We have all endured a difficult 2020, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while we’re not out of the woods yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel and event organisers are starting to confirm their 2021 calendars, in accordance with government guidance.
Wanting to be positive and to give us all something to look forward to, we’ve compiled a list of the classic car events in 2021 we’re most excited about.Should you need an excuse to get in and drive your classic car, 2021 is packed full of world class motoring events that are a must for any motoring enthusiast. Below are a selection of some of our favourites and we will be attending or exhibiting at so stay in touch for tips, trips and perhaps tickets...
Choosing our best classic car events of 2021 hasn’t been easy and we’re sorry if we’ve missed your favourite.
Of course, all events are subject to the shifting COVID landscape, and while we will do our best to keep this page up to date, please check with the organisers before leaving home and always abide by the local COVID regulations.
20-23 May 2021
Amelia Island, Florida, USA
The world-famous Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has a later-than-usual date for 2021, but is still expected to attract around 300 rare classic cars, and this year’s honouree is former Indy 500 racer Lyn St James.
As with all events this year, Amelia’s organisers are hard at work to make it COVID-safe, yet somehow we doubt that the additional measures will detract from the glittering array of classics on show.
8-10 June 2021
London, Concours, UK
This mid-week extravaganza at the Honourable Artillery Company, tucked away in the heart of the British capital, is a compact yet high-class automotive garden party that each year welcomes 80 classic and modern supercars to its manicured lawns.
And for 2021 the London Concours is bigger and better than ever, expanding to a three-day event. Already confirmed for the event’s fifth running are classes for Porsches and Berlinettas.
25-27 June 2021
Syon Park, Middlesex, UK
The London Classic Car Show heads to a new location for 2021, the striking, Thames-side grounds of Syon Park in west London meaning the team can bring guests an outside, COVID-safe event.
Showcases already confirmed include celebrations of the Jaguar E-type’s 60th, the Lancia Lambda’s 100th and the Bugatti Brescia.
Dallas Burston Polo Club, UK
The Aston Martin Heritage Trust are proud to announce the Aston Martin Heritage Festival to be held at the Dallas Burston Polo Club near Warwick on the 26th June 2021. The AMHT is a charity responsible for recording the history of Aston Martin and we invite you to join us for what is surely going to be the most spectacular Aston Martin event ever as we celebrate the 100th birthday of A3, the oldest surviving Aston Martin and the third car built back in 1921.
Bring your Aston Martin to what will be the biggest gathering of Aston Martins ever. All the cars will be parked by era so why not make your model’s group the biggest there? Walk through the history of Aston Martin and see examples of almost every Aston Martin model ever built starting with A3. Bringing things right up to date we will be unveiling a very special new Aston Martin limited edition! Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., in conjunction with Aston Martin Walton on Thames will be displaying all the latest models with some very exciting cars on show.
8-11 July 2021
Goodwood Estate, West Sussex, UK
If the later Revival is Goodwood’s premier historic festival, then the Festival of Speed is its modern equivalent. But don’t rule it out on those grounds – because in among the hypercar launches and tech showcases, you’ll also find masses of classic treats.
In 2019, for instance, the central feature was dedicated to Aston Martin and a selection of the British marque’s most famous cars took to the track over the weekend. The Cartier Style et Luxe concours was also absolutely brimming with beautiful icons from yesteryear, Bentleys were out in force on the hillclimb and the Porsche 917’s 50th birthday was celebrated with a track procession.
In short, there’s a lot more to the Festival of Speed than the modern machines – and besides, they’re quite a lot of fun to look at, too.
16-18 July 2021
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK
Auto Royale is a new entry into the high-end international event calendar – and if some of the previews we’ve already seen are anything to go by, it will be a mouth-watering affair.
How about an eye-catching Bentley making its UK debut, or a concours class celebrating Sir William Lyons’ 120th birthday?
Expect vintage, classic and supercar car club displays, specialist trade stands and more, in the majestic setting of this National Trust property.