Who doesn’t love a car show? If you’re passionate about cars or you just appreciate well-made machinery, you should get yourself down to one of the many shows taking place in 2014.
If you’re a petrol head, you’ll love nothing more than looking at the latest and greatest cars, musing over the motors with fellow enthusiasts. Not only are car shows great for us lot, they can be a great day out for the family too.
Car meets take place all over the UK across the year – here’s just a selection of our highlights.
Performance Car Show
Saturday 11 January 2014 – Sunday 12 January 2014
The NEC, Birmingham
The first big occasion of the year takes place in Birmingham in early January. It features exotic, rare, and historic motors on display. There’s also a live action arena featuring races, stunts and celebrities from the industry.
This is one of the most popular events in the UK attended by hundreds of guests as well as many big-name manufacturers, and it’s not difficult to see why.
For tickets, visit the booking page.
Top Gear Live
Friday 17 January – Sunday 19 January 2014
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
It can be tricky to get tickets for Top Gear’s popular live presentations and this year will be no different. However, if you can nab yourself some, it is well worth making the trip to Scotland for. Featuring everybody’s favourite hosts, Top Gear Live promises to deliver cutting-edge autos and feature segments alongside the usual witty chat and banter that we’ve come to expect from Jeremy Clarkson and co. Of course, no Top Gear appearance would be complete without The Stig.
To apply for these sought after tickets; visit the Top Gear Live site.
Saturday 10th May 2014
Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire
Japfest calls itself ‘Europe’s biggest Japanese car show’, but it’s much more than that. One of the finest showcases of Japanese racing vehicles in the UK, Japfest takes place at Castle Combe Circuit, near Bristol. Not only is it a great opportunity to view the very best in Japanese care engineering, but you can also get your own track time in front of thousands of spectators – How awesome is that?
Visit the site for more information and tickets.
Luxury Motor Show
Sunday 18 May 2014
Goosedale Conference & Banqueting, Nottingham
Whilst the Luxury Motor Show is a much smaller event, it still packs in plenty for any gearhead. This one day event at the start of the summer features around 250 display vehicles including supercars, luxury and classic cars as well as motorbikes.. Its size makes it a great event for families too, with much more for everyone to see and do.
Book your tickets on their website.
Goodwood Moving Motor Show
Thursday 26 June 2014
Goodwood Estate, West Sussex
This is an opportunity to see upcoming models from your favourite manufacturers. It takes place as part of the Festival of Speed at Goodwood in West Sussex, and offers its guests the chance to drive their favourite cars on a dedicated test track.
This year is bound to include vehicles from today’s top manufacturers, and it’s the perfect introduction to Goodwood’s Festival of Speed.
Find out more about the event here.
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th August
Oulton Park, Cheshire
For years car enthusiasts have been crying out for a dedicated festival, solely for automobile lovers. Well thanks to the ingenuity of one of Britain’s most well-known broadcasters, Chris Evans, theirs is now such an event. Growing in popularity over the last few years CarFest North and CarFest South features cars, live music, good food, activities for kids, and a whole lot of fun, all in aid of Children In Need. So if it’s a carnival atmosphere you want, look no further than Car Fest.
Find out more about CarFest and get your tickets here.
Sunday 7th September
Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
If you love your performance cars, this is the fest for you. Taking place at the legendary Silverstone tracks, this is a chance to get up close with some incredibly performance motors, as well as enjoy mind-blowing displays – from drifting to motorbike shows. Check out the video below from 2013’s event to get a feel for what to expect.
Get your tickets here
Classic Motor Show
Friday 14 November – Sunday 16 November 2014
The NEC, Birmingham
This exhibition features over 1,500 autos from a huge number of manufacturers, all of them classics in their own right. This is a huge event which attracts thousands of guests every year, and it’s the perfect place to meet other enthusiasts. The exhibition also includes an auction, a live stage, and a restoration theatre – so there’s really plenty to keep you occupied for the whole weekend.
To find out more and to book, visit the website.
No matter what your interest is, there’s a UK car show for everyone coming up soon. Keep an eye out for even more events in your area, or share any of the other events you’ve been to in 2013 that are back next year.
Classic Car Show image courtesy of BigStock Photo