Practical classics classic car & restoration show, with discovery
approximately 10.00am – 5.30pm
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.
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.
This run will take you to the highest parts of the Pennines.
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.
For more information and to book a space please email Graeme Forrester firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial Transport in Preservation
Start at Warminster Central Car Park, Wiltshire BA12 9BT
assemble 9.30am for move off 10.30am
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]
contact Mary Bailey 01747 823365 email@example.com
Drive it Day - Scottish Military Vehicle Group Weekend
Monkton Services on the A77 / A78 junction
Our run will start on Friday 26th with the muster point being the Monkton Services on the A77 / A78 junction. 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.
Drive it day - Cold War Classics
Alice Park, Bath BA1 7BL
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.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive it day - Scottish Submarine Centre
Helensburgh G84 8UN
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.
For more information please email email@example.com
Drive it day - The 750 Motor Club (Brooklands Centre)
Cobham Park Farm, Downside Road, Cobham, KT11 3ND
The 750 Motor Club (Brooklands Centre) will organise the "Cobham Drive it Day Austin Seven Car Trial".
For more information please contact Colin Weeks on 01483 721760 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive it day - The Classic Motor Hub
The Classic Motor Hub, RAF Bibury, Cotswolds
Between 10am and 1pm
Come and meet fellow likeminded enthusiasts. Pre-registration is a must, so please visit the website for more details and a registration form.
Drive it Day - West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club
West Berkshire Brewery, Yattendon, Berkshire, RG18 OXT
10:30am to 6pm
Please come and join the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club for their second Drive it Day event at the West BerkshireBrewery.Last year’s event attracted over 100 classic vehicles. The day includes a self-paced tour of the local countryside, specialist classic garage tour and is hosted at local award-winning brewery serving hot and cold food, with brewery tap.
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.
Drive it Day - Midlands Austin 7 Club
10am until around 3.30pm
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.
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
Drive it Day - Cestrian Motoring Enthusiasts Group
Near Queensferry Deeside for 9.30am Breakfast (pre booking breakfast needed)
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.
John Hoare via email@example.com
Drive it Day - Devon Vintage Car Club
Endsleigh Garden Centre, near Ivybridge, just off the A38
10:00am until 1:00pm
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.
Drive it Day - Atwell Wilson Motor Museum
The Atwell Wilson Motor Museum, Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0NF
Open all day to welcome any vehicles from the North Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire areas etc
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.
‘Cars in the Park’ will see a gathering of Cold War Classics at the Cafe in the Park. The owner 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.
Drive it Day - GVRS
Destination is the N.T.S. property, Castle Fraser, Sauchen AB51 7LD
From: Aberdeen Beach Esplanade. Departure at 10:00am.
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.
Show closes: 4pm
Admission: £5 per car to include museum entry
Refreshments: Cafe in museum selling tea, coffee and homemade cakes
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07779 871665
Drive it Day - Hagerty’s Drive it Day Tour 2019
Starting at Tuthill Porsche near Banbury
70 mile run through Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire before arriving at our destination, Bicester Heritage. 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.
Scenic drive to the Sandy Cove Hotel for a three course lunch which will be served on arrival.
£22 per head, with a £10 deposit per head to be paid in advance. Confirmation of attendance must be made by 22 April.
Drive it Day - East Anglia Lotus Club - Norfolk/Suffolk Run
Meet at the Mere car park next to The Park Hotel at Diss (IP22 4LE)
First we will take the short journey to ASMotorsport, Fersfield Road, Bressingham (IP22 2AP). This is an ASM open day and it is understood they are kindly offering refreshments to visitors. This will be an opportunity to see an example close up of the ASM R1 Le Mans which ASM produce as a hand built replicas of the iconic Aston Martin DBR1 Le Mans so cheque books at the ready! Aston Martin owner David Brown achieved his aim of winning Le Mans with his team of three DBR1 cars of which only five were ever made. To learn more, go to http://www.asmotorsport.co.uk/index.html It is anticipated our ASM visit may be in the region of one hour after which we will drive to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.
The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton near Bungay (NR35 1NZ) is a popular venue especially for aviation enthusiasts with numerous aircraft on display and an extensive museum to view. There is plenty of off-road parking available, subject to how busy it is. On this particular occasion it is a 1940's themed day with an RAF Battle Of Britain flypast planned. With so much to see it is anticipated our visit here may be up to two hours. To learn more go to https://www.aviationmuseum.net/ The premises also conveniently stand adjacent to the Buck Inn Freehouse (NR35 1NZ tel. 01986 892382) which serves lunches etc.
Finally, we will make our way via a cross country journey to the Breckland Stag carvery and restaurant, (off the A11) London Road, Attleborough (NR17 1AY, Tel. 01953 455202) where a late lunch or afternoon tea can be taken.
As previously advised, in total the approximate event mileage covered should be around 45 from the Diss Mere car park.
Secretary 07713 355646 (email@example.com) or Chairman 07796 528329.
Drive it Day - East Anglia Lotus Club - Suffolk/Essex Run
Meet at Tesco
Leave Tesco Car Park for Braxted Park CM8 3EN for Bacon Butties, Hot/cold drink, look at other classics there. 11.30 leave Braxted Park for Road Trip via the A131 to the A1017 through Sible Hedingham and then the A1092 to Clare Castle. The route is about 25 miles and takes approx. 55 mins. There is a Tea Room at Clare Castle (the old railway station) where snacks and hot drinks can be purchased http://clarecastlecountrypark.co.uk/platform-one-cafe/ . 16.00 Leave Clare Castle and drive to the Half Moon Inn, Belchamp St Paul CO10 7DP http://www.halfmoonbelchamp.co.uk/ for early evening meal.
Secretary 07713 355646 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chairman 07796 528329.
Eastern Bloc Vehicle Weekend: to the Cotswolds
Stand by for a great weekend of Eastern Bloc driving taking in great scenery and attractions. For the first time, we bring a Club event to the Cotswolds. As well as wonderful scenery, we will visit:
• Broadway Tower
• Cotswold Motoring Museum
• Morgan Motor Co – factory tour
• Gloucester historic docks
• Bugatti Trust Museum
• Prescott Speed Hill Climb
We are based on the attractive town of Tewkesbury. There’s plenty of local accommodation, including camping by the River Severn, and there’s reserved evening meals in a local pub for those staying over.
Join us from Friday to Sunday or for any part of the weekend. There’s no fees for taking part (just normal admissions to attractions) and all Eastern Bloc classic vehicles are welcome (2, 3, 4 or more wheels!).
You must book your place!
Events Officer: Richard Hemington Events@IFAClub.co.uk
Charity Classic Car Run in Aid of 'My Wish Charities' West Suffolk Hospital
Leaving from The Greyhound public house, Ixworth, Suffolk IP31 2HJ
11.30am – 4pm (approx)
Join us for a gentle meander through the picturesque lanes of West Suffolk, calling at
some lovely, country pubs on the way, to raise money for this worthwhile charity (approx 20 miles).
Arrive back at The Greyhound at 3pm for a free buffet and a quiz about classic cars.
To take part, please send a cheque for £5 made payable to COLIN PEARCE, enclosing a self-addressed A5 envelope to the organiser:
A sheet with further info will then be forwarded to you.
Please also include a contact phone number and email address as well as the make, year and registration number of your car.
For further details please contact email@example.com
Bristol Austin Seven Club's 50th Rally
Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum
Come an enjoy the fun with the grand opening of the Jack French Garage.
Other facilities include camping, road run and static rally.
25th Annual Hammond Microcar Collection
The Collection is located in the Weald of Kent, between Ashford and Maidstone
10am to 4pm
The one day of the year that our Microcar Museum is open to the public on Sunday 28 July 2019 from 10am to 4pm - as part of our annual Micro Car Muster. Camping for Micro Car owners - please pre-book as early as possible. Saturday night & Sunday catering available inc breakfast. Saturday road run & evening entertainment. Sunday - Museum open & static micro car display (other classic cars welcome but please book for paddock position)
The thirty-first running of the Cumbria Classic Weekend promise to be the biggest one yet! The Wigton Motor Club organised event goes from strength to strength with increased entries every year. Last year we broke the 800-car mark at the Show!
The Weekend continues its successful format with the Rose & Thistle Challenge run on the Saturday which this year takes in many of the less known parts of north Cumbria and the Borders. Entries on this event are limited to just 90 cars so it is expected to fill up very quickly.
Sunday sees the Cumbria Classic & Motorsport Show at the picturesque Dalemain mansion near Ullswater and only five minutes from Junction 40 of the M6. As well as over 800 classic cars there will be arena action, special marque displays, dozens of club displays, plus the famous autotests, trade stands, food and beer and autojumble stalls as well as the delights of Dalemain and its award-winning gardens. Discounted admission to the Mansion and Gardens is available to all exhibitors.
This year the features will be 60 years of Mini, 50 of the Ford Capri, 100 years of Citroen and Bentley plus 30 years of the Mazda MX5.
. We also make a big effort going to encourage younger owners to display their pride and joy with a special class for owners under 30. Once again there is a class for kit cars which grows every year.
Maestro & Montego Owners Club at Cowley Classic Car Show
Cutteslowe Park, off Harbord Road, Oxford (OX2 8NP)
While this show is open to all classic cars, there tends to be a slight focus on vehicles produced at Cowley and Abingdon and a number of former workers from the factories come along to the show.
While there is no entrance fee to show your car, the organisers do ask for a small donation to their charity. If you would like to join us, please come along between 9.30am and 11.00am, although the organisers have told us it would be helpful if you could be on the stand by 10.00am, or although this isn't essential.
There is no need to book, you can turn up on the day but in order to manage numbers, it would be helpful for us to know in advance if you can make it.
Not only a must on the car enthusiast calendar, this fundraiser is fun for the whole family, so come and join us at the home of Essex's motoring heritage Ford's Dunton Technical Centre, Laindon on Sunday 1st September. We can promise you a variety of vehicles from across the years that are sure to dazzle and amaze you, and with live entertainment on our Frankie Stage, vintage market and street food, there will definitely be something to interest all of the family!
And for 2019, we have an extra event as part of the main show, which is even more special! It's the 50th birthday of the iconic Ford Capri, so there will be a special display of all sorts of Capris on the Dunton Test Track. Be sure to come and see these iconic Ford cars.
PLEASE NOTE - we regret that dogs or other pets (other than assistance dogs) are NOT allowed on site. Also barbecues and gas appliances cannot be used within the Ford grounds.
Pre-booking of display cars is strongly recommended (see below for online booking) as we expect to be very busy again this year. Booking closes on 17th August, and if you enter your car by 30th April, you will get the Early Bird Discount price.
Marple Garden Centre, Dooley Lane, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7HE
Footman James Coffee & Chrome Event
Chateau Impney, Droitwich
Attendance more than doubled between the first and second meets, so capacity will once again be capped to 500 vehicles. The Footman James team opens the gates from 9am to a huge variety of interesting machinery, including vintage, classics, supercars, bikes and military, ensuring that there is something to interest everyone – including a free bacon sandwich on entry (a maximum of two per car).
“We can’t wait to once again fill the iconic Chateau Impney venue with an extraordinarily diverse range of vehicles,” said David Bond, Footman James Managing Director. “We were staggered by the turn-out for our previous meetings, with visitors enjoying the all-marques policy where million-pound Aston Martins rub shoulders with early-80s hot hatch heroes. We are proud that Coffee & Chrome is rapidly becoming a ‘must attend’ date in enthusiasts’ diaries.”
There is no segmentation at the meeting, which encourages a fascinating mix of vehicles, complemented by a small selection of traders and club displays. Due to previous high demand, Footman James encourages those interested in attending the meeting to secure their place via its website www.footmanjames.co.uk/blog/coffee-chrome-september-2019. Places are strictly offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information about Footman James, please contact 0333 207 6255 or visit footmanjames.co.uk.
Basingstoke MG Owners Club Doughnut Run
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, RG22 6PG
Registration is from 9.30 a.m.
Our FAMOUS delicious doughnuts will be available, yet again, with a tea or a coffee, included in your entrance fee, as you register and on your return there will be a cream tea available at a mere £5.00 per head, which you must book when you return your entry form. You will also receive a plaque to display on your vehicle. As always there will be stopping points en route if you wish to have lunch or brunch or just a break.
Our charity this year is CARDIAC REHAB.
To obtain an entry form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uckfield Revival Classic Car Parade
Start at The Highlands Inn
For a fourth year, Uckfield Town Council is organising the Uckfield Revival classic car parade and display on Luxford field on Saturday 5 October 2019.
The procession will start at 10.15am at The Highlands Inn and make its way via the High Street to Luxford field. The vehicles will be on show at Luxford field during the morning and over lunch, where car enthusiasts will be able to view the vehicles at close hand. But you don’t have to be mad about cars and other vehicles to enjoy the event. You will also find a range of refreshment stalls and children’s entertainment, offering something for everyone. A great fun event for all the family.
All classic cars, bikes, scooters, and vans are welcome to join us for the parade and display.
email@example.com or 01825 762774 to book a place
Time to Scramble! Join Bicester Heritage
9am until 2pm
With over 40 specialist automotive businesses situated in a jaw-dropping location, this is an open day event unlike any other. See inside the workshops and showrooms of the carefully restored historic buildings of the former RAF Bicester, explore the unique site and take in its evocative atmosphere.
A call to action on a Sunday morning, this event encourages historic motoring enthusiasts to get involved and bring their pre-1990 vehicle to join the eclectic display. From commercials to motorcycles, pre-war, veterans and modern classics, the mix is astonishing and ever changing. Nestled in-between the 1920s RAF buildings and tree-lined avenues, this location has a filmset quality and buzz that is truly unique.
Family friendly and laid back, the Scramble is a wonderful way to while away the hours on a Sunday in the company of some spectacular machines at the best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station in the country.
This is a ticket only entry event.
Please order your ticket from the website below:
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery 2019
The NEC Birmingham
Join the biggest and best Classic Car Show in the UK!
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is the event not to be missed for any classic car owner, collector, enthusiast, car club member or anyone with a general interest in classic cars.
The show brings together the world’s largest gathering of 300 car and motorcycle clubs with over 3,000 iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes on display across seven halls at Birmingham’s NEC.
As well as admiring these amazing vehicles, as visitors you have the opportunity to drive or buy your very own classic car, source parts and tools for your maintenance and restoration needs from the UK’s largest indoor Autojumble and specialist traders, or just enjoy the spectacle of the live auctions, talks from motoring celebrities and insiders, or gain insight from hundreds of classic car members.
Tickets are now on sale - book now to save up to 15% in advance!
British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ (M40 Junc 12)
9:30am – 3.30pm
This year’s Open Day theme is the 1960 RAC rally. That event saw the first real loose surface special stage in the rally’s history, and represented a new direction for the sport.
60 years on, historic rallying is now a multidisciplinary sport, covering road, special stages, and speed events. The Historic Rally Car Register is about celebrating this diversity, and our Open Day is a chance to share our passion with others.
For this year we have negotiated a larger space for outside display cars. So if you have an historic competition car and can bring it along, we’d love to see you.
As ever the display parking will be on a first come first served basis, and ably organised by Sue and her team.
There is also a large car park for all visitors a short walk from the venue. Directions will be provided from the main road entrance.
See you there!