Classic cars on display at aviation museum’s summer motor show

Vintage cars line up at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.

Vintage cars line up at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.

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Classic cars and magnificent motors will take centre stage at a world renowned aviation museum this August Bank Holiday.

Classic cars make for an impressive sight at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.Classic cars make for an impressive sight at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.

Gear up for the 2018 IWM Duxford Summer Car Show this August Bank Holiday Sunday, August 26.

An array of vintage and contemporary cars will be lining up at the historic Cambridgeshire airfield.

The car show will feature an impressive display of vehicles presented by car clubs – including Jaguar, Ferrari and Mini Cooper owners’ clubs – and individual owners.

In addition to the car show, Duxford Aviation Society is hosting tank rides, while Classic Wings is offering unique flying experiences where participants can book to fly in a range of historic aircraft, including a two-seater Spitfire.

A line-up of retro cars at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.A line-up of retro cars at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.

As part of a trip to IWM Duxford this summer, visitors can walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at this former RAF air base during the First World War, Second World War and the Cold War, and may see aircraft take to the skies from the historic airfield.

Hundreds of aircraft and objects are on display, with iconic aircraft ranging from a Lancaster bomber to an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

Besides aircraft, IWM Duxford also houses military vehicles, with tanks and even General Montgomery’s wartime caravans used during Operation ‘Overlord’ on display in the Land Warfare exhibition.

A new addition to the collection on display this year is the Tornado GR4, a combat jet deployed by the RAF in Afghanistan and most recently in counter-ISIS operations in the Middle East.

Duxford Aviation Society MT Wing will be offering tank rides at the IWM Duxford Summer Car Show. Picture: IWM.Duxford Aviation Society MT Wing will be offering tank rides at the IWM Duxford Summer Car Show. Picture: IWM.

Visitors can get up close to the Tornado, an aircraft that is still being deployed in RAF operations, and is a true piece of living history.

Entry to the Summer Car Show display is included with the admission price to IWM Duxford, offering families a thrilling way to enjoy their Bank Holiday Sunday. Additional costs apply for tank rides and Classic Wings pleasure flights.

IWM Duxford is Britain’s best preserved Second World War airfield.

The museum’s summer hours until mid-October are from 10am to 6pm.

Crowds gather at a car show at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.Crowds gather at a car show at IWM Duxford. Picture: IWM.

Admission costs £17.25 adults, £13.80 concessions (senior, student, disabled adult), and £8.60 child (5-16). It is free for youngsters under five.

A 10 per cent discount is available for advanced tickets booked online.

• Visit iwm.org.uk to book advance tickets.

Visitors enjoying a day out at a previous IWM Duxford Summer Car Show. Picture: IWM.Visitors enjoying a day out at a previous IWM Duxford Summer Car Show. Picture: IWM.

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