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Best classic car shows of 2020

The start of a new year means a whole heap of new and exciting car shows to put in your calendar.

If you’re into classic cars, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to events taking place across the UK.

Lancaster Insurance is a proud sponsor or partner of many of these classic car events – you’ll find us at these shows along with our fellow enthusiasts. Come and say hi to the team and swap some classic car knowledge!

So, if you need a little advice as to which events to attend in 2020, this handy guide to the best car shows will point you in the right direction.


Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 27-29 March, NEC Birmingham

Kicking off the car show season, this is the perfect event for enthusiasts embarking – or about to embark – on a restoration project and in need of some inspiration and expertise.

It’s a chance to ‘discover, learn, engage and resolve,’ as the website explains, as well as to admire the 1,000+ classic motors on display.

On top of this, expect 250+ exhibitors and autojumblers, a car auction, celebrity guest appearances, practical workshops and car competitions.

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Classic & Performance Car Spectacular 6-7 June, Tatton Park in Knutsford

Classic car owners have the opportunity to exhibit their car for free at this event, along with more than 2,000 other vehicles from across the world.

Competitions take place across the weekend, where over 70 prestigious awards will be presented every day for categories including ‘best club stand’ and the coveted ‘best in show’.

This is an affordable event, priced at just £10 for adults with under 15s free of charge.


Retro Show 21 June, Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire

Santa Pod is a dragstrip first and foremost, but it also hosts many themed events throughout the year.

One of these is the Retro Show, an action-packed day giving retro car and motorbike owners the chance to take their beloved vehicles on the track (bear in mind you may need to check your classic car insurance covers this).

The event also features drag demos, ‘show & shine,’ club stands, vehicles for sale paddock, evening entertainment, fun fair rides and much more.


Classic American Stars & Stripes 2020 4-5 July, Tatton Park in Knutsford

It’s only right that this event takes place on the weekend of Independence Day!

If you’ve a penchant for American vehicles, this is the show for you. The impressive line-up includes over 2,000 vehicles from across the pond, from Mustangs to Cadillacs, Corvettes to American motorhomes, custom hot rods to pimped pick-ups.

Away from the vehicle displays, you’ll find specialist traders, parts suppliers and jumble stands selling items at bargain prices.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show19 July, Sherborne Castle in Dorset

More than 2,000 classics, supercars, race, rally, American, hot rod and custom cars will descend on the grounds of Sherborne Castle for this charity event, now in its 17th year.

This is a family-friendly show, with children’s amusements, a large catering village, beautiful picnic areas and plenty of live music to enjoy. Dogs on leads are welcome, too.


The War and Peace Revival 28 July – 1 August, The Hop Farm in Kent

A unique and immersive five-day event, the War and Peace Revival is your chance to get up close to thousand of military vehicles – tanks, artillery, cars, Jeeps, bikes, motorbikes and much more.

Bear witness to a fantastically choreographed, action-packed battle reenactment, before perusing the Vintage Village or getting a taste of British civilian life during World War Two in the Home Front Area.

We strongly recommend staying on-site to enjoy nightly music from across generations – stay Friday or Saturday evening and you can purchase tickets for a dine and dance spectacular in the vintage Victory Marquee.

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Passion for Power 15-16 August, Tatton Park in Knutsford

If you like your cars with added ‘oomph,’ then you’re bound to enjoy a day or even full weekend at Passion for Power.

The show is famed for its eclectic mix of powerful performance cars, and themed exhibitions from car clubs with extensive knowledge of all-things supercar.

The autojumble is full of parts and spares, accessories, collectibles and memorabilia that will make the perfect gift for someone you love – or yourself!


Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 13-15 November, NEC Birmingham

The UK’s biggest and best classic car show returns for its 36th year in November.

This is the ultimate event for classic car aficionados, featuring a diverse classic car display of over 3,000 cars, car clubs, trade stands and autojumble, a restoration theatre and the no-to-be-missed Practical Challenge, where the Practical Classics team take on a three-day restoration challenge.

To really make it an event to remember, why not treat yourself to a classic car driving experience?

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Classic car insurance from Lancaster Insurance

Chances are, if you’re a classic car show enthusiast, you’ll own a classic motor yourself. If you do, then it’s important to protect your pride and joy with insurance that’s tailored to you and your vehicle.

Lancaster Insurance has been helping drivers to protect their investments for over 35 years.

We have access to some of the UK’s most competitive classic and vintage car insurance schemes, working closely with a carefully selected panel of underwriters to ensure we offer the very best insurance solution for your needs.

With our wealth of industry experience and knowledge, we are able to provide a quote for virtually every classic car there is. As a Lancaster Insurance customer you will also get access to a range of benefits and discounts, including*:

  • Car club member discounts up to 25%
  • Static show cover
  • Historic rally cover
  • Choice of repairer
  • Salvage retention
  • Free EU cover up to 90 days
  • Two-year agreed valuation available for £18
  • Laid up cover available
  • 24-hour claims helpline
  • UK-based call centre
  • Limit mileage discounts

If you’d like to find out more, you can speak to a member of our specialist classic car insurance customer service team on 01480 484826.

Get a quote today.


*All features and benefits are subjects to eligibility and underwriting criteria 



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