Upcoming Events 15 – 18 February 2018, The London Classic Car Show
Excel London

A celebration of the world’s greatest classic cars.

London Classic Car Show 23 – 25 February 2018, Race Retro
Stoneleigh Park, UK

An international historic motor race show featuring over 350 racing and rally cars. Go to the website below for tickets and quote RR18OCT.

Race Retro

source link 21 – 25 March Techno-Classica Essen
Essen, Germany

Die Messe Techno-Classica Essen ist die Weltmesse für Oldtimer, Classic- & Prestige-Automobile, Motorsport, Motorräder, Ersatzteile und Restaurierung.

The exhibition, Techno-Classica Essen, is the world fair for classic cars, classic and prestige automobiles, motorsport, motorcycles, spare parts and restoration.

Tecno-Classica Essen

22 April 2018, Sunday Scramble ‘Drive it Day’
Bicester Heritage Centre, UK

The January event had over 1000 classic cars attending (tickets are required) and more than 2500 members of the public on-site to view the cars.

Sunday Scramble

25 November – 2 December 2018, South African Historic Grand Prix Festival
South Africa

A celebration of the cars that participated in the South African Grand Prix of the 1930’s.

Historic Grand Prix Festival

Automuseums Directory Structure Change

The website is slowly being filled with content. The original idea was to pull together a simple list of car museums around the world with a little bit automobile history added in for interest. It is now obvious that here are a lot more automobile museums around the world than anyone would think. I have just added Florida to the Directory and they have 12 automobile museums.

Whilst adding the Florida entries, the page format has changed with website language being included as an additional field.

A happy new year and all the best for 2018

Ferrari Exhibition at the London Design Museum

Until 15th April 1918 at the London Design Museum in Kennsington, London (UK).

Ferrari: Under the Skin

Come and race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands.

In an Italy ravaged by the Second World War, Enzo Ferrari and a small team decided to create the perfect racing machine. The exhibition will explore Ferrari’s powerful personality, the design and manufacturing process, the famous clientele and the future of the luxury car brand.

From the very first Ferrari to Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One car and the newest hybrid model, the exhibition features rare cars and memorabilia displayed in public for the first time. Discover the Ferrari experience through original hand-drawn sketches, sculpture-like models and engines, alongside films and interviews telling one of the great design stories of all time.

‘Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.’ Enzo Ferrari

The exhibition has been put together in collaboration with Ferrari S.p.a. and Museo Ferrari, Maranello (Italy).

Bicester Heritage (UK) – Sunday Scramble 2018

Sunday 7th January 2018

Three years on and the Sunday Scramble is an event of national repute, attracting enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe, offering the opportunity to explore the former RAF Bicester base, the restored wartime buildings and the specialists businesses based here.

Starting with some 100 visitors at the first Scramble, the event has grown significantly with 5,000 visitors gathering at Bicester Heritage for the ‘Drive It Day’ Scramble, April 2017.

Having been off limits to the public for the best part of one hundred years in the hands of the RAF and MOD, historic vehicle owners and enthusiasts can now drive through the gates to this once hidden location and spend a Sunday morning freely exploring the Technical Site, specialists businesses based here and bring their own vehicles to add to the diverse display of machinery that makes this event so spectacular.

Registered Car Clubs will be given Club parking and members will benefit from discounted tickets so if your Club would like to register please contact: prior to 8th December 2017. Club tickets can be purchased online until midnight 1st January 2018.

Hagerty International, the classic car insurance specialist, will again host their live Valuation Arena at the Sunday Scramble, supported by H&H Classics, Classic Cars magazine and the online classified site Valuation experts will be on hand to inspect and photograph vehicles, swiftly providing the owner with a valuation certificate and thus ensuring that your vehicles are properly valued and therefore properly insured.

Finest Hour Experiences will be offering Tiger Moth flying lessons on site, book your 20 minute flying slot via