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Best Classic Car Shows May 2018 – Events to visit this month

Best Classic Car Shows May 2018 – Events to visit this month Classic and Performance Car

Need a reason to get your classic out this weekend? Here are some of the best local and international classic car shows to visit in May 2018 and beyond


As car enthusiasts, we really are spoiled for choice with classic car shows these days. With so many high quality and accessible events available, both locally and further afield, there is a lot of fun to be had with our cars. Whether planning a trip to an old favourite such as the Goodwood Revival, or you're looking to try one of the many new events, you're never short of options.
 
While it's easy to get swept up in the the buzz surrounding the big events like the Silverstone Classic, some of the smaller events closer to home can also be incredibly satisfying – especially if it gives you an opportunity to take your own weekend car out for a blast. Summer is right around the corner, and some of the greatest classic car events .

Here are some of the best events to look forward to this weekend, and the rest of the year:


 

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

11-13 May | Monaco 

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

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. 
 
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HERO Summer Trial

11-13 May | Peak District, UK

HERO Summer Trial

The Summer Trial is intended to offer novices an introduction to historic rallying, and to give old hands a chance to shake down their cars – but a weekend driving around the Peak District will appeal to just about anyone. 
 


 

Mille Miglia

16-19 May | Italy 

Mille Miglia

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.
 


 

SVRA Spring Vintage Festival

17-20 May | Wisconsin, USA 

SVRA Spring Vintage Festival

Road America in Wisconsin hosts a literal celebration of racing: the schedule features a party for drivers and crews.
 


 

London Motor Show

17-20 May | London, UK 

London Motor Show

The capital has a signature motor show again. The many manufacturer and specialist displays will be complemented by entertainment including a demonstration of precision driving by Paul Swift.
 


 

Spa Classic

18-20 May | Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

SPA CLASSIC

A fantastic event whatever the weather, and this year featuring a new grid for pre-1966, short chassis 2.0-litre Porsche 911s, as well as a guest appearance by the GTs and sports prototypes of Global Endurance Legends.
 


 

Beaulieu Spring Autojumble

19-20 May | Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK 

Beaulieu Spring Autojumble

If that winter project is missing a crucial part, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.
 


 

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

25-27 May | Lake Como, Italy

Villa d'Este

No concours can boast a prettier location, and the cars and motorcycles that gather on the shore of Lake Como aren’t half-bad, either.
 



 

Land Rover Legends

26-27 May | Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Land Rover Legends

A new show, held at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire, to honour the most famous 4x4xfar. In the year of the Series I’s 70th birthday, visitors can expect to see some special early vehicles.
 


 

La Vie en Bleu

26-27 May | Prescott Hill Climb, Gloucestershire, UK

La Vie en Bleu

…‘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. Four-wheeled guests will include the 1911 Fiat S76 known as the ‘Beast of Turin’.
 
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Youngtimer Event

27 May | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

A 10,000m² warehouse in Amsterdam is filled with ’70s, ’80s and ’90s cars by a friendly and knowledgeable crowd.
 

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