Regardless of whether you are a vintage car owner with a passion for Jaguars, Porches or Mercedes, or a GTI owner who loves participating in rallies and races, Northern Ireland has dozens of car shows and events that take place throughout the year for all types of car enthusiasts. From vintage shows to classic shows to commercial vehicles and beyond, no matter your favourite type of car, you can find an event to participate in.
Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show
Held annually for the past 19 years on the Fourth of July weekend in Northern Ireland, the Irish Classic and Vintage Motor Show is organised by the Irish Jaguar and Daimler Club, and is considered to be the largest of its kind in Ireland. The venue changes year to year, with the 2010 event being held at Terenure College in Dublin. Proceeds support the ARC Cancer group and the St. Francis Hospice in Raheny. The event displays American cars as well as anything vintage, veteran or classic, but there is also a wide array of other cars, ranging from military vehicles to commercial and custom cars.
Banbridge Old Vehicle Club Ltd. End of Season Run
Held annually on September 25, the Association of Old Vehicle Clubs in Northern Ireland presents the Banbridge Old Vehicle Club Ltd. End of Season Run. The event is open to any vehicles that are over 20 years of age, and assembly takes place at the Kells Presbyterian Church. In 2010, the entry fee was 6.35 Kilogram for adults and 3.18 Kilogram for children, and the show included a scenic drive through Antrim County with a picnic lunch along the way before finishing at Fort Royal.
The Donegal Classic Weekend
The Donegal Classic Weekend is open to all members of the Association of Old Vehicle Clubs in Northern Ireland and takes place October 1-3. In 2010, the show started at the Ballymac Hotel; participants made their way to Donegal, including two nights spent in the Mount Errigal Hotel. All classic cars over 20 years in age are allowed to participate in the show and event.