Top 10 UK Car Shows & Events in 2021
Plan 2021 with our guide to the top 10 car shows and events in the UK.
Please note: I pray the organisers for all events that had to be postponed/cancelled are well and will be back with their shows in 2022. With the lockdown still in place at present, 2021 may be a difficult one for the events industry. Hopefully lockdown starts to ease, things improve and there are plenty of car shows for you to attend this year. So, with that in mind, this year the top 10 events will be from May onwards as most events have been postponed or cancelled until then (events & dates to be confirmed).
Donington Historic Festival
Where: Castle Donington, Derby
When: 1st – 2nd May 2021
How much: from £21
Find out more at Donington Historic
The Donington Historic Festival is held at Donington Circuit, the perfect venue for a series of hard-fought races you can imagine. It features a series of races comprising of classic racing cars driven by drivers who appear to have forgotten just how valuable some of the machines are.
Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or have never seen a historic racing car in action before, you’ll find plenty to entertain you at the Donington Historic Festival. Celebrating the 10th festival in 2020, the event is firmly established as a major fixture on the international historic racing calendar. It attracts thousands of spectators, hundreds of world-class historic racing cars and huge numbers of classic car club displays.
Spring Action Day
Where: Castle Combe
When: 22nd May 2021
How much: from £30
Find out more at Spring Action Day
As one of the UK’s best-loved circuits, Castle Combe offers spectacular racing. There’s modern facilities and stunning scenery, with easy access to anyone in the South-West and beyond. Gripping non-stop track action, awesome paddock displays, thrilling drifting demos, public track time & passenger rides – in conclusion, a real kick start to the year!
Where: Coventry, Warwickshire
When: 4th – 6th June 2021
How much: FREE!
Find out more at MotoFest Coventry
Three days of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness. A weekend of free family fun in the UK’s Motor City. Discover how Coventry’s heritage is shaping the city’s future.
It brings together thousands, young and old, to celebrate the industry that moves us. Thrilling motorsport, heritage displays, global street food, live music and more: MotoFest is the one summer party invite that’s just too good to turn down.
Where: Goodwood Motor Circuit
When: 19th – 20th June 2021
How much: from £20
Find out more at Players Classic
Disrupting the manicured lawns and tranquility of Goodwood Motor Circuit. This show’s variety is possibly unparalleled in ‘the scene’. A blend of modified modern classics, hot rods, circuit monsters, drift cars and everything in-between. Every scene and automotive sub-culture are not just represented but integrated into a melting pot of curated metal.
Enjoy a stroll between the perfectly painted white buildings and simple wood-framed pit garages in the paddock. Stand beside the track and hear the diverse mix of exhaust notes, as drivers get to grips with the challenge of the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit. It’s established itself as a staple of the European show calendar and one not to be missed.
There will be a Track Day on both Friday and Saturday for 2020. Saturday will see day one of Show and Shine, with the chilled vibe continuing throughout the weekend. Sunday will then see the Show and Shine also take to the track in a Breakfast Club style layout, allowing an even bigger show.
As with previous years, all cars will need to be pre selected and approved including track cars. Show Cars and Passengers will need to be pre paid as per previous years.
Summer Action Day
Where: Castle Combe, WiltshireCastle Combes’ Summer Action Festival is open to ALL cars, from performance, classic, kit, modified to original, with specific areas for each.
When: 1st August 2021
How much: from £12.50 to £35
Find out more about the Summer Action Day
Enjoy the usual winning Action Day format of track time, club displays, drift demos, parades & the FREE lunchtime club cruise.
There’s something for all Action Day fans whether you want to hit the track for a 15 minute session, enjoy a leisurely paced parade, polish and shine on a club display or just walk through the many trade stands and along the viewing banks for the drifting!
British Mini Day
Where: Himley Hall
When: 1st August 2021
How much: TBC
Find out more at British Mini Day
The Premier Mini Event in the UK. British Mini Day at Himley Hall is regarded as an established opener to the summer show season. Open to all types of Mini’s and variants from 1959 to present day.
British Mini Day will be the best place to find a massive range of Mini products: parts & accessories, graphics, clothing, collectable models, cleaning products and specialised insurance for your pride and joy. British Mini Days attracts Mini clubs from around the country, displaying members Minis and getting involved in the theme of the show.
Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a Mini, there is no better place than a British Mini Day. Past years have attracted large numbers of top quality Minis For Sale.
Audis in the Park XII
Where: Deene Park, Northamptonshire
When: 8th August 2021
How much: £15 in advance, £20 on the day
Find out more at Audis in the Park XII
Audis in the Park (AITP) is the World’s Biggest Audi event! A 100% Audi only event that was created back in 2009 as a one off event for Audi owners and Enthusiasts.
The Buzz, Feedback and Euphoria that followed the show proved to the organisers that Audi owners needed their very own dedicated Audi event and Audis in the Park was born.
Year on year the event has grown, doubling in size each year. Nowadays it is not uncommon to see 2000 plus Audis flood on to the event field and more and more enthusiasts are now making the long haul journeys from Europe and beyond just to be part of this amazing Audi only spectacle. Old, New, Standard or Modified, if it’s an Audi, it’s welcome!
Supercar Fest – The Hill
Where: SHELSLEY WALSH HILL CLIMB, WORCESTERSHIRE
When: 29th August 2021
How much: from £20
Find out more at Supercar Fest – The Hill
The one day festival will once again showcase the best modern day & classic supercars ever built. Enjoy unrestricted access to the Supercar Paddock, where you can get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic machines ever made.
Watch the supercars blasting up the famous hill, and get your ear plugs ready for some very exclusive supercar and motorsport demonstration runs.
Aside from the cars, you and the family can enjoy 2 nights of camping on site. You can also listen to some live music from a selection of bands, grab something to eat from the food truck village, enjoy a drink at one of the onsite bars and visit one of our many trade stands.
Where: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
When: 1st – 5th September 2021
How much: TBC
Find out more at Salon Privé
An essential diary date for every car lover! Salon Privé is an unmissable opportunity to see the most extravagant and spectacular cars on the planet. Get closer than ever before to the world’s greatest automotive marques such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Noble, Pagani, Rimac, Rolls-Royce, Zenvo and many others.
Gravity Show 2021
Where: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
When: 19th September 2021
How much: from £17.50
Find out more at Gravity Show
Gravity Show is back for its 5th anniversary on Sunday 19th September 2021. Same Place, More Space, New Date! 2 huge exhibition halls and 5x more outdoor space, including the all new Live Action Area! Gravity 2021 will be home to over 1,000 of Europe’s best show cars hand selected by the Gravity Car Show team.