A brand new drive-in classic car show has been launched by Brand Events, the organisers of the London Classic Car Show, Car Fest and Top Gear Live, to be held 18-20 September 2020 at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire.
The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is aiming to have over 500 classic cars at the event while adhering to Covid-compliant procedures with a mix of static displays, live action and iconic motoring movies shown over the two-days.
Claiming to be the first drive in dedicated to cars, films already confirmed include some of the best car movies ever to hit the silver screen. Film buffs can choose between blockbusters such as The Italian Job, Gone In 60 Seconds, Fast and Furious 7 and Baby Driver while motor sport fans have Rush, Senna, Le Mans 66 and Days of Thunder on the line-up. With two drive in cinemas and three screenings each and every day, no fewer than 18 different viewing options will be available.
As well as the drive in cinema experience, visitors are also promised ‘dramatic demonstration runs’ on a specially constructed course on the existing track at Bicester Heritage, which will also stage ‘colourful motoring parades’.
Other highlights will include more than 25 of the UK’s leading car clubs who are still to be announced, dealers, car-related traders plus a live Bonhams MPH car auction hosted on-site. MPH is the Modern, Popular and Historic motoring arm of Bonhams, the international auction house, which is also based at Bicester Heritage.
Classic car owners are also being encouraged to drive into the event and display their own personal pride and joy at the show.
Daniel Geoghegan CEO of Bicester Heritage said: “The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is the perfect excuse to throw open the doors again at Bicester Heritage and to share the vibrant spirit here, we look forward to welcoming enthusiasts to our Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring.”
Show director Bas Bungish added: “With so many of our traditional motoring attractions being postponed, cancelled or run behind closed doors, we were determined to create a wonderful event for the new normal – and, with The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, we have done just that.
“In these challenging times our priority will always be to provide a safe and secure environment for all our visitors and exhibitors but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy a fabulous day out with friends and family if the right precautions are in place. Indeed, that’s exactly what so many of us have been yearning for.”
The birth of The Classic Car Drive In Weekend also endorses Bicester Heritage’s ambition to create the UK’s principal destination for anyone who wants to experience motor cars from all eras.
“This exciting new partnership with Brand Events certainly furthers our ambitions to share our passion with the wider motoring community,” said Shaun O’Hara, Event Director at Bicester Heritage. “Clearly launching a new classic car show in the current climate isn’t without its challenges, but we believe that the team at Brand Events have created something really special and safe, which many car enthusiasts and movie buffs will relish after so many months of relative inactivity.”
Further details of The Classic Car Drive In Weekend including news of static and demo display cars, a full schedule of epic drive in movies, listings of notable cars being auctioned by Bonhams MPH plus all the latest news of other mouth-watering attractions will be announced in the next few weeks via the www.theclassiccarshowuk.com website and social media.
Show tickets – priced at just £25 for adults and £15 children (aged 5-15) – will automatically give visitors access to one drive in film of their choice. For those looking to drive in, park up and just enjoy a film, a movie screening ticket is also on offer priced at £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.
Visitor numbers are restricted to a maximum of 10,000 across the weekend to guarantee social distancing.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.theclassiccarshowuk.com