The UK’s Top Motoring Events to look out for in 2020
What? Autosport International
When? January 10th-13th
Where? Birmingham’s NEC Arena
Why? With a combined attendance of almost 100,000 trade and public visitors from 60 different countries, Autosport International offers a unique chance to mingle with high-profile industry professionals, get access to exclusive discounts and offers and see exciting live stunts in the Live Action Arena. Celebrating it’s 30th year in 2020, Autosport International is Europe’s largest motorsport show and offers something for everyone; whether it’s meeting this year’s F1 winner Charles Leclerc, working your way around over 370 Exhibitors, or exploring over 1000 glistening motors on show.
Extra Info & Tickets: https://www.autosportinternational.com/tickets/
What? Race Retro
When? February 21st-23rd
Where? Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
Why? Race Retro’s main attractions are in the name. Showcasing iconic, classic cars and motorcycles from all eras as well as celebrating milestones in motorsport history in the Hall Of Fame, Coventry’s biggest motorshow is a walk- or drive down memory lane. Activities on offer include watching live Historic Kart Racing and over 120 cars in the Live Rally Stage – with passenger rides available. For visitors wanting a more hands on experience, Race Retro offers a 100-mile scenic Oxfordshire tour In a fleet of classic cars as well as their ‘arrive and drive’ experience. The Silverstone Auctions round off the event by offering buyers a chance to find some world-class consignments.
Extra Info & Tickets: https://www.raceretro.com/ticket-packages
What? Beaulieu’s Simply
When? April 5th (Aston Martin), April 19th (Audi), 3RD May (Ford), 7th June (Porsche), June 20th (VW), and June 28th (Jaguar)
Where? National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire
Why? Beaulieu’s range of Simply events is a chance for owners and enthusiasts of different makes and models to come together for a superb summer day out on the National Motor Museum’s grounds.
Extra Info & Tickets: https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/
What? Donington Historic Festival
When? May 13th
Where? Donington Park, Derby
Why? Donington Historic Festival is the Midland’s and one of Europe’s biggest classic motoring events. The festival offers visitors the chance to see hundreds of saloons, sports cars and single seater’s spanning more than nine decades. Along with trade stands, demonstrations and exhibitions, visitors can watch pre 1966 Fords, pre 1963 GTs and even rare pre 1941 ‘war races.’ The event also offers camping at Donington Park Farmhouse, directly opposite the race track.
Extra Info & Tickets: https://doningtonpark.msv.com/DP-20-Historic
What? Goodwood Festival of Speed
When? July 9th-12th
Where? Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester
Why? The world’s largest motoring garden party, Goodwood Festival of Speed is an established, highly anticipated celebration of all things automotive. Held on the grounds of Goodwood house and able to host over 150,000 people, this event offers the chance to see state of the art supercars, downhill gravity powered cars, classic and F1 cars, air shows and even replicas of the Wacky Races cars. This event is one you won’t want to miss out on!
Extra Info & Tickets: https://ticketing.goodwood.com/PagesPublic/home/home.aspx
What? Formula 1 British Grand Prix
When? July 17th-19th
Where? Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Why? If you want an adrenaline fuelled, drama filled, entertainment packed racing weekend then the British Grand Prix is the one for you. Celebrating it’s 94th operational year and 9th year at Silverstone, the British Grand Prix offers an immersive experience for fans of the fast and the furious, with teams from all around the world competing. With previous headliners including Craig David and Soul II Soul, the launch party and succeeding concert is sure to cater to all tastes.
Extra Info & Tickets: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2020-formula-1-british-grand-prix/
What? Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT)
When? May 30th-June 12th
Where? Isle of Man
Why? Going since 1907 and consisting of a practice week followed by a race week, the Isle of man TT is the ‘most dangerous racing event in the world’ according to the New York Times. If you’re more into motorcycles than cars, this event is the one for you. Whether you want to meet the riders, or enjoy live music and comedy from Reggie Yates, Laura Whitmore, Ed Gamble and many more in the Fan Park, the Isle of Man has plenty to offer during this two-week bonanza.
Extra Info & Tickets: https://www.iomttraces.com/