In view of our region’s rich motoring heritage – Jaguar, Land Rover and Triumph are just a few of the iconic British brands that have come out of Coventry and the surrounding area
– it’s little wonder that Shakespeare’s England attracts so many motoring fans.
Whether you want to get behind the wheel, discover more about their history or simply admire some memorable vehicles, there’s plenty of choice on offer.
The first motoring event on the 2016 calendar was the 4th annual Stratford Festival of Motoring, which took place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. This popular event saw the historic streets of Stratford-upon-Avon filled with more than 300 classic and special interest vehicles.
Classic car enthusiasts are assured a fabulous day out at the Classic Motor Show, which will be held at Ragley Hall near Alcester on 29th and 30th May. Here you can feast your eyes on some 600 vintage, classic, American, kit and custom cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles, while picking up a bargain at the numerous club, trade and auto-jumble stands. New features for 2016 include an interactive arena, as well as live music and classic memories from the 1940s to 1980s.
Meanwhile, there’s fun to be found for all the family at the newly refurbished British Motor Museum (formerly the Heritage Motor Museum) at Gaydon.
Perfect for rainy days, this largest collection of historic British cars is brought to life as you take a walk down the ‘Time Road’, travel through ‘Making British Cars’ and get ‘Under The Skin’ via interactive exhibits.
Open all year round, the museum offers an extensive programme of motoring events, school holiday activities and more. Some highlights coming up over the summer include the Classic & Vintage Commercial Show, the long-awaited return of the second Classic Land Rover Show and the annual BMW Car Club Festival.