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Car Shows and Motoring Events in 2023

Car Shows 2023

Updated 9 October 2023, originally published 5 July 2022


Whether you want classic cars or supercars, motorbikes or motorsport, there’s a motor show here for every enthusiast.


Summary of Car Shows and Events for 2023

  1. London Classic Car Show | 24th February to 26th February 2023, Olympia, London
  2. Salon Privé London  |20th April – 22nd April 2023, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
  3. Fully Charged LIVE  |  28th April – 30th April 2023, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Farnborough
  4. Donington Historic Festival | 29th April – 30th April 2023, Castle Donington
  5. Masters Historic Festival | 27th – 28th May 2023,  Brands Hatch
  6. Nostalgia Nationals | 5th May – 7th May 2023, Santa Pod Raceway
  7. Isle of Man TT | 29th May – 10th June 2023, Isle of Man
  8. Brooklands Festival of Motor Sport | No confirmed dates yet, Brooklands Museum, Surrey
  9. The London Motor Show | No confirmed dates yet
  10. Le Mans 24 Hour Race | 10th June – 11th June 2023, Circuit de la Sarthe, France
  11. Goodwood Festival of Speed | 13th July – 16th July 2023, Goodwood House, Chichester
  12. Formula 1 British Grand Prix | 7th July – 9th July 2023, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
  13. Carfest |  25th August – 27 August 2023, Laverstock Farm, Hampshire
  14. The Classic at Silverstone, 25th August – 27th August 2023, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
  15. The British Motor Show | 17th August – 20th August 2023, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Farnborough
  16. Goodwood Revival  | 8th September – 10th September 2023, Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester
  17. IAA – International Motor Show | 5th September – 10th September 2023, Hanover, Germany
  18. Geneva International Motor Show Qatar | 5th – 14th October, Doha, Qatar
  19. Japan Mobility Show | 26th October to  5th November, Tokyo, Japan
  20. NEC Classic Motor Show | 10th November -12th November 2023, NEC, Birmingham
  21. Motorcycle Live | No confirmed dates yet,   NEC, Birmingham.


London Classic Car Show

When: 24th February to 26th February 2023

Where: Olympia, London

Now in its ninth year, The London Classic Car Show is the must-attend event for all discerning classic car buyers, collectors and enthusiasts.

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Salon Privé London

When: 20th April – 22nd April 2023

Where: Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

The Salon Privé is world renowned for being the UK’s most prestigious and elegant motor show.  See luxury modern and historic cars on display.

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Fully Charged LIVE

When: 28th April – 30th April 2023

Where: Farnborough International

Electric vehicle and home energy show.

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Donington Historic Festival

When: 29th April – 30th April 2023

Where: Donington Park, Derby

Cars spanning a century of history will be seen, with everything from pioneering machinery from the pre-war period to sports cars and touring cars from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

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Masters Historic Festival

When: 27th – 28th May 2023

Where: Brands Hatch, Kent

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Nostalgia Nationals

When: 5th May – 7th May 2023

Where: Santa Pod Raceway, Bedfordshire

The 28th annual Nostalgia Nationals, supported by the NSRA. Pre-’73 RWYB for Hot Rods, Kustoms and Street Machines alongside traditional front-engine Dragsters, Competition Altereds and early Doorslammer race cars. Live entertainment, trade stands and ‘power parking’ show area.

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Isle of Man TT

When: 29th May – 10th June 2023

Where: Isle of Mann

Every May and June the Isle of Man, the tiny country between England and Ireland, turns into motorcycle nirvana as the world’s greatest road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ – a 37.73 mile beast of a course carved out of the island’s public roads.

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Brooklands Festival of Motorsport

When: No confirmed dates

Where: Brooklands Museum, Surrey

Enjoy this 2 day extravaganza, featuring the three Double Twelve Competition events and Test Hill ascents. Both days will feature festival fun on the Museum site, with live music, car and motor club displays, great food and entertainment for the whole family.  The event celebrates Brooklands’ rich motoring and motorsport history, and is always held on the weekend closest to the anniversary of the original opening of the race track on the 17th June 1907.

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The London Motor Show

When: dates to be confirmed

Where: to be confirmed

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Le Mans 24 Hour Race

When: 10th June – 11th June 2023

Where: Circuit de la Sarthe, France

The 2022 Le Mans race will be the 90th running of the world’s most famous endurance race, held in La Sarthe on the legendary circuit. It’s the pinnacle of sports car racing featuring the best cars and famous drivers over a gruelling 24 hours. The race begins at 3 pm on the Saturday and ends at the same time on the Sunday. Watch from the grandstand for a thrilling motorsport experience.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

When: 13th July – 16th July 2023

Where: Goodwood House, Chichester

The Festival of Speed calls itself the largest and most famous of all the car shows in the calendar. Held over a long summer weekend at Goodwood Estate in Chichester, the Festival is an extravaganza to celebrate motorsport, from Edwardian classic cars right through to cutting edge supercars and F1 models. Enjoy the famous Hillclimb and supercar run for your dose of speed and check out the FOS Future Lab for a look into the future of motoring.

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Formula 1 British Grand Prix

When: 7th July – 9th July 2023

Where: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire

Watch the British Grand Prix in person as the Formula One season comes to Silverstone racetrack. The three-day weekend event is a celebration of motorsport, with some of the best cars and drivers out on the track. There’s a range of ticket packages available, from grabbing a seat in the grandstands to exclusive access into the T1 Enclosure area.

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When: 25th August – 27 August 2023

Where: Hampshire

This all-encompassing car show is the brainchild of Chris Evans and now has two locations for 2022 – North in Cheshire and South in Hampshire. It’s a true car festival, with car exhibits and races alongside live music stages, food and drink venues and funfair rides. New for this year, Retro CarFest celebrates classic and iconic cars in a truly ‘retro’ setting with a roller disco, vinyl fair and performances from some of the finest tribute bands money can buy. All the proceeds go to UK Children’s charities too.

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The Classic at Silverstone

When: 25th August – 27th August 2023

Where: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire

A festival for petrol heads over the August bank holiday weekend. The Classic has something for the whole family, whether it’s watching wheel to wheel racing on track, joining one of the 120 car clubs that attend each year, jumping behind the wheel yourself for a driving experience or purchasing your dream car at Silverstone Auctions three-day auction.

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The British Motor Show

When: 17th August – 20th August 2023

Where: Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Farnborough

The British Motor Show combines past, present and future into 4 days’ worth of car content.

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Goodwood Revival

When: 8th September – 10th September 2023

Where: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

The Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held each September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998 for the types of racing cars and motorcycles that would have competed during the circuit’s original period—1948–1966.

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IAA – International Motor Show or International Mobility Show

When: 5th September – 10th September 2023

Where: Munich, Germany

The autumn event sees many carmakers showing their new designs and models to the world.

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Geneva International Motor Show Qatar

When: 5th – 14th October 2023

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha.

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Japan Mobility Show

When: 26th October to 5th November

Where: Tokyo Big Sight exhibition centre

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Motorcycle Live

When: 10th November -12th November 2023

Where: NEC, Birmingham

Hop on two wheels for the UK’s largest motorbike show at the NEC Birmingham. See incredible motorbike displays and speak to manufacturers about all your questions. You can also sit on the bikes and try out the best accessories and merchandise. There are live events including stunt displays, a wheel challenge, show of strength and Question of Bikes quiz.

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NEC Classic Motor Show

When: No confirmed dates

Where: NEC, Birmingham

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show brings together a great array of classic car and motorcycle clubs along with their iconic classic and vintage cars and motorbikes, is an event not to be missed. It’s not just about the classics on display, as well as admiring these amazing vehicles, you can shop in the autojumble, or source parts from specialist traders.

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