Now in its seventh year, the hugely popular Hampshire Classic Motor Show returns to Breamore House on Sunday 11th August.
Set in acres of beautiful parkland, the house was completed in 1583 and has been the home to nine generations of the Hulse family, and it’s the perfect location for a summer Sunday show, sponsored by ClassicLine Insurance.
More than 400 vehicles will be on display and there really is something for everyone, from classic cars and motorcycles to commercial and military vehicles. And there is plenty more to entertain throughout the day, with a show arena and parades plus a concours competition and awards ceremony. The trade and craft stalls always draw an enthusiastic crowd, too.
The show is always supported by a wealth of local and national car clubs, and this year visitors will get to enjoy classics from the likes of the Ford Sidevalve Owners’ Club, Club Triumph, and the Triumph Dolomite Club. There are plenty more, including the Southampton and New Forest groups of the MG Owners’ Club and Austin A30/A35 Owners’ Club who will also be bringing along some terrific cars.
And when it comes to cars there is a real treat in store for visitors to this year’s show. Plenty of British classics will be on hand to bring back some memories, from Triumph Stags and Morris Minors to pre-war delights including a 1928 Austin Chummy and a 1936 Wolseley 14. And look out for the quirky Bond Bug and stylish Panther Kallista.
For those that prefer something a little more exotic the Lancia Delta Integrale and 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal are guaranteed to draw plenty of admirers, while the 1961 Facel Vega HK500 is a stunning French classic that’s not to be missed. Fans of modern classics haven’t been forgotten, though, with models from Ford, Honda and Volvo on hand to delight old and young enthusiasts alike.
There are also plenty of motoring anniversaries being celebrated this year, including the 60th birthday of the legendary Mini, so visitors will find some of those to enjoy. And the Land Rover Discovery is 30 years old, so the show is a great opportunity to check out one of the early ‘G-WAC’ models that were used for press and promotional duties.
Gates open at 10am until 4pm. Admission starts from £8 for adults, £4 for children (4-16 years), with a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) at £20. Visitors can benefit from a 20% early bird discount with pre-booked tickets. Free parking for all visitors.