By Tom Brett
6th February 2020

Classic Car Events 2020 Part 1

Car meets, racing days and a good old coffee are the perfect place to connect with like minded petrol heads to share stories, tips, tricks and create long lasting friendships!

Mike here at TC met one of his closest friends at a Japanese car owners meet in 2001 at the Ace Cafe in London, and we all have similar car-made-buddies, so we can tell you it’s a great move to jump in your car, clean it up to sparkle and go get out there into the car community.

The beauty of the car community is that although it’s kept up with modern times and enjoys a massive online presence in terms of forums, social media and YouTube channels, there is no replacement for turning up in the flesh to talk motors and life – and showing off your pride and joy.

The world is your oyster in 2020, so here at TC we thought we would give you a heads up on all pearls where you can rock up with your mechanical-sidekick and meet some great folk. Part 1 of our calendar will outline our favourite events to go to up until the end of June, keep posted as we will have more for you as we approach the second half of the year.

All titles and photographs will direct you to the event organisers official website.

Classic Car Events Coming Soon in 2020

London Classic Car Show

20-23 February 2020, Olyimpia London, London
A wide array of classic cars to be showcased at the event, from the 1987 Richard-Lloyd-Racing Rothmans Porsche 962C that won the Kyalami 500 to a special celebrations of, Citroën’s 100th year and Range Rover’s 50th anniversary. On top of this, if your pocket is healthy, why not take a look at the 500+ classics that will be under the hammer there.

Race Retro

21-23 February 2020, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
With an expected crowd of 24,000 petrol-heads, this is surely one not to miss. Covering every motorsport discipline ranging from rallying to GT cars, there is a genre for everyone. There are plenty of experts and enthusiasts that can guide you through the stories of racing history over the decades and you can book a driver or passenger experience for an extra fee. [Book your tickets here]

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

27-29 March 2020, Birmingham NEC
If you are passionate about restoration this is will be right up your street. From technical displays to live restoration right before your eyes, you will be able to meet a host of people that can give you some advice and talk endlessly about your own restoration projects. This will also be the biggest event yet, with an extra hall being added at the NEC, 175 clubs registered to showcase their works – the show looks set to be a cracker.

Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble

26 April 2020, Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire, UK
This show has really took off since its inception in 2014, where they attracted 400 visitors. Now grown to almost 7,000 enthusiasts you may need to act quickly if you want a ticket as October’s instalment eventually sold out before the day. We at TC have had the pleasure of going to one of the shows last year and it was truly a good old scramble of classic cars from all eras and countries.

Drive it Day

26 April 2020, all across the UK
The Bicester Heritage coincides with this day in the classic car calendar so if you are unable to attend that particular car meet, there are plenty of other events across the country that you will be able to go to. Ask you members’ club if they have anything special planned for it – or alternatively organise something yourself, there will be so many vintage cars out that day. Maybe your event might make our list in the future.

Donington Historic Festival

1-3 May 2020, Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK
On their 10th anniversary, expect something unique and special at the event. Full details are yet to be released so stay tuned on their website that will provide you with developments of this very special day. Last year, 15 grids competed across 18 races in a vast range of classes and eras and 2020 will be no different.

We hope you take a closer look at all the full details on all the organisers’ website where you can book tickets and look at the schedules in greater detail. We are looking forward to attending some of these shows ourselves and we hope to see you there at some of them to talk about what we all truly love – family…. errr.. I mean CLASSICS!

Other Classic Car Events to Look Out For…

Here are some other events that our network and budding enthusiasts have mentioned to us which we will talk about later on in the year when more details are released. If you would like an event added to this article, please contact us and we will arrange the page to be edited.

Classic Cars on Lytham Green 2020, 28 June
Click here for the facebook event and links to tickets

Classic & Retro Trackday – Castle Combe, Chippenham, 27 July
Click here for the facebook event and links to tickets

Retro Rides Gathering 2020, Shelsley Walsh, Worcester, 23 August
Click here for the facebook event and links to tickets

Whatever you do for 2020 motoring entertainment, enjoy it, and remember summer is coming; and we are already looking into all the fabulous car stuff you could do, and we will be sharing that very soon!



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