Car detailer recommended car shows – Summer 21

If you’ve missed seeing spectacular cars over lockdown, you’ll be pleased to know that summer ’21 has great potential! As a car detailer based close to Basingstoke in Hampshire, I’ve been fortunate to be invited to many car shows and motoring events throughout my career. So, in this week’s blog article, I thought I’d write a round-up of a few that are on the cards for summer ’21 that tick all the boxes for me. Read on for all the details.

Concours of Elegance - Summer 21 car show recommendations from a car detailer based in Basingstoke, Hampshire

Car detailer recommended motoring events – Summer 21

Goodwood Festival of Speed:

This takes the number one position firstly because I think it’s one of the best all-round motoring events in the UK. But also because I love the drive down to Goodwood in West Sussex from our Hampshire detailing studio. Last year, the Festival of Speed didn’t happen. But for summer ’21, it’s back on the cards as a pilot event under the Events Research Programme (ERP). The Goodwood website describes the FOS as “An impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motorsport royalty…” All true! It takes place from 8th to 11th July.  But, be quick, because there are only tickets left for Thursday 8th July. Get yours HERE.

If you don’t have or can’t get tickets but still want to see some spectacular cars take a seat at an outside table at The Badgers or The Cricketers. Both pubs are on the main A285 between Petworth and Duncton Hill. It’s a main route down to the FOS, and you’re sure to spot some amazing vehicles.

Goodwood Revival:

Let’s stay in West Sussex for number two on my list of car shows for Summer 21. As a car detailer, I’ve been fortunate to see some truly amazing cars during my career. But rarely do you get to see a starting grid with such a hugely expensive lineup of classic racing cars ready to be thrashed around a track. It blows my mind every time I attend.

Of course, Goodwood Revival is about so much more than the cars. You’ll get out of it what you put into it, so embrace the spirit of the event, dig out your vintage clothes and have fun!

This year’s event takes place from 17th to 19th September, buy your tickets HERE.

Silverstone Classic:

Another event with historic motorsport at its heart is the Silverstone Classic. Once again, this event has something for everyone. From racing and paddock car clubs, right through to a funfair and music from chart-topping bands and tribute acts. Looking for a home for the money you’ve saved from not taking a family summer holiday for two years? Check out the three-day auction of classic cars, competition cars and motorcycles! The event is due to take place from July 30th to August 1st. Find out more HERE.

Salon Privé:

If you want spectacular cars all presented in the true spirit of luxury… This is the one for you! Decadent hospitality, the finest collection of classic automobiles available in the UK and luxury shopping. Salon Privé takes place in early September at Blenheim Palace. Find out more HERE.

Concours of Elegance:

Matt and I had the absolute pleasure of working at the Concours of Elegance two years ago; read more HERE. This fabulous event takes place at Hampton Court Palace, where the gardens become home to over 300 of the finest and rarest motor cars ever to be seen for three days only. Enjoy classics and future classics, all in a stunning setting. Just like Salon Privé, this event also takes place over the first weekend in September… Life is full of difficult choices! Find out more HERE.


If you have a vehicle that you need to ready for a summer of motoring events, we can help. As car detailers based close to Basingstoke in Hampshire, we offer a range of services that will ensure your vehicle is the star of the show.