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2019

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.

APRIL 19
Wheels Day: Surrey Street Rodders once again host the season opening event which sees Americans, customs, rods with the odd British classic and Volkswagen thrown in too.  Entry by pre-entry only, which is now closed. Event takes place at Rushmoor Arena, Aldershot Hants and is the
first heat of Car of the Year.

APRIL 21
YANCS Easter 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.  SUNDAY SHOW DAY ONLY, Gate opens for exhibitors at 9am and for the public at 10am. 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 or mob 07787 915081.

APRIL 26-28
AACI Spring 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

APRIL 27-28
SPRING BREAK: Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, nr Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6AT. Eighth annual event for Hot Rod and Custom Car Culture Figure of 8 track, slot car drag racing, show & shine, live bands, DJ’s Bar, food, camping and more. www.stonhambarns.co.uk events@stonhambarns.co.uk Tel: 01449 711111.

APRIL 28
The Biggest American Car Truck & Bike: Show in Ireland – Midland American Auto Club, Ireland. The biggest gathering of American Cars, Trucks & Bikes across all of Ireland in Kilbeggan in County Westmeath. More information/contact: www.MAAC-Ireland.com or info@MAAC-Ireland.com and Facebook. or Joe on 00 353 87 238 8400

MAY 12
AACUK Spring Nationals: New venue. Birch Coppice Sports and Social Club, Dordon, Tamworth, B78 1SY. 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

MAY 12
Sweet 16 No Prep Real Streetcar/Pro Streetcar Shootout Lancaster Raceway, East Kirkby, Boston, Lincs 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

MAY 12
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 worlds 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.

MAY 18
Whitby Abbey American Car Show: American Cars R Us (North East) with the kind support of English Heritage and St Mary’s Church, Whitby is hosting this event, right next to Whitby Abbey. 10am-4pm. Prices: £2 per vehicle charity donation. Event Address: You MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event as space is limited to 100-120 cars. Send your name, car details and contact details (e-mail or mobile) to james@americancarsrus.co.uk **THIS IS STRICTLY A YANKS ONLY EVENT** Event phone: 07500 977667, Event email: James@americancarsrus.co.uk

MAY 25-27
Whitewebbs Museum of Transport presents – Enfield Pageant of Motoring: The Enfield Playingfields, Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, EN1 3PL. Arena entertainment with Squibb Freestyle, American cars, autojumble, fairground, classic cars, live bands & DJs, motorbikes, Hotties Vintage Village, free parking. Open 9am every day. For all enquiries call 0208 367 1898, for details & transport links www.whitewebbsmuseum.co.uk, whitewebbsmuseum@aol.com.
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MAY 26
Chryslers at Brooklands: Brooklands Motor Museum. Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN. Hosted by The Mopar Muscle Association UK, open to all classic American cars, hot rods and customs, 10am-4pm. Family day out with lots to see, Museum prices apply, gates open at 10am. Call Derek on 0208 765 1381 or 07724 752512.

JUNE 1-2
American Speedfest: Brands Hatch, Kent. The biggest celebration of American-fuelled motoring, music and racing this side of the Atlantic! Euro NASCAR Racing Classic American Racing 1000+ Display Vehicles Hot Rod & Custom Display. LIve music great food family entertainment. For more info see www.speedfest.co.uk – 0843 453 9000.

JUNE 1-2
VANDITOS VANJAM 1: Due to resurgence of the classic van scene Vanditos has been formed for all American classic van owners and lovers alike. All 60s, 70s and Rad 80s vans welcome. Anyone with an interest in classic vehicles, vans and the scene welcome. First get together in the UK a classic meet specifically for vans. Open 9am Saturday till 5pm Sunday. £10 weekend, £5 day trippers. Fir Tree Campsite Rally Field, Warmington, Banbury, OX17 1JL. For more info, see: www.vanditos.co.uk, tel. 07909977425 or email: cnutley@me.com

JUNE 9
Bristol all-American car show: Yate Town Football Club, Lodge Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7LE. All American vehicles welcome, regardless of age. Hot rods and Customs. 10am to 4pm. Food/bar/trade stands. Pre-entry £5 per car (2 adults in vehicle), additional adults in vehicle charged at public admission cost of £5 per adult, accompanied children under 16 free. Gates open at 9am for show vehicle entry. Trophies presented by Pre50AAC. For pre-entry and enquiries, contact David Radcliffe-Watts on 07798818533 or david@pre50aac.com. See www.pre50aac.com for details.

JUNE 14-16
AACI Summer 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

JUNE 16
HOT ROD & CUSTOM DRIVE-IN DAY: Beaulieu, Hants SO42 7ZN. www.beaulieu.co.uk,
01590 614614. Beaulieu will be celebrating Father’s Day with a packed display of over 500 hot rods
and customised cars and bikes in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, set against live music, dancing and a Vintage Village. Held in association with club Solent Renegades, the show will feature a wide variety of machines, with prizes for best custom, American, hot rod, bike/scooter and Best in Show.  Entertainment includes music by Bad Detectives, Spitfire Sisters and the roaming Mariachi el Mexicano band. Participant tickets cost £12 adult and £6 child, or £9 an adult and £4.50 a child if bought in advance online before 5pm on June 13th. Tickets also include admission to all of the Beaulieu attractions. All other event-goers can purchase standard Beaulieu admission tickets. Free participant camping can be booked in advance. For the full details see www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or call 01590 614614.

JUNE 21-23
46th National Street Van Association ‘Truck-in’ Sunday Show ‘n’ shine: Raffles, live bands, licensed bar, food vendors. Westcott Sports & Social Club, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire HP18 0PD.

JUNE 29-30
No Prep Nationals #4: North Leeds East Airport, Church Fenton, Leeds 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

JUNE 30
Swansea American Auto Club second annual indoor car show: at Swansea Bus & Transport Heritage Museum, Viking Way, Swansea Enterprise Park, SA1 7DA , only two miles from J45 of the M4.DJ, Trade & food stalls. Free entry for exhibitors Contact Gary on 07976 784143 or email crazygary65@aol.com

JULY 4-8
WILDEST CATS IN TOWN SUMMER ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WEEKEND & CLASSIC CAR CRUISE FANTASTIC 1950s rock ‘n’ roll weekend with over 32 top bands from the US, Europe and UK and the hottest DJs around. Beach party, 1950s jumble sale, talent show, outside stage, fantastic 1950s ballroom, heated indoor pool, trade stand plus more. More info on this fantastic weekend call Ritchie on 07976964086 or www.tennesseeclub.net

JULY 4-6
POWER MEET 2019: Lidköping, Sweden. The dates are set for the world’s biggest car show – Power Big Meet # 42 in Lidköping.  Show info: +46 40 47 29 39 or www.bigmeet.com, email bibi@bigmeet.com Tourist info: +46 510 200 20 or info@lackokinnekulle.se (Tourist Bureau in Lidköping)

JULY 5-7
Cofton’s American Car Show Weekend: Rev up your engines, the biggest and best American & Classic Car Show is back for a sixth lap of the track in 2019! This is a full weekend event with a marquee offering entertainment each evening. Free for guests with Cofton accommodation booking, Weekend pass price TBC. Address: Cofton Holidays, Starcross, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8RP www.coftonholidays.co.uk/events/coftons-american-car-show Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664924820272306/ Telephone: 01626 890111, email: info@coftonholidays.co.uk

JULY 6-7
STARS & STRIPES CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR SHOW: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.
A US extravaganza featuring fabulous American dream machines of every shape and size. Contact 01507 529430 for general enquiries and 01507 529435 for trade. Huge variety of general and trade stalls… live bands and artists, children’s rides area, food and drink refreshments. Public admission payable on the day of arrival.

JULY 7
AACUK Summer Nationals: Hatton Country World, Hatton, Near Warwick, CV35 8XA 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

JULY 13-14
West Coast No Prep Nationals #5: Llandbedr Drag Strip, Gwynedd, north-west Wales 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

JULY 14
Naunton Classic & Vintage Transport Show & Village Fete: 12-4pm. Naunton Recreation Ground (sat nav post code: GL54 3AS). Awards for Best Pre-1940, pre-1970, pre-2000 cars, Best pre- and post-war motorbikes, ‘The car I most want to take home’ and ‘Vehicle of the day’. To register your vehicle contact: NauntonClassics2019@outlook.com www.nauntonclassicandvintagetransportshowandfete.co.uk All proceeds towards Naunton Village Charity Fund.

JULY 14
Rally of the Giants: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon, OX20 1PP. The ROG sees the largest get-together of many older American cars including pre & postwar 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

JULY 21
KENT’S ALL FORD SHOW: Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX junction 6 off M20 10am-4pm Exhibitors, please contact 01732 840787 for further details
www.kentsallfordshow.co.uk
kentsallfordshow@hotmail.co.uk

JULY 21
KENT’S CAR ENTHUSIASTS SHOW: Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX junction 6 off M20 10am-4pm Exhibitors, please contact 01732 840787 for further details
www.kentscarenthusiastsshow.co.uk
kceshow@hotmail.com

JULY 21
DAMN YANKEES 33rd ANNUAL SUMMER SLAM CAR SHOW: North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Essex, CM16 6AR( A414 between Harlow Chipping Ongar. M11 Junction 7) American cars, hot rods,customs and Harley’s. Trophies, arena events, show & shine, bar, live band, trade stands, food and drink refreshments, children’s rides. Entrance fees, Yanks, rods, customs and Harley’s, £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 26-27
Sweet 16 No Prep Cash Days: Silverstone Drag Strip, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northants 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

JULY 27
Sweet 16 Small Tyre No Prep Streetcar Shootout: North
Elvington Drag Strip, York 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

JULY 27-28
ATOMIC Festival: Sywell Aerodrome, NN6 0BN. Two action-packed days of 1950s music, dancing, cars and action at historic Sywell Aerodrome, near Northampton. With a top-quality international band and DJ line-up, pre-66 classic and custom car show, traditional flag-start drag racing, classic car rides, the ‘ATOMIC Cavalcade of Chrome’, wall of death, large covered dance floors, huge vintage and retro market, flea market, vintage cinema, late-nite ‘Danger Shows’, burlesque, rock’n’roller rink, fairground rides, dance classes, crazy golf and lots more… including an old-style soapbox derby! ATOMIC is a unique date in the calendar – a weekend of fun for all ages. Call the hotline now on 01424 602133 to grab your cheap Early Bird tickets and camping, or book online at www.AtomicFestival.co.uk

JULY 28
26th Bridlington American Rod & Custom Show & Sewerby Gala: Held at Sewerby Cricket Club, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1EW. Hosted by Yorkshire American Car Club (YANCS) est 1982. Camping from Friday noon. Saturday night it’s party time in the marquee (no bar, so bring your own). SUNDAY SHOW DAY ONLY. Gate opens for exhibitors 9am and public at 10am. For more info please email yancs1@yahoo.co.uk or give us a bell on 01709 5422555 or mob 07787 915081. Or find the events on Facebook.

AUGUST 2-4
The 45th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza: South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, Cirencester, Glos GL7 5QD The 45th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester. This year features nearly 1000 classic cars from pre and post war, including over 70 Classic American cars, 30 visiting car clubs, 335 motorcycles and scooters, 80 bicycles from 1903 – 1980, 30 miniature steam engines, 90 stationary engines, 70 full size steam engines, model engineering, 200 Tractors, over 70 Buses and Coaches, 130 military vehicles, 315 emergency and commercial vehicles, 70 industrial trucks, 50 vintage caravans and a large model aircraft flying display. The show opens daily 10am-5pm. Ticket prices: Fri: Adult £7, junior £4. Sat or Sun: Adult: £10, junior £5 Weekender (Fri- Sun) Adult: £15, junior: £8 Family Weekender ticket (2 x adults, 2 x junior) for all three days: £35. Children under five years
old go free. For further information or to purchase advance tickets please visit:
www.glosvintageextravaganza.co.uk Event Phone: 0145389089, Event Email:
rebecca@eventspr.co.uk

AUGUST 2-4
26th Mopar Euro Nationals: Santa Pod Raceway, Northants. The 26th Muscle Car bash will be popular as always, this year celebrating everything 1969 as we look back on the 50th anniversary of those ground-pounding performance cars of the time. On track will be the awesome Pro Mod cars
backed up by Nostalgia Super Stock, Gasser Circus and the highly enjoyable Wheels- up
competition with plenty of strip time for RWYB over three days. Friday and Saturday nights will see live bands, no cruise this year, however a firm favourite the “Burn Out Contest” will be played out Sunday lunchtime. All American cars welcome. For more info, see: www.santapod.co.uk/mopar

AUGUST 4
AACUK The No Name Show: Stoke Prior Sports And Social Club, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4Al.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

AUGUST 12
Cromer Carnival American & Custom Car Show: Carnival Field, Runton Road, Cromer
From 10am onwards, free entry Tel 01263 570223 for details.

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 & shine, live bands, DJ’s Dancers Bar, food, camping and more. www.stonhambarns.co.uk events@stonhambarns.co.uk
Tel: 01449 711111.

SEPTEMBER 6-8
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

SEPTEMBER 6-8
Huddersfield Hot Rod & Custom Car Show – Flat Caps & Ferrets 2019: 148 Wakefield Rd, Lepton, Huddersfield HD8 0LX. Exhibitors call Russ 07768071916. Trade Call Les 07885 456968
FB: Huddersfield Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

SEPTEMBER 7
Sweet 16 No Prep Real Streetcar/Pro Streetcar Shootout: Lancaster Raceway, East Kirkby, Boston, Lincs 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

SEPTEMBER 8
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

SEPTEMBER 14-15
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.

SEPTEMBER 15
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.

SEPTEMBER 15
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

SEPTEMBER 21-22
No Prep Cash Days North v South Team Race: Sywell Drag Strip, Sywell Airfield,
Nortants 07831 650230, Facebook.com/
No Prep Drag Racing

SEPTEMBER 28-29
Sweet 16 Big Tyre No Prep Streetcar Shootout: North Kirkbride Drag Strip, Wigton, Cumbria 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

SEPTEMBER 29
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

SEPTEMBER 29
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.

SEPTEMBER 29
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. SUNDAY
SHOW DAY ONLY, gate opens for exhibitors at 9am and for the public at 10am. SORRY
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE FORT, ONLY ON THE CAMPSITE OUTSIDE.
For more info email yancs1@yahoo.co.uk or ring 01709 542555, mob 07787 915081.

OCTOBER 5
Sweet 16 No Prep Real Streetcar/Pro Streetcar Shootout: Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield,
Devon 07831 650230, Facebook.com/No Prep Drag Racing

NOVEMBER 8-10
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 graced 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.

NOVEMBER 14-18
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 parlor, 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.

NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 2
RITCHIE GEE’S LEGENDARY WILDESTCATS IN TOWN 1950’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL XMAS PARTY WEEKEND: Pontins seaside village, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 7PF, 25 top bands and 6 Hot DJ’s,
Classic cars, Cosy warm apartments, free electric, bed linen, towels, 3 course evening dinner and full English breakfast every day. All in price £175 pp. 4 adults sharing £159pp, under 16’s half price.
Live bands plus our famous talent show, plus FREE jivin’ lessons,
Mad Ralf’s 1950s jumble sale, 45s and 78s records, vintage clothes, shoes, hairdresser & more trader stands. Visit www.tennesseeclub.net for bookings or phone Ritchie 07976 964086 or
Sam on 07376 334578.