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Events

We offer a professional global car transportation service - whether it be over land, sea or air - to ensure that your classic and vintage car arrives in a timely manner for the start of a Rally, an Auction or an Exhibition.

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If you would like to discuss the transportation of classic and vintage cars to Rallies, Auctions or Exhibitions please contact us directly and a member of our team would be happy to answer any questions/queries that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

May 2017

Spa Classic

19th – 21st May

Situated in the picturesque Ardennes region, the Spa Classic event is now rated the No.1 classic car event in Belgium. This event will feature sports cars, single-seaters, GTs and touring cars and many more! As well as all the racing events, there will be an auction taking place at the track on the Saturday..

June 2017

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed

29th June - 2nd July

The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the very best from the past to the present of motoring and motorsport. Expect to see some of the largest motor manufacturers displaying their latest models at this world renowned Motor Show.

July 2017

Silverstone Classic

Silverstone Classic

28th - 30th July

Silverstone Classic “The Worlds Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival” is an annual three-day car and race event. With over 20 races and more than 1000 entries, the event will feature racing action from historic Forumla 1 race cars to GT and touring grids and ‘Le Mans’ sports prototypes.

September 2017

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

1st – 3rd September

The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2016 with a program including Formula 1 and sports cars, Formula 3 and pre-war sports cars and the Dutch Championships.

September 2017

Goodwood Revival

8th - 10th September

Celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing, Goodwood Revival promises to be an action-packed weekend of historic motor racing and period theatre for all the family. Enjoy a summer weekend in the South of England and experience the sights and sound of the magic of the Goodwood Revival. Experience the glamour and nostalgia of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the golden era of motor racing.

Septemer 2017

Spa Six Hours

15th – 17th September

The Spa Six Hours is a full weekend of historic motor racing on the famous circuit at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. The weekend features around 600 vehicles in a variety of races, including Ford GT40s, Jaguar E Types and Bentley 4.5s. The highlight being the six hours endurance race starting at 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

April 2018

Donington Historic Festival

28th - 30th April

Popular with families as well as motorsport enthusiasts. Within just a few years this event has become a major fixture on the international racing calendar. This event promises a variety of cars dating from the 1920’s-1980’s as well a few ‘big’ names from the history of the racing world.

At Straight Eight Logistics we are proud of our continuing association with motorsport teams and race events throughout the UK, Europe and the World. We understand the requirements for transporting and shipping production, sports and formula race cars, and the confidentiality needed to keep specifications and liveries under wraps for many race teams. By only using fully enclosed race car transporters you can rest assured that your rivals will only see your car when you wish them to.

We will transport your car directly to the circuit, where it will be unloaded into the paddock by our uniformed and highly trained drivers using winches and low approach ramp angles for low slung race cars. We are also able to transport spares and accessories with your vehicle if required. Many of our clients request for race cars to be delivered to the race circuit or road course just prior to qualifying and collected after the last race on a Sunday. Whatever your requirements, our punctuality and professionalism means we work to your race schedule not ours.

We regularly collect and deliver race cars from events such as: Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classic, Pau, Le Mans Classic, Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Millie Miglia. However, we can arrange delivery and collection to any race across the globe.

If you would like to discuss the transportation of single or multiple vehicles to races within the UK, Europe or further afield please contact us directly and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions/queries that you may have.

May 2017

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

26th - 28th May

Set in the majestic grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the banks of Lake Como in Italy, this stunning Concours d’Elegance, dating back to the late 1920’s, showcases some of the world’s finest classic and protoype vehicles.

August 2017

Salon prive

Salon privé

31st August – 2nd September

Hosted annually at the historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Salon Price is the UK’s most exclusive automotive garden party, attracting exhibitors and concours entrants from across the globe.

November 2017

NEC Classic Car Show

NEC Classic Motor Show

10th – 12th November

Got a passion for traditional British classics, vintage motors or historic motorsport? European exotica or American muscle more your thing? Or perhaps you prefer the more modern retro classics? Whatever your taste, you won’t be disappointed. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and enjoy the cars from years gone by at the NEC Classic Motor Show..

April 2018

Top Marques Monaco

Top Marques Monaco

20th - 23rd April

Top Marques Monaco is the only live superacar show in the world, where VIP visitors have the unique chance to test drive the world’s most bespoke cars on the Forumla 1 track. Taking place in the prestigious Principality of Monaco, Top Marques Monaco hits the headlines annually because it hosts the world premiere launches of limited edition, technologically supreme vehicles.

April 2018

Techno Classica Essen

Techno-Classica Essen

5th - 9th April

Techno-Classica is expected to draw more than 1200 exhibitors from around 30 countries in the world. The event is one of the leading platforms for displaying the features and specialties of vintage cars, spare parts, motorcycles, motorsport and their restoration.

Straight Eight Logistics deliver and collect vehicles from some of the largest car auctions and exhibitions in the automotive calendar across the UK and Europe.

We have a good working relationship with all the major auction houses; simply tell us which auction your car needs to be at and we will organise the rest.

We are also the preferred transport partners for many of the UK classic car exhibitions and are often able to secure permission for early delivery and late collection at the exhibition centres as a result. Since we operate with fully enclosed single and multi-car transporters, we have the facility to provide delivery of multiple vehicles at once, and by using covered transporters we ensure your vehicles arrive in precisely the condition they left in. We are also able to offer storage at our secure facility in Hampshire should you be unable to take delivery of the vehicles immediately before or after the event.

If you are interested in participating in an exhibition or auction outside of Europe, please contact us directly and a member of our logistics team will be happy to answer any questions/queries that you may have regarding containerised shipping and air freighting further afield.

May 2017

Mille Miglia

Mille Miglia

18th - 21st May

The Mille Miglia was an open end endurance race which took place in Italy 24 times from 1927-1957. Since 1977, the event has been reborn as a regularity race for classic and vintage cars. Participation is limited to cars, produced no later than 1957, which had attended the original race. Straight Eight Logistics send multiple lorries to this event every year.

June 2017

Modena Cento Ore

Modena Cento Ore

6th - 10th June

The 2017 edition of the Modena Cento Ore will be dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Ferrari. Still featuring a ‘coast-to-coast’ scenic route with 3 circuit races and a dozen uphill special stages, across 4 days from Rimini to Florence and Forte dei Marmi, finishing in Modena, participants will savour the best hotels, evening entertainment, lunches and dinners, with great chefs and the best Italian wines in unique locations along the way. Straight Eight Logistics are proud transporter partners to the Modena Cento Ore.

May 2017

The Baltic Classic Rally

28th May - 10th June

The ERA Baltic Classic Rally is a two-week rally starting from Copenhagen and taking in Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland before finishing in Berlin.

Open to both vintage and classic cars pre ’76, the event loops around and across the Baltic sea with plenty of gravel driving and forest sections. As part of the route competitors will also enjoy two crossings on board luxury ferries across the Baltic Sea.

June 2017

Hope Classic Rally 2017

Hope Classic Rally

10th June

Raising funds for the charity WeSeeHope, the Hope Classic Rally 2017 will again feature a list of stunning classics being driven between historic Brooklands in Surrey to Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire.

June 2017

HERO Emerald Isle

11th - 16th June

A beautiful classic rally travelling through the countryside and attractions of Ireland with cars produced before 1985. Taking a similar format as HERO’s other famous events this is a sociable event covering six days with a route that will take in coastal and inland roads, showing off the country at its most spectacular.

June 2017

The Paris Prague Rally

11th - 17th June

New for 2017 – the Paris-Prague Rally from Rally Round! Covering 1516 miles and visiting six countries in six days, Paris-Prague is to be suitable for novices and experienced crews alike and open to all cars of a type in production before 1969.  Starting from Chateau de Chantilly with overnight stops at Nancy, St Gallen, Cortina D’Amprezzo, Linz and Brno before in finishing in Pragues beautiful Old Town.

September 2017

The Blue Train Challenge

18th - 22nd September

An all new, 5 day event from the ERA designed for enthusiasts with pre-1948 vintage cars, the Blue Train Challenge will re-capture that nostalgic age when pioneering motorists set our to beat the famours Train Bleu on its journey across France from the English Channel to the Cote d’Azur.

September 2017

Throckmorton Challenge

HERO Throckmorton Challenge

23rd September

The Throckmorton Challenge is a one day special Classic Trial for cars built before 31st December 1983. Based on the old RAF Pershore, a mixture of driving tests and regularities are designed to appeal to novice and seasoned competitors alike.

September 2017

Odyssey Italia Rally

10th - 24th September

A luxurious new driving adventure by Rally Round from Liguria to Tuscany via Corsica, Sardinia and Elba; limited to a maximum of 50 veteran, vintage and pre 1969 type classic cars, the Odyssey Italia will run over 14 days in September 2017.

April 2018

ERA Flying Scotsman

ERA Flying Scotsman Rally

31st March - 2nd April

Departing from Slaley Hall on Friday 31st of March this 9th running of the now iconic Flying Scotsman Rally will be another epic adventure set in the glorious and big sky countryside of the North of England. Three days of open road, high class and open top motoring will once again bring us to the magnificent Gleneagles Hotel and another warm Scottish welcome.

Straight Eight Logistics offer a professional car transportation service to rallies on a global scale.

We understand the concept of rallying, the requirements of the participant and the logistics involved. Straight Eight Logistics are the preferred transportation partners for several well-known rally companies, including HERO Events, Modena Cento Ore Classic, the Three Castles Welsh Classic Trial and many more.

Rallies – The participants
For rally participants we offer a door-to-door service. We collect your vehicle from your chosen location and return it there after the event to your schedule. We can liaise with the rally company directly to ensure we have priority parking for pre-event delivery and that your car is delivered to the exact location it needs to be, ready for scrutineering.

On the event, we are able to offer breakdown recovery support where required. Our transporters can be sent to shadow the route and in the event that the rally mechanic is unable to fix your vehicle at the roadside, we will be on hand to load and repatriate you and your vehicle to the next overnight stop.

For the larger events such as Tour Auto or the Mille Miglia, we offer a personal vehicle support service, whereby we follow the rally with your dedicated mechanic, spares, accessories and even luggage.

Rallies – The Organisers
Straight Eight Logistics are able to provide rally organisers with a tailored logistics support package, taking the responsibility and stress out of organising the shipping and transportation of multiple vehicles to and from the event.

We can liase with the participants on your behalf to organise all the necessary paperwork associated with customs and shipping including temporary import licenses, title clearance and carnets in advance. We will provide you with an online spreadsheet that is regularly updated for your piece of mind.

We are able to collect the client’s vehicles with single car transporters from private residences and garages and collate at our secure storage facility, which is ideally situated just off the M3 near Hook, 4 miles from Fleet Services in Hampshire. We can move the vehicles with our fully enclosed multi car transporters to international shipping ports in the UK and ensure the vehicles are correctly strapped and loaded into containers for shipping. A representative will then be sent to meet the vehicles and oversee the unloading in the arrival port and the handover to the client.

If you would like to discuss the transportation of single or multiple vehicles to rallies within the UK, Europe or further afield please contact us directly and a member of our team would be happy to answer any questions/queries that you may have.