13-15 April | Biarritz, France
This Biarritz-based rally for father-daughter crews is a relaxed affair, meaning those who prefer to stare out of the window rather than at the stopwatch will be welcomed.
16-20 April | Scotland
This perennial favourite is so named because the route includes visits to some of Scotland’s famous distilleries – as if the epic scenery were not enough of a draw.
Gran Premio Terre di Canossa
19-22 April | Northern Italy
Italy has more than its share of great regularity rallies, and this one takes lucky crews through some absurdly attractive parts of the country’s north-west. There’s a ‘culinary itinerary’ to match…
Motor Legend Festival
20-22 April | Imola, Italy
Held at Imola and described by the organisers as a ‘motoring fairground’, this event will feature grids paying tribute to Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna, Jim Clark and Martini Racing.
Perthshire Classic Car Festival
21-22 April | Perth, UK
This new event, which promises to be Scotland’s premier classic car weekend, will be based around Scone Palace, and activities are set to include a 150-car parade through Perth and a 300-car display at the Palace on the Saturday.
Drive It Day at Bicester Heritage
22 April | Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK
Bicester Heritage has organised a Sunday Scramble event to coincide with Drive It Day, and will as usual give members of the public the opportunity to look around the former RAF base and the workshops of the specialists that now call it home.
Tour Auto Optic 2000
23-28 April | Paris to Nice, France
This year’s route takes crews from the traditional start at the Grand Palais in Paris to Nice, via four circuits (Dijon-Prenois, Bresse, Ledenon and Paul Ricard) and ten special stages.
25-28 April | Paris to Amsterdam
A relaxed revival of the 1898 event that was Europe’s first international motor race, with short days in the saddle and plenty of time to explore.
26-28 April | Isle of Man
The Isle of Man welcomes a variety of four- and three-wheeled machines for a programme that features a sprint and a pair of hillclimbs.
The Flying Scotsman
26-29 April | Brooklands to Balmoral, UK
From the starting point of Brooklands Museum, cars ranging from a 1907 Itala to a 1948 MG TC will wind their way along spectacular and frequently empty roads towards the Balmoral Hotel.
Classic Days Magny-Cours
28-29 April | Magny-Cours, France
Guest of honour at the 11th running of this popular French event is Jacky Ickx, but the great racing polymath will, as so often in his career, share the spotlight with Porsche: the marque will attend Classic Days as part of its 70th-anniversary celebrations.
Classic Car Boot Sale
28-29 April | London, UK
Held at King’s Cross in London, this fun event, the brainchild of designer Wayne Hemingway, always poses a threat to the wallets of those with a weakness for vintage treasures.
Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
3-6 May | Knysna, South Africa
Seriously quick hillclimb action in picturesque Knysna in South Africa’s Western Cape. Things get underway on 3 May with a parade of classic cars.
The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance
4-6 May | West Virginia, USA
A new event for 2018, held at the impressive Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and featuring a driving tour and club day as well as the concours itself.
Donington Historic Festival
4-6 May | Donington, UK
Qualifying is completed on the Friday, meaning the weekend features non-stop racing, with grids for everything from pre-’41 sports cars to pre-’91 Touring Cars. There’s plenty of metal to ogle away from the track as well, with clubs out in force.
Brooklands Auto Italia
5 May | Brooklands, UK
The spiritual home of British racing is overrun by Italian cars. Test Hill will be open, as will the museum, of course.
VHRA Vintage Nationals
5-6 May | Santa Pod, Northamptonshire, UK
Members of the Vintage Hot Rod Association descend on Santa Pod to ‘run what they brung’ at drag-racing HQ.
Keels & Wheels
5-6 May | Texas, USA
Beautiful old cars and boats share a stage at Lakewood Yacht Club in Texas. You’ll come away coveting all sorts of wooden things and a waterfront property.
Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
11-13 May | Monaco
Formula 1 and Grand Prix machinery is to be the focus of the 2018 event, meaning there will be no F3 cars or Formula Juniors buzzing around the streets of Monte Carlo this time, but a competitive (rather than demonstration) grid for the magnificent pre-war racers that so impressed spectators back in 2016.