s fashion to really get in the spirit!  

When? Sunday 7th October 2018

Where? Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire

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Add to Calendar 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 Europe/London Shuttleworth Race Day Sprint Old Warden Aerodrome, Bedfordshire

November 2018

Ultimate Stance

What? With more than 350 of the best slammed and stanced show cars, this is a must if you’re into custom cars. You’ll enjoy exploring cars fitted with rare and sought-after wheels, plus fantastic detailing demonstrations, retro displays and much, much more.

When? Sunday 4th November 2018

Where? The Telford International Centre

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Add to Calendar 2018-11-04 2018-11-04 Europe/London Ultimate Stance The Telford International Centre

Simply Smart Rally

What? Calling all Smart car owners… rev those engines and drive into Beaulieu for the Smart event of the year. Admire an array of bright, fun and crazily-wrapped vehicles, plus the limited edition ‘Crossblade’.

When? Sunday 11th November 2018

Where? Beaulieu

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Add to Calendar 2018-11-11 2018-11-11 Europe/London Simply Smart Rall Beaulieu

December 2018

The Christmas Cracker

What? Stalls, sellers and stands of classic car collectibles, alongside a timeless display of classic cars. What more could a vintage vehicle enthusiast ask for this Christmas?

When? Saturday 1st December & Sunday 2nd December 2018

Where? Museum of Transport, Manchester

Web: View Event Website

Add to Calendar 2018-12-01 2018-12-02 Europe/London The Christmas Cracker Museum of Transport, Manchester

Ongoing

Bond In Motion

What? For petrol-heads and Bond fanatics, this is absolutely unmissable. The London Film Museum is displaying over 100 original cars from all of the James Bond movies. There’s the Aston Martin DB5 from ‘GoldenEye’, the ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1 from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and the ‘Little Nellie’ Wallis WA-116 Agile Autogyro from ‘You Only Live Twice’, plus many more!

When? Ongoing exhibition

Where? London Film Museum

Web: View Event Website

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