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.
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.
Organised by Peter Auto with the help of the Royal Spanish Automobile Club, the Jarama Classic kicks off the historic racing season in Madrid, Spain with an eclectic mixture of classic and modern with over 10,000 spectators!
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12th - 15th January
The Racing Car Show – Autosport International, celebrating its 27th anniversary, is Europe’s largest indoor pre-season motorsport event,featuring every level of motor racing from Formula 1 to Karting and exhibitors ranging from race suppliers to leading manufacturers.
8th - 12th February
This year’s Retromobile exhibition will be held in pavillions 1, 2 & 3 at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, Paris with everything from car clubs, scale model vendors and events organisers to restorers, coachbuilders and world class dealers.
23rd - 26th February
Brought to you by the organisers behind Top Gear Live and CarFest, the London Classic Car Show is an event designed to put London back on the classic car map. Held at the Excel Exhbition Centre, the show’s unique features include The Grand Avenue – a motoring runway of 80 stunning classics that are fired up and driven throughout the show, as well as iconic cars from La Mans and the Motor Sport Hall of Fame.
24th - 26th February
New for 2017, Race Retro will be powered by Motor Sport Magazine when it returns to Stoneleigh Park in Feburary (24th – 26th Feb 2017). Under the management of Clarion Events, the new three year partnership will see Motor Sport’s Hall of Fame develop into a live spectacle within a dedicated Motorsport Magazine Hall at the show. More details available as they are released!
2nd - 5th March
Europe’s greatest classic car collection returns for another year in 2017. Fantastic automotive legends from the four corners of the world with classic elegance await admirers of beautiful curves and hot engines. Start your classic car season at the central hub for driving culture and lifestyle, and discover the finest opulent classic car convention.
9th - 19th March
From the first car exhibition in Switzerland in 1905 to the international motor show it has become; the Geneva International Motor Show is one of the must attend events in the 2017 automotive calendar and a launch pad for the latest makes and models. Now in it’s 87th edition the Motor Show continues to grow every year and this years show will be no exception delivering exceptional and exciting demonstrations and attractions over the ten days.
28th - 29th March
Brought to you by the organisers of the NEC Classic Motor Show and Practical Classics magazine, Practical Classics Restoration Show will offer inspirational restoration advice, demonstrations, hands-on experience and must-have products. If you are restoring a classic in your garage, want to learn more about keeping them on the road, are looking to appoint a professional restorer or simply love classic cars this is a must-attend show for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25th - 1st February
The 20th edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will kick start on the 25th January in 2017. There is no rally quite like it with it’s unique blend of challenging stages often featuring dry asphalt, ice, snow & wet asphalt all in one stage!
16th - 18th March
HERO events return to the jewel that lies in the Irish Sea off the coasts of Lancashire, Galloway, Northern Ireland and North Wales for the fourth running of “The Three Legs of Mann”. With over six hundred miles of roads shoe horned into a 33 miles long by 13 miles wide island, 40% of which is uninhabited, it is the perfect place for rallying. The mecca for motor sport gave the inaugural event, in 2010, a warm welcome and we enjoyed the assistance of the Manx Government and the enthusiastic support and co-operation of the Manx motor clubs. This combination enabled us to run a competitive action packed road event and style of the 2017 event will be similar and hopefully equally popular.
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.
22nd - 30th April
2017 will see the seventh running of the HERO London-Lisboa. This event attracts entrants from all four corners of the globe and the range of machinery is as exotic with vehicles up to 1987 being eligible to compete within their own specific classes. With a route that travels from the UK through France and Spain and finishing in Portugal this is a beautiful way to race, socialise and explore.
24th - 30th April
The 24th to 30th April 2017 will see the return of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 in its 26th year, with an all new route for the 230 entrants. For the first time in the history of the event, the cars will set off from Paris towards Brittany before heading South. This years marques to be honoured will be French makes that are no longer produced including Delahayes, Facel Vegas and Panhards.
2th - 5th May
Organised by Rally Round, the 2017 Samurai Challenge be the first competitive UK – organised rally ever to visit Japan and will see crews compete on a series of regularity sections along a spectacular route of 3,272km from Fukuoka in the south of Japan to Lake Toya in the north. Suitable for crews of any experience level, including novices, the Samurai Challenge is open to all veteran, vintage and classic cars from pre 74′.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.