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Here are the listings for 2019 that we have received so far! Please feel free to send us your event by filling in the form above. More details about each event can be found in the latest issue of Classic American, which is on sale on the third Thursday of each month.

AUGUST 23-25

Knuckle Busters at the Barns: August Bank Holiday Weekend, Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, nr
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6AT. Hot rods, classics, American cars, bikes show ‘n’ shine, live bands, DJs, dancers bar, food, camping and more. www.stonhambarns.co.uk events@stonhambarns.co.uk
Tel: 01449 711111.


Kustom Kulture Blastoff: Gate 1, Grange-de-Lings, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln LN2 2NA. Gates open 2pm Friday, August 30. 10th anniversary event featuring all things kustom. Entertainment, food, vehicles, lifestyle and more.


AACI Autumn Show: Billing Aquadrome, Northampton NN3 9DA. Trade enquiries contact Soo: 07931 402 078. To book accommodation call: 01524 781453. For more info, see: www.aac-int.com


Huddersfield Hot Rod & Custom Car Show – Flat Caps & Ferrets 2019: 148 Wakefield Rd, Lepton, Huddersfield HD8 0LX. Exhibitors call Russ 07768 071916. Trade Call Les 07885 456968. FB. Huddersfield Hot Rod & Custom Car Show


Sweet 16 No Prep Real Streetcar/Pro Streetcar Shootout: Lancaster Raceway, East Kirkby, Boston, Lincs 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing


Kent’s Classic Car Show: Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX junction 6 off M20 10am-4pm. Exhibitors, please contact 01732 840787 for further details. www.kentsclassiccarshow.co.uk kentsclassiccarshow@hotmail.com


The Isle of Wight International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza: Saturday: Newport Quay, Sunday: Ryde Esplanade. To register to display a car call: 0208 439 7871.


Cadillacs and Copters Event: The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 8PP 10am-2pm, helicopter flights 2pm onwards www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk / helimuseum@btconnect.com View a large display of American cars and trucks alongside the world’s largest helicopter collection. Climb aboard a Vietnam Huey and have the controls explained to you by an experienced guide. Actual helicopter flights available during the afternoon.


AACUK Autumn Nationals: Drayton Manor Theme Park, Tamworth, B78 3SA. Please note although camping will be available on the Friday and Saturday at all events, the show day is actually on the Sunday. For more info see: www.american-auto-club.co.uk


No Prep Cash Days North v South Team Race: Sywell Drag Strip, Sywell Airfield, Northants 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing


Sweet 16 Big Tyre No Prep Streetcar Shootout: North Kirkbride Drag Strip, Wigton, Cumbria 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing


American Car Show: Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, nr Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6AT. Showring
parade, trophy prizes, pre 50’s-80’s types welcome. Live music, bar, food, traders and autojumble www.stonhambarns.co.uk events@stonhambarns.co.uk Tel: 01499 711111


The P-15 Picnic: Abbey Pumping Station Industrial Museum, Corporation Rd, Leicester, LE4 5PX. The UK’s only meet for 1946-1948 Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler Cars. Preserved and restored cars, rods, customs and works-in-progress all welcome.‘Guest classics’ are also welcome. Cruise to Leicester from local hotel departs 10am. Call Dean on 07802 355025 or email:
Robin@RockTheJoint.com for info.


YANCS end of season bash: held at Fort Paull, Battery Road, Paull, near Hull, East Yorkshire,
HU12 8FP. Hosted by Yorkshire American Car Club (YANCS) est 1982. Camping from Friday noon till Monday noon. Duke of York’s bar will be open Fri/Sat night with drink and food at very good prices. Lazy day Saturday some go into Hull or take a run to the coast. Saturday night is party night in the Duke of York’s bar with optional fancy dress and late bar, good prices. SUNDAY SHOW DAY ONLY, Gate opens for exhibitors at 9am and 10am for the public. SORRY NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE FORT, ONLY ON THE CAMPSITE OUTSIDE. Please no loud generators on the campsite. For more info email yancs1@yahoo.co.uk or give us a bell on 01709 542555 Mob 07787915081.


Sweet 16 No Prep Real Streetcar/Pro Streetcar Shootout: Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield,
Devon 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing


Classic Motor Show: NEC, Birmingham. The biggest and best classic car show in the UK. Joining together classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond, the 2019 classic car show will grace the halls of Birmingham’s NEC once again. Covering over one million square feet – that’s about 18 football pitches – more than 3000 iconic classic and vintage cars plus motorbikes were showcased last year. The Classic Motor Show bought together the UK’s leading classic car dealers who offered a wealth of marques to suit all needs and pockets. A diverse mix of rare and loved motors spanning more than 100 years were shared with us by the dedicated members of 300 clubs, making this year’s show the WORLD’s largest gathering of classic vehicle clubs. Celebrating ‘the best of the best’ from the UK classic car club scene, last year’s grand final of the Meguiar’s Club Showcase was not to be missed, with a 1964 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle winning the trophy! The UK’s biggest indoor Autojumble was a haven of car parts and spares for anyone working on their vehicle, as well as 500 specialist automotive exhibitors and traders offering a mix of products and services. Those that joined were immersed in stunning classics, fantastic features, one of the most high-profile classic car auctions with Silverstone Auctions, all in the presence of motoring  celebrities including The Wheeler Dealers and many more. It was a truly magnificent season finale of the motoring calendar which welcomed 71,000 passionate motoring enthusiasts!


Rhythm Riot!: Camber Sands, Sussex TN31 7RL. Four fun-filled days and nights of 1950s music, dancing and vintage lifestyle. The world’s best bands and DJs play in three venues, with non-stop music and dancing until the early hours, plus a spectacular classic car cruise, vintage clothing mall, burlesque shows, vintage style hair and beauty parlour, rockin’ barber, pinstriper, indoor flea market, Rhythm Riot TV and lots more… including a free 1956 shuttle bus service. Full details and online booking at www.rhythmriot.com or call 020 8566 5226 for information, bookings and flyers.


Ritchie Gee’s Legendary Wildest Cats in Town 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll Xmas Party Weekend: Pontins seaside village, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 7PF, 25 top bands and six hot DJs, classic cars, cosy warm apartments, free electric, bed linen, towels, three-course evening dinner and full English breakfast all-inclusive every day. All-in price from £159 pp, under 16s half price. From the US the fantastic Travis Le Doyt with his ELVIS 1956 show, + Art Adams, Tim Gibson, + Rockabilly Rebel, the original Matchbox band from 1979, Roy Orbison special with Danny Reno, Jive Romeros, Gene Vincent & Eddie Cochran show with Darrel Higham & Graham Fenton, Phil Haley & his Comments, The Chord Royals, Lucas & the Dynamos, from France The Spunyboys, Lennebrothers band, The Kingcats, Johnnie Fox & The Hunters, the Bobcats, Shane & The Korrados, plus many more bands. Our famous talent show, plus free jivin’ lessons, Mad Ralph’s 1950s jumble sale, 45s, 78s records, vintage clothes, shoes, hairdresser and more trade stands, for bookings phone Ritchie 07976 96 40 86 or Sam on 07376 33 45 78 visit the website www.tennesseeclub.net


BEDFORDSHIRE – Breakfast Club, Shuttleworth Restaurant, The Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP. From 10.30am onwards.

BIRMINGHAM – AAC-UK (American Auto Club UK). Two meetings a month in Birmingham, new members are very welcome.North Birmingham, Second Wednesday of the month from 8pm. The Towers Inn, B42 1EY. Large car park and beer garden, A34 Walsall Road, junction 7, M6. Contact Andy 0121 358 0186 (daytime). South Birmingham, last Wednesday of the month from 8.00pm. The Wharf Inn, B94 6QT, large car park and beer garden, A3400 Hockley Heath, junction 4, M42. Contact Chris 0121 608 2779.

DEVON – Devon Cruisers Custom, Classic and American meet at 2pm on the third Sunday of the month from April to September at various locations. Please see us on Facebook for further details or phone: 07856 557982.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE – COFFEE & CLASSICS. The Classic Motor Hub, Old Walls, Abington, Bibury, GL75NX. Email: Info@classicmotorhub.com or phone: 01242 384092.

HERTFORDSHIRE – THE THREE HORSESHOES! Hooks Cross, Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire SG14 3RY. Third Wednesday of the month, from 7.30pm onwards.

KILBEGGAN, IRELAND – Midland American Auto Club, Ireland. The club meets every
Thursday evening from 7.30pm in Kilbeggan all year round. More information/contact: 
www.MAAC-Ireland.com  or info@MAAC-Ireland.com and Facebook. or Joe on 00 353 87 238 8400

LINCOLNSHIRE – A.A.C.U.K. Monthly meet in South Lincolnshire. Third Wednesday of every month, from 6.30pm. Venue: The Ship Inn, Northgate, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 3SE. All American and American-derived vehicles and enthusiasts welcome. Good reasonably priced food and drinks available.

LONDON – DETONATORS CAR CLUB. Breakfast Meet. Last Sunday of the month from 8.30 till 11am. Oxleas Wood Cafe, Crown Woods Lane, Shooters Hill, London, SE18 3JA.  (Langley Gifford 07913 348950) detonatorscc.co.uk

LONDON – ALL AMERICAN CRUISE MEETS. Ace Cafe London, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD. See more: www.acecafe.com Each meet is 4pm-8pm on Saturdays.   

MANCHESTER – NORTHERN CAR CRUISERS. Meet at The Moss Vale, Lostock Rd, Urmston, Manchester, M41 0TA. Every first Monday of the month from 7pm. All American vehicles, British, and European classic cars and bikes welcome. Contact Les Golden on the Northern Car Cruisers Facebook page for more info.

MANCHESTER – A.A.C.N.W. Meet first Sunday of every month at the Veterans Garage, Barton Aerodrome, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 7SA. Junction 11 off the M60 from 9.30am. Contact Val or Bert Kendall 0161 865 7684.

SOUTHAM, WARWICKSHIRE – The Butty Run. This is a breakfast meet that takes place on the first Sunday of each month, from 9am until noon at the Long Itchington Diner, Southam Road, Long
Itchington, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 9QZ. Website: www.butty-run.com and Facebook:www.facebook.com/ButtyRun/. We run all year round and very occasionally switch weekends, either if the diner isn’t open or to avoid clashing with big hot rod shows. Anything and everything is pretty much welcome, although the main focus is on hot rods and American cars.

WILTSHIRE – The Milk Churn, Commerce Way, Melksham, SN12 6AD. All American vehicles welcome, the second Sunday of the month, 12pm to 3pm. For details, evening only, call Simon 07809 396822 or John 07980434503.

WORCESTER –  A.A.C.U.K. Third Wednesday every month from 8pm at the Timberdine WR5 3HP. On the A38 just on the city limits. Huge car park, Harvester Restaurant. Everyone welcome. Contact Mel on 01905 351955.