A round-up of some of the best Car Shows to attend in the UK
Lots of people around the UK take great pride and passion in looking after their car and joining a community of others who love their cars just as much as they do. Clubs and meets take place all the time but here are some of the biggest and best ones yet.
CarFest is the place to have a great time doing great things. Founded by Chris Evans, it’s a super-charged weekend, packed full of cars, music, and food – what more could you want? It’s about making more marvellous memories for families. All profits from CarFest, including a guaranteed 25% of the price of each ticket, will be donated to UK children’s charities.
With great music, a live track and two paddocks showcasing the best cars, delicious food from top celebrity chefs, topped up with endless worlds of magical entertainment … CarFest brings the true spirit of family to life!
Sports Cars in The Park:
Sports cars in the Park started at Bolton Abbey in 2004 with just 60 cars and since then the event has grown into a gathering of over 1,000 display cars. In 2019 they decided to make the events happen three times a year (spring, summer and autumn). The events are only getting bigger. The cars are a mix of mainly modern sports and super cars. The cars range from hot hatches to hypercars
As the name suggests, Japfest is a host of Japanese cars and has so much to see. Old Japanese sports cars such as Toyota Supra, Mazda RX7 and Nissan Skylines just to name a few. Fun events are also held like spectacular drifting displays, sprint test and club displays with over 4,000 cars on display. Japfest has a retail village too so if you need a part for your car chances are you can find it here. Japfest takes place at Silverstone Circuit, which is conveniently situated right in the heart of the UK, approximately 90 minutes north of London and 60 minutes south of Birmingham. In terms of size and scale, they don’t get much bigger than Japfest.
Ultimate Street Car:
Ultimate Street Car at Santa Pod Raceway is the Largest, Loudest, Hottest and Fastest, modified car festival in Europe. It has a lot to do: Drag racing, music, club camping, traders, drifting and stunt displays. There are lots of crazy cars that attend this festival and by far the best thing to see are the cars doing standing quarter miles.
Festival Italia features classic and modern Italian cars with more than 800 display models. It is located at the Brands Hatch circuit and display cars get the chance to take their cars around the track. You’ll see beautiful classics such as Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Ferrari alongside modern new Italian supercars. There’s a really nice range of Italian foods to try at the Italian food market. The market offers a large variety of foods from throughout different regions of Italy. The F1 Ferrari display is amazing too; you can get up and close to this revolutionary F1 car. What day at a car show would be complete without a nice cold Italian Birra Moretti, go and enjoy it in the sun at the Birra Moretti Bandstand with classic live Italian music (Just don’t have too many, you’re driving!)
The London Motor Show:
At the London Motor Show you’ll see all the latest cars and the upcoming ones to soon hit our roads. From Aston Martin to Ford and from BMW to Land Rover, they have the latest models from manufacturers large and small on display for you to see inside and out. Check out the latest models on sale and talk to the experts who will be on hand. Whether you’re just along to see what the latest offerings are and take pictures, or you are in the market for your next car, The London Motor & Tech Show is the perfect place to see and compare all the latest cars.
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