Car shows and motoring events in 2018

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UK car shows 2018: Festival of Motoring

Top up your love of cars and motorbikes with a visit to a motoring event this autumn, from classics to modern supercars, on racing tracks or in elegant surroundings

Late summer and autumn are filled with great car shows around the country. Take the family along to enjoy the best of our motoring heritage and the classics of the future.

The West Berkshire Classic Show

Sunday 12 August

Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury, RG14 7TD

Visit the 26th Annual Classic Vehicle Show, with an autojumble and hundreds of cars on display; the event raises money for Bloodwise (Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research).

  • Find out more about the award-winning Cotswold Motoring Museum in the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Water. You'll find year-round exhibits of classic cars, motorbikes and memorabilia – and Boundless members save on entry tickets too.

Cranleigh Classic Car Show and Autojumble

Sunday 12 August

Cranleigh Showground, Cranleigh, GU6 7DW

With 1000 classic vehicles and an autojumble, plus events in the arena. The Classic Car Show also includes music, children’s entertainment and a car raffle.

UK car shows 2018: classic car event

BMW Car Club GB National Festival

Sunday 12 August

British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

New BMW and Mini cars and classics at the BMW National Festival, plus motorsport, concours and entertainment.

Red Bull Drift Shifters

Sunday 19 August

The Strand and Georges Dock Gates, Liverpool

12 of the world’s best drifters compete on a custom track on the streets of Liverpool, in the UK’s biggest ever drifting event.

UK car shows 2018: Red Bull Drift Shifters

CarFest South

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 August

Laverstoke Park Farm, Laverstoke, Hampshire, RG25 3DR

In aid of BBC Children in Need, the three-day CarFest South family event is filled with track races, classic and modern cars, dream rides and the land speed car Bloodhound SSC, plus music and a parade.

Concours of Elegance

Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

The world’s rarest cars gather at this exquisite destination for a weekend; in all the Concours of Elegance has over 300 gleaming examples of luxury and performance cars.

UK car shows 2018: motoring event

Classic Car Show Manchester

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September

Event City, Manchester, M41 7TB

This indoor exhibition centre hosts hundreds of classic vehicles, as well as restoration demonstrations. Manchester's Classic Car Show also has live rally action in the car parks, and car club displays.

The Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble

Sunday 7 October

Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8AL

Explore the site of the old RAF base in Bicester, now used for classic car restoration, as you browse parts and memorabilia for sale at the bi-annual Sunday Scramble as well as a vast display of visitors’ own cars and bikes.

UK car shows 2018: classic Jaguar

Trax Silverstone

Sunday 7 October

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8GZ

Performance cars and supercars will be on display as Trax comes to Silverstone, along with drifting demonstrations, sprint tests, and experts on in-car audio.

NEC Classic Motor Show

Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Classic cars and motorbikes will fill the NEC exhibition halls for the Classic Motor Show, with the Meguiar's Club Showcase, cars for sale, the Discovery Live stage with the Wheeler Dealers, and the car restoration theatre.

UK car shows 2018: classic car racing

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