2019 MOTORING EVENTS
Should you need an excuse to get in and drive your classic car, 2019 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 77th Members Meeting: 6th - 7th April, 2019
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: 3rd - 5th May, 2019
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: Sunday 19th May, 2019
The Club's Spring Concours for 2019, together with partners Bonhams, will be held at The Wormsley Estate, home of the Getty Family.
The famously referred to 'most beautiful cricket ground in England' boasts a picturesque cricket pavillion as well as a glass fronted dining facility overlooking the cricket pitch, called the Boundary Room and it is here where the International Dinner on the evening of Saturday 18th May will be held.
The Concours will be held on the cricket pitch where there will be the display of the most striking Aston Martin cars from Concours entrants, together with Aston Martin only parking, providing an exquisite exhibition of these iconic cars.
City Concours, HAC London: 5th - 6th June, 2019
The London Concours will welcome 80 exquisite cars to the Honourable Artillery Company gardens for a two-day garden party on 5-6 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: 15th - 16th June, 2019
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 15th this year at 3:00 p.m. local time.
Le Mans Classic, Le Mans France: 2020 (Biennial)
In 2018, 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.
Next running in 2020.
Goodwood Festival of Speed: 4th - 7th July, 2019
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. 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: 28th - 28th July, 2019
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: 5th- 7th September, 2019
Salon Privé, now in its 13th 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: 6th- 8th September, 2019
The 8th Concours of Elegance will return to Hampton Court Palace from 6 - 2 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: 13th - 15th September 2019
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 Six Hour, Spa Francorchamps Belgium: 25th -29th September 2019
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, Holkham Hall, Norfolk : 29th September
A full weekend of al, things Aston Martin and a must to see out the end of the motoring season. Further details of the weekends events will be published soon...