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Best Classic Car Shows November 2017 – Events to visit this month

Best Classic Car Shows November 2017 – 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 November 2017 and the rest of the year


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 year: 
 

Octane Awards

16 November | London, UK

Octane Awards

Shakespeare’s Globe is this year’s venue for the Octane Awards, as the International Historic Motoring Awards will henceforth be known. The winner in most categories will be decided by a panel of judges, but Car of the Year is voted on by Octane readers.
 
octaneawards.com
 

De Dion Motor Tricycle Races

29 November | Brooklands, UK

De Dion Motor Tricycle Races

A celebration of the 120th anniversary of Britain’s very first motor races (themselves held to mark the anniversary of the first Emancipation Run), with at least a dozen tricycles competing on a quarter-mile oval circuit in sprints and the Five Mile Championship.
 
 

Sebring Classic 12 Hour

29 November – 3 December | Sebring, USA

Sebring Classic 12 Hour

The organisers of the aforementioned Classic 24 Hour at Daytona convene another enjoyable meeting. This one’s at Sebring, where the racing cars – in five different-era groups, each tackling four one-hour races – will be joined by a large display of classic military vehicles and planes.
 
 

Retro Classics Bavaria

8-10 December | Nuremberg, Germany

Retro Classics Bavaria

The organisers of Retro Classics Stuttgart bring their brand of entertainment two hours east to the exhibition centre in Nuremberg. There will be themed displays, a large club presence, good grub, and many opportunities to lighten the wallet: cars, parts and automobilia will all be on offer.
 
 

Le Jog

8-12 December | Various locations, UK

Le Jog
 
HERO’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is one of Europe’s toughest though most satisfying classic car rallies. Crews drive through the night on notoriously difficult regularity sections, usually in the most adverse of weather conditions.
 
heroevents.eu
 

Brooklands New Year’s Day Gathering 

1 January | Brooklands, UK

Brooklands New Year’s Day Gathering

Classic car owners and enthusiasts wrap up warm and head to Brooklands to kick off 2018. Pre-’88 cars will assemble on the circuit’s famous banking, and the museum will be open all day, too – so it’s worth going along even if the weather is less than friendly.
 
 

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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