In what seems like a strange new world, innovation is needed to ensure success. In September this year, Brand Events will be launching the Classic Car Drive-In Weekend which will be a first in the UK and will take places at one of the country’s most iconic motoring venues.
The Drive-in classic car weekend is the brainchild of Brand Events, the team behind The London Classic Car Show, Top Gear Live, CarFest and many others. It will be staged at Bicester Heritage, the Home of Historic Motoring, in Oxfordshire over the weekend of 18-20 September.
The event is aiming to feature more than 500 classic cars and will be COVID-compliant, outdoor, socially distanced visitor experience.
You might be wondering what the drive-in aspect is. Here’s the unique bit, all showgoers will be treated to a drive-in movie, in addition, they’ll have the pleasure of the sights and sounds of some of the world’s finest classic and competition cars performing live in thrilling and evocative action.
Films already confirmed include some of the best car movies ever to hit the silver screen. Lovers of epic car chases can choose between blockbusters such as The Italian Job, Gone In 60 Seconds, Fast and Furious 7and Baby Driver while the billing is equally impressive for motorsport fans with Rush, Senna, Le Mans 66 and Days of Thunder all on the line-up. With two drive-in cinemas and three screenings each and every day, no fewer than 18 different viewing options will be available.
As well as the memorable drive-in cinema experience, visitors also will be offered a full day’s entertainment topped by dramatic demonstration runs on a specially constructed on Bicester Heritage’s existing track, which will also stage colourful motoring parades. Other highlights will include gatherings of more than 25 of the UK’s leading car clubs, eye-catching displays by top dealers, a host of car-related traders and retailers plus a live Bonhams MPH car auction hosted on-site.
Adding to the spectacle and magical atmosphere, classic car owners are also being encouraged to drive into the event and display their own personal pride and joy to the world.
Bicester Heritage is the perfect home for the first major new COVID-compliant classic car show. Located on the UK’s best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station, it is one of the UK’s most significant motoring destinations and home to the first Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring. Moreover, the huge event location, comprising 444 acres not only provides extensive airfield perimeter roads for eye-catching automotive action but also acres of outdoor space for this exciting new socially distanced event.
All the elements add up to the ground-breaking show for which the classic car community has been eager ever since the lifting of lockdown regulations and the arrival of the summer season. It is also a welcome boost for the entire classic car industry.
The birth of The Classic Car Drive-In Weekend also endorses Bicester Heritage’s ambition to create the UK’s principal destination for anyone who wants to experience motor cars from all eras.
Further details of The Classic Car Drive-In Weekend including news of stunning static and demo display cars, a full schedule of epic drive-in movies, listings of notable cars being auctioned by Bonhams MPH plus all the latest news of other mouth-watering attractions will be announced in the next few weeks via the www.theclassiccarshowuk.com website and associated social media platforms.
The website also provides full information on all the COVID-compliant procedures being put in place to provide all-comers with a secure environment.
Show tickets – priced at just £25 for adults and £15 children (aged 5-15) – will automatically give visitors access to one drive-in film of their choice. For those looking to drive in, park up and just enjoy a film, a movie screening ticket is also on offer priced at £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.
With visitor numbers restricted to a maximum of 10,000 across the weekend to guarantee social distancing, showgoers are advised to put their pedals to the metal without delay to avoid missing out. Tickets are on general release from Friday 14 August but fast starters registering online from today (Thursday 6 August) are being offered the opportunity to guarantee their tickets via an advance Pre-Sale commencing 48 hours earlier on Wednesday 12 August.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.theclassiccarshowuk.com.
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