Classic Car Events 2021

The classic car events 2021 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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April

Simply Aston Martin

Date and time: April 25 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Firing up the events calendar, Simply Aston Martin is the first of 15 Simply rallies for 2021.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk


May

Donnington Historic Festival

Date and time: 1 – 2 May 2021
Location: Donnington Park
Ticket Price: TBA – Check website nearer time
Event Summary: 2021 is the Festival’s 10th anniversary, and it will be celebrated in style with a superb selection of races, including what promises to be a spectacular debut for the Amon Cup for GT40s, with an 80-minute race exclusively for those iconic machines.

Donington Historic Festival

The full grid line-up for DHF 2021 is:

  • The Amon Cup for Ford GT40s
  • FJHRA/HSCC “Silverline” Historic Formula Junior Championship
  • Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy & Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC – for ’60s, ’70s and ’80s Touring Cars
  • HRDC ‘Jack Sears Trophy’ for Touring Cars 1958-1966
  • HRDC ‘Dunlop Allstars’ for pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring cars
  • Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-’66 Jaguar cars
  • ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars
  • The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup for pre-’66 GT and Touring Cars, pre-’63 GTs and pre-’60 Sports Cars
  • Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy – for pre-’56 and pre-’61 Sports Cars

Website Address: www.doningtonhistoric.com

Simply Vauxhall

Date and time: May 9 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Owners of all Vauxhalls are invited to take part with their prized motors.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Simply Audi

Date and time: May 16 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Returning for its fourth year, an impressive display for this popular German marque.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Simply Electric

Date and time: May 23 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: For the first time, electric cars and e-bikes will park up in the National Motor Museum grounds.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Prescott – Prescott Italia

Date and time: 30 May 2021
Location: Prescott Hillclimb
Ticket Price: TBA
Event Summary: Our brand new all-Italian motorsport event is ‘Prescott Italia’ on May 30. Prescott Italia joins the well-established event calendar bringing the glamour of Italian motoring into the heart of the Cotswolds for a unique and spell-binding event.

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.

Website Address: www.prescott-hillclimb.com

35th Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show

Date and time: 31 May 2021
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.

Website Address: www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com


June

Simply Porsche

Date and time: June 6 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Welcoming all Porsche owners and enthusiasts for a busy Porsche-themed day out.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

MotoFest Coventry

Date and time: 4 – 6 June
Location: Coventry
Ticket Price: FREE
Event Summary: Power Maxed 2021 MotoFest Coventry is a two day motor-themed cultural festival in the heart of Coventry: the UK’s Motor City. 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.

MotoFest Coventry

Website Address: www.coventrymotofest.com

London Concours d’Elegance

Date and time: 8 – 10 June 2021
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.

Website Address: www.londonconcours.co.uk

Bromley Pageant of Motoring

Date and time:13 June 2021
Location: Norman Park, Bromley, BR2 9EF
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: Bromley Pageant of Motoring is a long standing and popular classic car and commercial vehicle show which has trade stands, auto-jumble, car clubs, classic cars, commercial and a whole range of family activities.

Bromley Pageant

Website Address: www.bromleypageant.com

Mini Cooper Day

Date and time: June 13 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Beaulieu is the host venue for the annual National Mini Cooper Register Rally.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Swinging Sixties’ E-type 60 Celebration

Date and time: 12 – 13 June 2021
Location: Shelsley Walsh
Ticket Price: Early Bird tickets are available From website link
Event Summary: The iconic Jaguar E-type celebrates its 60th anniversary at Shelsley Walsh and will will be joined by another British automotive legend, the much-adored Mini.

Jaguar E-Type
Jaguar E-Type

The two legendary cars often slug it out for the top spot in public votes on the Best British Car Ever, but for the weekend of 12-13 June 2021, any such rivalries will be put aside to celebrate 60 years since the launch of the E-type by reviving the cars, music and fashion of the ‘Swinging Sixties’.

Website Address: www.etype60.com

Land Rover Legends

Date and time: 12 – 13 June 2021
Location: Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire
Ticket Price: Visit this link.
Event Summary: Land Rover Legends is a Land Rover event like no other, celebrating everything special about the Land Rover brand, both past and present.

In an exciting new development, the third edition of Land Rover Legends moves to Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire. This famous venue offers a host of new features and activities, with the added bonus of the event sitting alongside the Thruxton Historic race meeting, also taking place that weekend. Land Rover Legends tickets will be valid for the Thruxton Historic at no extra charge, providing even more entertainment for enthusiasts and the whole family.

Website Address: www.landroverlegends.com

Simply VW

Date and time: June 19 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Vee Dubs of every type are invited to join this great day out for Volkswagen fans.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

The London Classic Car Show

Date and time: June 25 – 27 2021
Location: Syon Park
Ticket Price: See website

Preview Evening

Event Summary: The London Classic Car Show is a must-attend event for classic enthusiasts, collectors and experts. The show relocates to the spectacular grounds of Syon Park for this year’s event from 25 – 27 June 2021.

Website Address: www.theclassiccarshowuk.com

Simply Jaguar

Date and time: June 27 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: This impressive display will be open to all classic and modern Jaguars.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk





July

Austin 7 Rally

Date and time: July 3 -4 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: The 750 Motor Club will return to Beaulieu for one of the longest-running annual gatherings of Austin 7s in the UK.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Great North Classic Car Show

Date and time: July 3 2021
Location: Aston Workshops, Beamish
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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. 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

Website Address: www.greatnorthclassiccarshow.com

21st Leighton Hall Classic Car & Bike Show

Date and time: 4 July 2021
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.

Website Address: www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Date and time: 8 – 11 July 2021
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.

Website Address: www.goodwood.com/hospitality/festival-of-speed

July

Simply Land Rover

Date and time: July 11 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: A must for 4X4 fans, Land Rovers of every age will take over the Beaulieu parkland.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Auto Royale 2021

Date and time: July 16 – 18 2021
Location: Waddesdon Manor
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Event Summary: The inaugural Auto Royale, which was due to begin in July 2020, will now take place at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire on 16 – 18 July 2021.

Auto Royale

Incorporating the British International Concours d’Elegance, the brand new and exclusive event will endeavour to showcase the very best classic cars from around the world and aims to set a new Concours standard in the United Kingdom.

Website Address: www.autoroyale.org/

Cheshire Motor Show

Date and time: July 18 2021
Location: Frodsham Community Centre
Ticket Price: Adults £4 – Kids free
Event Summary:

Motor show flyer 2021

Website Address: www.cheshiremotorshow.co.uk

Shelsley Walsh Nostalgic Classic

Date and time: 17 – 18 July 2021
Location: Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcester WR6 6RP
Ticket Price and information:
• Advanced Ticket price: £20, on the gate price: £25, children under 16 years old go Free. Weekend Ticket: £38.00.
• Visiting Car Club – Special ticket price day entry just £15.00, weekend £30
• Admission includes all access to the paddock, hill and spectator enclosures
• Overnight camping in the dedicated campsite £15 per vehicle
• No Dogs Allowed

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Event Summary: The pungent scent of classic nostalgia makes a welcome return to the Midland Automobile Club’s Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb the annual flagship event attracts a wide variety of competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plus spectacular themed vehicle displays, celebrity drivers, parades, visiting car clubs, trade stands and vintage-inspired entertainment.

Website Address: www.classicnostalgia.co.uk

Simply Ford

Date and time: July 18 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Always a highlight for enthusiasts’ groups, every model of Ford is welcome.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Simply Japanese

Date and time: July 25 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: From city runabouts to sports cars, Japanese cars of every variety will join the rally.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Silverstone Classic

Date and time: July 30 – 1 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

Website Address: www.silverstoneclassic.com

Festival of the Unexceptional

Date and time: July 31 2021
Location: Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire
Ticket Price: TBA soon

Event Summary: The world-famous Festival of the Unexceptional will return in 2021. The Concours de l’Ordinaire – quite literally, a show dedicated to sharing some of the greatest everyday classic cars on our roads.

Festival of the Unexceptional
Festival of the Unexceptional – Grimsthorpe Castle

Website Address: TBA Soon


August

Supercar Weekend

Date and time: August 7 – 8 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Many of the world’s most exciting performance cars will be the stars of this two-day show.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Date and time: 22 August
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.

Tewkesbury Classic Show

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.

Website Address: www.tewkesburycvf.org

August

Simply Mercedes

Date and time: August 22 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: The third Simply Mercedes will bring together cars built by the prestige German manufacturer.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk


September

Warren Classic Concours d’Elegance

Date and time: September TBA
Location: The Warren Golf and Country Club, Woodham Walter, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM9 6RW
Ticket Price: See website
Event Summary: The Warren Classic Concours d’Elegance is a wonderful opportunity to view some of the worlds finest classic motorcars. Over one hundred cars from around the world selected by the organising committee to compete in the Warren Classic Concours, competing over 15 categories.

Website Address: www.warrenclassic.co.uk

Salon Privé 2021

Date and time: 1 – 4 September 2021
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.

Website Address: www.salonpriveconcours.com


Concours of Elegance

Date and time: September 3 – 5 2021
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.

Website Address: www.concoursofelegance.co.uk

Simply French

Date and time: September 12 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Bringing Gallic flair to the Beaulieu event fields, every French classic car is welcome.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Goodwood Revival

Date and time: 17 – 19 September 2021
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.

Website Address: www.goodwood.com

Simply BMW

Date and time: September 19 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Big or small, every BMW from the marque’s distinguished past is invited to take part.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Simply British Classics

Date and time: September 26 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: Returning for its second year, Simply British Classics welcomes all pre-1990 British classic cars.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk


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November

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Date and time: 7 November 2021
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.

Website Address: www.veterancarrun.com

Simply Smart

Date and time: November 7 2021
Location: Beaulieu – National Motor Museum
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Event Summary: The final Simply rally of 2021 will be a colourful display of some of the smallest and cheekiest cars on the road.

Website Address: www.beaulieu.co.uk

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2021

Date and time: 12 – 14 November 2021
Location:
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.

Website Address: www.necclassicmotorshow.com


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