Events Calendar

Events


PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY

22 - 24 March 2019

Location: Birmingham NEC

From: https://www.necrestorationshow.com/opening-times

Details: Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event and often hailed as the 'friendly classic car show', over 21,000 enthusiasts will be joining us for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery this year, bringing together all aspects of classic motoring. From barn finds discovered after many years of storage and those project cars that have stalled in an owner’s garage, to restorations just getting back on the road and those pristine marques with gleaming brightwork and proud as punch owners.

Contact: https://www.necrestorationshow.com/

NATIONAL CAR CLUB AWARDS

22 - 24 March 2019

Location: Birmingham NEC

Contact: www.nationalcarclubawards.com

Presented in association with Tourism Ireland, supported by Classic Car Weekly and endorsed by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. Established in 2016, the National Car Club Awards celebrate, recognise and honour the achievements of the nation’s car clubs, the enthusiastic people who run them and the remarkable cars they preserve and cherish. The 2019 NCCA will be taking place on the evening of Saturday 23 March 2019, in the Concourse Suite at the NEC Birmingham, alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery.

 

High Easter Vintage, Classic & Supercar Meet- 24 March 2019

Location: Lodge Coaches, The Garage, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4QR

From: 10am until 2pm

Details: Refreshments are available to purchase all day. There is a large area of hard standing and 2 acres of meadow to park. Trade stands are available, please call 01245 231262

Contact: For more information please telephone 01245 231262

 

MG Cumbria - Roof of England Challenge - 7 April 2019

Location: This run will take you to the highest parts of the Pennines.

From: Starting from the Tebay Services on the M6 and finishing near Penrith.

Details: A 80 mile non competitive event for MGs of all ages and other fine cars. The route visits some of the highest roads in the Pennines. The coffee halt is at the location of a notorious TV series and after lunch we head to the biggest private car collection in the region.

The entry fee of £38 includes coffee at the morning halt and a light lunch, plus a full road book pack, rally plates and finishers awards.

Contact: For more information and to book a space please email Graeme Forrester info@wigtonmotorclub.co.uk

 

Commercial Transport in Preservation ~ Spring Road Run ~ Sunday 07 April 2019

Location: Start at Warminster Central Car Park, Wiltshire BA12 9BT

From: assemble 9.30am for move off 10.30am

Details: A relaxed event for all types of commercial vehicles over 20 years old. Route approximately 65 miles

Entry fee £3 for members [£5 for non-members]

Late Entry Fee: Members £5 [Non Members £10]

Entries: contact Mary Bailey 01747 823365 m.bailey1950@btinternet.com

Website: www.thectp.org.uk

21st Cumbria East Rally - 20-21 April 2019

Location: Kirkby Stephen & Brough

Details: Held at some of the most picturesque locations in the Upper Eden Valley and in the Cumbrian North Pennines' area of outstanding beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park (Westmorland Dales), the two-day event attracts thousands of people to South East Cumbria to view the impressive display of much loved vintage vehicles that, alongside a picturesque road run across the fells, frames a host of other activities and stalls for shopping and food and drink.

Well-preserved and lovingly restored vintage lorries, buses, coaches, Land Rovers, military and utility vehicles, tractors and other farming vehicles, vans, wagons and old pedal bikes will be exhibited across various sites across Kirkby Stephen and Brough with free classic bus rides available between them.

A highlight of the 21st Classic Easter Rally will be the amazing annual road run through the fells, which takes place on Saturday 20th April. The evening procession of classic trucks and buses will delight the crowds lining the route with the fells of the Westmorland Dales creating a spectacularly beautiful backdrop for sightseers, professional photographers and Instagrammers alike.

Entry is free for exhibiting historic, commercial vehicles and the free, family-friendly event features a mini-roundabout and other activities for children, plus local artisan, craft and food stalls and extended parking to manage visitor numbers comfortably. The Easter Rally provides two days of nostalgia as well as a fascinating visual history of commercial vehicles.

Encounter Eden, a not-for-profit, social enterprise designed to give the area an economic boost with a series of events in the region took over the co-ordination of the classic commercial vehicle rally last year. The Rally was previously organised by the Eden Classic Vehicle Group and the now-retired Hamer Family (returning as exhibitors).

Tickets: Entry forms are available from www.cumbriaeasterrally.com  Entry to the public is Free.

Contact: For more information please contact contact@cumbriaeasterrally.com

 

SUNDAY SCRAMBLE DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, OX26 5HA

From: 9am until 4pm

Details: Our former RAF Technical Site springs to life with a unique mix of vehicles brought by enthusiasts from all over the UK to visit this beautiful location. The specialist businesses of Bicester Heritage throw open the doors to their workshops, showrooms and offices, revealing an ever-changing display of magnificent vehicles from every decade.

Tickets: Advance, discounted, Scramble tickets are now available online only. Tickets will not be available on the gate on the day. https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

Contact: For more information nd to purchase tickets please visit https://bicesterheritage.co.uk/?ticket=sunday-scramble-tickets

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: Hightone Restorations, Hopcrofts Holt, Steeple Aston, OX25 5QQ

From: Hopcrofts Holt, near Bicester

Details: We are a small vintage and classic restoration workshop located at Hopcrofts Holt near Bicester. We would really like to support Drive it Day by opening up our workshop and providing a tea and biscuit pit stop! We have a large workshop with a wide selection of historic cars, everything from a 1908 Rolls through to a Honda S800 we also have a large carpark with great access for all sorts of vehicles.

Contact: For more information please visit www.hightone.co.uk

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Midlands Austin 7 Club

Location: Cotswolds

From: 10am until around 3.30pm

Details: Commencing at Broadway and finishing in Honeybourne having been fortified by lunch in a welcoming watering hole somewhere along the route. Route will be around 60-70 miles long.

Contact: For more information please email rsprophet@tiscali.co.uk

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Cestrian Motoring Enthusiasts Group

Location: Near Queensferry Deeside for 9.30am Breakfast (pre booking breakfast needed)

From: 9.00am

Details: After breakfast we will be taking a drive through the lanes of north east Wales and Cheshire to the Secret bunker near Nantwich, the drive will be approximately 30 miles one way and taking in some interesting villages for photo shoots, ending in a tour of Hack Green secret bunker (Entry fee applies).

There are limited places available, and pre booking is essential, so this will be on a first come basis.

Contact: For more information please email John Hoare via john2k51@hotmail.com

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Devon Vintage Car Club

Location: Endsleigh Garden Centre, near Ivybridge, just off the A38

From: 10am until 1pm

Details: All are welcome, no booking necessary, no entry fee but the Devon Vintage Car Club do make a collection for their chosen charity and that of the garden centre.

Contact: For more information please email Mike Oakins mike.oakins@gmail.com

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: Destination is the N.T.S. property, Castle Fraser, Sauchen AB51 7LD

From: Aberdeen Beach Esplanade. Departure at 10am.

Details: Owners are welcome to join the Run whether they are members of the Club or not.

Line up along the Esplanade from the Beach Ballroom.

If we all point south and park at an angle this should make departing easier.

The GVRS Run will set off at 10:00 along the Esplanade to the Beach Boulevard. At the roundabout take the second exit onto West North Street. At the lights Turn Left onto King Street then onto Union Street and Holburn Street. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Great Southern Road and keep going until you cross the Dee bridge. Turn right and continue to the roundabout at the Bridge of Dee. Take the second exit onto Leggart Terrace and continue onto the South Deeside Road. At the junction turn right and cross over the Dee at Durris Bridge. Turn Left at the junction. Continue to the Royal Deeside Railway Visitor Centre at Milton of Crathes, ½ mile on the left. The Society has kindly opened their Carriage Restaurant for us again so that we can have a coffee and tour of their centre. There is the option of taking a 20 min. train journey at 11:00. Cost is £7.50 each (Group Discount)

At 11:30 we leave the site and turn left. After 1.3 miles Turn Right into Hill of Banchory West Road. Continue for 0.3 miles and Turn Right signposted Hirn and Echt. Continue to the junction with the B977. Turn right. After 1 mile Turn Left onto the B977. At Echt crossroads go straight ahead. At Dunecht Turn Right then Left (sign for Castle Fraser). After 0.3 miles Turn Left and follow the signs for the Castle. There will be limited catering available so packed lunches are suggested.

Take a tour to the Castle and have a walk around the gardens. The N.T.S. has gone to some effort to prepare for our visit so please make use of their attractions.

Contact: For more information please email Alan Sharpe on secretary@gvrs.net

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK

Location: 'Cars in the Park' will see a gathering of Cold War Classics at Alice Park, Bath (BA1 7BL).

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Details: The owner of the Cafe in the Park, has invited Wartburg Trabant IFA Club members to display their vehicles at his family-friendly cafe. After a coffee or a late breakfast the assembly will head out for a road run, possibly taking in a visit to the Motor Museum in Calne.

Contact: For more information please email publicity@ifaclub.co.uk

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK

Location: Scottish Submarine Centre, Helensburgh (G84 8UN)

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Details: From the Scottish Submarine Centre the road run will head north up the A818 joining the A82, stopping off at Luss Filling station next to Loch Lomond to fill up and take photographs. The run will continue up the west side of Loch Lomond through Tarbet to the famous Green Welly for a relaxed lunch and impromptu car (and bike) show. The total route is just under 40 miles.

Contact: For more information please email publicity@ifaclub.co.uk

 

DRIVE IT DAY WEEKEND 2019 - 26-28 April 2019

Scottish Military Vehicle Group

Location: Our run will start on Friday 26th with the muster point being the Monkton Services on the A77 / A78 junction.

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Details: Our route will then take us over the Erskine Bridge on to the A82 and North up Loch Lomond side to Tyndrum, through Glen Coe, over the Ballachulish Bridge to Fort William. From Fort William, still on the A82 and past the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge to Invergarry, then taking the A87 to Shiel Bridge. From here we take the Old Military Road to Glen Elg and the ferry to Kylerhea on Skye for our first overnight stop. Saturday will be spent on Skye before returning South on Sunday via an alternative route.

Anyone who wishes can join us for either the whole run or for any part of the route.

Contact: For more information please contact John Webster at secretary@scottishmvg.org

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: The Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF

From: Open all day to welcome any vehicles from the North Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire areas etc

Details: Tea and cakes will be available and all classic vehicle owners are welcome. Visitors will also be able to visit the Museum to ensure a fascinating day.

Contact: For more information please visit https://www.atwellwilson.org.uk/index.html or contact 01249 813119

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

The 1100 Club

Location: Kempton Steam Engine, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 6XH (TW13 7ND for satnav)

From: Between 9.30am and 10.15am

Details: Show closes: 4pm

Admission: £5 per car to include museum entry

Refreshments: Cafe in museum selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes

Contact: For more information please email surrey@the1100club.com or telephone 07779 871665

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Hagerty's Drive it Day Tour 2019

Location: Starting at Tuthill Porsche near Banbury

Location: 70 mile run through Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire before arriving at our destination, Bicester Heritage.

Details: The route finishes in the midst of the Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage; to ease entry into Bicester Heritage we will have a fast track entry system that will direct you straight into the event hangar which we will have exclusive use of for the day. Spaces are limited to 100 cars.

Contact: For more information please visit https://carfestivalbooking.com/events/hagertys-drive-it-day-tour-2019

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: Scottish IFA Day will start at the Scottish Submarine Centre, Helensburgh (G84 8UN),

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Details: The route will commence at this new attraction (with a cold war interest). From there the road run will head north up the A818 joining the A82, stopping off at Luss Filling station next to Loch Lomond to fill up and take photographs. The run will continue up the west side of Loch Lomond through Tarbet to the famous Green Welly for a relaxed lunch and impromptu car (and bike) show. The total route is just under 40 miles.

Contact: For more information please email publicity@ifaclub.co.uk

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: Cobham Park Farm, Downside Road, Cobham, KT11 3ND

From: 9am onwards

Details: The 750 Motor Club (Brooklands Centre) will organise the "Cobham Drive it Day Austin Seven Car Trial".

Contact: For more information please contact Colin Weeks on 01483 721760 or via email on cobhamtrial2019@outlook.com

 

DRIVE IT DAY 2019 - 28 April 2019

Location: The Classic Motor Hub, RAF Bibury, Cotswolds

From: Between 10am and 1pm

Details: Come and meet fellow likeminded enthusiasts. Pre-registration is a must, so please visit the website for more details and a registration form.

Contact: For more information please visit https://classicmotorhub.com/shop/drive-it-day-2019-classic-motor-hub-april-28/

 

High Easter Vintage, Classic & Supercar Meet- 12 May 2019

Location: Lodge Coaches, The Garage, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4QR

From: 10am until 2pm

Details: Refreshments are available to purchase all day. There is a large area of hard standing and 2 acres of meadow to park. Trade stands are available, please call 01245 231262

Contact: For more information please telephone 01245 231262

 

Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally ~ Sunday 19 May 2019

Location: Weedon Park, Weedon, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP22 4NN
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Entries:
Website: www.chilternhillsrally.org.uk

 

5th Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show ~ 25th/26th/27th May 2019

Location: LANGLEY FARM, LANGLEY LANE, CLANFIELD OX18 2RZ

From: Opening at 10.00 am all days.

Details: This year include, Classic Cars, Classic Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Model Tent, Classic Caravans, Craft Tent. for the children Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, West Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary, Parrots and much more.

This year's Ring events,

SAT:- Blue Cross Fun Dog Show, Great Western Youth Band & Britannia Majorettes

SUN :- Morris Dancing

MON:- SNDog Rescue from Swindon, (Save Needy Dogs) Fun Dog Show

Boot Sales, Trade Stands, Auto Jumble, Car Boot. Food and Drink. Raffle & Tombola all days. Car Parking Free.

Now we have a bigger field we are able to offer 'all weekend' CAMPING FOR VISITORS (for daily rates please ask) fee includes entry to the Rally on appropriate days. for a booking form contact details below.

Admission £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concessions. Under 16's Free (With paying adult.)

Come along with the family and enjoy the day.

Contact & Website: Lechlade Collectors Club | e-mail info@lechladecollectorsclub.co.uk | phone 01993843221 | post PO Box 387, Carterton Sorting Office, Carterton, Oxon. OX18 9DL Find us on Facebook

All Rover Rally ~ Sunday 26 May 2019

Location: Bressingham
Details: As usual we are expecting around 100 cars, including a number of non Rovers, and hopefully one or two unusual vehicles as stars of our show. In addition there will be all the usual attractions of the gardens, garden centre and a number of steam rides to enjoy so you are assured of a good day out. Please pre book your place.
Contact: Terry Reynolds on 01603 405280
Website: www.norfolkandnorwichroveroc.org.uk

 

Alton Bus Rally & Running Day - Sunday 21st July 2019

Location: Anstey Park, Anstey Lane, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2NB

Description: One of Britain's biggest Bus Rallies & Running Days with a display of around 150 buses and coaches. An extensive network of FREE bus services will operate from Anstey Park to Alton Town Centre, the Mid Hants Steam Railway and surrounding villages and towns. There is also a large display of other types of vehicles including classic cars, lorries, motorcycles, vans, emergency services and military vehicles. Programme (with timetables) available to purchase on day. Sales stands, catering outlets, toilets and FREE parking at rally site. Entry to the event is FREE.

Time: 10.00 - 17.00.

Contact: Alton Bus Rally, 23 Somertons Close, Guildford, GU2 9YB.

E-mail: altonbusrally@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.altonbusrally.org.uk

 

Commercial Transport in Preservation ~ Noggin, Nosh & Natter ~ Wednesday 31 July 2019

Location: The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire BA12 7DG

From: approximately 4:00pm – 9.00pm

Details: Static event for commercial vehicles over 20 years old.

Other old and interesting vehicles welcome in adjoining area.

Contact: Mary Bailey 01747 823365 m.bailey1950@btinternet.com

Website: www.thectp.org.uk

Vintage Sports Car Club 85th Anniversary Celebrations ~ 21-26 August 2019

Location: Brands Hatch

In August 2019 the Vintage Sports Car Club celebrates its 85th Anniversary at Brands Hatch in promises to be five days of exciting historic motorsport at this iconic venue. Below is an itinerary of events covering an array of activities that are planned for our members which culminate in a race meeting on the Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch on Saturday 24 August; we would be delighted to welcome owners of classic and historic cars who wish to be part of the static display at the Saturday race meeting, which should be a spectacular and exciting day for spectators and participants alike.

We hope you may join us for this landmark occasion in the history of the VSCC; further details will be posted on www.vscc.co.uk in the coming months, or contact liz.fox@vscc.co.uk for information.

Commercial Transport in Preservation ~ Autumn Road Run ~ Sunday 01 September 2019

Location: Salisbury Livestock Market, Netherhampton, SALISBURY Wiltshire SP2 8RH

From: assemble 9.30am for move off 10.30am

Details: A relaxed event for all types of commercial vehicles over 20 years old. Route approximately 65 miles.

Entry fee £3 for members [£5 for non-members]

Late Entry Fee: Members £5 [Non Members £10]

Entries: contact Mary Bailey 01747 823365 m.bailey1950@btinternet.com

Website: www.thectp.org.uk

 

High Easter Vintage, Car Meet & Bus Rally- 8 September 2019

Location: Lodge Coaches, The Garage, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4QR

From: 9.30am until 4.30pm

Details: Refreshments are available to purchase all day. There is a large area of hard standing and 2 acres of meadow to park. Trade stands are available, please call 01245 231262

Contact: For more information please telephone 01245 231262

 

High Easter Vintage, Car Meet & Autojumble- 20 October 2019

Location: Lodge Coaches, The Garage, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4QR

From: 10am until 2pm

Details: Refreshments are available to purchase all day. There is a large area of hard standing and 2 acres of meadow to park. Trade stands are available, please call 01245 231262

Contact: For more information please telephone 01245 231262

 

High Easter Vintage, Classic & Supercar Meet- 26 December 2019

Location: Lodge Coaches, The Garage, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4QR

From: 10am until 2pm

Details: Refreshments are available to purchase all day. There is a large area of hard standing and 2 acres of meadow to park. Trade stands are available, please call 01245 231262

Contact: For more information please telephone 01245 231262