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Events 2013

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This is a list of known major events in the UK during 2013. If you know of others and would like to add them to the list then tell us about it through the Contact us form and we will add the information.

We do our best to ensure this list is accurate but you should check directly with the show to confirm the dates. Please let us know about any errors or omissions.


  • 20th Jan. Classic Bike and Auto Jumble, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. WR13 6NW. [1]
  • 20th Jan. Huddersfield Autojumble, Old Market Building, Yorkshire. HD1 1RG.


  • 16th Feb. Brooklands Museum Percy Lambert Centenary Event, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN.
  • 16th - 17th Feb. Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show, Royal Bath and West Showground, Somerset. BA4 6QN. [2]
  • 17th Feb. Huddersfield Autojumble, Old Market Building, Yorkshire. HD1 1RG.


  • 2nd Mar. Gilcombe Festival of Transport Auto-Jumble, Haynes International Motor Museum.
  • 2nd Mar. Northern Modelling Exhibition, Trafford Park, Manchester. M17 8AS. [4]
  • 2nd - 3rd Mar. Great Central Railway's Diesel Gala, Great Central Road, Loughborough, LE11 1RW.
  • 2nd - 3rd Mar. Diesel Gala, East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY.
  • 3rd Mar. Newark Autojumble, Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire. NG24 2NY.
  • 3rd Mar. 5th Annual Vintage Transport Day. Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA.
  • 3rd Mar. Triumph Show and Spares Day. National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh. CV8 2LG. [5]
  • 29th Mar. Steam Day at Westonzoyland Museum, Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, Near Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0LS.
  • 29th Mar-1st Apr. Great Central Railway's Easter Vintage Festival, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RW.


Also see end of March for events running into April!



  • 14th - 16th Jun. Three Counties Show, Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. WR13 6NW.
  • 14th - 16th Jun. Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Cholmondeley Castle (South Cheshire).
  • 14th - 16th Jun. Steam Wkend. North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA.
  • 15th Jun. Boarstall Fete Vintage Engine Rally, Tower, Buckinghamshire. HP8 9UX.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Midsummer Vintage Festival, Ashby Magna, Nr Lutterworth, Leicestershire. LE17 5LQ.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Double Twelve Motorsport Festival, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Monks Eleigh Bygones Rally, Great Waldingfield Airfield, nr Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 0RG.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Wessex Midsummer Vintage Gathering, Semington, Wiltshire.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Castle Fraser Steam and Vintage Fair, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, AB51.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Steam Weekend and MBW Railway Display, Kempton Great Engines, Kempton Park, Middlesex, TW13 6XH.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Newcomen Engine in Steam. Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Oswestry Vintage Rally, Oswestry Showground. [22]
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Bolnhurst Vintage Rally. 8 miles north of Bedford.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. DCVCS Vintage Rally. Mainsforth Recreation Park, Co. Durham, DL17 9AA. [23]
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Model Railway, Stainmore Railway Co, Kirkby Stephen Railway Station, Cumbria CA17 4LA.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Miniature Traction Engine Rally, Lappa Valley, Newquay, Cornwall. TR8 5HZ. [24]
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Sussex Game and Country Fair, Parham Park, West Sussex, RH20 4HS.
  • 15th - 16th Jun. Clwyd Veteran Vintage Machinery Rally, Oswestry Showground. SY11 4TB.
  • 16th Jun. Steam Day and Heavy Horse Show at Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Essex, CM9 6QA.
  • 16th Jun. Beamish Safety and Reliability Run Beamish Museum, Durham. DH9 0RG.
  • 16th Jun. Marsworth Steam and Vintage Rally, nr Tring, Herts, HP23 4LL.
  • 16th Jun. Raby Castle Classic Vehicle Show, Raby Castle, Staindrop, Co Durham, DL2 3AH.
  • 16th Jun. Swansea Festival of Transport. [25]
  • 16th Jun. Steam Day. Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET.
  • 16th Jun. Knebworth Festival of Transport, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. SG3 6PY. [26]
  • 16th Jun. Steam Day at Anson Engine Museum, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TD.
  • 16th Jun. Commercial Vehicle Rally at Buckingham Railway Centre, Quainton Station, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. HP22 4BY.
  • 17th Jun. Morris Minor Rally at Foxfield Steam Railway, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG.



  • 9th - 11th Aug. Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Steam at Bressingham Steam Museum, Diss, Norfolk. IP22 2AA. [44]
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Retrofestival, White Waltham Airfield, SL6 3NJ. [45]
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Astle Park Traction Engine Rally, Chelford, SK11 9AD.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. CSVAC Tractor Rally. Rural Life Centre, nr Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally,Showground, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Gilcombe Festival of Transport, Haynes International Motor Museum.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Northchapel Working Steam Show, London Road, West Sussex, GU28 9EG.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Lowther Show, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG.
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Fergie's Harvest, Nr Fourjays Farm, Ower, Nr Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AS. [46]
  • 10th - 11th Aug. Narrowboat President in Steam at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ.
  • 11th Aug. Steam Day Waterworks Museum, Hereford, Hereford, HR4 0LJ.
  • 11th Aug. Steam Day, Stainmore Railway Co, Kirkby Stephen Railway Station, Cumbria CA17 4LA.
  • 11th Aug. West Berks Classic Vehicle Club Show, Newbury Racecourse, Berks RG14 7NZ. [47]
  • 11th Aug. Trewithen Country and Classic Show. Cornwall Vintage Vehicle Society.
  • 11th Aug. Shugborough Hall Classic Car Show, Milford, Staffordshire. ST17 0XB. [48]
  • 11th Aug. Steam Show by Three Cocks Vintage Society, HR35RS. [49]


Also see end of August for events that run into September!