As motor enthusiasts, we really are spoiled for choice with classic car shows these days. With so many high quality and accessible events available across the UK. That’s why at Priory Rentals we have picked out some of our favourites for you to visit on your next motorhome holiday.
Here are some of the best local and international classic car shows to visit this spring.
Antwerp Classic Salon
3-5 March | Antwerp, Belgium
More than 350 exhibitors from 14 countries are set to attend the 40th Classic Salon. This classic car show will boast a large collection of parts and collectables in addition to displays from clubs, dealers and museums.
Three Legs of Man
16-18 March | Isle of Man
Nowhere are classics car shows given a warmer welcome than on the Isle of Man. This event takes place in in mid-March and is a two day event. It will feature more than 20 tests and some 15 regularity sections. There are some great camping locations nearby to make sure you thing about travelling in your motorhome.
Goodwood Members’ Meeting
18-19 March | Goodwood Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Three years on from the revival of the Members’ Meeting,and this classic car show is getting more popular each year. There will be a return of the SF Edge Trophy for ‘spiritedly driven and indecently quick Edwardian specials’. This year the dedicated grid has been added for Lister sports-racers. This is to honour the late Archie Scott Brown. Archie will be remembered as one of the greats amongst Lister sports racers fans.
19 March | Epsom to Brighton, UK
Since1930, The Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club will corral almost 400 pre-1915 bikes, tricycles and sidecars in the Epsom Downs, before releasing them for a 47-mile trundle down to Madeira Drive in Brighton. This event offers spectators the chance to see so many early machines in one place. We recommend this as one of our favourites so if you are travelling in your motorhome nearby it’s well worth visiting. The first is flagged away at 8am so be sure to get there early.
The Flying Scotsman
31 March – 2 April | Northumberland to Gleneagles, UK
From the starting point of Slaley Hall in Northumberland, cars as early as a 1907 Itala 40 and as late as a 1948 MG TC will make their way along spectacular and frequently empty roads towards Gleneagles. Overnight halts at Edinburgh and Aviemore will give crews a chance to recharge their batteries. A disappointing thing is the hospitality so make sure you hire a motorhome so you in control of your own accommodation. Travel alongside the crew in one of our motorhomes to avoid paying for accommodation and enjoy the comfort of a motorhome for the weekend.
Classic Car & Restoration Show
31 March – 2 April | NEC, Birmingham, UK
Very rarely does the Birmingham’s NEC not have a motoring show at least one every few months. This is again the venue for this spring extravaganza. As always it offers displays of pristine restorations and untouched barn finds, an auction, expert advice, and a trade village packed with parts.
31 March – 2 April | Madrid, Spain
Back for another go-round after last year’s successful first event, which attracted over 10,000 spectators to the Circuito del Jarama. Expect to see everything from jewel-like 1930s racers to thundering Group C leviathans.
5-9 April | Essen, Germany
Germany traditionally kicks off its classic calendar. This classic car show features a massive exposition of vintage, classic and prestige cars and motorcycles. The annual attendance for this event is around 190,000. This proves that the tried-and-tested, and extremely slick, formula still hits the spot in this, the event’s 29th running. It’s even been reliably described as ‘the world’s largest classic car show’. You can visit this event in one of our motorhomes as we allow all our motorhomes to travel across Europe providing you inform us in advance.
Hire a motorhome
So be sure to hire a motorhome and head to some of these classic car shows this spring. If your not sure what size motorhome you may need for your next trip be sure to check out our full motorhome range to find the best motorhome for you.