American Car Shows in the United Kingdom

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American Car Shows in the United Kingdom
The UK's car shows attract classic American cars. (retro car image by Anna Chelnokova from Fotolia.com)

The United Kingdom has auto shows that draw visitors and exhibitors from all corners of the country and small car clubs that host their own local, but less glamorous shows. Only a few shows focus entirely on American cars, however many shows accept all makes, years and types of cars, meaning you will find a selections of American cars at them.

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American Auto Club UK

The American Auto Club is a nationwide club where members host shows in their local areas. Each month over 10 shows occur in various towns across the United Kingdom. Many local clubs host a monthly meeting. For example, Worcester-area members meet on the third Wednesday of every month at the Crown at Hallow. Members bring their American cars to display to visitors.

Can Am Car Club

The Can Am Car Club hosts two car shows each year--"Lazy Sunday" in the beginning of June and the Can Am Nationals in the beginning of September. The car show accepts American, English and classic vehicles. The club donates all proceeds from the shows to charity. Lazy Sunday takes place at St. Edwards School in Poole and the Can Am Nationals take place in St. Leonards, both are in Dorset.

Classic Ford Show

The Classic Ford Show showcases just about every kind of Ford car you could imagine. The show takes place at the Santa Pod Raceway every June. Besides cars, you will find a shopping village selling hundreds of different Ford parts. It also provides live music, DJs, drag cars and a children's play area.

The All American Show

The All American Show takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend each year. The show features classic as well as American muscle cars. The show takes place at the Santa Pod Raceway. You can camp for free at the show over the weekend. In the evening, visitors can enjoy live music and family entertainment.

Milton Keynes Car Show

The Milton Keynes Car Show takes place in August. The show is not exclusively for American cars, but you will find American cars at the show. Visitors don't have to pay an admission fee, but the show raises money for charity, so a donation is requested. Exhibitors must pay a entry fee. The show has entertainment, food and a bar. The location of the show can change, however from 2008 until 2010 it took place in Deanshanger, Milton Keynes.

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