2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

Our list of the big festivals for car enthusiasts in the UK in 2019, including dates for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, CarFest North and Carfest South.


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APRIL

Goodwood Members Meeting

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? April 6-7, 2019

Where? Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX (map)

Organiser’s description: “Goodwood’s motorsport opening weekend recreates the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Meetings held at Goodwood through the 1950s and 1960s. A packed two days of thrilling racing and demonstrations from the finest historic cars of the period, as well as more modern machines never previously seen at the Motor Circuit. Plus, buzzing food markets and Goodwood’s biggest outdoor party on Saturday evening, with live music and stunning fireworks.”

Prices: Adults from £88, “young persons” (12-21) from £22, under-12s enter for free

More info: https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/members-meeting/

Malvern Festival of Transport

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? April 7, 2019

Where? Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Festival of Transport is our first full classic vehicle show of the year and incorporates three separate events – the Malvern Classic Car Show, the Malvern Classic Motorcycle Show and the Malvern Mini & Spares Day. The event features over 600 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, club stands and a full vehicle concours overseen by experienced vehicle commentator Les Clayton and lots more! Alongside the eclectic display of vehicles expect to see over 100 trade and autojumble stalls.”

Prices: Adults £9, children (7-14) £3, under-7s enter for free

More info: classicshows.org

 

Festival of Power, Santa Pod

When? April 19-21, 2019

Where? Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7XA (map)

Organiser’s description: “An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.”

Prices: Adults from £22, under-16s enter for free

More info: santapod.co.uk

 

Horsham Piazza Italia

Horsham Piazza Italia,

When? Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22), 2019

Where? Carfax market, Horsham (map)

Organiser’s description: “Horsham’s 13th FREE Easter Italian Festival is on Good Friday 19th and Easter Monday 22nd April 2019. An Italian market, themed entertainments, kids activities, plus vehicle displays both days will provide fun for all the family. Good Friday – Classic and sporting Italian cars, ItalianJob.com Minis, bikes and Scooters. Easter Monday – Italian and International Supercars with Premier GT”

Prices: Free

More info: horshamtimewellspent.co.uk

 

MAY

Donington Historic Festival

Donington Historic Festival

When? May 3-5, 2019

Where? Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE7 4BN (map)

Organiser’s description: “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.”

Prices: Advance discount — adults £40, teens (13-15) £24, under-13s enter for free; On the gate — adults £50, teens (13-15) £27

More info: doningtonhistoric.com

 

Llandudno Transport Festival

 

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? May 4-6, 2019

Where? Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Llandudno Transport Festival is held on the sea-front showground in one of the most picturesque bays of the UK. Llandudno is Wales’ largest resort and famed for its Victorian style and Edwardian elegance.”

Prices: Adults £7.50, children £2

More infohttp://www.llantransfest.co.uk/

 

Japfest Silverstone

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? May 5, 2019

Where? Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Europe’s biggest Japanese car show is back at Silverstone Circuit for 2019. Experience non-stop high speed performance Japanese track action including spectacular drifting displays, a huge retail village and over 4,000 of Europe’s best Japanese cars on display from the UK’s thriving club scene.”

Prices: Adults from £25, two children aged 14 and under enter for free with each paying adult, additional children £5 each.

More info: http://www.japfest.co.uk/japfest-home

 

Truckfest Peterborough


When? May 5-6, 2019

Where? East of England Showground, Alwalton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6XE (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults from £17.50, children (5-15) £7.50, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-peterborough/4594045460

 

The Jaguar Festival 2019

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When? May 10-12, 2019

Where? Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1UL

Organiser’s description: “Blenheim Palace will welcome over 1000 Jaguars from all eras. Presented by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, The Great Court will welcome a specially curated ‘Jaguars On Film’ collection, a prestigious display of Concours cars, and a live parade around the splendid Queen’s Pool.”

Prices: Adults from £16, students and over-60s from £13, children aged 5-15 from £7.40, under-5s enter for free.

More info: https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/jaguar-festival-2019.html

 

London Motor and Tech Show

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When? May 16-19, 2019

Where? ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL (map)

Organiser’s description: “This year’s show, will comprise 3 huge halls including a Live Arena, Live Stage and over 20,000 sqm of expo space. Our Arena will host astonishing stunts, displays and demonstration, plus a host of motoring legends and celebrities who will also present on the Live Stage and walk the floor meeting visitors.”

Prices: Adults £20, under-5s and one child aged 6-16 per paying adult enter for free (£10 per additional child aged 6-16)

More infohttps://thelondonmotorshow.co.uk/

 

FIA World Rallycross of Great Britain

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When? May 25-26, 2019

Where? Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Get ready for the return of the FIA World Rallycross of Great Britain coming up this May Spring Bank Holiday. It promises to be a weekend of edge-of-your-seat action and plenty of action off-track, including: live music both days, non-stop entertainment, the best street food and drink, brilliant camping facilities and so much more.”

Prices: Adults £70, under-16s enter for free

More info: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/speedmachine-fia-wrx-championship/

 

La Vie en Bleu / La Vita Rossa / 90th anniversary celebrations of the Bugatti Owners’ Club

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When? May 25-26, 2019

Where? Prescott Hill, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD (map)

Organiser’s description: “La Vie en Bleu / La Vita Rossa / 90th Anniversary will be a high octane event welcoming a host of Bugattis to celebrate the Bugatti Owners’ Club 90th Anniversary. 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.”

Prices: Advance discount — £15 for Adult day ticket, £25 for Adult weekend ticket. On the gate — £20 for Adult day ticket, £35 for Adult weekend ticket. Children enter for free.

More info: https://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/tickets/la-vie-en-bleu-2019

 

Enfield Pageant of Motoring

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When? May 25-27, 2019

Where? The Enfield Playing Fields, Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, EN1 3PL (map)

Organiser’s description: “Now in it’s 42nd year, The Pageant returns with Classic Cars, American cars, motorbikes, car clubs, large autojumble, live bands and DJs. Hotties Vintage Village are with us again this year.There’s also Arena entertainment with Jamie Squibb and his freestyle motorcycle display, plus a Fairground. Food stalls, bar and Free Parking.”

Prices: Adults £10, under-12s enter for free

More info: http://www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk/

 

2019 Isle of Man TT

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? May 25-June 7, 2019

Where? Isle of Man (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Isle of Man TT is a unique event: the world’s best motorcycle road racers make a pilgrimage to the Isle of Man, a small island in the Irish Sea between the England and Ireland, to challenge the world famous TT Mountain Course. The course, first used in 1911, is made up of 37.73 miles of public roads that, for two weeks, are turned into the world’s most demanding race circuit.”

Prices: Tickets for qualifying days (May 25-31) from £5. Tickets for race days (June 1-7) sold out.

More info: https://www.iomtt.com/

 

Horsham Plum Jam

 

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? May 26, 2019

Where? Horsham town centre, West Sussex (map)

Organiser’s description: “Plum Jam is a free to attend air cooled Volkswagen show in the heart of Horsham town centre. If you dream of taking off into the sunset with just a campervan and a surfboard for company, if you appreciate the hard work, love and dedication it takes to restore a classic vehicle or if you just love a bit of nostalgia on a Sunday afternoon then you will love our classic Volkswagen show.”

Prices: Free

More info: https://www.horshamtimewellspent.co.uk/event/plum_jam/

 

MotorSport at the Palace

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When? May 26-27, 2019

Where? Crystal Palace Park, Annerly, London, SE19 2AD (map)

Organiser’s description: “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. We will also have a display of bikes who will do a parade lap of the circuit each day during the lunch break . There will also be other attractions including small fun fair , food and some trade stands.”

Prices: Adults £12, children aged 5-16 £6, under-5s enter for free

More info: https://www.motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/

 

Historics On The Hill in association with HRDC

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? May 27, 2019

Where? Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Wootton, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6ET (map)

Organiser’s description: “The 27th of May 2019 is an exciting date for the Lydden Hill Calendar, as we welcome the Historic Racing Drivers Club (HRDC) to the iconic Lydden Hill Race Circuit for the first time and build upon an incredible event which occurs annually in the calendar.”

Prices: Advance discount — Adults £15, On the gate — adults £18. Children enter for free.

More info: https://lyddenhill.co.uk/events/hrdc-historic-festival/

 

JUNE

The Supercar Event


When? June 1, 2019

Where? Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX (map)

Organiser’s description: “Take a ride in some of the world’s most incredible cars at The Supercar Event Join us at Goodwood on 1 June 2019 for a family day out that’s not to be missed!”

Prices: Adults £12, over-60s and children aged 4-16 £8, under-4s enter for free.

More info: https://thesupercarevent.com/

 

MotoFest Coventry

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 1-2, 2019

Where? Greyfriars Green, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 1DY (map)

Organiser’s description: “MotoFest Coventry is a motoring festival based in Coventry, UK. MotoFest is a unique blend of motorsport demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry and transport.”

Prices: Free

More info: https://www.coventrymotofest.com/

 

BVAC Classic at Thirlestane

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 2, 2019

Where? Thirlestance Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland, TD2 6RU (map)

Organiser’s description: “With more than 1200 vintage and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes making the journey to Thirlestane, this is one of the biggest and best car rallies in the whole country. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Mini, the theme of this year’s show will be The Year of the Mini.”

Prices: Adults £16, under-16s enter for free

More info: https://bvac.org.uk/p/bvac-classic

 

London Concours

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 5-6, 2019

Where? The Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ (map)

Organiser’s description: “The London Concours is a luxurious automotive garden party hosted right in the heart of the City of London from Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th June. This hugely exciting automobile extravaganza will see 80 of the world’s most precious cars gather in the gardens of the historic and beautiful Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters and will include a ferocious collection of horsepower arranged in specially curated and themed displays.”

Prices: Adults £35, disabled people £35 (carer enters for free), children aged 5-18 £18

More info: www.londonconcours.co.uk

 

The Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 15-16, 2019

Where? Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Organised in association with the VSCC we invite you to come and enjoy two-day extravaganza that features Motoring Competitions, the Test Hill Challenge, great food, music and entertainment for the whole family. The event celebrates Brooklands’ rich motoring history, and is always held on the weekend closest to the Anniversary of the original opening of the Brooklands race track in 1907.”

Prices: Adults £16, students and over-60s £15, children aged 5-16 £9, under-5s enter for free

More info: https://admin.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/the-brooklands-double-twelve-motorsport-festival

 

Wings and Wheels

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 15-16, 2019

Where? Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8HY (map)

Organiser’s description: “Located just 9 miles from Guildford on the Surrey/Sussex border, Wings & Wheels showcases some of the finest civil and military aircraft displays in the UK. Combined with an astounding line-up of record breaking cars and motoring demonstrations, our Airshow is unrivalled by any other family day out.”

Prices: Adults £30, students and over-65s £28, children aged 5-15 £8, under-5s enter for free

More infohttps://www.wingsandwheels.net/

 

VHRA Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races


When? June 15-16, 2019

Where? Pendine Sands, Pendine, Camarthen, Wales, SA33 4PQ (map)

Organiser’s description: “This incredible, award winning event has fast become the most important date on the hot rod calendar, with participants coming from all over the globe to take part in the world’s fastest and most exciting beach racing competition available to traditional hot rods and customs, with speeds exceeding 120 mph.”

Prices: Passes sold out, spectating is free

More info: http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/Pendine_Sands.html

 

Truckfest Northeast


When? June 15-16, 2019

Where? Wolsingham Showground, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3JF (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults £14, children (5-15) £5, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-north-east/4594436246

 

Motoring at the Manor

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 16, 2019

Where? The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Caerleon, Newport, Wales,  NP18 1HQ (map)

Organiser’s description: “The inaugural MATM, being held on Father’s Day – Sunday 16th June – will be a gala of speed, elegance, motoring excellence and performance. This new feast for all the senses at the breath-taking Celtic Manor Resort will see exciting action with a series of competition, road and rally cars tackling the Manor’s twisting and challenging internal road network – including its distinctive landmark bridge over the River Usk.”

Prices: Adults from £20, senior citizens from £16, children from £8

More info: https://www.celtic-manor.com/whats-on/weekend-of-sport-and-speed/motoring-at-the-manor

 

Castle Combe’s Summer Action Festival 2019


When? June 22, 2019

Where? Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY (map)

Organiser’s description: “There’s something for all Action Day fans whether you want to hit the track for a 15 minute session, enjoy a leisurely paced parade, polish and shine on a club display or just walk through the many trade stands and along the viewing banks for the drifting! And don’t miss a special appearance from the Bristol Vintage Buses!”

Prices: Adults £17, under-17s enter for free

More info: http://summeractionfestival.com/

 

Bicester Heritage Super Scramble

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 23. 2019

Where? Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8AL (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Super Scramble will take a similar format to our nationally known Scramble events, however the beautiful former RAF Technical Site will be reserved for invited vehicles only – creating a curated display amongst the time-warp Grade II listed wartime buildings.  Our specialist businesses who reside within the buildings of the best-preserved pre-war airfield of its type will be open creating a unique collection of classic vehicles for all to enjoy with plenty of space to explore, circulate and soak up the atmosphere.”

Prices: Advance payment only — Adults £15, children aged under-16 enter for free

More info: http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/whaton/superscramble/

 

Bromley Pageant of Motoring

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 23, 2019

Where? Norman Park, Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9EF (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Pageant is established as something of an institution amongst enthusiasts from all over the world. Where else would you find more than 3,000 classics in one place? It is a superb celebration of this wonderful way of life – a true flavour of a bygone age – and provides one of the best opportunities available to soak up Bromley’s unique atmosphere of friendly club stands, displays and fellow enthusiasts.”

Prices: Advance discount — Adults £14. On the gate — Adults £17, children (5-15) £5.

More info: http://www.bromleypageant.co.uk/bromley_pageant_home

 

Donington Park Vintage Motorsport Festival

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? June 29, 2019

Where? Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE7 4BN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Donington Park’s rich pre-war Grand Prix heritage will be celebrated this summer as the Vintage Sports Car Club returns to the East Midlands circuit after a triumphant return to the venue last year. This event will feature plenty of off-track attractions too, including period car displays, themed food and drink to create a relaxed, golden-age atmosphere.”

Prices: Advance discount — adults £17, teenagers (13-15) £11. On the gate — adults and over-65s £21, teenagers (13-15) £13. Children aged under-13 enter for free.

More info: https://doningtonpark.msv.com/DP-19-VSCC

 

Truckfest West Midlands and Wales


When? June 29-30, 2019

Where? Three Counties Showground, Malalvern, Worcestershire, WR1 6NW (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults £14, children (5-15) £5, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-malvern/4594054858

 

JULY

Goodwood Festival of Speed

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? July 4-7, 2019

Where? Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX (map)

Organiser’s description: “The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture! Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport.”

Prices (day passes): July 4 — adults £39, young persons (13-21) £19.50. July 5 — adults £58, young persons (13-21) £29. July 6 and July 7 — adults £70, young persons (13-21) £35. Under-12s enter for free on all days.

More info: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/festival-of-speed/

 

World Superbike Championship UK Round at Donington Park

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? July 6-7, 2019

Where? Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE7 4BN (map)

Organiser’s description: “For the first time, there are three races to look forward to for World Superbikes, with the first race on Saturday and two more on Sunday, including the new morning sprint Superpole Race. There’s a full international support race card, and races from top national categories too, while the popular Paddock Show, Fan Zone and open paddock policy will ensure that spectators can meet the riders as well as enjoy extensive off-track entertainment.”

Prices: July 6 — adults £25, teenagers £15. July 7 — adults £35, teenagers £12. Under-12s enter for free on both days.

More info: https://doningtonpark.msv.com/DP-19-WSB

 

Formula One British Grand Prix

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? July 12-14, 2019

Where? Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN (map)

Organiser’s description: “2019 could be the last year you will witness Formula 1® history being made at the Home of British Motorsport. 2018 saw one of the most dramatic races on the calendar so far with a crash on the first lap and we’re sure the 2019 race will deliver even faster racing!”

Prices: July 12 — adults £50, under-16s £25. July 13 — adults £95, under-16s £47.50. July 14 — adults from £169, under-16s from £84.50.

More info: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2019-formula-1-british-grand-prix/

 

Japfest Donington


When? July 13, 2019

Where? Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, DE7 4BN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Expect an unmissable event when Japfest Donington bursts back onto Donington Circuit in 2019!  Japfest Donington is the ultimate high performance event and is all about pushing the cars to their limits and delivering an adrenaline pumping, heart racing day out.”

Prices: Adults from £20, two children aged 14 and under enter for free with each paying adult, additional children £5 each.

More info: http://www.japfest.co.uk/japfest-donington

 

Hagerty’s Festival of the Unexceptional

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? July 20, 2019

Where? The Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EX (map)

Organiser’s description: “Hagerty’s Festival of the Unexceptional celebrates the cars that were the workhorses of their day: the base model saloons, hatchbacks and estates that were sold in their millions between roughly 1968 and 1989, and are now so rare.”

Prices: Tickets will go on sale in April 2019

More info: http://www.unexceptionalcars.co.uk/

 

Supercar Fest


When? July 20, 2019

Where? Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP (map)

Organiser’s description:New for 2019, Supercar Fest is a supercar themed festival held at one of the world’s most historic motoring venues, Shelsley Walsh, located in the stunning Worcestershire countryside.”

Prices: Advance discount — adults £15. On the gate — adults £25. Under-16s enter for free.

More info: https://www.supercarfest.co.uk/

 

CarFest North


When? July 26-28, 2019

Where? Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9HQ (map)

Organiser’s description: “The two CarFest weekends are the living reality of a dream conjured up by media personality Chris Evans. His vision was to host his very own perfect ‘family festival’ brimming with all the things he loves – great cars, food and music – and at the same time raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need.”

Prices (day tickets): July 26 — adults £69, children (6-16) £16. July 27 — adults £80, children (6-16) £17. July 28 — adults £78, children (6-16) £16. Under-6s enter for free (free ticket needs to be ordered online).

More info: http://www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-north

 

Silverstone Classic

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? July 26-28, 2019

Where? Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN (map)

Organiser’s description: “The packed weekend of the Classic (26-28 July) provides spectacular historic motor racing, free access to the paddocks and grandstands, displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars over the weekend, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations.”

Prices (days tickets, pre-March 31 advance discount): July 26 — adults £37, young adults (17-21) £33.30, children (6-16) £6. July 27 — adults £65, young adults (17-21) £58.50, children (6-16) £6. July 28 — adults £52, young adults (17-21) £46.80, children (6-16) £6. Under-6s enter for free.

More infohttps://www.silverstoneclassic.com/welcome

 

AUGUST

Beaulieu Supercar Weekend

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 3-4, 2019

Where? National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Join us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on the 3rd – 4th 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.”

Prices (advance discount): Day ticket — adults £19.50, children £9.50. Weekend ticket — adults £27.30, children £13.30.

More info: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/beaulieu-supercar-weekend/

 

Truckfest Scotland


When? August 3-4, 2019

Where? The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults £15, children (5-15) £6, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-scotland/4594054022

 

DTM UK Round at Brands Hatch

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 10-11, 2019

Where? Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG (map)

Organiser’s description: “DTM, the world’s fastest and most technologically-advanced tin-top series, returns to Brands Hatch next August. Like 2018, racing will take place on the full, legendary Grand Prix circuit, with some of the planet’s best drivers lining up on the grid.”

Prices: August 10 — adults £25, teenagers aged 13-15 £27. August 11 — adults £30, teenagers aged 13-15 £18. Weekend ticket — adults £45, teenagers aged 13-15 £27. Under-13s enter for free.

More info: https://brandshatch.msv.com/BH-19-DTM

 

RADwood UK

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 11, 2019

Where? Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX (map)

Organiser’s description: “RADwood is a celebration of ’80s and ’90s automotive lifestyle; the car show that blends period correct dress with automotive awesomeness. A period correct event for cars, trucks, and bikes from 1980-1999 that captures the essence of a bodacious era.”

Prices: To be announced

More infohttps://www.radwood.co/

 

Cars in the Claydons

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 17-18, 2019

Where? The Claydon Estate (courtyard and gardens), Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EX (map)

Organiser’s description: “Cars in the Claydons invites you to the ultimate motoring garden party on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2019. Park within the stunning settling of Claydon Estate Gardens and enjoy a picnic on a Summer weekend with friends, family and automobiles.”

Prices: Advance discount (ends June 30) — day tickets £8, weekend ticket £15. On the gate — day ticket £10, weekend ticket £20. Under-16s enter for free.

More info: https://www.claydonestate.co.uk/events/cars-in-the-claydons

 

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 18, 2019

Where? Tewkesbury School Playing Fields, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8DF (map)

Organiser’s description: “The event features a spectacular display of over 1000 classic vehicles, from the dawn of the motoring era, to pre-war, post-war, American classics, custom cars, hot rods, supercars, motorbikes, those of historic and engineering significance to mass produced retro run-abouts.”

Prices: Adults £5, children under-12 enter for free.

More info: https://tewkesburycvf.org/

 

Truckfest South East


When? August 17-18, 2019

Where? The Hop Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults £14, children (5-15) £5, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-south-east/4594054021

 

CarFest South


When? August 23-25, 2019

Where? Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton Road, Overton, Winchester, Hampshire, RG25 3DR (map)

Organiser’s description:  “The two CarFest weekends are the living reality of a dream conjured up by media personality Chris Evans. His vision was to host his very own perfect ‘family festival’ brimming with all the things he loves – great cars, food and music – and at the same time raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need.”

Prices: August 23 — adults £69, children (6-16) £16. August 24— adults £80, children (6-16) £17. August 25 — adults £78, children (6-16) £16. Under-6s enter for free (free ticket needs to be ordered online).

More info: http://www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-south

 

MotoGP British Motorcycle Grand Prix

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 23-25, 2019

Where? Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN (map)

Organiser’s description: “Silverstone is incredibly excited to be hosting the British round of the MotoGP world championship in what promises to be an incredible 2019 season. The MotoGP race at Silverstone will be the pinnacle of two-wheel racing in the UK in 2019.”

Prices: August 23 — adults £15, children aged 12-16 £7.50, under-12s enter for free. August 24 — adults £30, children under-16 enter for free. August 25 — adults from £70, children aged 12-16 from £25, under-12s enter for free. Race weekend — adults from £90, children aged 12-16 from £45, under-12s enter for free.

More info: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2019-british-grand-prix-motogp/

 

Irish Motor Festival

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 24-25, 2019

Where? Punchestown Racecourse, Punchestown, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, W91 VCX4 (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Irish Motor Festival brings together all aspects of car culture in one event showcasing the best automotive variety in Ireland, with something on offer for everyone in the family.”

Prices: Tickets on sale soon

More info: https://www.irishmotorfestival.com/

 

Ormskirk MotorFest


When? August 25, 2019

Where? Ormskirk, Lancashire (map)

Organiser’s description: “Looking for a great way to spend the August Bank Holiday? Come along to Ormskirk MotorFest. With everything from motorcycles, super cars, classics and bubble cars, there is something of interest for everyone.”

Prices: Free

More info: http://ormskirkmotorfest.com/

 

FIA World Endurance Championship 4 Hours of Silverstone

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? August 30-September 1, 2019

Where? Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN (map)

Organiser’s description: “The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Silverstone for its festival of sports car racing, and there’s more entertainment than ever on offer to keep the whole family occupied. Expect more cars, more racing, famous drivers and lots to see and do on and off track. The 4 Hours of Silverstone is a great opportunity to witness the Spirit of Le Mans in the United Kingdom.”

Prices: August 30 — adults £10. August 31 — adults £25. September 1 — adults £40. Race weekend — adults £50. Under-16s enter for free on all days.

More info: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/fia-world-endurance-championship/

 

Truckfest South East


When? August 31-September 1, 2019

Where? The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults £15, children (5-15) £6, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-shepton/4594051415

 

SEPTEMBER

Brighton Speed Trials UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? September 7, 2019

Where? Madeira Drive, Brighton, West Sussex (map)

Organiser’s description: “The Brighton Speed Trials is an exhilarating, action-packed day for spectators and participants alike. Over two hundred cars and motor bikes line up to take a timed run down Madeira Drive reaching high speeds.”

Prices: Advance discount — £12. On the gate — £15. Children under-14 with a paying adult enter for free.

More info: http://www.brightonandhovemotorclub.co.uk/brightonspeedtrials.php

 

Goodwood Revival

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? September 13-15, 2019

Where? Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX (map)

Organiser’s description: “Every September the Revival recreates the golden era of Goodwood Motor Circuit, between 1948 and 1966. This extraordinary event, a theatrical and sporting drama, assembles the most significant racing cars and motorcycles along with legendary drivers and riders from the past and stars of today.”

Prices: September 13 — adults from £59, young persons (aged 13-21) from £29.50. September 14 — adults from £79, young persons (13-21) from £39.50. September 15 — adults from £79, young persons (13-21) from £39.50. Three day pass — adults from £188, young persons from £94. Children under-13 enter for free.

More info: https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revival/

 

Truckfest North West


When? September 14-15, 2019

Where? The Royal Cheshire Showground, Flittogate Lane, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0HJ (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults from £14, children (5-15) £5, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-north-west/4594054038

 

Kop Hill Climb Festival

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? September 21-22, 2019

Where? Kop Hill Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0LA (map)

Organiser’s description: “Kop Hill Climb Festival is so much more than a passive celebration of the history of motoring. It’s your chance to get up close and personal with all the cars and bikes in action – admire their beauty and chat with their owners– the full experience.  We’re set in a beautifully relaxed location with a real family friendly village atmosphere.”

Prices: Advance payment only — adults £12, under-18s £4. Pre-July 1 discount — adults £10, under-18s £3.

More info: https://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/

 

Horsham AmeriCARna 2019

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019
When? September 29, 2019

Where? Horsham town centre, West Sussex (map)

Organiser’s description: “2019 will be the third FREE to attend Horsham show celebrating everything we like about American Culture with a big nod to the 50s and 60s era. Horsham AmeriCARna 2019 will showcase 100s of enthusiasts’ cars and bikes across 3 fantastic zones. Each zone will have its own Performance Stage, Stalls and Street food.”

Prices: Free

More info: https://www.horshamtimewellspent.co.uk/event/americarna-2019/

 

OCTOBER

FIA World Rally Championship Wales Rally GB

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? October 2-6, 2019

Where? Llandudno, Wales (map) — full route to be revealed in spring 2019

Organiser’s description: “One of the most historic and popular events on the FIA World Rally Championship calendar, Wales Rally GB is renowned for pushing drivers and co-drivers to the very limit in their pursuit of the coveted Peall Trophy.”

Prices: Ticket prices to be announced

More info: https://walesrallygb.com/home.php

 

Truckfest Tail End


When? October 5-6, 2019, 2019

Where? Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY (map)

Organiser’s description: “The UK’s leading truck show! Held all over the country, including displays of working Modern, Vintage, Customized and American trucks.”

Prices: Adults from £14, children (5-15) £5, under-5s enter for free

More info: http://www.truckfest.co.uk/whats-on-original/4594054036

 

NOVEMBER

Regent Street Motor Show

 

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? November 2, 2019

Where? Regent Street, London (map)

Organiser’s description: “The annual Regent Street Motor Show is a unique free-to-view London motor show, previewing the famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and the Veteran Car Concours d’Elegance. The event takes place on a traffic-free Regent Street from Piccadilly to Oxford Circus.”

Prices: Free

More info: http://regentstreetmotorshow.com/

 

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? November 3, 2019

Where? Start line  — Hyde Park, London (map). Half-way check point  — High Street, Crawley, West Sussex (map). Finish line  — Madeira Drive, Brighton, West Sussex (map).

Organiser’s description: “With its unique atmosphere and camaraderie, the Veteran Car Run travelling from London to Brighton (staged specifically as a non-profit making veneration) commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14th November 1896, which celebrated the Locomotives on the Highway Act. The Act raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14 mph and abolished the need for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag.”

Prices: Free to spectate

More info: https://www.veterancarrun.com/welcome

 

Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Cars: Accelerating the Modern World” exhibition

UK motoring events and festivals calendar 2019

When? November 23, 2019-April 19, 2020

Where? Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL (map)

Organiser’s description: “‘Cars: Accelerating the Modern World’ explores how the car as a driving force has accelerated the pace of change over the past century. This exhibition brings together 15 diverse cars to tell extraordinary stories about design and the car’s impact on the broader world. These cars include the first production car in existence; an autonomous flying car; a converted low-rider; and a 1950s concept car.”

Prices: Adults from £18, students and disabled people from £15, children enter for free.

More info: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/cars

 

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