With the abundance of car events and classic car shows in the UK we are truly blessed with having too many to choose from. There is an event for every type of car enthusiast, from old classics, to supercars. They even have events for individual car fanatics, like Beaulieu’s Aston Martin and Porsche events.
Here’s my look ahead to all the best car shows of 2020. We’ve tried to be helpful to you, our readers, and list the premium car and classic car shows in the UK, many of which we’ve had the pleasure to attend, and would love to attend again this year. We’d love to hear from you, out of all these shows, which one is your favourite?
Many of the car shows mentioned below, we will be running competitions for, where you may be able to win yourself a pair of complimentary tickets, so watch this space. However my top tip to ensure that you never miss out on our competitions is to follow us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our weekly Newsletter update.
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London Classic Car show (20-23rd February) – The London Classic Car Show is the must-attend event for any classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. London Classic Car Show has established itself as one of the UK’s best classic car events right in the accessible heart of the country’s capital.
To read more about the London Classic Car Show over the years, visit the link: https://mycarheaven.com/post_type=post&s=London+classic+car+show
Race Retro (21-23rd February)– The most popular historic motorsport show, Race Retro 2020, will be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on February 21-23. With over 24,000 visitors, the show each year brings together the biggest 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, sports and GT cars.
To read more about Race Retro, or to be in with your chance of winning free tickets, click the link: https://mycarheaven.com/2020/01/win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-race-retro-2020/
Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show (27-29th March) – Whether you are looking to ignite your passion to a finish restoration project or simply want to reminisce with family and friends over the beautiful completed classic cars on display, you should attend the PCCC&RS event. 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.
To be in with a chance of winning free tickets to this event, enter our competition: https://mycarheaven.com/2020/01/win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-the-practical-classics-classic-car-restoration-show/
Simply Aston Martin, Beaulieu (5th April) – Are you an Aston Martin owner? Or maybe you’re just an enthusiast? All are invited to the Simply Aston Martin event at Beaulieu. All ages and models of Aston Martin are welcome, which provides a great opportunity to admire some stunning vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts. All participants have the opportunity to be chosen as the winner of the People’s Choice Award, selected by public vote. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up.
To read the latest news on Aston Martin, visit the link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=Aston+Martin
Simply Audi, Beaulieu (18th April)– From the classic styling of the Quattro to the modern curves of the TT, all models are welcome at Simply Audi, which is a great opportunity to admire the wide variety of models on display and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.
To get the latest news from Audi, click the link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=audi
Bicester Heritage Scramble (26th April) – Five years on and the Sunday Scramble is an event of national repute, attracting enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe, offering the opportunity to explore the former RAF Bicester base, the restored wartime buildings and the specialists businesses based here. It truly is an open day and car meet unlike any other.
Donington Historic Festival (1-3rd May) – 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. Celebrating the 10th festival in 2020, 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.
We attend the Donington Historic Festival every year and every year we thoroughly enjoy ourselves. If you want to read more about the event follow this link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=Donington
Spring Autojumble (16-17th May) – is perfect for those with an existing project looking for parts, looking for your next project and of course motoring enthusiasts.
With over 1000 stands and stalls to browse and pick through, you’re sure to find the elusive parts required to complete or start that restoration project. Whether you need the smallest nut or washer or are seeking a complete vehicle, all autojumblers will be in their element. There is something for everyone – and plenty of bargains to be had!
Masters Historic Racing (23-24th May)– Established in 2004 with its trademark Formula One Series, Masters is now one of the leading organisers and promoters of International historic motor racing. Based in the UK and North America with a dedicated team, Masters aims to provide customers with great racing at superb circuits with a wonderful atmosphere.
Motorsport at the Palace (24-25th May)– Crystal Palace is one of the oldest motor sport venues in the world and, since it staged its first motor race, back in 1899, it’s played host to some fantastic battles involving some of the sport’s greatest names. A fun filled day for the whole family, giving you the opportunity to see both old and new cars race against the clock to get the Fastest time of the day.
Porsche at Beaulieu (7th June) – Whether you drive a Boxster, 911 or something a little older, all Porsche models in all conditions are welcome at beaulieu. Simply Porsche provides a great opportunity to admire a stunning range of vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.
London Concours (10-11th June)– A display of some of the world’s finest cars in the intimate setting of the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company. Enjoy retail opportunities, with displays from artisans and specialist suppliers in a relaxed environment with great food, good company, and a variety of entertainment to enjoy. The Concours is aimed at collectors, enthusiasts and people with an appreciation of quality and craftsmanship
The London Concours is one of our sporting highlights of the year, if you want to read more about this event. Please click the link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=London+Concours
Le Mans 24 Hours (13-14th June)– The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, and brings with it a wealth of history in the Motorsport world. Held at the Circuit de la Sarthe every year since 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans will celebrate it’s 88th edition in 2020. The 24 hours of Le Mans is the greatest and most well-known endurance race in the world.
If you’re interested in reading more news about the famous Le Mans race, click this link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=Le+mans
Bromley Pagent (21st June)– The Bromley Pageant of Motoring is established as something of an institution amongst enthusiasts from all over the world. Where else would you find more than 3,000 classic cars in one place?
Goodwood Festival of Speed (9th -12th July)– The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – an incredible four days that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motorsport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual hillclimb event is a true celebration of motorsport and all things automotive.
We attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed every year and every year it gets better and better. This year looks to be no different. If you want to see how much fun we’ve had in the past, click the link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=Goodwood
British Grand Prix (17th – 19th July)- 2020 is set to be another adrenaline-fuelled, entertainment-packed racing weekend. With the thrilling line up of concerts and activities, you can watch the drama unfold on the historic track. With the British Grand Prix renowned for its amazing Formula 1 atmosphere this is not one to miss.
Carfest North (24-26th July) – CarFest north is an annual family music and motoring festival held in Cheshire. CarFest will be nine years old in 2020, and over the past nine years we have played host to nearly one million visitors.
Silverstone Classic (31st July – 2nd August)- The Classic is renowned for hailing both motoring and motor sport milestones and in 2020 it will have its very own 30th pearl anniversary birthday to celebrate. Founded back in 1990, the original Historic Festival is widely hailed as playing a significant part in the rise of dedicated retro racing extravaganzas both in the UK and right around the globe.
The silverstone classic is a must see event, to hear more news https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=silverstone
Beaulieu Supercar Weekend (8-9th August) – Join us at the award winning Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on the 8th-9th August; the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. See displays of prestigious supercars and hear their distinctive engine notes as they unleash their horsepower on the demonstration run.
Carfest South (28-30th August) – is an event that combines classic cars, live music and food whilst also raising money for BBC Children in Need. CarFest’s refreshed content includes two paddocks filled to the brim with a great range of cars plus track races and celebrity go-karting… be prepared for motorsport overload!
Salon Privé (3-6th September)- is the most luxurious of garden parties set out over three days on our South Lawn. 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.
We have attended Salon Privé for the past five years and will continue to do so, this is one of the highlights of the sporting season. To read about the last years event and the type of cars they have, visit the link: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=salon+priv%C3%A9
Concours of Elegance (4-6th September) – The Concours of Elegance will once again bring together a selection of 60 of the rarest cars from around the world – many of which will never have been seen before in the UK. Complementing the Concours of Elegance will be displays of hundreds of other fine motor cars, including entrants to The Club Trophy.
We often run a competition to win free tickets to this event, to get your hands on a pair of tickets, make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter.
Goodwood Revival (11-13th September) – Recreating the glamour of motor racing as it used to be, the Motor Circuit comes alive for the Revival, both on and off the historic track. The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.
We love the goodwood revival for its turning back the clocks and showing us a glimpse into the good old times. For more goodwood revival news: https://mycarheaven.com/?post_type=post&s=goodwood+revival
Classic Motor Show (13-15th November)– This is the last big car show of the year, and one of the very best. An awesome day out for sure for all things classic car related. The Classic Motor Show is the annual year-end celebration of the classic car world. Everyone who loves classic cars makes sure they’re there, either visiting or joining the many hundreds in exhibiting. All in all its a great day out for any Classic Car fan.
We run a competition every year for three of our lucky winners to win tickets to this event, to be in with a chance of winning, make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter.
We’d love to hear from you, out of all these shows, which one is your favourite?