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2020

JANUARY 26

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

FEBRUARY 8-9

The 11th Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. www.bristolclassiccarshows.com

MARCH 1

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

MARCH 8

Southern Swap Meet: organised by the National Street Rod Association. North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Epping CM16 6HR. Traders from 7.30am, public gate opens 9.30am. www.nsra.org.uk For all trade enquiries contact andy27sawyer@aol.com

APRIL 5

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

Newbury 4×4 & Vintage Spares Day: Newbury Showground, Chieveley, Berkshire RG18 9QZ. Biggest Land Rover autojumble in Europe plus large vintage section, 800-plus sellers, indoor and outdoor plots. Admission £7 per adult, children free, 10am-2pm. Advance online admission tickets available – visit www.4x4sparesday.co.uk

APRIL 10

Wheels Day: Surrey Street Rodders’ annual season-opening shindig to raise money for charity and kick off the car show season for 2020. Expect to see Americans, hot rods, customs, British classics, bugs – basically anything and everything interesting on four wheels. John Price on the P/A and there are more traders than you can shake a stick at, including parts, food, bric-a-brac and plenty of activities for kids and all the family. For more information and registration (all show cars must be pre-registered) go to: www.wheelsday.net

APRIL 25-26

Hot Rod and Kustom Kulture Spring Break: Knuckle Busters Car Club in association with Stonham Barns. Weekend camping, trade stands, autojumble, vintage dodgems. Tickets in advance or on the gate, trader and autojumble pitches available. Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT. For more information call 01449 711111, email events@stonhambarns.co.uk or visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk

MAY 3

AACUK Spring Nationals Show ‘n’ Shine: Venue: Birch Coppice Sports & Social Club nr Tamworth B78 1SY. Camping from Friday May 1. Contact Richard 0121 779 2562. email richard_miller235@hotmail.com

MAY 8-10

NSRA Nostalgia Nationals: Santa Pod, Northants. The 27th annual Nostalgia Nationals, supported by the NSRA. Pre-’73 RWYB for hot rods, kustoms and street machines alongside traditional front-engine dragsters, competition altereds and early doorslammer race cars. Live entertainment*, trade stands and ‘power parking’ show area. www.NostalgiaNationals.com

MAY 10

Stratford Autojumble: Stratford Racecourse, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9SE. www.stratfordautojumble.co.uk

MAY 15-17

The Doorslammers: Santa Pod, Northants. Huge cash payouts attracting the best doorslammers in Europe. The quickest cars go head to head including the unlimited Pro Doorslammer class, the True Street class, Big Bracket and FWD. For entry and other info visit www.TheDoorslammers.co.uk FREE ENTRY TO BIG BANG AND TRANSITMANIA.

MAY 22-25

‘THE MAIN EVENT’: Santa Pod, Northants. The Spring Bank Holiday weekend presents Round 1 of the eagerly anticipated FIA/FIM European Drag Racing Championships. This hugely popular extravaganza features more than 250 teams across 17 classes of cars and bikes. Witness ground-shaking, nitro-burning, 10,000-horsepower top fuel dragsters accelerating from 0-100mph in less than one second, plus 200mph drag bikes, plus a full range of supporting classes. The main event is unrivalled for both the quality and quantity of racing. With the famous Jet Car, monster trucks and live action arena shows, this is the ultimate adrenaline-inducing family day out with a difference. www.santapod.com

MAY 23-25

Enfield Pageant of Motoring 2020: George’s Playing Fields, A10, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 3PL. 8am-6pm. See: www.whitewebbsmuseum@aol.com / Call: 020 8367 1898. Classic and custom cars, American vehicle display, commercial vehicles, historic caravans and motorcycles. An expanded selection of thrilling arena displays, arena parades showcasing a great variety of vehicles, live bands with dancing, plus DJ, a Vintage Village and traditional fairground. Monday 25th will have the new addition of modified and retro cars from more recent years. PRE-BOOKED display vehicles including driver and one passenger are free. Booking forms on website. 300+ stalls and large autojumble, wide choice of catering. Free on-site parking. Public admission £10 (cash only) with accompanied children aged 12 and under, free. The pageant is a fundraising event for the upkeep of Whitewebbs Museum and all money raised is for this purpose. Regd. charity 275684

MAY 23-24

25th US Car Reunion: Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine-Italy) Tel. +39. 0432.948777, mail: info@uscarreunion.it  web: www.uscarreunion.it

MAY 24

18th Classic Cars in the Park: Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9TH. Historic house, gardens and tea room, 2.5 miles from M6 Junction 41. Admission £7, child £2.50. 10am-4pm. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

MAY 25

35th Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show and Classic Land Rover display: Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Classic cars, bikes, light commercials, Land Rovers, show arena and trade stands set in the stunning deer park. Admission adults £7.50, child £2.50. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

MAY 30-31

National Hot Rod ’20: Custom American and Car Show. East of England Arena, Peterborough PE2 6SH. Trade and show entry now open. Live music weekend, including live band stage from 11am. www.hotrodandcustomshow.co.uk

JUNE 6-7

Classic & Performance Car Spectacular: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN (sat nav WA16 6SG). www.tattonclassiccarshow.com

JUNE 7

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

JUNE 12-14

NSRA Fun Run 2020: Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Oakham LE15 7TW. Tickets: www.NSRA.org

JUNE 14

Stratford Autojumble: Stratford Racecourse, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9SE. www.stratfordautojumble.co.uk

21st Ripon Classic Car and Bike Show: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon HG4 1UG. Classic cars, club stands, big autojumble and more. Adult £7.50, child £2.50, 10am-4pm. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

JUNE 20-21

The 41st Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. www.bristolclassiccarshows.com

JUNE 28

Classic Cars and Country Market: Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston PR5 0SH. Classic cars, club stands, big autojumble and more. Adult £7.50, child £2.50. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

JULY 2-4

Power Big Meet: Lidköping, Sweden. One of the biggest American shows returns to Lidköping over this weekend, promising more cars, more people, more vendors. Lidköping is located 100km northeast of Sweden’s second biggest city Gothenburg.

Västerås Summer Meet: Västerås, Sweden. One of the biggest American car shows in Sweden will be situated on Johannisbergs airfield from Thursday 2/7 to Saturday 4/7 2020. There will be car appraisals on the Friday and Saturday in many different categories, which are presented under the activity “Judging of cars”. There is also a big swap meet with sellers that represent all our types of cars and interest and the culture around it. www.vasterassummermeet.se

JULY 3-4

VHRA Pendine Sands Beach races: Pendine, Wales. See: www.vhra.co.uk

JULY 4-5

Classic American‘s Stars & Stripes: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN (sat nav WA16 6SG). www.tattonstarsandstripes.com

Classic American‘s 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. From customised hot rods to pumped-up pick-ups and even American motorcycles, this US-style extravaganza features just about every kind of American dream machine that you can imagine. There are more than 2500 vehicles from across the pond to browse and admire, with pre-war classics to brand-new super cars… Stars & Stripes really does have it all! Stars & Stripes is filled to the rafters with specialist traders, parts suppliers and jumble stands offering missing pieces of restoration and maintenance puzzles at bargain prices. Among the services, you’ll find shotblasters, insurance companies, classic number plate makers and more. The parts suppliers’ wares include second-hand spares, LED lights, tools, abrasives, adhesives, books, brochures, accessories and collectables. You name it – they’ll have it! The treasures are only a rummage away! 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 literally something for everyone. Dotted around the site, food and drink options are never too far away, and if you need to relax and have a sit down while you eat your meal, then make your way over to the beer tent to enjoy your treats with some live entertainment! Daily admission: Adults: £9, 10-15 years: £6, Under 10 years: free. Tickets are available to purchase on the gate. Parking: Cars, motorbikes, minibuses: £7 per vehicle, Blue badge holder: £3, Pre-booked coaches: free to enter. Open daily 10am-4pm. For more info. see: www.tattonstarsandstripes.com/

JULY 5

AACUK Summer Nationals & Independence Day celebrations: including show ‘n’ shine. Venue Hatton Country World, nr Warwick CV35 8XA. Camping from July 3. Contact Richard 0121 779 2562
email Richard_miller235@hotmail.com

JULY 10-12

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 12

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 www.pre50aac.com or contact David Radcliffe-Watts on 07798 818533 or david@pre50aac.com

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

JULY 17-19

Devon Cruisers Wheels Weekender: Camping, three nights’ live music, cruise, show ‘n’ shine, trophies. Venue: Riverside Caravan and Camping Park, South Molton, Devon EX36 3HQ. Telephone: Devon Cruisers on 07856 557982 or see us on Facebook.

JULY 19

Damn Yankees’ 34th annual summer slam car show: North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Essex, CM16 6AR (between Harlow Chipping Ongar. M11 Junction 7). American cars, hot rods, customs, classics and Harleys. Trophies, arena events, show ’n’ shine, bar, live band, trade stands, food and drink refreshments, children’s rides, entertainment and face painter. Entrance fees, Yanks, rods, customs and Harleys £5 per adult, general public £10 per adult, all accompanied children under 14 FREE. For more info www.damnyankees.uk.com Tel Gary Hall 07740 827288.

JULY 19

Malvern Summer 4×4 Spares Day and Sortout: Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW. Adults £6.50, under-15s free, 9am-3pm. Dogs welcome. www.4x4sparesday.co.uk

JULY 30-AUGUST 2

27th Mopar Euro Nationals: 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 2

AACUKK No Name show: Show ‘n’ Shine Sunday. Venue Stoke Prior Sports & Social Club, Nr Bromsgrove B60 4AL. Camping from July 31. Contact Richard 0121 779 2562. email richard_miller235@hotmail.com

13th Lytham Hall Classic Car & Motorcycle Show: Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire FY8 4JX. Classic cars and motorcycles plus club displays at Georgian Grade I listed Lytham Hall and park. Adult £7.50, child £2.50, 10am-4pm. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

AUGUST 15-16

Passion for Power Classic Motor Show: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN (sat nav WA16 6SG). www.tattonpassionforpower.com

AUGUST 16

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

AUGUST 28-30

Knuckle Busters at the Barns: Knuckle Busters Car Club in association with Stonham Barns. Featuring hot rods, classic and American cars and bikes. Top rockabilly bands, show ‘n’ shine trophies, hot rod movies, weekend camping. Tickets in advance or on the gate, trader and autojumble pitches available. Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT. For more information call 01449 711111, email events@stonhambarns.co.uk or visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk

AUGUST 30

22nd Ripon Classic Car & Bike Show & Autojumble: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon HG4 1UG. Classic cars, club stands, large autojumble and more. Adult £7.50, child £2.50, 10am-4pm. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

SEPTEMBER 4-5

Americana: Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. Celebrating the very best of American culture in the UK.
www.americana-international.info

SEPTEMBER 6

Stratford Autojumble: Stratford Racecourse, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9SE. www.stratfordautojumble.co.uk

Classic Cars & Country Market: Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston PR5 0SH. Classic cars, club stands, bikes, classic commercials, autojumble and trade stands. Adult £7.50, child £2.50, 10am-4pm. www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

SEPTEMBER 10-13

European Finals: Santa Pod, Northants. Santa Pod’s most prestigious drag racing event features more than 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph top fuel dragsters, 200mph drag bikes and more than 20 supporting classes. See Europe’s elite do battle on the quarter-mile in a bid to be crowned 2020 European Champion. A full schedule of family-style entertainment is lined up away from the track with the Live Action Arena show featuring Monster Truck and stunt displays. The Friday Nitro Session provides a rare opportunity to witness drag racing at dusk and header flames galore with a grand finale of Jet Cars and fireworks. www.santapod.com

SEPTEMBER 13
AACUK Autumn Nationals Show 
‘n’ Shine Sunday: Birch Coppice Sports & Social Club, near Tamworth B78 1SY. Camping from September 11. Contact Richard 0121 779 2562.
email richard_miller235@hotmail.com

SEPTEMBER 18-20
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

SEPTEMBER 20

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 27
Ameri-CAR-na: Horsham, West Sussex. 10am to 5pm. American cars and bikes, food and drink, market, music, outdoors, park events, pop, rock, specialist or themed markets, theatre, town events take over the town of Horsham for a day! Website: www.horshamamericarna.show Tel. 01403 215 279 
e-mail: events@horsham.gov.uk

American Car Show: Knuckle Busters Car Club in association with Stonham Barns. Rock ‘n’ roll bands and DJs, trade and club stands, autojumble, food and drink, Saturday overnight camping. Tickets in advance or on the gate, trader and autojumble pitches available. Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT. For more information call 01449 711111, email events@stonhambarns.co.uk or visit www.stonhambarns.co.uk

OCTOBER 4

Newbury 4×4 & Vintage Spares Day: Newbury Showground, Chieveley, Berkshire RG18 9QZ. Land Rover and vintage autojumble, more than 800 plots. Outdoor plots from £30, lots of drive-in 6m x 5m indoors from £40. Admission £7, 15 years and under free. 10am-2pm. Online advance tickets available: visit www.4x4sparesday.co.uk

OCTOBER 25

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

Malvern 4×4 & Vintage Spares Day: Wye Halls, Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW. Land Rover and vintage autojumble plus parts from all eras. Lots of drive-in indoor 6m x 5m plots from £35, outdoors from £30 plus Series One classic Land Rover display. Admission £7, 9am-1.30pm. www.4x4sparesday.co.uk

NOVEMBER 7-8

The 20th Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. www.bristolclassiccarshows.com

DECEMBER 6

‘Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk Trade enquiries: 01507 529430 or email exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

CRUISES

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, Ablington, 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, 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 07980 434503.

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.