The BMC and Leyland Show

The Heritage Motor Centre is launching a new show on Sunday 7 July to celebrate a host of British cars including the iconic Mini. ‘The BMC and Leyland Show’ has been launched to incorporate vehicles manufactured by the British Motor Corporation, British BMC ShowLeyland and Rover including commercial and military vehicles. The show is expected to attract up to 80 different marques made over a 100 year period including names such as Daimler, Alvis, Wolsley, Austin, Morris, Riley Standard MG and Land Rover.

As well as up to 800 models on show, there will be a large Autojumble and motoring related trade stands. A show highlight will be the opportunity for visitors to see 12 different vehicles from the HMC reserve collection that aren’t normally on display in the Museum.

This new show will incorporate the former Gaydon Mini Show and feature the traditional Mini Concours and Show ‘n’ Shine competition with a £250 cash prize for the winner.

Tom Caren, the new Show Manager at the Heritage Motor Centre stated “The BMC and Leyland Show will be an enthusiast’s show aimed at enthusiasts clubs; it will not only celebrate the iconic Mini but other fantastic British marques. The show has something for everyone and will be certain to evoke plenty of memories!”

The HMC will be accepting club entries from marque registers as opposed to local branches of the owners clubs, individuals are also welcome and there will be space for a small number of BMW Mini’s to attend. Please see for more information.

Advance tickets cost £6 for the driver of the registered show vehicle and £8 per person for any additional passengers. The costs on the day will be £12 for adults, £8 for children and £34 for a family ticket. Camping is available on Saturday 6 July.

The BMC and Leyland Show is just one of many exciting and unique motoring events held at the Heritage Motor Centre in 2013. To find out more information please visit the website at