Photos courtesy of Rob Tysall and the British Motor Museum
If the motoring enthusiast of the family is planning ahead, Ann Evans has a host of events not to be missed.
If you’ve got your 2020 diary to hand, you’ll want to note these motor shows taking place at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, over the coming year. The BMM has announced a schedule of 18 unique motoring shows for 2020, so there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Not to be missed is the return of its Gaydon Land Rover Show on 9 & 10 May bringing the finest vehicles, owners and historians together for a weekend dedicated to this iconic marque. The National Metro & Mini Show on 21 June will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Metro. There’s also the opportunity to see the popular and thought-provoking exhibition ‘The Car. The Future. Me’ which runs until July 2020.
New for 2020 is the MGF Register 25th Anniversary which takes place on 25 & 26 July. While the National BMW Festival returns on 16 August which is Europe’s largest gathering of BMW’s.
Other shows include the Historic Car Register Open Day on 11 January, the UK Slot Car Festival on 16 & 17 May and the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Banbury Run on 31 May. The Classic & Vintage Commercial show takes place on 13 & 14 June; the BMC & Leyland show returns on 12 July followed by the Old Ford Rally on 19 July. The Buses Festival is on 23 August, Retro Truck Show on the 12 & 13 September and the Great British Model Railway show on 7 & 8 November.
A reminder that visitors attending these shows and rallies can also explore the motor museum itself. The BMM has the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, celebrating the past, the present and the future. You’ll discover over 300 British classic cars from the collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. The museum also has over one million historical items tracing the history of the British Motor Industry.
This is an opportunity to learn about the people, places and the unique stories behind the cars, there’s also tours and family activities to enjoy; plus a gift shop and an award-winning café which includes a Coeliac UK GF (Gluten Free) accreditation.
The museum in fact is an ideal venue for any car club looking for a venue for a rally, gathering or marque event. The events team point out that the British Motor Museum is the perfect backdrop offering two hard standing arenas as well as indoor meeting space, all with special discounted rates for clubs. To find out more contact the bookings team on 01926 649649.
For more information about any of the upcoming events, please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events. The 2020 admission prices are: Adults £14.50, Children £9 (5-16 years), under 5’s free, Concessions £12.50 and a Family ticket £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children).