Classic Car Events 2020

classic car events 2020

The classic car events 2020 page will primarily focus upon larger events and showcases which are held within the UK but can include certain additional shows where warranted. If you or your club, organisation or events team would like an inclusion to the classic events page, please contact us to discuss this further.

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Brooklands New Years Day Gathering

Date and time: January 1 (9.00 – 16.00)
Location: Brooklands
Ticket Price: Adult £16 (£14.50), Senior (60+)/Student £15.00 (£13.50), Children (5-16)£9.00 (£8.00), Children under 5 FREE and Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £42.00 (£38.00)
Event Summary: Everybody – whether you’re driving a “Classic” or not – is welcome to join us at what is probably the largest New Year’s Day Classic Vehicle Gathering in the UK.

With over 1,000 vehicles expected, live music and a winter barbeque and other additional food outlets, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands to kick start 2020 in style.
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Autosport International – NEC

Date and time: January 9 – 12
Location: Birmingham NEC
Ticket Price: See here
Event Summary: Fueling the motorsport world of shows and exhibits, Autosport International connects motorsport experts and enthusiasts to network, trade, discuss, explore and market their unique showpieces this coming January 9th – 12th at Birmingham’s massive NEC.

Located in hall 3a, the trade-exclusive Autosport Engineering Show offers registrants the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and discover the latest industry innovations as well as the opportunity to collaborate with new businesses. Autosport International will be celebrating the 30th anniversary this coming event for motorsport success! With over 60% of trade visitors attending to keep up with what is happening in motorsport, there are a lot more exciting entities to cover across the exclusive “trade-only” Thursday and Friday.
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Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show

Date and time: February 8 – 9
Location: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet,
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: Restoration and completion attracts classic vehicle enthusiasts to the halls of the Royal Bath & West Showground with specialist traders, parts suppliers and jumble stands offering bargain prices and autojumble.
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The London Classic Car Show

Date and time: February 20 – 23
Location: London Olympia
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: The London Classic Car Show is a must-attend event for classic enthusiasts, collectors and experts. The show relocates to the historic London Olympia for this year’s event from 20-23 February 2020.
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Race Retro

Date and time: February 21 – 23
Location: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
Ticket Price: Tickets via this link
Event Summary: Welcoming a brand new headline sponsor, Reis Motorsport Insurance, the 2020 show is set to bring together over 24,000 motorsport fans, with a spectacular turnout of racing drivers, preparers, traders and enthusiasts. Covering every discipline including formula and circuit racing, rallying, hill climbs, touring cars, single marque series, motorcycling, GT cars and more, join us in admiration as an unrivalled showcase of iconic motors are revealed.

Renowned for our exhilarating outdoor action, Rallying with Group B are set to host not one, but two Live Rally Stages across the weekend with improved viewing areas for the upcoming show. Watch in awe as 120+ ex-works and WRC cars show us what they’re made of.
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Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Date and time: March 27 – 29
Location: Birmingham NEC
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: The event brings together 1000+ cars on display, 150+ car clubs representing a wide variety of marques and models; 250+ exhibitors and autojumblers including restoration companies, services providers and product suppliers; car auction, celebrities, car competitions and practical workshops on restoration skills.
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Donnington Historic Festival

Date and time: May 1 – 3
Location: Donnington Park
Ticket Price: TBA – Check website nearer time
Event Summary: 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. After seven very successful years the event is firmly established as a major fixture on the international historic racing calendar, attracting many thousands of spectators, hundreds of world-class historic racing cars and huge numbers of classic car club displays.
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Prescott – La Vie en Bleu

Date and time: May 23 – 24
Location: Prescott Hillclimb
Ticket Price: TBA
Event Summary: The Bugatti Trust will join in the festivities with a very special car on display for their Summer Exhibition whilst other historic cars can be seen, some for the first time ever.

Always a favourite event, the spectacular cars will be complemented by the stilt walkers and atmospheric music to keep you entertained throughout the day and even Battle of Britain flypast.
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35th Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show

Date and time: Bank Holiday 25th May
Location: Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AY
Ticket Price: Adults £7.50, children £2.50
Event Summary: 700-year-old Ripley Castle, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has been home to the Ingilby family for 26 generations. Just 3 miles north of historic Harrogate, it’s easily accessible from the A1. The castle boasts historic armour and furnishings, extensive gardens and deer-park, plus national horticultural collections, so there’s plenty to explore for a packed family day out.

Filling this magnificent space will be a huge display of classic cars, motorcycles, vans, trucks and ex-military vehicles. Private classic cars are warmly invited along.

Extensive club stands will give visitors the chance to swap tips with fellow enthusiasts. Arena demonstrations and full-commentary parades include the popular Land Rover Display, whilst the large autojumble and range of trade stands could provide that vital missing part for your own project. With the splendid castle as backdrop, show entry includes admission to the castle grounds, gardens and parkland, with castle tours also available at a small extra charge.
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London Concours d’Elegance

Date and time: June 10
Location: Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: Hosted in the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters – a five-acre oasis of green close to Bank and Barbican – the London Concours is the ultimate automotive garden party. Last year’s event gathered a collection of over 100 of the most astonishing cars ever built, alongside fine watchmakers, fashion, art and luxury food and drink.
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21st Ripon Classic Car & Bike Show

Date and time: Sunday 14th June 2020
Location: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Rd, North Yorkshire, Ripon HG4 1UG
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Event Summary: Over 500 classic vehicles will be on show including cars, motorcycles, vans, commercials, trucks, Classic Land Rovers, 4×4 Vehicles and ex-military vehicles.

Chat to fellow enthusiasts at an extensive range of club stands. Sit back and enjoy a full arena schedule of parades, displays and commentary running all day, including classic Land Rover displays. Browse hundreds of trade stands and the ever-popular auto-jumble for the chance to pick up that elusive spare part, or classic insignia. Whatever your motoring passion, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at this packed show.
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Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance Suffolk

Date and time: June 27 – 28
Location: Heveningham Hall Heveningham
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: Heveningham Concours, inaugurated in 2016 as a motorsport event, brings together some 50 of the world’s finest motor cars which are displayed amid the backdrop of Grade I listed Georgian mansion Heveningham Hall on dramatic grass terraces designed by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie.

Since its inauguration, Heveningham Concours has evolved to include a separate aviation concours, Horsepower Hill, a ‘drag race’ for owners & guests along the main estate road, and The Heveningham Tour, a 50-mile drive for owners through the Suffolk countryside with a stop for lunch.

Heveningham Concours takes place at the same time as the annual Country Fair which itself attracts over 20,000 visitors to the 5,000 acre Capability Brown landscape.
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Great North Classic Car Show

Date and time: Saturday 4 July
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Event Summary: The Annual Great North Classic Car Show in conjunction with the very special Aston Workshops has announced the show will include a Concours d’Elegance to compliment the 400+ classic car showcase at the Black Horse Beamish Saturday, July 6th 2019. Famous for its picturesque backdrop and stunning scenery, the show has now doubled in size with the introduction of new features to include:

  • On-site auction sale of prestige, classic, collectors and high-performance motor cars and automobilia. Entries are still open for this event. Enquires via Aston Workshop for information on this event.
  • New Concours d’Elegance feature with awards by well-known industry judges for special categories
  • live music and five-course dinner.
  • The chosen charity will be selected

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21st Leighton Hall Classic Car & Bike Show

Date and time: Sunday 5th July 2020 – 10:00 – 16:00
Location: Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9ST
Ticket Price: Adults £7.50, children £2.50
Event Summary: This July will be a terrific opportunity to see over 500 classic vehicles at one of the most comprehensive and diverse shows in the summer classic car calendar.

Grade II* listed Leighton Hall is 5 miles north of Lancaster and easily accessed from the M6. Home to the Gillow family of furniture makers, it boasts unrivalled collections of exquisite furniture and artefacts. Take the opportunity to photograph classic cars in the historic parkland against the backdrop of the dramatic Lakeland fells, and explore the grounds and gardens.

Plenty of club stands and over 500 classic vehicles will be on show including cars, motorcycles, vans, trucks, 4x4s, military vehicles and commercials.
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Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Date and time: July 9 – 12
Location: Goodwood
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together the smell of petrol, cars, stars and motorsport Royalty to create the largest car cultural event in the world.
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Silverstone Classic

Date and time: July 31 – 2 August
Location: Silverstone Circuit
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Classic Mini Battle
Silverstone Classic – Mini Battle

Event Summary: An amazing classic and racing extravaganza that includes:

  • Non-stop spectacular historic motor racing on the world-famous circuit with qualifying for all grids on Friday and racing all day on Saturday and Sunday
  • Free access to the paddocks and grandstands
  • Displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars
  • Interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations
  • Live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Vintage funfair rides
  • Shopping Village

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Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Date and time: Sunday, August 23
Location: Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 8DF
Ticket Price: Via this link
Event Summary: Over 1000 classic vehicles will be represented, from the dawn of the motoring era to pre-war, post-war, American, sports cars to custom cars and hot rods. It’s not just cars either, with over 200 classic motorcycles displayed and all the major marques represented.

The Festival features live vintage entertainment courtesy of the Haywood Sisters, Lindy Hop dance dancers, plus 110 quality trade stands including car accessories, memorabilia, autojumble and a wide selection of onsite catering.
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Salon Privé

Date and time: September 3 – 6
Location: Blenheim Palace
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: A Concours d’Elégance in the truest sense, Salon Privé is the most luxurious of garden parties set against the backdrop of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace. Presenting the finest collection of supercars, hypercars and classic cars, along with a luxury retail village and exquisite cuisine, it is a truly unique experience.
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Concours of Elegance

Date and time: September 4 – 6
Location: Hampton Court Palace
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: The UK’s finest concours d’elegance event will return to the exquisite surroundings of Henry VIII’s former home from 6-8 September, bringing with it a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of spectacular vehicles.

The Concours of Elegance’s main display of around 60 vehicles will be the focal point of the event, telling the story of the motor car from the 1890s right through to the modern-day. Picking out icons and rarities from the world’s most famous car brands, including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce, the Concours of Elegance is a celebration of craftsmanship, luxury and innovation.
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Goodwood Revival

Date and time: September 11 – 13
Location: Goodwood
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. The Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.

It’s an unabashed celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing, around the sweeps and curves of this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday. The inaugural Revival opened on 18 September 1998, when the Earl of March drove around the circuit in the Bristol 400 in which his grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, opened the track 50 years before. It’s now the world’s most celebrated historic motor racing event, with race fans coming from all over the country to soak up the unique atmosphere in period costume.
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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Date and time: Sunday November 1
Location: Hyde Park, London
Ticket Price: Spectators: Free, Vehicle Entree: Refer to Website
Event Summary: Meeting at Hyde Park at 7:00am, this event proves to parade the best of the best of Classic vehicles. Only accepting vehicles built before 1905, the group will leave in order of oldest to newest, taking spectators on a journey of some the earliest cars around.
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Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show

Date and time: November 7 – 8
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Somerset
Ticket Price: Adult (Adv): £9, Adult (Gate): £11, Children (U16): Free
Event Summary: From completely untouched barn finds to pristine concours examples, The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show embraces anything and everything restoration. No matter how far through the project you are, how much budget you have, or your level of expertise, you’ll find what you need at the Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet on November 7 – 8.
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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2019

Date and time: TBA
Birmingham NEC
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: Billed as the Biggest and Best Classic Motor Show in the UK, the event welcomes classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond to share their passion for classics. This year’s show begins Friday 8-10 November 2019 at Birmingham’s NEC and will exhibit over 2,500 amazing classic cars and motorbikes covering over one million square feet.

A diverse mix of marques will be showcased by 240 classic car and bike clubs from across the UK, displaying rare and loved classics that span more than 100 years. As well as a fantastic number of vehicles, you can also visit the UK’s biggest indoor Autojumble, a haven of parts and spares for anyone working on their car, as well as 650 specialist exhibitors and traders, offering a mix of products and services.
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