With its country roads, unforgettable scenery and fantastic variety of motoring-themed days out, Devon has so much to offer fans of cars and driving.
Here’s our pick of the Devon car shows and motoring events taking place in 2020.
BHP Fuel Fest – The Devon Car Show (14 June 2020)
The South West’s largest entertainment venue, Westpoint Exeter, will hold a spectacular car show. At BHP Fuel Fest, car enthusiasts can discover all sorts of supercars, vintage cars, luxury models, motorsports vehicles and more! If you’re keen to see what some of the cars are capable of, make a beeline for the live action arena.
American Car Show (3-5 July 2020)
Rev-up your engines, the biggest and best American & Classic Car Show is back at Cofton Holiday Park for in 2020! So check under your hood and pack up your trunk – and get ready for a totally awesome weekend. With over 100 ‘Classic’ American and Canadian cars already booked to attend, this should get Can-Am enthusiasts licking their lips in anticipation. There’ll be the fast and the furious, with a mix of muscle cars, hot-rods and American classics – including Chevrolet’s, Cadillacs, Trucks, and Jeeps. Entrance charges apply.
South Devon 1940’s Festival (4-5 July 2020)
This event at South Devon Railway’s Buckfastleigh Railway Station is a fascinating way to get up close with memorabilia from the 1940’s. At the hugely successful 2019 festival there were Military vehicles, live 1940s music, vintage vehicles and steam trains. This event is a firm favourite and a day out to remember. Come in 1940s clothing and remember to bring your ration book!
Powderham Historic Vehicle Gathering (11-12 July 2020)
A stunning Devon tourist attraction, Powderham Castle near Exeter, will be the backdrop for the 47th Historic Vehicle Gathering. This huge car show prides itself on its diversity. Go along for a day out and you can expect to see everything from McLaren sports cars to classic Minis. The best vehicles will win awards, while live music will create an uplifting atmosphere.
Don’t Miss Moretonhampstead Motor Museum!
In addition to car shows and events, Devon boasts a museum dedicated to motoring in all its forms, with more than 120 vintage vehicles. The marvellous Moretonhampstead Motor Museum frequently receives five-star reviews from car fans.
The motoring enthusiasts who run the museum have transformed a former bus depot into a hotspot for classic cars. The collection encompasses everything from quirky three-wheelers to first-class luxury vehicles. What’s more, you can see future exhibits being lovingly restored in the museum’s workshop.
Please note that all events are subject to change and may be weather permitting. Please check with the event organiser before travelling to the event.