Several classic car events are available for the enthusiast in Kent. People can go and see a wide variety of classic cars, browse trading stalls, listen to entertainers and soak up the show atmosphere. Or classic car owners can be exhibitors to impress the public, participate in car races or to try to win first prize at the classic car show.
Darling Buds Classic Car Show is held annually on a Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in July. It takes place at Pop Larkin's Farm, which was the filming location where the television series, "The Darling Buds of May." The show event displays over 900 classic cars. It offers refreshment, craft stalls, fairground rides and live music entertainment. Volunteers help to run the event and to raise funds for various charitable causes.
Beaujolais Run is held in November. It is a car show and classic car race that starts at Brands Hatch. The race finishes in Burgundy, France. It attracts classic car racing teams from far afield. Eighty competitors participate in a race of 40 cars. The event has been running since 1972. Guest celebrity Formula One racing car drivers are often invited to open the event. The car show is considered a fundraiser for charity with the winner of the race raising the most sponsorship for the chosen foundation. Spectators are asked to kindly donate £5 at the gate on admission.
Faversham classic Car and Bike Show takes place in the heart of the town centre of Faversham in May. A collection of classic cars and bikes are parked on streets and in car parks to attract visitors. It offers bus rides on vintage buses and musical entertainment in the town market to create a welcoming atmosphere. Prizes are offered to various categories for best classic cars on display.