12th & 13th March - Carcraft 2005
Stafford County Showground, Staffordshire
A large, bustling event that starts the season off in style, usually with several new model launches. Supported by most of the industry's big names, lots of accessory and parts stands, big second-hand car sales section, many club displays etc. One of the country's main events, this one is not to be missed. For more details telephone Limelight Exhibitions on 01737 225857.
2nd & 3rd April 2005 - The European Kit Car Show
Kent County Showground, Detling, Nr. Maidstone, Kent
Now in its 13th year, this show isn't supported by many kit manufacturers but features loads of parts and accessory stands for you to browse around. Main kit car gathering is outside. There's usually a special attraction too. Further details telephone European Promotions on 01233 713878.
1st & 2nd May 2005- National Kit Car Motor Show
Royal Agricultural Showground, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
One of the 'big two', this is a major kit car event that you shouldn't miss. Stoneleigh blends two large, modern exhibition halls with massive outdoor spacefor club gatherings, family entertainments, food stalls and accessory stands. You'll find the majority of the industry displaying its cars and always several new model launches. For further information telephone Grosvenor Exhibitions on 01775 712100.
22nd May 2005 - Cheshire Kit Car Show
Capesthorne Hall, near Macclesfield, Cheshire
Several manufacturers and hundreds of privately owned kit cars always turn up to make this a terrific day out at a lovely location. Lots of clubs attend too. For further information telephone Rochdale Owners Club on 01332 690680.
18th & 19th June 2005- The National Kit Car Festival
Newark & Notts Showground, Newark-on-Trent, Notts
Principally an outdoor event with hundreds of cars to see all over the expansive grass areas, plus trade stands, auto-accessory and auto jumble stands, kids' entertainments and games. For further information telephone Newark Promotions on 01526 320721.
13th & 14th August 2005- The Great Northern Kit Car Show
The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Yorkshire
This show is held close to the elegant spa town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Many manufacturers, accessory and trade stands plus a decent kit car club gathering. Further details please telephone Europeon Show Promotions on 01233 713878.
19th & 20th November 2005 The Great Western Kit and Sports Car Show
Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon
If the success of 2004's event is anything to go by, this show should again be well worth visiting in 2005. Expect good kit manufacturer' support, lots of extras, a good atmosphere and at least one special attraction. Further details from European Promotions Tel: 01233 713878.
15th & 16th October 2005 The National Kit & Performance Car Show
at Donington Exhibition Centre, Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derbys
This is the year's second mega-event for the kit car scene. Donington boasts displays by the majority of the industry (62 different manufacturers displayed in 2004), plenty of special displays, a fine atmosphere, excellent facilities and an excellent club attendance outdoors. And, of course, a full day's use by kit car drivers of the superb racetrack. All promoted in association with Which Kit Car? magazine. Don't miss this one! For further information telephone Limelight Exhibitions on 01737 225857.