British Motor Museum in Gaydon set to run 'a full schedule of shows' this summer

More than 14 shows and rallies are being planned for the summer

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 11:15 am
The British Motor Museum in Gaydon is gearing up to run a full schedule of motoring shows and events this year. Photo supplied

The British Motor Museum in Gaydon is gearing up to run a full schedule of motoring shows and events this year.

Following the Government’s road map announcement the museum is planning to reopen on May 17 and is delighted to say that its popular show season will also return in line with all government guidelines.

More than 14 shows and rallies are being planned for the summer, to include the return of several popular events such as the Land Rover Show, Retro Truck Show as well as some brand-new events.

The show season kicks off with the ever popular Metro and Mini Show on June 6 followed by three car club rallies: Ford Nationals on June 27 and the TR Drivers Day and Mogfest on July 10.

The BMC and Leyland Show will return on July 11, the Old Ford Rally on July 18 and take two of the MGF’s 25 th anniversary with the MGF 25+1 Anniversary Rally on July 24.

The museum is asking all visitors and exhibitors planning to be at any of the gatherings, rallies or shows to pre-book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Events around the country will have limited capacity in keeping with Government guidelines.

The Gaydon Land Rover Show is back on July 31 and August 1 (a changed date for 2021) bringing the finest vehicles, owners and historians together for a weekend dedicated to this iconic marque.

The EV Electric Vehicle Festival takes place on August 7 and the Classic and Vintage Commercial Show, which this year includes the Transit Van Club Rally and Classic Van and Pick Up Show, returns on August 14 and August 15 (also a changed date).

Continuing through the summer, new to Gaydon is ‘Autolicious’ on August 29.

This event presented by Audi-licious is a rare opportunity to see an array of stunning cars on display including Audi, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes, Lamborghini and VW.

The Gaydon Jaguar Show, which began in 2020, returns on September 4 and is billed as a friendly, informal gathering for all Jaguar fans, owners and enthusiasts.

The Retro Truck Show returns on September 11 and September 12 and to round the show season off the last two events are indoor; the Large Model Aircraft Show on October 24 and the Great British Model Railway Show on October 30 and October 31.

The museum is keen to remind any car clubs still looking for a venue for a rally, gathering or marque event for 2021 or beyond, that the museum offers two hard standing arenas as well as indoor meeting space.

It also offers special discounted rates for clubs. To find out more contact the bookings team on 01926 649649.

Tickets for most of the events are now on sale and more information about these can be found at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on