2018 MOTORING EVENTS
Should you need an excuse to get in and drive your classic car, 2018 is packed full of world class motoring events that are a must for any motoring enthusiast. Below are a selection of some of our favourites and we will be attending or exhibiting at so stay in touch for tips, trips and perhaps tickets...
Goodwood 76th Members Meeting: 17th - 18th March, 2018
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting is an epic weekend of motor racing founded by the Duke of Richmond, which aims to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Members’ Meetings held at Goodwood throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
As well as a full programme of racing, the Members’ Meeting features all kinds of cars from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines, offering visitors a friendly and intimate atmosphere with no crowds, thanks to being exclusively available to GRRC Members and those who have joined the GRRC Fellowship. A winning formula of spectacular cars, high-speed track demonstrations, fun-packed festivities and great entertainment; along with the very best food and drink.
Donington Historic Festival: 4th - 6th May, 2018
Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or have never seen a
historic racing car in action before, you’ll find plenty to entertain you at
the Donington Historic Festival. After seven very successful years the event is
firmly established as a major fixture on the international historic racing
calendar, attracting many thousands of spectators, hundreds of world-class
historic racing cars and huge numbers of classic car club displays.
Aston Martin Owners Club Spring Concours: 3rd June, 2018
The Club has announced that the location of its Spring Concours 2018 will be Englefield House, near Reading, Berkshire. Details on how to enter the Spring Concours or book the member-exclusive International Dinner and/or Concours Lunch will be announced at the same time. It is sure to be an wonderful event so check back regularly for more details.
City Concours, HAC London: 7th - 8th June, 2018
The London Concours will welcome 80 exquisite cars to the Honourable Artillery Company gardens for a two-day garden party on 7-8 June. These Concours cars will be complemented by a collection of the UK's finest Specialist Car Dealers. With entertainment on the lawns, beautiful retail chalets featuring an array of luxury brands and artisan goods and a delicious selection of food and beverages for you to enjoy in front of a ferocious collection of horsepower, it is too good to miss. Whether you are looking for a unique backdrop for a business meeting with breakfast or lunch, or a chance to escape the office and liberate your motoring passion, the London Concours is your solution.
24 Heures du Mans, Le Mans France: 16th - 17th June, 2018
Do we need to say any more? The 24 Hours of Le Mans is much more than just a 24-hour race to fans
from all over the world who make the trip to enjoy the abundance of
entertainment and activities during the two weeks leading up to the
start of the main event on June 16th this year at 3:00 p.m. local time.
Le Mans Classic, Le Mans France: 6th - 8th July, 2018
Le Mans Classic gives now-and-already go to all classic car enthusiasts
on 6, 7 and 8 July 2018 on the Grand Circuit 24 Hours of Le Mans. In
2016, more than 123.000 spectators had found their way in Sarthe to
admire nearly 550 race cars on the track and 8.500 vintage cars in
general enclosure specially designed to accommodate 180 clubs
representing 60 brands! For 2018, several innovations are scheduled
starting with the presence of the Group C field which was a huge success
in 2016. In addition, modifications will be made at the circuit to
improve the flow of cars and spectators. Several anniversaries will also
be celebrated including in particular, the 40th anniversary of Alpine's
victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as well as the 70th anniversary of the
birth of the Porsche 356 and the 50th of the 908
Goodwood Festival of Speed: 12th - 15th July, 2018
The 2018 Festival of Speed theme will celebrate the event's 25th anniversary: "Festival of Speed - The Silver Jubilee".
The first Festival, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be,
and, in the years since, it has firmly established itself as the world's
greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. Now, to mark the
Silver Jubilee, the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) will choose
his 25 favourite moments from the first 25 events - personal highlights
which, in very different ways, have been landmarks in the Festival's
history. These moments, and the cars and drivers which created them,
will be cornerstones of this year’s event, alongside the usual gathering
of extraordinary vehicles from the dawn of motoring to the present day
Silverstone Classic: 20th - 22nd July, 2018
The packed weekend of the Silverstone Classic provides spectacular historic motor racing on the world famous circuit with qualifying for all grids on Friday and racing on Saturday and Sunday.
Salon Prive, Blenheim Palace: 30th August - 1st September, 2018
Salon Privé, now in its 12th consecutive year, is one of the longest-running and most established automotive events in the UK. All of this takes place in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace; birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough and his family. It is an honour for us to reside in what is frequently referred to as ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’.
Concours of Elegance, Hampton Court: 31st August - 2nd September, 2018
The 7th Concours of Elegance will return to Hampton Court Palace from 31st August to 2nd September. Bringing together some of the world's rarest cars that have never been seen before in the UK. From powerful race cars to exotic sports cars and elegant motoring masterpieces, each car is carefully selected by an international panel of automotive experts. Enjoy the privileged Royal setting with exclusive hospitality and luxury shopping at one of the finest events in the UK's calendar. A perfect way to end the Summer season.
Goodwood Revival: 7th - 9th September 2018
Every September the Revival recreates the golden era of Goodwood Motor
Circuit, between 1948 and 1966. This extraordinary event, a theatrical
and sporting drama, assembles the most significant racing cars and
motorcycles along with legendary drivers and riders from the past and
stars of today.
Spa Classic, Spa Francorchamps Belgium: 14th -17th September 2018
The Spa Six Hours is a full weekend of historic motor racing
on the famous circuit at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. The Ardennes hills are
just gaining their autumn colours at this time of year making this tree lined
circuit more attractive than ever.
Aston Martin Owners Club Autumn Concours: 23rd September 2018
The club will announce the location of the Autumn Concours 2018 in the New Year. Details on how to enter the Autumn Concours or book the member-exclusive International Dinner and/or Concours Lunch will be announced at the same time.
It is sure to be another wonderful event so check back regularly for more details.