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Top 5 Must-Do UK Car Shows & Events this Year!

Have you planned which car shows and events you're going to this year? With such an exciting variety to choose from, we're here to offer a helping hand with our top 5 picks...

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The London Motor Show – 17th – 20th May 

One of the UK’s largest motoring events of the year is back, bigger and better than ever! The expanded show will be held at ExCel London this spring and will feature over 200 new cars from luxury and prestige to more historic and classic vehicles. 

A range of talks and demos will be available over the weekend, as well as the option to test drive some of the latest vehicles. With a wide range of food & drink, shopping and children’s activities, The London Motor Show is the perfect family day out!

Formula One British Grand Prix – 5th – 8th July 

How about one of the world’s greatest sporting events? Then a trip to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is definitely a must! For a truly remarkable weekend, the action-packed schedule will include a variety of F1 cars from the 70s, 80s all the way through to 2018 – can you imagine! 

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a well-practiced Grand Prix goer, the experience is astounding and really is a one-of-a-kind weekend. Seeing some of the top cars and drivers racing on the modern and utterly sleek circuit at Silverstone, as well as the concerts and attractions, the weekend is non-stop intensity, glamour, and excitement!

Will you witness Lewis Hamilton win a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix? The chances are high...

Gravity Show – 15th July 

Backed by Red Bull UK, this event was hugely successful in 2017 and looks to be even bigger this year. Held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry, the one-day event will showcase over 500 show cars. 

Get ready to view a range of different makes and models of modified cars and vehicles from all walks of life including drift cars, race cars, supercars, classics, bikes and everything in between. Along with amazing entertainment and demos, you’re sure to be in for a few surprises.

Goodwood Festival of Speed – 12th – 15th July

The theme this year will celebrate the events 25th anniversary: Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee. A fantastic celebration of motorsport and car culture, the event boasts cars from Edwardian classics right through to cutting-edge supercars and F1 models. 

A classic motorsports event, gathering the worlds rarest and most glamourous cars together at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Be sure to check out the exhibition area too for plenty of motorsports-related stands selling memorabilia, art, literature and much more.

Carfest North & South-North: 27th – 29th July | South: 24th – 26th August

For a unique and wonderful mixture of live music, cars and family fun, this event, launched by BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans is a truly magical weekend for all! 

Held in aid of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal, this event offers two locations – North in Cheshire and South in Hampshire. A great car show for enthusiasts with supercars, vintage vehicles, a hill climb track show and so much more - you can even expect music from the likes of Bananarama, Status Quo and The Feeling!

Drive to any of these fantastic events in style with Avis Prestige and join together with crowds of like-minded car enthusiasts at some of the year’s greatest car shows and events, there really is something for everyone!

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