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2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: These shows are currently taking place but please check nearer the time to make sure that they have not been cancelled due to any change in Government Covid-19 advice:

JUNE 20

Beaulieu Rod & Custom

The south’s biggest hot rod and custom event features hundreds of cool, colourful, custom cars, live music and hip entertainment throughout the day! Hot rods, customs, American muscle, chops and bobbers will be among the hundreds of vehicles on display. You can expect a stunning display of American motors from local club sponsors, Solent Renegades. There will be a wide range of entertainment taking place throughout the weekend. Live music will feature throughout the day from The Bandits and Company B. The Vintage Pop-Up will be chock-a-block with a variety of high-quality vintage traders celebrating decades of all things vintage. It will be an opportunity to purchase unique items from the 1920s. Please note, the Vintage Pop-Up will be an outdoor trading element of the show in 2021. Prizes will be awarded for Best Custom, Best American, Best Hot Rod, Best Bike and Best in Show. Prize giving will take place on a Sunday afternoon. See: www.Beaulieu.co.uk for more information.

JUNE 26

Liberty & Lows retro charity cruise & meet

Starting at Cobham Services M25 at 10am and heading to Haynes Motor Museum. Meet will be at Haynes Motor Museum all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. £5 parking charge at Haynes Motor Museum – we’d like to help as this is a charity that has lost out a lot this pandemic. More information on Liberty & Lows Facebook and Instagram.

JUNE 25-27

The London Classic Car Show

Syon Park, London. The 2021 show will feature an array of cars showcasing the incredible evolution of design that the motor car has undergone in the last 135 years. The show will feature some of the world’s most respected car designers as they share their thoughts on the journey of the motor car over the past century, focusing on some of the highlights of car design from engines, body styles, racing cars and technology. See www.theclassiccarshowuk.com for more info and tickets.

JULY 2

AACUK Summer Nationals

Hatton Country World near Warwick,CV35 8XA, camping available from July 2. Contact Richard Miller 0121 779 2562 or emailrichard_miller235@hotmail.com

JULY 3-4

The Classic American Stars & Stripes Show

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. The Classic American Stars & Stripes Car Show, which has been running for more than 30 years, returns to Tatton Park again this summer. Celebrating all things American, from Mustangs to Corvettes and Cadillacs to American motorhomes. The show promises a superb line-up of acts and entertainment for a fun-filled weekend. Expect to see hundreds of vehicles from across the pond to browse and admire, from pre-war classics to brand-new super cars… Stars & Stripes has it all!

There’s also specialist traders, parts suppliers and autojumble stands. The organisers like to make sure visitors are well fed and watered, so there’s everything from standards like fish and chips, ice cream and burgers, to more exotic offerings like noodles and Mexican food – there’s something for everyone. Daily admission: adults: £10, 15 years and under: free. Tickets are available to purchase on the gate. Parking: cars, motorbikes, minibuses: £8 per vehicle, blue badge holders: £4, pre-booked coaches: free to enter.

Open daily 9.30am-4pm. For more info see www.tattonstarsandstripes.com

JULY 8-10

Västerås Summer Meet

Hatton Johannisbergs airfield, Västerås from Thursday 8/7 to Saturday 10/7 2021. Opening hours: Thursday 8/7, 10.00-18.00, Friday 9/7, 08.00-18.00, Saturday 10/7, 08.00-17.00. Admission fee on Johannisbergs airfield: One day: 200 SKR, Two days: 300 SKR, Three days: 400 SKR. Children under 15 years with an adult admitted free. Visitors parking 40 SKR/day.

JULY 9-11

Dragstalgia

Santa Pod, Northants – the 10th anniversary! A vintage lifestyle weekend dedicated to race cars, bikes and hot rods from a bygone era. Enjoy championship racing with the headlining Cannonball class for supercharged nitro and alcohol-fuelled altereds and funny cars, the Slingshot Showdown, period-correct Gasser Circus, invited historic bikes and lots more. See vehicles from Santa Pod’s illustrious history return to the strip. Plus live music, Jet Car, Show & Shine with the NSRA, vintage fair, Cracklefest, beer festival and much more. www.Dragstalgia.co.uk

JULY 11

Rally of the Giants

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1PP . The ROG sees the largest get-together of many older American cars including pre- and post-war and vintage, plus those from the 50s through to the present day. The club has no restriction on the age of your vehicle, so bring it along, no matter how young or old. Trophies across many classes of vehicle. Gates open 9am with food/bar/trade stands. See ww.pre50aac.com for more information. To pre-enter go to www.pre50aac.com or contact David Radcliffe-Watts on 07798 818533 or email: david@pre50aac.com

JULY 17-18

Corvette Nationals

Corvette Nationals is a weekend event being held at the Sharnbrook Hotel, Bedfordshire MK44 1LX. All generations of Corvettes, from 1954 to the latest C8 2021 models. Up to 200 Corvettes from all over the UK will be arriving for this two-day event. Cruise out Saturday to Santa Pod followed by an AGM and Gala Dinner in the evening for members. Sunday is the main show day, Mustang and Camaro Clubs attending, American classic/ vehicles and public are also welcomed on Sunday. For information contact the Sharnbrook Hotel. Full details on the CCCUK website. contact Julian Maxfield, Nationals Organiser. Sharnbrook Hotel & Vesuvio Restaurant, Bedford, Beds. See: www.corvetteclub.org.uk for more information.

JULY 25

Carrot Town American Car Show

Stonham Barns, near Ipswich. New to Stonham Barns Park near Stowmarket IP14 6AT and will feature anything American, as long as it has an engine. An abundance of things to do and see. There will be trade stands, an autojumble, club stands and an array of show vehicles and awards for best car. Food and beverage stands will be open and live music on the day. Everyone is welcome, whether you are an enthusiast, a family who want to try something different for a day out or if you want to display your pride and joy. Entry is FREE for show car and driver, passengers and walk-in attendees are just £10 per person. Under 12s free. Show open from 10am to 4pm. Stonham Barns Park looks forward to welcoming you to the Carrot Town Garage American Show. Please BOOK your tickets now by visiting carrottowngarage.co.uk Clubs are welcome: please contact Stuart Davies at CTG 07713 267334 or 01354 552427 or fill in the entry forms for trade stands, autojumble or show vehicles.

JULY 31/ AUGUST 2

Mopar EuroNats

Santa Pod, Northants. The ultimate American muscle car show with RWYB, burnout competition, huge show ’n’ shine, muscle car cruise, Motorsport UK Pro Modified and live music. www.MoparNats.co.uk

AUGUST 6-8

NSRA Hot Rod Super Nationals

The premier hot rod and custom event in Europe! The NSRA’s second major hot rod show of the year – weekend activities, entertainment, trade stalls and live music! Saturday cruise; Sunday huge show ‘n’ shine car show for pre-1972 hot rods, street rods and customs. See www.nsra.org.uk for more information.

AUGUST 13

MOCGB at Santa Pod

The premier Mustang event back for the third year running. MOCGB Santa Pod day is for members to have some fun, seeing how fast they can go down the drag strip. Booking is now open for MOCGB members only – for full details please visit the forum at www.mocgb.net

SEPTEMBER 14/15

Bridgwater Classic and Vintage Show

Morganians Rugby Club, Chedzoy Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8QW. On August 14 and 15, public entry from 10am-5pm. Entrants from 9am. Classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes with American cars very welcome. Trade and craft stalls, live music on Sunday. Hopefully also a WW2 aircraft flypast! It is a show for all types of classic vehicles and we welcome American cars but please pre-book. For more details please contact Rob Coombes, email bcvc2015@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 9-12

Viva Las Vegas

Rockabilly weekender in sin city, Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. See www.vivalasvegas.net for tickets or more info.

SEPTEMBER 10-11

Americana

It’s back and under new ownership! Celebrating the best in American Culture in the UK. Expect to see American cars, bikes and other vehicles on show. Bands playing throughout the weekend. Burn out pit. Line Dancing. Tattooist, burlesque dancers and Chainsaw carving demonstrations, as well as a wall of death, a rifle range, kids entertainment and a shopping village, plus quality American food. Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY. Early bird Ticket offers: www.americana-international.info

SEPTEMBER 17-19

NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Santa Pod, Northants. Now celebrating the 32nd annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre-’73 RWYB, invited race classes, fireworks, live music and much more. www.HotRodDrags.com

NOVEMBER 11-14

Classic Motor Show

NEC, Birmingham. See: www.necclassicmotorshow.com for more information.

CRUISES

Lancashire

Scotch Piper Classics

An informal weekly meeting of all kinds of classic cars, usually a good number of Americans. Held at the Scotch Piper Inn, Lydiate which is the oldest pub in Lancashire, with plenty of parking on the field to the rear. Hot and cold food available along with tea, coffee, beers and soft drinks. Every Monday evening, winter and summer, 6pm-9.30pm. Free entry. Scotch Piper Inn, Lydiate, Lancashire L39 4HD.

Wiltshire – Melksham

American Car Wiltshire: see us on Facebook. 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: Simon 07809 396822 or John 07980 434503.