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Little Classics Feature: 4 January 2014

Five Top Events to Get 2014 Started

Minis at BrooklandsNow that Christmas is done and you’ve recovered from the New Year’s Eve hangover, our minds are drawn back to classic cars and bikes – especially, if like us, your presents are usually tool shaped and you’re eager to get back in the garage.

2014 is set to be a fantastic year for classic cars and motorcycle enthusiast, as not only do we see events such as the Silverstone Classic and CarFest continue to grow, but we will also be treated to some new exciting events, such as The Restoration Show at the NEC in April.

So before work and other annoyances get their grubby mitts on your diary, we have picked out some must-attend classic shows for the next three months. Get them in the diary now and we will see you there.

Historic Rally Car Register Open Day

11 January
Heritage Motor Centre, Warwickshire

The Historic Rally Car Register will be celebrating their 30th Birthday with an outdoor display of classic rally cars representing each of its 30 years, along with a small number of rally cars in the main museum halls. Members and non-members are welcome to bring their own cars for display, open to any Rally Car Pre 1984.

VSCC Driving Tests

2 February
Brooklands Museum, Surrey

The Vintage Sports-Car Club and their annual Driving Tests - open to visitors and spectators. Some 60 pre-war cars will tackle a dozen different tests around complicated courses laid out around the historic Brooklands site on Test Hill, the Banking and the Finishing Straight, with drivers competing against the clock while trying to avoid any penalty-attracting mistakes.

The Footman James Great Western Autojumble

15 to 16 February
Bath & West Showgroung, Shepton Mallet

The Great Western Autojumble returns for 2014, celebrating the "Rock & Roll Years". There will be four halls and they are inviting clubs to show classic cars from the 50's, 60's & early 70's following Rock & Roll theme. There will be two halls of autojumble and a classic vehicle auction by Charterhouse.

Race Retro

21 to 23 February
Stoneleigh Park, Coventry

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Race Retro will be jam packed with amazing classic motorsport legends, competition cars and motorcycles spanning 80 years, hundreds of exhibitors and more.

Brooklands Mini Day

30 March
Brooklands Museum, Surrey

All types of Mini (including modern) attend this annual event, so expect displays in all areas of the Museum site. Last year saw over 1,000 Minis on site! From the oldest to the newest, this year's event will see some of the earliest Minis nestling among the hundreds of Minis and their variations such as Vans, Pickups and Mini Mokes parked within the Museum grounds.

See our event listings for further details >>



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