Calling all car enthusiasts and bone fide motor heads - The Treasure Houses of England’s automobile diary has a huge array of special shows, gatherings and unique events, poised to deliver a not-to-be-missed schedule of crowd-pleasing displays.
Beaulieu is staging a series of spectacular shows for Ford lovers (6 May), Italian/French car fans (13 May/8 July) and American aficionados (24 June). Expect an explosive show presenting 200 military vehicles and live combat displays during Trucks and Troops (26-27 May), while the National Mini Cooper Rally (10 June) will feature over 1000 cars.
Hundreds of Hot Rod, Custom and American cars, bikes, trade stands and live music will wow visitors at Beaulieu (16-17 June), which will also host a Motorcycle Ride-In Day (15 July), Simply 4x4 show (12 August) and Simply Classics show (26 August).
In addition, get your Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Jaguar fix during Simply Bond (29 July); while adrenaline junkies will be delighted by Supercar Start Up’s 50 high performance vehicles (27 August).
Alongside a beautiful backdrop, Blenheim Palace delivers an inspired itinerary of car shows such as their Mini & VW Show (15 July) and The 7th Oxfordshire Classic Vehicle Show (26-27 August), featuring a Supercar Picnic and Bike Display. Their MGB Car 50th Anniversary Rally (23 September) will be a memorable and interactive experience for MG enthusiasts.
Harewood House promises a range of enthralling events, such as their Father’s Day Classic Car Rally with Yorkshire Post Motor Show (17 June) and Rolls Royce Rally (5 August), while Camper-holics will be captivated by their premier VW festival (18-19 August).
Meanwhile, Woburn Abbey proudly hosts the 15th Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show (6-7 May), which will see a bevy of classic cars alongside a stack of children’s activities for a fun family day out.
Boasting up to1500 classic vehicles set within the stunning deer park, visitors will feast their eyes on Saloons, Sports, American, Commercial, Military, Classic Motorcycles plus Kit, Custom, Replica and Club Displays. The Fathers’ Classic Day Out (17 June) will be an event all the family, bringing together a huge collection of classic cars along with plenty for the kids to do. For fans of larger machines, The Woburn Rally (12 August) is a Bedfordshire institution, seeing a collection of commercial vehicles from throughout the ages on display.