Keeping up with a busy calendar of annual car shows can be quite a task for car enthusiasts, so below we list a few of the unmissable car shows coming up this year. Whether it’s the big ones that you can’t do without or the smaller shows that offer something a little more specific and individual, there is always something for every kind of car lover.
Goodwood Moving Motor Show (11-14th July)
This is probably the most famous car show in the UK, and you can’t miss it because it is the big opportunity to try out all the latest models hitting the streets in the coming year… which basically means the cars at this show are going to be very shiny.
You’ll have the chance to test drive many of the cars on display around the Goodwood Estate, and there will doubtless be lots of famous faces from the world of professional motorsports and beyond present at the show. If you get tempted by any of the cars you see at the show this year you can find insurance deals at www.comparethemarket.com and drive away in style.
Future Drive (5-12th May)
Future Drive is all about innovation, ecology and showcasing the future of the motor industry. Some of the excitements of the show include the chance to get coached on motorcycle riding by industry experts, and get a first look at the designs and ideas that are driving the future of the industry.
You’ll get to see and learn about the technologies behind hybrid, electric and hydrogen cars, as well having the chance to test drive cars on the roads around the exhibition centre in London. The event’s sponsors include the online magazine Green Car Design and the Energy Saving Trust, so this is definitely a show for the progressive car driver.
CarFest North (2-4th August)
CarFest North is the passion project of radio and TV presenter Chris Evans. This is a family event with a lot on show beyond just cars. It’s more of a mini festival where visitors can camp and check out top bands, entertainment and cars as they race around the Oulton Park track. This year there will also be a parade of 100 Aston Martins to celebrate the company’s 100th year as an iconic car manufacture.
Not only can you bring your entire family to CarFest, but the event is also raising money for BBC Children In Need, so you know your ticket price is going to a great cause.
Santa Pod Festival of Power (30th March-1st April)
With a name like that you kind of have to check this show out. Taking place over the Easter weekend, the whole family can come out to enjoy some spectacular drag racing including the incredible Nitro Funny Cars.
There are also monster truck shows, stunt driving and other entertainment including small plane aerobatic displays, hovercraft racing, a circus and a firework display. There is loads to do for kids and grown-ups so this is one car show not to be missed.