The latest information we have, as at Thursday 24 September 2020…
The Classic Motor Show, due to take place at the NEC Birmingham from 13-15 November 2020, has been postponed.
Show Director Lee Masters explains: “The current Covid-19 climate has created uncertainty for both our exhibitors and visitors. With the weeks now counting down towards our open date we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event.
“As a team, we are extremely disappointed as we have done everything within our power to try and make it happen. We want to thank all our partners, clubs, exhibitors, visitors and suppliers who have supported our endeavours to bring the show to you this year. We understand that this decision will be a disappointment to many people who eagerly await the Classic Motor Show each year and look forward to when we can get together again.”
Those who have bought tickets to the show have a number of options available including transferring their tickets to next year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show or the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show in March 2021. Visit FAQ page for more details.
All Car Clubs will be invited to submit their space requests for the 2021 edition if they wish to attend, while stand and sponsorship bookings will automatically be transferred to the 2021 dateline.
Lee added “While we won’t be coming together as a motoring community this year within the halls of the NEC, to celebrate the classics we love, we will continue to share stories, memories and news across our digital platforms.
“Silverstone Auctions will also continue as scheduled with what is due to be their biggest and best sale yet. We also will be honouring our commitment to help the Sporting Bears Motor Club raise funds for their chosen charities and hope the community will continue to support them as you have done so generously in past years.”
The Beaulieu 2020 Autumn Autojumble, scheduled for 5 and 6 September 2020, is cancelled. Beaulieu have said:
We are sorry to have to say that we have made the difficult decision to cancel The 2020 International Autojumble. It has become increasingly apparent with social distancing requirements and the quarantine on international travel that holding large events like the International Autojumble will not be possible this year. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021. If you are an existing ticket holder or exhibitor, we would like to give you the choice to roll over your exhibitor stand(s) or visitor tickets for the International Autojumble in 2021 (dates TBC) or receive a full refund.
2020 VSCC Events
The VSCC has informed its members of the following:
- Prescott Long Course Hillclimb on 26 September will only be for VSCC and BOC members and may be cancelled.
- Castle Combe is still scheduled for 4 October 2020, subject to decisions by the organisers.
- Welsh Trial cancelled.
- Cotswold Trial on 21 November cancelled.
We hope to take our usual SAHB stand at VSCC Prescott in August 2021.
We have postponed our planned October Seminar. Effectively, we intend to move it to our Spring 2021 Seminar slot. We’ll let you know dates in due course.
2020 WFFMM – NAAM conference moves to 2021
The Revs Institute, WFFMM, and NAAM have agreed to delay the November 2020 joint conference at the Revs Institute with the World Forum for Motor Museums (WFFMM) and National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM) until April 28-May 1, 2021. This is to ensure the health and safety of staff, guests, and sponsors. In addition, they all wanted to give the museums and venues enough time to begin their financial recovery. As much as possible, the conference will go on as planned. The basic calendar and events will remain on schedule, just at the April-May dates.