13 May | Brooklands, UK
Brooklands puts its WW2-era exhibits in context with visitors wearing period garb, plus military displays and a vintage market.
Beaulieu Spring Autojumble
13-14 May | Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK
If that winter project is missing one or two crucial bits, there’s a good chance you’ll find them among the thousands of stands at the first Autojumble of the year.
18-21 May | Brescia to Rome, Italy
Image: Jayson Fong
Brescia to Rome and back in a hurry, in the company of some of the old car world’s finest machines and some of its greatest characters.
19-21 May | Spa, Belgium
Image: Peter Auto
Belgium’s brilliant circuit will as usual test 1960s GTs and Group C giants, but there are some novel grids planned for 2017, such as Formula Vee, Euro F2, and GT1, for cars built from 1994 to 2011.
SVRA Spring Vintage Festival
19-21 May | Road America, Wisconsin, USA
Meanwhile, across the pond, racers and spectators will flock to Road America for a weekend of action. There are grids for all SVRA classes, including the new Mazda Miata Heritage Cup for first-gen MX-5s.
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
26-28 May | Lake Como, Italy
No other concours can boast a prettier location, and the cars that gather on the shore of Lake Como aren’t half bad, either. Classes will include ‘Playboys’ Toys’, for ‘wholly impractical’ road-legal racing cars.
Masters Historic Festival
27-28 May | Brands Hatch, UK
Image: Masters Historic Racing
Masters’ flagship event always brings a first-class field to Brands Hatch, and this year’s Festival will also celebrate 50 years of the Cosworth DFV engine.
La Vie en Bleu
27-28 May | Prescott, Gloucestershire, UK
Image: Peter McFadyen
… ‘incorporating La Vita Rossa’, so visitors can expect to enjoy the sights and sounds of both French and Italian treasures charging up the hill at Prescott. The new Bugatti Chiron is set to join the party.
The Baltic Classic Rally
28 May – 10 June | Various countries
This two-week adventure will take crews through Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. It’s not all hard work, though: the hospitality promises to be as good as the scenery.
Jersey International Motoring Festival
1-4 June | Jersey
A great celebration of Jersey’s motoring heritage and the island’s famous post-war road race.