Diary of Classic Car Events Around Warwickshire, the North Cotswolds and the West Midlands

Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire are home to a whole range of classic car events and shows. 

We are pleased to display all those that we hear about at the following locations:


Events convenient for customers of
The Open Road Warwickshire

Coventry Transport Museum
Donington Park
British Motor Museum and Jaguar Collection Centre - Gaydon, Warwickshire
NEC - Birmingham
Prescott Hill Climb - Gloucestershire
Ragley Hall - Alcester, Warwickshire
Silverstone Circuit - Northamptonshire
Stoneleigh Park - Warwickshire
Stratford upon Avon - Warwickshire
Warwick - Warwickshire

If you are running a Classic Car Event anywhere in the Country, then we are happy to list it here. We will list Car Club events and shows at no charge, but will make a nominal charge of 5 Pounds plus VAT for a simple listing for a Commercial Event or Show, or 10 Pounds plus VAT to include a link to your own web site and a longer description.  


The Open Road has collated this information from a number of sources and cannot be held responsible for any errors, or any changes to events. To avoid disappointment please check with the organisers being setting out for an event and possibly making a wasted journey.

Jaguar Breakfast Club Meeting
Location: Jaguar Collection Centre at the British Motor Museum - Gaydon
Start: Saturday 7 January 2017 | Ends: Saturday 7 January 2017
Telephone: info@jaguarbreakfastclub.org.uk
The Jaguar 'Breakfest' is a monthly meet open to all Jaguar owners and enthusiasts regardless of affiliation to a club, forum or group. We meet on the first Saturday of each month at the prestigious location of the British Motor Museum, Gaydon; home to the impressive new Jaguar Collections Centre displaying the Jaguar Heritage Trust's iconic collection of vehicles.


This is a free, friendly and informal gathering, so just turn up anytime from 09.30 and enjoy breakfast in the on-site cafe.  The museum opens at 10 am, and tickets are available at 14 Pounds adult or 12 Pounds for over 60s which if Gift Aided (at no extra cost) allow 12 months unlimited entry. Or pay 9 Pounds discounted rate for a single day visit. There is no obligation to visit the museum if you just wish to view the display but access to the cafe is only available to museum visitors (there are, however, public toilets available).


Privileged parking for Jaguars is reserved directly outside the Jaguar Collections Centre and, thanks to the generous support of the Jaguar Heritage Trust, the meet is regularly enhanced by exclusive tours and special displays in addition to the spectacle of our own extensive range of Jaguar cars.


This is the largest regular gathering of the wider Jaguar community and a very popular monthly event, but there is plenty of space; all are welcome and there is no requirement to pre-book. See you there! The Jaguar Breakfast Club is a 'club' in name only as we have no membership structure or subscription fees. Anyone who has an interest in Jaguars is automatically a member!

Historic Rally Car Register Open Day
Location: British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire
Start: Saturday 14th January 2017 | Ends: Saturday 14th January 2017
Telephone: Tony Barron 01332 652 533
Historic rallying is open to all makes and models of classic cars manufactured before January 1986 and the HRCR support five different forms of historic rally events and championships that offer something for everyone from the Scenic Tours Series, Clubmans Road Rallies, Speed Series Hill Climbs/Sprints and 'Old Stager' Stage Rallies as well as the Premier Championship. The event is very much a social gathering where you can see the cars and meet the event organisers covering every facet of historic rallying.


The Open Day is open from 9:30 am to 3.30 pm with the Museum open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Entry to the HRCR Open Day is free of charge and with entry at the rear of the Museum building. HRCR attendees can choose to visit the Museum on the day for the discounted rate of 9 Pounds per person.

APRIL 2017
European Classic Springtime UK Tour
Location: Oxforshire and South
Start: Friday 21 April 2017 | Ends: Sunday 23 April 2017
Telephone: +44 (0) 1753 765 100
We are planning a route starting in Oxfordshire and travelling southwards over the Downs and Salisbury Plain towards the New Forest, with several places of interest to enjoy on the way.


From our starting point near Woodstock (famous for Blenheim Palace), we are planning to include a visit to one race circuit and a variety of other places of interest as we travel South and West to enjoy some Springtime scenery.  Full details of the event will be published shortly, but for now, make a note of the dates in your diary!

MAY 2017
Stratford Festival of Motoring
Location: Stratford upon Avon
Start: Sunday 30 April 2017 | Ends: Monday 1 May 2017
Telephone: Ruth Wood 01789 299 011 or ruth@stratforward.co.uk

The 5th Stratford Festival of Motoring is planned for the May Bank Holiday Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May 2017.  Approximately 300 classic and special interest vehicles are expected to be on display throughout the historic town during the two-day festival which will also feature two "runs" through stunning Warwickshire and Gloucestershire countryside for all entrants.

The Classic Land Rover Show
Location: British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire
Start: Saturday 6 May 2017 | Ends: Sunday 7 May 2017
Telephone: 01926 645 029
A weekend show, now in its third year, covering all aspects of the world of Land Rovers. This year’s show, at the British Motor Museum, aims to celebrate all Land Rover public service vehicles and we are looking to get as many of these iconic vehicles as possible to the show. Not only will there be hundreds of Land Rovers on show plus the Mini Land Rovers parade in the arena on Sunday.


This year also sees the long awaited return of the popular Heritage Run, from Solihull to Gaydon, for all pre 1980 vehicles.

JUNE 2017
The Vintage Nostalgia Show
Location: Stockton Park, Stockton, Wiltshire BA12 0SQ. In the beautiful Wylye Valley between Warminster and Salisbury
Start: Friday 2 June 2017 | Ends: Sunday 4 June 2017
Telephone: 01985 850 970
The Vintage Nostalgia Festival is a hidden gem in the heart of the Wylye valley....."sssh don't tell everyone!" The event focuses on the past and celebrates all that was great from before the turn of the century up to the 1980's. So whatever your interest, Vintage/classic cars, Veteran Cycles, Vintage Fashion, antiques, rusty automobilia, dance and music.  There is something for everyone at VNS whether your 8 or 80!  With Live bands, Ringwood fine Ale bar, cocktail bar and dance troupe, Vintage Village, Tiger Moth air display and traditional children's entertainment its not to be missed!  The festival is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends in beautiful surroundings.
JULY 2017
Silverstone Classic 2017
Location: Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK
Start: Friday 28 July 2017 | Ends: Sunday 30 July 2017
Already firmly established as the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival, the 2017 Silverstone Classic will be another massive record breaker.
Car Fest North
Location: Bolesworth, Cheshire
Start: Friday 28 July 2017 | Ends: Sunday 30 July 2017
Website: Car Fest North
CarFest North presents a unique and fabulous mix of music, cars and fun. As the brainchild of Chris Evans, it’s a magical weekend of entertainment for all the family!
Car Fest South
Location: Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire
Start: Friday 25 August 2017 | Ends: Sunday 27 August 2017
Website: Car Fest South
CarFest is a big supporter of BBC Children In Need. With your help, the CarFest Festivals have raised a whopping £7million over the past five years. Find out more about the amazing charity!
Euroclassic 2017 Tour to Northern Spain & the Pyrenees
Location: Northern Spain & the Pyrenees and Pau circuit
Start: Saturday 2 September 2017 | Ends: Friday 8 September 2017
Telephone: Elaine Merrygold on +44 7803 209 636 or email Elaine@EuropeanClassicClub.co.uk
We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2017 Euroclassic Tour to Northern Spain & The Pyrenees (route subject to confirmation and final checking).

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