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Planning on joining a classic car event? Here's our diary of upcoming shows, tours and competitive events. If you'd like to add one, please email us at keith.moody@honestjohn.co.uk

July 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Stars & Stripes Classic American Car Show
  • Classics in the Walled Garden
  • TR Register International Weekend
  • Chateau Impney Hill Climb
  • TR Register International Weekend
  • Historics: Classic Car Auction
  • Matthewsons: Classic Car Auction
  • Beaulieu Simply Jaguar 2017
  • Chateau Impney Hill Climb
  • TR Register International Weekend
  • Thousand Mile Trial
  • Thousand Mile Trial
  • Thousand Mile Trial
  • Brightwells: Classic and Vintage auction, Leominster
  • Thousand Mile Trial
  • Thousand Mile Trial
  • Classics at the Castle: Classic & Supercars
  • Thousand Mile Trial
  • Charterhouse: Classic and vintage cars
  • Coys: Blenheim Palace
  • Classics at the Castle: Classic & Supercars
  • Old Ford Rally
  • Charterhouse: Classic and vintage cars
  • Mecum: Denver
  • Mecum: Denver
  • Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia Weekend
  • H&H Auctions: The Imperial War Museum
29 June - 2 July
Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual Hillclimb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive.

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1-2 July
Stars & Stripes Classic American Car Show

More than 1000 entries including Muscle cars, 'Fins and Chrome', Custom & Hot Rods 150 trade stands. Call +44 (0)1565 723863. Open: 10am-4pm. Cost: adults £7.50; 10-15 yrs £5; children under 10 go free. Entry to park and parking: £6 per car.

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2 July
Austin 750 Owners Club Rally

The annual National Austin Seven Rally returns to Beaulieu on Sunday, 2 July 2015, for what will be its 55th gathering - displaying a wide selection of this historic marque.

Organised by the 750 Motor Club, the National Austin Seven Rally will attract Austin 7s of all types from all over the United Kingdom and Europe to join a weekend of activities culminating in a wonderful display in the historic grounds of the Beaulieu estate.

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2 July
BMC & Leyland Show

A show for all BMC, British Leyland, Austin Rover and pre-BMC group vehicles. Held at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon.

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5 July
Classics in the Walled Garden

Classics in the Walled Garden is an evening picnic within and around the historic Walled Garden on the Luton Hoo Estate with around 300 classics on show.

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7-9 July
TR Register International Weekend

Held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. There's an autojumble, bring and buy, autosolo, arena events, evening entertainment and much more for the whole family.

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8-9 July
Chateau Impney Hill Climb

Taking place in the stunning parkland setting of Chateau Impney in Droitwich, the Chateau Impney Hill Climb will see 200 pre-1967 cars race against the clock to claim victory on one of the UK’s most challenging hill climb courses.

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8 July
Historics: Classic Car Auction

Historics auction at its base at the world-famous Brooklands museum in Surrey.

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8 July
Matthewsons: Classic Car Auction

Classic car auction held at the firm's North Yorkshire base.

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9 July
Beaulieu Simply Jaguar 2017

This event returns for its second year with an impressive display of these treasured machines, ranging from classics to the latest models.#

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10-15 July
Thousand Mile Trial

A tribute to the Thousand Mile Trial - the first organised motoring event in the UK in 1900. Exclusively for Pre-war cars the event will follow the original route as closely as possible, including: London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Northampton and the return to London.

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12 July
Brightwells: Classic and Vintage auction, Leominster

Auction of classic, collectors, and sports cars at Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE.

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15-16 July
Classics at the Castle: Classic & Supercars

‘Classics at the Castle’ at 16th century Sherborne Castle in Dorset has developed strongly over the past twelve years.  To reflect this we have changed our name and to Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars.

It can now be regarded as certainly one of the premier classics and supercar shows in the South of England with upwards of 1200 cars on display, from veterans to the  latest supercars.

A host of attractions include motor club stands, motor trade stands, an autojumble,  craft fair and a quality classic car auction by Sherborne based Charterhouse Auctions.

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15-16 July
Charterhouse: Classic and vintage cars

Charterhouse holds a classic car auction at the Classics at the Castle Show at Sherborne, Dorset.

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15 July
Coys: Blenheim Palace

Classic car auction held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

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16 July
Old Ford Rally

Around 750 classic Fords will converge at the British Motor Museum for the UK’s biggest Blue Oval gathering. The 9th Old Ford Rally is held in conjunction with the Ford Y & C Register.

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20-22 July
Mecum: Denver

1000 vehicles for sale at the Colorado Convention Center.

Event website

22-23 July
Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia Weekend

This annual event supported attracts a  wide range of classic cars, not just competing on the hill but also on display. 

The weekend consists of two one day National B events for pre-1980 cars. On each day, practice is in the morning, where all competitors are offered two practice runs. The competitive runs take place in the afternoon, with each driver having two runs.

Visitors are encouraged to wear period dress, with prizes awarded on the Sunday for the best vintage outfits.

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22 July
The Festival of the Unexceptional

A classic car festival aimed at the owners and enthusiasts of the cars our parents once owned, and which we all now - secretly - love...

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26 July
H&H Auctions: The Imperial War Museum

Classic, Collectors and Sports car sale at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, near Cambridge.

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28 July
CarFest North

Summer classic motoring festival to raise money for Children in Need. Created and overseen by Chris Evans. North event takes place at Bolesworth Castle.

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28-30 July
Concours d’Elegance of America at St John's

A world-class exhibition of Classic, rare, and magnificent automobiles. The Concours d’Elegance has a distinguished history of showing some of the most fascinating, beautiful and unique vehicles from different eras – every auto enthusiast can find something to love. Held on the grounds of St John’s Inn in Plymouth, Michigan.

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28-30 July
Silverstone Classic

The Silverstone Classic is a three-day weekend that pitches itself as the ‘World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival’, with around 1000 race cars competing in more than 20 races, with around 9000 classic cars on the infield over the weekend, an ‘Access All Areas’ policy allowing the spectator close to all the action. There's live rock music on a grand scale, aerobatic displays, a period fun fair, shopping, and so much more to entertain you, the Silverstone Classic is an unmissable event.

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29 July
RM Auctions: Detroit

RM Sotheby’s returns to America’s automotive capital, the 'Motor City,' to celebrate 22 years of record-setting auctions in the Detroit Area. A longstanding summer tradition for enthusiasts, this firmly rooted Michigan event is the premier venue to present the full spectrum of American motoring history, from the dawn of the automobile to the muscle car and beyond. In addition to our auction, RM Sotheby’s is the official auction of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, which takes place the Sunday following the auction.

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29-30 July
Silverstone Auctions: Silverstone Classic Sale

Classic car auction that takes place during the Silverstone Classic festivsal at the racing circuit, near Towcester in Northamptonshire.

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30 July
Beaulieu Simply Japanese

More than 35 car clubs gathered for last year’s event which showcased members’ cars, from city runabouts to performance sports cars.

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