Call yourself a car nut?
Every single year, the motoring community organises culture events, shows and meetings to show off the vibrant and exciting world of British motoring. If you love anything on wheels as much as we do (push irons excluded, of course), consider attending the car events we’ve listed below and share with us your photos, videos and experiences on Twitter, Facebook & at the bottom of this page in our comments section.
Be there or be square; the following events are our must-attend picks for 2015:
Goodwood Festival of Speed
When is it? 25 – 28 June, 2015.
This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is set to be the biggest and most exciting yet, eclipsing even the mammoth event held in 2014. If you’re unfamiliar with Goodwood Festival of Speed, which is best described as the largest motoring garden party in the world, consider this; you’ll see the most stunning machinery ever made and watch these machines take on the iconic hill climb with some of the best-known racing drivers behind the wheel.
Tickets start from £99, ticket information can be found here.
When is it? 38 – 30 August in the south, 31 July – 2 August in the north.
Carfest is a sort of car/music/food mash-up. There are two events – one in the north and one in the south – so wherever you are, there’s no excuse for not being there. Carfest is arguable best in the north though, where the event takes over the famous Oulton Park track with a wide range of classic and modern cars. You’ll see hot laps from trained racing drivers and get your chance at passenger rides, stunt schooling plus much more – ideal for children.
Tickets start from around £60, but there are lots available – find out more here.
USC – Ultimate Street Car
When is it? 22 March, 2015.
If modified cars are more your thing, then Ultimate Street Car show is for you. This is the largest, loudest, hottest and fastest modified car festival in Europe. It’s held at Santa Pod Raceway and you’ll get to see cars of all makes and models battle it out with drag racing as well as hit up lots of stunt displays and drifting spectacles. You will also find good music, camping opportunities and lots more at this event – a MUST visit for all modding hobbyists.
Ticket prices start from around £15, full ticket prices can be found here.
The Supercar Event
When is it? 20– 21 June, 2015.
Was there ever an event that described itself so well by its name? The Supercar Event is THE event to be at if you want a supercar-packed day or two out with friends or family. You’ll get to see the likes of classic Ferrari’s and the Pagani Zonda rip up a closed circuit. Like Carfest, The Supercar Event is 100% child friendly so it’s a great way to get the young one’s passion for motoring going. Also, every penny raised goes to The Children’s Trust charity.
Tickets start from around £8.80, full ticket details can be found here.
Gaydon Classic Car Show
When is it? 24 May, 2015.
Gaydon Classic Car Show is a brand new show for 2015 which will bring together all of the finest classic cars that’ve ever been on sales in the UK. Hundreds of vehicles are guaranteed to be there, from sports cars to emergency services vehicles. It also promises to be a great day out for all the family – not just petrol-heads – as there’s camping available on Saturday the 23rd May at just £25 per pitch. Potentially a great show that’s well worth considering.
Tickets for adults start from £8, full details can be found here.
British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch (Indy)
When is it? 4 – 5 April, 2015.
If you like your events with a little more adrenaline, then you’ve got to get yourself down to Brands Hatch on the 4th April for some BTCC. Renowned for its ultra-close racing, crashes and driver skill, BTCC is one of the most accessible types of racing in Great Britain with low ticket prices and FREE child admission on select dates. Who will be the quickest racer this year? Head on down to see for yourself – and remember to share your experiences with us.
Ticket prices start from £5 for adults, full details can be found here.