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

Best Classic Car Shows January 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 January 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. While we remain in the depths of Winter, there are still plenty of exciting things to do in January and February. Just be prepared to wrap up warm.

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

Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble

7 January | Bicester, UK

Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble

The first Scramble of the new year is sure to attract a good crowd as enthusiasts blow away the cobwebs of the Christmas period. Hagerty will provide advice in the Valuation Arena, and visitors can take to the sky in a Tiger Moth for a short flying lesson.
 
 

Autosport International 

11-14 January | Birmingham, UK

Autosport International

Nigel Mansell is set to appear at this year’s show, and the NEC in Birmingham should as usual offer something to please fans of just about every motor sport discipline. There will be tyre-smoking action on the UK’s largest indoor track, too.
 
 

InterClassics Maastricht

11-14 January | Maastricht, Netherlands

InterClassics Maastricht

The popular Dutch show will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a display of 18 ‘prized specimens’ characterising the event over the years.
 
 

Cavallino Classic

24-28 January | Florida, USA

Cavallino Classic
Winston Goodfellow

This Palm Beach, Florida event is chiefly known as a top-drawer gathering of mouthwatering Ferraris, but it does also feature a concours open to other marques, plus excellent historic racing action at Palm Beach International Raceway.
 
 

Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 

31 January – 7 February | Various locations to Monaco

Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique

Crews set out from Oslo, Glasgow, Bad Homburg, Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Reims to gather in Isère, where the real fun begins. Over five days competitors will tackle regularity sections and 1000m-plus peaks in ever-changing conditions as they slither their way towards Port Hercule in Monaco.
 
 

Bremen Classic Motor Show

2-4 February | Bremen, Germany

Bremen Classic Motor Show

Drawing 45,000 visitors and some 650 exhibitors, the Bremen show is an inclusive affair, with all eras and most marques represented. Special displays this time will include
a collection of Isle of Man TT-winning motorcycles.
 
 

The Winter Trial 

4-8 February | Various locations

The Winter Trial

As ever, the exact route for the Winter Trial is being kept secret until shortly before the off, but we know that crews will visit Germany, Austria and Slovenia. Snow is expected from the start, and in the Trial class drivers and navigators will be challenged by a pair of night drives. 
 
 

Rétromobile

7-11 February | Paris, France

Rétromobile

The halls of the Paris Expo in Porte de Versailles are filled with some of the finest classic cars in the world, but there’s room for quirky fare, too – the Berliet Foundation is showing an example of its Centaure truck for example. The 2018 show will celebrate the 120th anniversary of Renault and, for the first time, an area will be given over to sellers of affordable classics.
 
 

London Classic Car Show and Historic Motorsport International

15-18 February | ExCeL London, UK 

London Classic Car Show 2018

Plans for 2018 include a fun gathering of noted getaway cars, and specials will be in action on the Grand Avenue runway inside London’s ExCeL – including the Beast of Turin. Tickets cover entry to both the Classic Car Show and Historic Motorsport International. 
 
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21 Gun Salute

17-18 February | New Delhi, India

21 Gun Salute

Both a vintage car gathering and a cultural tour of New Delhi, 21 Gun Salute sees entrants – including some spectacular Maharaja-mobiles – gather at the Red Fort in the city for a concours before heading for Buddh International Circuit.
 
 

Winter Challenge

18-22 February

Winter Challenge

HERO will ask crews to drive high into the Alps en route from Le Touquet to Monte Carlo, but having battled through the elements on each stage the entrants will be rewarded with magnificent lunch locations.
 
 

ClassicAuto Madrid

23-25 February | Madrid, Spain

ClassicAuto Madrid

First held in 2010, ClassicAuto has grown from an industry event into a bustling show as popular with enthusiasts as it is with the trade.
 
 

Race Retro

23-25 February | Stoneleigh, UK 

Race Retro

The winter’s traditional Historic motor sport show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire will feature a bigger live rally stage than ever before, while inside the venue visitors will enjoy displays including a gathering of ground-effect F1 cars. 
 
 

WinteRace

1-3 March | Italy

WinteRace

A field of 80 pre-1977 cars, a 400km route through the Dolomites and some of Europe’s most beautiful mountain scenery, and snow, snow and more snow.
 
 

Antwerp Classic Salon

3-5 March | Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp Classic Salon

Over 350 exhibitors from 14 countries are set to attend the 41st Classic Salon, which will boast a ‘goldmine’ of parts and collectables as well as displays from clubs, dealers and museums.
 
 

Amelia Island 

9-11 March | Amelia Island, Florida

Amelia Island

Concours d’Elegance World-class classics will gather in Florida and, as always, there will be some superbly strange machinery on display, too: among the classes this year is one dedicated to custom king Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth.
 
 

Phillip Island Classic

9-11 March | Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island Classic

The largest Historic meeting in the Southern Hemisphere, held  off Melbourne’s Western Port Bay, attracts cars from across the Antipodes and beyond. 
 

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