Petrol heads, motor enthusiasts, car lovers, whatever you go by, one thing is for sure – classic, vintage and antique cars are more than just a hobby. They’re a labor of love, a restoration project, a passion.
For the millions of classic car fans in the world, here are four of the best car shows to attend. Hand-in-hand with this glamourous lifestyle is a taste for the finer things in life, like luxury Miami villas. With that in mind, we’ve also handpicked some of the best places to stay, just be sure to book in advance.
The Miami International Auto Show
One of the leading car shows in America, The Miami International returns again 19-28 February 2021. A well-oiled event, so to speak, it has been running since 1971, making it a firm fixture on the calendar.
There’s thousands of new vehicles on show from over 40 manufacturers worldwide, as such, it’s a much-anticipated show with lots of impressive motors to ogle over.
With plenty of private parking spots and its own valet, Villa Grandioso is a top Miami villa to rent, conveniently close to the event at the Convention Center.
For more visit: miamiautoshows.com
The Charlotte AutoFair
When it comes to world-renowned events, the Charlotte AutoFair in USA, is the largest collector vehicle event in the Southeast. With a 35-year old history, this event is all about restoring classic cars.
Showcasing vehicles typically 25 years and older, this also makes it a great place to pick up a spare part for your own vintage car. Plus it’s a chance to meet likeminded others. Taking place every year bi-annually, it’s a popular event with some 150,000 attendees making the journey out.
If you’re planning to make a weekend of your trip, be sure to book up one of the luxury North Carolina villas such as – Villa Hilary, a 100-mile journey away.
For more, visit: charlotte-autofair.com
The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
Held every other year in Monaco (usually in May), the Grand Prix is a unique event celebrating racing cars from a bygone era.
The spectacular motorsport hosts more than 180 Grand Prix cars across seven grids, as they tear up the streets of Monaco. For petrol heads, it’s simply unmissable!
In keeping with the luxury vibes, Villa Fanya in Cannes is just 34 miles to Monaco. This luxury St Tropez villa comes with its own dreamy terrace and private pool, making it secure spot for parking your vintage wheels.
For more, visit the official website here.
Le Mans Classic, France
A world-famous race, Le Mans Classic is one of the most famous classic car events. Le Mans keeps its air of exclusivity by showcasing models that competed between 1923 and 1981.
This spectacular race allows qualified drivers to compete on the 24 Hours of Le Mans layout, with 500 racing cars divided into six grids.
Complete your visit with a trip to the stunning vineyards of Bordeaux, there’s plenty of luxury Bordeaux villas in the area, including favourite Villa Tatiana.
For more, visit: lemansclassic.com
Global Luxury Villas offer luxury villas in a selection of leading destinations around the world.