What are the worlds best petrolheads events?

What are the worlds best petrolheads events?

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Jake899

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180 posts

15 months

Tuesday 12th October
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I have attended:
The Reno Air Races
Numerous F1 races
Pendine Sands hot rod trials
Finnish 1000 lakes rally

and I would love to add Bonneville Speedweek and the Isle of Mann TT to that list.
There's just some events that seem so crazy that they can't carry on for long in this health and safety restricted time.
What other once in a lifetime must see petrolhead events are there, and why are they so great?

BrettMRC

2,253 posts

131 months

Tuesday 12th October
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Any top tier drag racing - just for the sheer mindblowing impact of the sound, the violence of the launch etc.

Uscita Vietata

1,564 posts

50 months

Tuesday 12th October
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The Mille Miglia .

About 350 cars , a few years ago more like 450 , 1927-1957 , driving 1000 miles over 4 days , from Brescia to Brescia via Rome and countless other towns
and cities , along with 100+ modern Ferrari and Mercedes in front of the old uns .
The scenery , the food and wine , the people ,the weather , not always hot n sunny but who cares .

wsn03

1,848 posts

72 months

Tuesday 12th October
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In order of wow / holiday factor (including weather) / sense of occasion:

Le Mans 24 Car Race
Isle of Man Festival of Speed
NW200 (N Ireland)
Isle of Man TT
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Assen TT
Le Mans 24 Motorbike Race

All based on experience ^^^^


I've been told:

Bath Hurst - Australia
Daytonna 500 - USA
Sebring
Nurburgring 24 hr (the real circuit)




Edited by wsn03 on Tuesday 12th October 14:31

Byker28i

37,966 posts

188 months

Tuesday 12th October
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Most mentioned already but for me its things like Classic Le Mans, Angouleme Circuit des Remparts, Goodwood revival. Something about seeing the old cars race around

Danith

64 posts

89 months

Tuesday 12th October
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Touristenfahrten at Nurburgring.

cheesy/cliche/obvious, call it what you want. but nothing's better for me. Shows are, well, too showy.

Went too Goodwood FOS a few years ago on the way home from a ring trip and it just felt meh, when looking back it probably is a decent event (even more so if you're minted, unlike me)

Every day a journey

970 posts

9 months

Tuesday 12th October
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My first trip to the Silverstone Classic this year was great. Some proper racing cars properly racing.

Others I've thoroughly enjoyed.

G'wood Revival and FOS

Le Mans

Banger racing at Arlington Speedway (yes, really)

Monza

Imola



Ones not so good

British GP (Overpriced)

Sepang (But only because we flew there for the weekend. Out Thursday back Sunday night. Utterly ridiculous confusedconfusedconfusedlaugh


plenty

3,365 posts

157 months

Tuesday 12th October
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Not exactly what the OP had mind when asking the question, but IMO nothing beats a road trip with other keen drivers.

Motorsport is mildly interesting to me, at best. Car shows are ok for a couple of hours tops, but wouldn't you rather be driving cars than looking at them? Nothing is more "petrolhead" than actually driving cars in convoy with others.

Riley Blue

18,458 posts

197 months

Tuesday 12th October
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plenty said:
Not exactly what the OP had mind when asking the question, but IMO nothing beats a road trip with other keen drivers.

Motorsport is mildly interesting to me, at best. Car shows are ok for a couple of hours tops, but wouldn't you rather be driving cars than looking at them? Nothing is more "petrolhead" than actually driving cars in convoy with others.
'Driving in convoy'? You're having a laugh; go on your own. It's far more enjoyable being able to detour whenever you feel like, stop wherever you want to, go to your choice of pub and above all, drive at your pace.

Other than the convoy bit, I agree with you; nothing beats a road trip.

fttm

2,565 posts

106 months

Tuesday 12th October
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Pikes Peak

Jake899

Original Poster:

180 posts

15 months

Wednesday 13th October
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We're really blessed with the spectacular in our hobby aren't we? How wonderful it is to be able to plan trips around the world to see these events. Pikes Peak or Bathurst would be cool too. I have a drag strip about half an hour away but the schedule/weather/pandemic have yet to combine. Hopefully next summer i'll be deafened by Top Fuel dragsters here in middle Finland!

Lexparsimoniae

3 posts

3 months

Wednesday 13th October
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Best event I ever did was The Carrera Panamericana,
Bonneville Speed week should also be a must.
Mille Miglia is certainly worth watching as well as Le Mans.

Lotusgone

448 posts

98 months

Sunday 14th November
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Historic Monaco. One-tenth the price of modern F1, and better.

51mes

1,387 posts

171 months

Sunday 14th November
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SIlvestone Classic for me - a great weekend of racing and standing around talking to like minded owners.


MrVert

3,965 posts

210 months

Le Mans Classic & Angouleme for me.

To get so close to the cars in the paddocks and watch them be flung around at full chat is truly something to behold.

Proper stuff smokin