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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.

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.

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.

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.