Calling all auto-enthusiasts and gearheads!
Take your car-loving kid (big or small!) to one of these long-running car shows this year…
You can always be guaranteed to find a few things at a Great British Car Show: plenty of over-excited men, the sound of roaring engines and a quality beefburger. Thankfully, in Devon our car shows take things one step further and provide a great day out for the whole family (car lovers or not). Maybe you’re looking to shoot the breeze with car enthusiasts, or perhaps you’re looking to find a Porsche 911 restoration project for sale. Whatever your reasons for venturing out to one of these events, make sure that you pack plenty of sun cream lotion and enough spare change to keep the kids stocked up with ice creams…
Make the most of the fine summer weather this year and head out to one of these car shows:
Historic Vehicle Gathering – 13th-14th July 2019
Now in its 46th year, the Historic Vehicle Gathering is exactly what it says on the tin: a chance for collectors of all kinds old vehicles to show off their wares! As this is Devon you can expect to see just as many tractors and farm machines as sports cars.
There’ll also be a handful of steam engines, buses, as well as live music, a dog show and amusements for children. Entrance to the gathering is £10 per adult, but children 16 and under go free.
Cofton’s American Car Show Weekend – 5th-7th July 2019
Over 100 classic American and Canadian cars are confirmed to be arriving at Cofton Holiday Park near Dawlish.
Although only in its 6th year now, this show has built up a real reputation for itself as a family friendly event that caters for everyone. In addition to the exotic cars there’s also be the infamous Cofton Dog show, BBQ food, fireworks displays and even a 50s themed music night with fancy dress encouraged. Tickets and prices TBC.
BHP Fuel Fest – The Devon Car Show – 16th June 2019
This is Devon’s biggest car show and it’s certainly one not to miss should you wish to get your fill of car-related action. There will be 1500 static displays of calls from all categories including Supercars, Performance Cars, Motorsport, Classics and Modern Classics. There will also be live action arenas which offer the chance for visitors to get up close and personal with all sorts of stunt riders, as well as ‘chill out zones’ for families who are looking for a break from the action. Tickets are £12 per adult, kids go free.