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

Best Classic Car Shows August 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 August and September 2018. 


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. 

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


AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix

10-12 August | Nürburgring, Germany 

AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix

The forbidding Nürburgring provides a tough challenge to machinery spanning seven decades of motorsport history.
 



Shelsley Walsh Championship Challenge

11-12 August | Worcestershire, UK

Shelsley Walsh Championship Challenge

The British Hillclimb Championship returns to the historic Worcestershire motorsport venue, and this year the racing will be complemented by Octane’s Youngtimer Concours for post-1985 cars.
 
 

Bonneville Speed Week

11-17 August | Utah, USA

Bonneville Speed Week

Speed freaks from around the world bring their hopped-up machines to northwestern Utah and floor it on the famous, sun-baked Bonneville Salt Flats. 

 

Brooklands Reunion

12 August | Surrey, UK

Brooklands Reunion

Intended to recreate the atmosphere of a pre-World War Two meeting, and featuring the actual cars, motorcycles and bicycles raced at Brooklands between 1907 and 1939.
 

Monterey Car Week

17-26 August | California, USA

Monterey Car Week

The Car ‘Week’ is completely overwhelming, in the very best sense of the word: auctions galore and a dozen concours and car shows, including, of course, the prestigious gathering on the golf course at Pebble Beach that started it all. And at nearby Laguna Seca there’s first-rate Historic racing in the form of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
 


Classic Car Boot Sale

18-19 August | London, UK

Classic Car Boot Sale

Always a threat to the wallet, the Classic Car Boot Sale brings pre-1989 cars and sellers of vintage goodies to King’s Cross in London.
 

CarFest South

24-26 August | Hampshire, UK

CarFest South

The venue for the second leg of CarFest 2018 is Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, where Chris Evans, Jody Scheckter and Pudsey Bear will be joined by musical acts including Paloma Faith and Texas.
 


Wings & Wheels

25-26 August | Surrey, UK

Wings & Wheels

Entertainment on the ground and in the air at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, and in a good cause, too: money raised will go to charities including Brooklands Museum and Help for Heroes.
 
 

Isle of Man Classic TT

25-27 August | Isle of Man

Isle of Man Classic TT

Today’s motorcycle heroes race the bikes of yesteryear around the island’s famous roads. The event incorporates the Festival of Jurby, a huge gathering of classic bikes.
 
 

Salon Privé

30 August – 1 September | Oxfordshire, UK

Salon Privé

The Blenheim Palace-based event features two concours fields this year, one featuring classics of all stripes, and the other reserved exclusively for Porsche machinery of all ages in celebration of the marque’s 70th anniversary.
 

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

30 August – 2 September | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

The usual suspects – F1 cars, pre-66 GTs, Le Mans prototypes – will share the spotlight this year with Mercedes-Benz 190 Evo 2s, BMW M3s and Alfa 155s as ’80s and ’90s icons of the DTM series join the party. 
 

Lime Rock Historic Festival

30 August – 3 September | Connecticut, UK

Lime Rock Historic Festival

Bugatti is the featured marque at this year’s Festival, so visitors can expect to see plenty of fabulous French exports on the track and in the concours, held on the Sunday.
 

The Concours of Elegance

31 August – 2 September | London, UK

The Concours of Elegance

Sixty of the world’s finest historic cars assemble in the grounds of a suitably impressive venue: Hampton Court Palace, the favoured residence of King Henry VIII.

 

Rømø Motor Festival

1 September | Rømø, Denmark

You’ll need an invitation to take part in the beach races on this Danish island, along with a pre-war car or bike and period attire – but anybody can go along to watch. Around 7000 spectators turned out last year.
 
 

Beaulieu International Autojumble

1-2 September | Hampshire, UK

Beaulieu Autojumble

The vast sale of motoring bits and bobs might just be the place to find that elusive NOS part, and you’re guaranteed to come home with something you never knew you needed. 
 
 

Shere Hill Climb

2 September | Surrey, UK

Shere Hill Climb
 
An eclectic group of cars – some 170 in total – head for the Surrey Hills to tackle a mile-long course. There’s a grass autotest, too.



Alpine Trial

2-5 September | Alps

Alpine Trial

Inspired by the similarly-named events of the 1920s and ’30s, the Alpine Trial takes crews from Divonne-les-Bains to Annency, the long way. The route is designed especially for pre-1948 cars, but for 2018 a new category has been introduced for sports cars built between 1949 and 1962.
 
 

Goodwood Revival

7-9 September | West Sussex, UK

Goodwood Revival

The world’s most prestigious historic race meeting serves up fierce competition on a circuit unchanged in layout since 1970. As well as the racing, there’s the fun of dressing up in period garb, and attractions including a vintage funfair and air displays.
 


Motors And Soul

8-9 September | Gambais, France
 
Cars and motorcycles ‘de caractère’ gather at the Château de Neuville in Gambais, about 30 miles west of Paris. There are separate concours classes for two- and four-wheeled machines and, unusually, owners are given several opportunities over the course of the weekend to explore the local roads en masse.
 

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