Plan 2019 with our guide to 10 of the best car shows and events in the UK.
Autosport International, NEC Birmingham10th – 13th January (Trade), 12th – 13th January (Public) 2019
One of the biggest pre-season events, the annual Autosport International will be celebrating its 29th anniversary. The 12th and 13th of January will feature an incredible exhibition of live action, the industry’s biggest stars and displays from every level of motoring. The event also includes two days of trade only on the 10th & 11th of January. This features the very latest in automotive and performance engineering technology, providing members of the industry with the opportunity to network and do business.
Taking place alongside Autosport International, is the Performance Car Show, which will have a stronger emphasis this year on Tuning and is a perfect event for enthusiasts who take their car modification seriously. The Show will also continue to feature its established array of stunning & exotic performance cars as well as car clubs, supercars and displays from top manufacturers.
Race Retro, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire22nd – 24th February 2019
Historic motorsport fans need only to wait until February for the annual Race Retro event, held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. Highlights include an auction of historic cars, interviews with legendary racing drivers and, of course, a live rally stage.
Ultimate Dubs, The Telford International Centre, Telford10th March 2019
The UK’s largest indoor VW Group event, catering for modified Volkswagens, Audis, Seats and Skodas. If slammed VW Golfs and Audi TTs with more attitude than a bored teenager are your thing, Ultimate Dubs is the ultimate place to be in March.
BTCC Season Opener, Brands Hatch, Kent6th – 7th April 2019
The 2019 season will commence on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for the season-opener and the majestic Grand Prix circuit for the finale. The historic Kent race track has seen some spectacular BTCC entertainment over the years that the championship has been visiting, and has been the scene of many a nail-biting finale.
Malvern Festival of Transport, Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire7th April 2019
The Festival of Transport is the first full classic vehicle show of the year for Classic Shows and incorporates three separate events; the Malvern Classic Car Show, the Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show and the Malvern Mini & Spares Day. The event features over 400 vintage, classic & modern classic vehicles on display, with club stands and a full vehicle concours, plus lots more! Alongside the eclectic display of vehicles, expect to see over 100 trade and autojumble stalls.
Donington Historic Festival, Castle Donington, Derby3rd – 5th May 2019
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.
London Motorshow, ExCeL London16th May – 19th May 2019
Hosted at the ExCeL in London, the London Motor Show is the largest automotive show in the UK and will showcase the latest technologies and innovations from some of the world’s leading brands. Industry experts will also be on-hand to answer questions and demonstrate new tech. https://thelondonmotorshow.co.uk/
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, West Sussex4th – 7th July 2019
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has morphed over the years into a hugely popular event and for a reason, with a staggering breadth and depth of cars, wild show-boating by world-famous drivers who see this as an opportunity to let their hair down, and a truly astonishing level of attention to detail; no-one frets over the small stuff like the staff at Goodwood do, which is why it’s still one of the must-see events of the year. If you attend just one motoring event this year then please make the time to visit Goodwood on 4th – 7th July 2019.
Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar Show, Oxfordshire8th September 2019
An essential diary date for every car lover! Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar is brought to you by the organisers of renowned automotive event Salon Privé, presenting 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.
The Bicester Sunday Scramble, Bicester, Oxfordshire6th October 2019
If you like Cars, Coffee & more Cars then this is the event for you, held at an old RAF base you’ll get the chance to see some true classics and also show off your own classics. Truly great day out for all Classic car enthusiasts.
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