Brand Events has launched The Classic Car Drive-In Weekend, which will take place at Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire, over the weekend of September 18-20.

More than 500 classic cars as well as classic car movies – all set in a COVID-19 compliant drive-in experience – will be on show.

The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is a car-themed event designed specifically to provide enthusiasts with an outstanding outdoor, socially distanced visitor experience. Visitor numbers are restricted to a maximum of 10,000 across the weekend to guarantee social distancing.

All show-goers will be treated to a drive in movie plus the added pleasure of savouring the sights and sounds of some of the world’s finest classic and competition cars performing live in thrilling and evocative action.

Films already confirmed include some of the best car movies ever to hit the silver screen. Lovers of epic car chases can choose between blockbusters such as The Italian Job, Gone In 60 Seconds, Fast and Furious 7and Baby Driver while the billing is equally impressive for motor sport fans with Rush, Senna, Le Mans 66 and Days of Thunder all on the line-up. With two drive in cinemas and three screenings each and every day, no fewer than 18 different viewing options will be available.

As well as the memorable drive in cinema experience, visitors also will be offered a full day’s entertainment topped by dramatic demonstration runs on a specially constructed on Bicester Heritage’s existing track, which will also stage colourful motoring parades. Other highlights will include gatherings of more than 25 of the UK’s leading car clubs, displays by top dealers, a host of car-related traders and retailers plus a live Bonhams MPH car auction hosted on-site.

Daniel Geoghegan CEO of Bicester Heritage, commented: “The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is the perfect excuse to throw open the doors again at Bicester Heritage and to share the vibrant spirit here, we look forward to welcoming enthusiasts to our Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring.”

Bas Bungish, show director, said: “With so many of our traditional motoring attractions being postponed, cancelled or run behind closed doors, we were determined to create a wonderful event for the new normal – and, with The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, we have done just that. In these challenging times our priority will always be to provide a safe and secure environment for all our visitors and exhibitors but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy a fabulous day out with friends and family if the right precautions are in place. Indeed, that’s exactly what so many of us have been yearning for.”

“This exciting new partnership with Brand Events certainly furthers our ambitions to share our passion with the wider motoring community,” said Shaun O’Hara, event director at Bicester Heritage. “Clearly launching a new classic car show in the current climate isn’t without its challenges, but we believe that the team at Brand Events have created something really special and safe, which many car enthusiasts and movie buffs will relish after so many months of relative inactivity.”

The Classic Car Drive In Weekend provides full information on all the COVID-compliant procedures being put in place to provide all-comers with a secure environment.