2023 Top Classic car Events in Europe
Interested in attending Europe's classic, collectible, racing and concours events? Don't miss these major classic car experiences in 2023. Use our calendar to get up to date on all important classic, vintage and youngtimer car occasions throughout the European continent. These are all major and important events where you can see a huge variety of unique and rare cars. If you are planning to attend one or several of these events please reach out to us so we can meet up and share the passion! If you feel your favorite classic car event is missing, please send us an email with your recommendation.
2023 Event Calendar
12 - 15
Classic Car Show Maastricht
In January 2023 the 28th edition of the InterLcassics Maastricht is held at the MECC Exhibition centres. The indoor event will display 3’500 exhibitors and over 800 classic cars on an area of 35’000 square metres. 2023 focus will be Formula 1 cars.
12 - 15 January 2023
€17.50 ⎸ Preview day €25
27 - 29
GP Ice Race
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2023 DUE TO WARM WEATHER! The GP Ice Race was a historic race with daredevils on skis being towed by motorbikes and cars on a frozen Lake in Austria. In the early 1950s, racing was one of Austria's most popular pastimes, attracting thousands of fans every weekend. The races in Zell am See continued on into the 70s, when they had to be cancelled several times because the ice on the lake was too thin. After a fatal accident in 1974 the event was cancelled until it was reinvented again in 2019 under the name "GP Ice Race". Instead of the frozen lake, it is now held on the Zell am See airfield. Following two successful GP Ice Race events in 2019, 2020, and 2021 the Ice Race is planned returns for its 4th iteration in 2022.
1 - 5
Retro Mobile Paris
The Rétromobile Show in Paris is one of the biggest classic vehicle exhibitions in Europe and if not in the world. The event focuses not just on vintage cars but all vehicles of all genres. In 2023 the show will hold already its 47th edition at the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. Over 130,000 visitors are expected to attend. EVC Experience Report
1 - 5 February 2023
€22 ⎸ Preview day €55
3 - 5
Bremen Classic Motorshow
The Bremen Classic Motor Show is a Trade fair for classic cars, motorcycles, spare parts, restoration material and automobilia. Over 650 exhibitors from 12 countries display their old metal across the 4600 m² in eight halls.
23 - 26
Retro Classics Stuttgart
The Retro Classics Stuttgart has become one of the biggest classic cars exhibitions in Germany and Europe. It is one of the top three on par with the Retro Mobile in Paris and the Techno Classica in Essen. This year over 80’000 visitors are expected to attend the spectacle over the 140,000 m² halls of the Messe Stuttgart.
24 - 25
The ICE St. Moritz
The St Moritz International Concours of Elegance (ICE) is held each year on the frozen lake of St Moritz, Switzerland. The ICE combines racing with a classic car show and other unique and special luxury as well as supercars. Since decades the town and lake have already hosted polo matches and horse racing. A unique classic car event made perfect sense for the small town in the alps. The ICE St Moritz exists only since 2019 with 2020 being cancelled and 2021 as a lockdown edition. 2022 saw the event coming back for the second time in its full glory.
3 - 5
Antwerp Classic Salon
The Antwerp Classic Salon will be already in its 44th edition this year. With more than 350 exhibitors and 30’000 visitors over 20’000 square metres it is one of Europe's bigger classic car exhibitions.
3 - 5
Auto Moto Retro
Automotoretrò is a classic car exhibition in Turin, Italy since 1983. Together with its twin event Automotoracing, it hosts over 1,200 exhibitors and 67,000 visitors from all over Europe, with a strong French, Swiss, UK, Spanish, German, Austrian, and Dutch presence.
12 - 16
Techno Classica Essen
The Techno Classica Essen is one the biggest classic car exhibition in Europe and the world. It features over 1250 exhibitors from 30 countries, 200 Clubs and interest groups, over 2700 classic cars for sale and around 200'000 visitors annually. It is on the same level as the Retro Mobile Paris and the Retro Classics in Stuttgart. EVC experience report
19 - 21
Concourso d'Elegenza Villa d'Este
The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is probably the most prestigious Classic Car Concours in Europe if not in the world. The quality of special and unique cars is on par with the Pebble Beach Concours in California which is widely considered the highlight of the year in the classic and vintage car world. But the Villa at lake Como doesn't have the vast golf lawn like Pebble Beach and is not as big as its American counterpart. The Concours limits the number of cars to only 50. Pebble features around 200 cars on display. This doesn't have to be a bad thing though because it gives you more time to closely inspect the cars and talk to the owners. Visitors can admire about 50 cars which are all built between the 1920s and the 1970s and are organized into different categories. Additionally, the event also features a super- and concept car category. EVC Experience Report
19 - 21
The Fuori Concorso is an alternative / add-on to the Villa d’Este Concours. It is held on the same dates and the event location at the Villa del Grumello, Villa Sucota and Villa Elmo is just around the corner and within walking distance at the shores of Lago di Como. Fuori has only been launched in 2019 and unlike the Villa d’Este Concours, it hosts more modern sportscars such as special Porsches and other supercars. The event is considered fresh, modern and exciting that wants to bring together like-minded car enthusiasts. The event is organized by Larusmiani, a luxury Milan / Italian fashion brand founded in 1922 and led by the grandson of the founder Guglielmo Miani Sr. The day admission of €150 is still somewhat steep for a car event but on Sunday the 21st May, you can get free access from 18.00 to 20.00.
2 - 4
Swiss Classic World
The Swiss Classic World is Switzerlands biggest classic car exhibition and boasts 200 national and international exhibitors and welcomes over 14,000 visitors. It is held at the Lucerne exhibition halls in the heart of Switzerland.
6 - 9
Poltu Quatu Classic Concorso d'Eleganza
Poltu Quatu Classic is not just a Concours d’Elegance but also an unforgettable holiday in one of the most charming Sardinia Resorts. Poltu Quatu Classic is along with the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este a very exclusive and renowned Italian Concours d’Elegance which is internationally recognized by the FIVA. There is no ticket required to see the cars.
6 - 9 July 2023
Free to the public
13 - 16
Goodwood Festival of Speed
First held in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party which is held at the spectacular Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 famous cars and motorcycles from motoring and motorsport history take part along with legendary drivers from the automotive world. Highlights include the Future Lab Exhibition, the Electric Avenue, the Hillclimb Rally, the Supercar Paddock, the Supercar Run, the F1 Pit Lane, the Drivers’ Club, the Action Sports and Offroad Arena, the Concours d’Elegance, the Aviation Exhibition and the Bonhams Auction. EVC Experience report
Classic and Supercar Show
2000+ Classic, Supercars, Veteran, Rally, American, Custom, Hot-Rod and Special cars, together with 40+ car clubs, all in the magnificent grounds of Sherborne Castle. 150+ Trade, Autojumble and Craft stands plus live music, a large catering village and beautiful picnic areas.
4 - 6
Classic Days Festival
The Classic Days is a lifestyle and mobility festival at the Messe Düsseldorf Parking P1 North "Green Park". It is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. 13 lovingly furnished classic car theme worlds and exhibitions ensure that the Classic Days never get boring. On the centrally located Racing Legends demonstration circuit, old racing cars, museum vehicles and special themes are shown in active driving and dynamic motion. EVC Experience Report
11 - 13
Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix
The Oldtimer-Grand-Prix at the Nürburgring is one of the most traditional oldtimer festivals in Europe with around 60’000 visitors and more than 500 historic racing cars from the late 1920s to the early 1980s. Pre-war sports cars can be seen as well as formula cars from different eras. You can look around the paddock and enjoy the races and classic cars on the track. The event takes place at the Nordschleife & Grand-Prix-Strecke.
25 - 27
Siverstone Classic Festival
The Silverstone Classic Festival is a three-day car and race event at the UK’s Silverstone Circuit. It is the world’s largest classic motor racing festival and features the best line-up of motorsport from pre-war through to the current day. There will be live music, delicious food stalls and a programme of entertainment. The event features hundreds of historic race cars in circa 20 races over the weekend, displays from over 100 car clubs with more than 10,000 classic cars, free access to the paddocks and grandstands, interactive activities and dynamic demonstrations. Founded in 1990, the Silverstone Classic was one of the first of motorsport meetings dedicated entirely to historic racing cars in 2019 it had a crowd of 109,000. Camping is available for spectators.
25 - 27 August 2023
€59 - €135
30 - 2
The Salon Privé is held over 4 days and hosts different events each day. The Salon starts on Wednesday and Thursday with the Concours d’Elégance, continues with the ladies day on Friday and ends on Saturday with the Club Trophy. During the Concours 70 carefully curated cars are on display and will be reviewed by a jury. The ladies' day features a “Best Hat” Competition, a luxury cocktail bar and a classic and automotive brands exhibition. On Saturday the Salon Privé Club Trophy welcomes owners’ clubs, their members and over 1,000 motor cars to the lawn. The club paddocks will be exclusively open to club members. Luxury and boutique car makers also take advantage of the event to showcase some of their upcoming models. As you can imagine, Salon Privé is a high-end car and luxury show for the wealthy. Appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Prices for this spectacle are not cheap and are on a similar level to the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este with ticket prices for the day at £350.00. Salon Privé has been held since 2008 annually at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK.
1 - 3
Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace
The Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace will bring together a selection of 60 of the rarest cars from around the world many of which will never have been seen before in the UK. Many of the Concours cars will also take part in a 2-day driving tour in the days running up to the main Concours event. Uniquely, the Concours of Elegance winner isn’t selected by a panel of judges but by the Owners of the cars themselves. Each participant is asked to vote on the other models on display to decide which car is considered to be the ‘Best of Show’. Complementing the Concours of Elegance will be displays of hundreds of other unique motor cars.
8 - 10
The Caramulo Motorfestival is the largest motorsports festival in Portugal. The event revolves around classic, sports cars and motorcycles. The programme includes the Michelin Historic Hill Climb, a 200-mile tour, a Classic Route tour, motorbikes, bicycles, the car fair and gaming centre, club gatherings, outdoor leisure activities, junior track, children’s playgrounds, bars and chill-out zones with music throughout the event, among other activities.
8 - 10 September 2023
Tickets not available yet
8 - 10
Goodwood Revival is a three-day festival held each September at Goodwood Circuit since 1998. Only classic cars as well as motorcycles are allowed that would have competed during the circuit's original period from 1948–1966. In 1998 motor racing returned to Goodwood for the first time since the closure of the famous Motor Circuit in 1966. The event has since become one of the biggest historic motorsport events in the world and the only one to be staged entirely in period dress that recreates the 1950s and 1960s era of motorsport. The circuit is unchanged from its heyday, remaining in its 1952 configuration when the chicane was added. No modern vehicles are allowed within the circuit perimeter throughout the weekend, except for modern fire and rescue vehicles. There are also theatrical sets that bring the past back to life, as well as many historic aircraft. A spectacle that you must see at least once in your life!
8 - 17
International St. Moritz Automobile Week
The International St. Moritz Automobile Week is a festival for historic mobility, racing & luxury events in the Swiss Alps. The International St. Moritz Automobile Week was first held in 1929 and again in 1930 which was financed by donations from the local tourist industry of the time. The new 2022 event picks up where the 1930s event ended. The two new editions are the rallies "Targa Posciavo-Engiadina”, the "Super Stick Shift” and the “Mobility Forum”.
14 - 17
Gran Premio Nuvolari
The Gran Premio Nuvolari (Nuvolari Grand Prix) was a car race on open streets that was run in northern Italy from 1954 to 1957. In 1991 it was reborn as an international vintage car race using the same name. The route changes annually, starting and finishing in Mantua which is located between Milan and Bologna. It includes historic racetracks like the Autodromo Imola, as well as different Northern Italian Cities. Teams with vintage cars built between 1919 - 1976 participate in a total of more than 70 races covering more than 1,000 kilometres. The race is named after the famous F1 driver Tazio Nuvolari who died in 1953. He won over 72 major races and even Ferdinand Porsche called him the greatest race driver of all time. In 1957 the Italian government banned the Mille Miglia and Nuvolari road races due to safety concerns.
5 - 8
Zoute Concours'd Elegance
The Zoute Concours'd Elegance is the biggest Belgium automobile elegance contest held at the Royal Zoute Golf Club in the town of Knokke-Heist. A limited number of quality entries in pre-and post-war classes will be selected and judged by the organising committee and judged by an international jury. There will be 75 unique and rare classics scrutinised by the jury.
5 - 8 October 2023
Tickets not available yet
12 - 15
The Targa Florio was a public road endurance race held in the mountains of Sicily near the island's capital of Palermo. Founded in 1906, it was the oldest sports car racing event and part of the World Sportscar Championship between 1955 - 1973. After 1973 it was a national sports car event until it was discontinued in 1977 due to safety concerns. It has since been run as a rallying event and is part of the Italian Rally Championship.