Shout-out to all petrolheads and those who like to burn a bit of rubber in style: the NEC Motor Show awaits in Birmingham! Vintage cars and modern classics galore, this show offers incredible gems, real finds, unmissable deals and loads of great contacts and networking opportunities. It’s the UK’s biggest classic car show and an absolute ‘must attend’ in every car enthusiast’s calendar. We loved seeing the fantastic restorations of classics like the AC Cobra, the Friskies, a psychedelic Messerschmitt, gorgeous Jaguar models and loads more…
On the trail of James Bond’s motors: the DB4, with an engine in such perfect conditions, had our jaws on the floor. For a cool 3/4 of a million GB Pounds, this baby could be yours. Although not for driving…it’ll most likely go straight into the show space of a private collector, as this is pure gold dust on wheels. The Lotus display was also great to see, and for us the 1971 Lotus Elan plus2 simply stole the show on that stand. How beautiful is the design of this car???
Heading straight to Aston Martin next, the AM V8 Volante still looks as gorgeous as ever (David Beckham must have agreed, as he took his to Spain, when he played for Real Madrid), and the AM V8 Oscar India still tops the lot in style, elegance and sheer muscle power. The AM Superleggera was another show stopper last year, which our presenter Claudia Peifer actually tried out and sat in at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2019. It’s a beast of a car, no doubt, and was used in the James Bond film ’No Time To Die’. A proper style icon in the Aston range, it’s already a classic, and an absolute killer to drive…so they say! Watch the video and ignite that spark now…
Birmingham NEC Classic Car show
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show returns for 2021 – hurrah – bringing together a wide variety of classic car and motorcycle clubs, for all those of you, who love to burn a bit of rubber in style to enjoy and possibly shop at. The NEC, Birmingham/UK, plays host to this spectacular 3-day event every year in November. TA-DAH.TV have done some leg work on this, so you can find out all you need to know about this event right here!
What’s on at The Classic Motor Show
The Classic Motor Show is not to be missed. A popular event with passionate petrol heads and classic car enthusiasts, the event has everything you would wish to see from the world of oldtimers and more recent motors. The arena is packed with displays and stands by classic car dealers and motorcycle clubs, allowing visitors to get up close to some collectible and rare vintage motors and more recent gems. All thanks to a range of vehicles on offer within The Dealer Hall, including a spectacular selection from Silverstone Auctions.
As well as being able to admire these beauties, you can also shop for elusive pieces in the autojumble sale, sourcing parts for your classic car collection, whether your much-loved car requires some TLC or maintenance and restoration work. Discuss top tips with automobile experts, mingle with the professionals, or join talks from motoring celebs and specialists – expanding your ever-growing knowledge of the classic motor industry.
Bringing together the world’s largest gathering of 300 car and motorcycle clubs with over 3,000 iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes, this event is a must visit for the avid car lover in your life. Tickets for the Classic Motor Show are still available through their website here.
Classic Car Rallies across the UK
Next Event Dates: 28th – 30th June 2022
This automotive garden party, as it is so rightly described by organisers, is held within the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company. Nestled away in the heart of the capital. Classic car lovers come together in class and style to swoon over some of the world’s most precious cars. Since the 2021 event went off without a hitch (and just a few Covid-19 measures to keep guests safe), next year’s dates have been announced.
Next Event Dates: 17/18 July 2021
2021 marked the 10th anniversary of Classic Nostalgia. It was another year of spectacular motor racing located at one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world – Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcestershire, UK. Not only does this event feature a showcase of static classic cars but is also packed full of demonstration runs, competitions and live music! What’s not to love. 2022 dates are yet to be announced but we are certain this event will continue to impress year on year.
London to Brighton – Veteran Car Run
Next Event Dates: 7 November 2021
This is the world’s longest running veteran motor event, celebrating its 125th Anniversary of the famous Emancipation Run of November 1896. The run starts in London’s Hyde Park, seeing off the first vehicle just after 7am., with the last car leaving the centre of town around about 8am. It finishes on Brighton’s Madeira Drive. There’ even a Spectator’s Route Guide to watch the incredible line-up of historic gems on their way to the English coast, so do go online to find out more: veterancarrun.com
Classic Car Shows Across Europe
For classic car shows a little further afield, we’ve picked a selection of the very best from across Europe. So, why not make a long weekend out of it and get your case packed for a classic car themed European get away?
Upcoming Event Dates: 19-21 November 2021
Head over to Belgium for a real pre-Christmas treat. The Brussels leg of the InterClassics show is without a doubt set to be a hit with classic car lovers. The perfect timing to treat yourself to an early Christmas present! This year the event celebrates the 75th birthday of Belgian racing legend Jacky Ickx. Showcasing cars in his tribute.
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Next Event Dates: 20th – 22nd May 2022
As If you needed any other reason to put Italy on your travel bucket list. Well, we have found you one anyway! The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is an event set on the beautiful western shore of the famous Lake Como. Taking place annually at the stunning Villa d’Este. This celebration of classic and vintage cars encapsulates glitz and glamour whilst showcasing the very best motor creations of the 20th century.