Showing Off from the Past

by Beresford on June 18, 2012


England is one of the oldest established nations in the world. It contains a lot of history so it’s only fitting that the history of motoring means there are lots of major classic car shows here. A classic car show is a great way to sample some of the motoring genius from the past. And this article outlines just some of the major car shows in the UK.

Beaulieu Spring Autojumble

This is held on the 19th of May at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, which is in Hampshire. It lasts until the 20th and consists of classic cars from all over the place. One of its main attractions is the fact that it provides entry to the National Motor Museum, the World of Top Gear, Palace House, and Beaulieu Abbey. So it’s not all about cars, it’s about culture as a whole. The event is open from 10am to 5pm so there’s plenty of time to have some fun.

Charge of the Light Dragoons

Whilst not strictly a classic car show this event is great to visit, even if it’s just a short event, as it encompasses a race and a show in one. Those who attend this event on the 9th of June will find that they can view up to 40 classic cars in Barnsley. After a while the cars will all line up and the race will commence. This race is a charity event that raises money for the Light Dragoons Colonels Appeal and goes all the way to the Lauder Scottish Borders. Wait at the start or wait at the finish, it’s a great way to view some fantastic cars for free!

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be well-known to motor enthusiasts as it’s the largest car festival in the world, according to the organisers. Taking place from the 29th of June and lasting until the 1st of July this festival will see all those classic cars that will never be seen at the smaller festivals. Typically, festivalgoer’s will find a surprise or two here every year as nobody can ever be sure what cars will turn up.

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