8-11 Autosport intl show (GB)
Europe’s top motorsport show, embracing everything from Grand Prix and World Rally Cars to Historics at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. Sideshows include Ayrton Senna tribute and live action race and rally car shows in an expanded arena. You can also try your hand at karting. Advance tickets from 0121 767 4747.
24 Brooklands (GB)
Vintage Sports Car Club Driving Tests. Traditional fun event on the grand old circuit at Weybridge. Flying jackets advisable. 01608 644777.
6-15 Retromobile (F)
The outstanding Historic and Classic Car Show of the French calendar takes place at Hall 2/1 of the Porte de Versailles complex in Paris. 00 33 1 48 44 30 30.