We can’t wait to get out and about and back at our favourite car shows once the lockdown restrictions end. Here’s a few of the ones we’re excited about at Mike Brewer Motoring…
If there’s one thing us enthusiasts have missed over the last year it’s been the chance to visit car shows. There’s nothing like admiring great motors and meeting other owners, so seeing events back on the calendar is fantastic news. With 2021 looking more promising, here’s just a few of our favourites…
Donington Historic Festival – 1-2 May, Donington Park, Derby
This is one of our favourite events, and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Guaranteed to be better than ever, the highlight is the fantastic historic racing that takes place with everything from single-seaters to touring cars battling it out on track. The sights and sounds are epic, and there’s plenty more to enjoy, of course, with a wealth of car clubs and other displays.
£40 for adults
Land Rover Legends – 12-13 June, Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire
With a few of these famous 4x4s passing through the Wheeler Dealers workshop over the years, it’s safe to say we love ‘em. There’ll be plenty to enjoy here, then, with a vast array of Land Rovers on show, along with club displays, circuit parades, and a few special features. And as an extra bonus the Thruxton Historic event takes place at the same time.
From £18 per person
E-TYPE 60 – 12-13 June, Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcestershire
Here at MBM, we absolutely love the E-Type Jaguar, so we can’t wait to be able to celebrate its 60th birthday in style. This famous venue will be telling the car’s story, and alongside action on the hill there’ll be cavalcades and demonstration runs, and some motor racing celebrities. A great way to enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful cars, we’ll see you there!
£22 per person
Retro CarFest – 18-20 June, Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire
The CarFest events have been hugely popular over the years, and this one’s a cracking celebration of the 1960’s to the 1980’s, with a bit of the ‘90s thrown in. Alongside the great cars you’ll find stuff from film and TV, fashion and music, and a line-up of famous bands should keep you entertained.
From £74 per person
The London Classic Car Show – 25-27 June, Syon Park, Brentford
There’s certainly going to be lots to see, with the event showcasing a celebration of car design from vintage vehicles to modern supercars. Expect stunning displays of the finest classics, along with the marking of some special anniversaries – alongside the 60th birthday of the E-Type it’s also 100 years of the Lancia Lambda and the Bugatti Brescia. It’s going to be great.
From £25 per adult
Goodwood Festival of Speed – 8-11 July, Goodwood House, West Sussex
Oh how we missed this fantastic event last year! It’s one of the highlights of the motoring calendar, and we’re ready to head back to the brilliant venue to see the latest cars, the forest rally stage, the F1 cars racing up the hill, the biggest names in motorsport…you get the picture. Ticket availability is very limited, so don’t delay!
From £44 per person
BMC & Leyland Show – 11 July, British Motor Museum, Warwickshire
For fans of British classics, there’s going to be no finer place to be. No matter which marque is your favourite, you’ll find them here, plus this year marks fifty years of the Morris Marina so you can expect plenty of those and the Ital, too. And entry to the excellent museum is included in the ticket price.
£14.50 per adult
Silverstone Classic – 30 July to 1 August, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Last year’s cancellation was a huge disappointment, so we’re thrilled it’s back this year. Our own Mike Brewer will be there, and he’ll be part of a fantastic show that includes more than one hundred car clubs, thousands of classic vehicles, live music and spectacular historic racing. There’s lots more, too. It’s a belter of show that you really shouldn’t miss.
From £39 for adults
Roverfest 2021 – 6-8 August, Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire
This is simply a cracking celebration of all things Rover, and it’s supported by all the major marque clubs. We can promise something for every enthusiast, from older models to more modern classics, so if you’re a fan – and we certainly are – then this is the show for you. There’ll be more details nearer the time, so remember to keep an eye on the website.
£12 per car
Ford Fair – 8 August, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Now in its 36th year, this is a fantastic event for anyone that loves Fords which includes us, so we can’t wait to get along and see what’s on offer. The organisers promise models for every taste, from the classic to the modern, and the cars on show are joined by car clubs, track action and plenty more.
£27 per person
Triumph and MG Weekend – 13-15 August, Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire
This is going to be a huge event for fans of these great British marques, and it’s all thanks to a collaboration between the TR Register, Triumph Sports Six Club and MG Car Club. Alongside terrific classics, visitors will get to enjoy the likes of music, a live action arena and concours, plus there’s some anniversaries to celebrate including sixty years of the MG Midget and Triumph TR4.
£35 per person
The British Motor Show – 19-22 August, Farnborough International Expo Centre, Hampshire
This is one you won’t want to miss, especially as our own Mike Brewer will be appearing on the Live Stage. There’s masses to enjoy, from the latest new cars to the Supercar Paddock, plus more than fifty classic car clubs and the Select Electric Motor Show. And with a Live Arena and plenty of celebrities this will be a cracking weekend.
From £18.50 for adults
Classic & Performance Car Spectacular – 21-22 August, Tatton Park, Cheshire
It’s a cracking venue, and with more than 2000 classics on display we reckon this will be a great way to spend a summer weekend. There’s lots going on with plenty of car clubs and traders, and if you take your own classic along to display you might just win an award. Luckily, you’ve still got plenty of time to get polishing!
£10 per adult
Historic Rally Festival – 21-22 August, Weston Park, Shropshire
If you love rallying then you’ll want to get this in the diary. The venue is famous from the RAC Rally in the 1980s, and it’ll be a chance to see a superb array of classic machinery, with some eighty cars in action on the special stages at Weston Park. Plus, the rally village in Telford Town Park on the Saturday is free to enter.
From £15 per person
Goodwood Revival – 17-19 September, Goodwood Motor Circuit, West Sussex
With its mix of vintage fashion, music, and fantastic classic cars it’s no wonder that so many of us love this event. It’s great to see it back for 2021, and dressing up in period attire is a great way to really get into the spirit of things. Oh yes, and the action on the track and Revival Car Show are pretty good, too!
From £62 per person
Mini Fest – 19 September, Stanford Hall, Leicestershire
Mike loves his Mini, so he’s looking forward to this one. A chance to really celebrate the famous little car, you’ll get to see a huge variety of classic and modern examples and enjoy entertainments including a concours and live arena, and it’s a great opportunity to talk everything Mini with other enthusiasts. It’s going to be popular so grab your ticket now.
£10 per person
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