Biggest American Car Show in the South West returns!

17 June 2018

We cannot wait for the return of the biggest and best American Car Show in the South West! 2018 marks the 5th year the cavalcade of North American machinery has graced the hallowed turf of Cofton Holidays. With each passing show it grows exponentially, and 2017’s weekend saw over 200 cars joining in the festivities, buoyed on by relentless sunshine and blue skies.

Biggest American Car Show South West
In 2017 we welcomed over 200 cars including this classic General Lee Dodge Charger

We’re hoping for more scorching temperatures, which will give you the perfect excuse to sample our beer festival – we’ll have an array of guest ales from locally sourced brewers to keep you refreshed! The food tent has been pitched and our chefs are ready to serve you the tastiest pizza and burgers – you have to put fuel in the tank after all!

The Car Show is every piston head’s dream, although even if you’re not it’s hard not to be impressed by the variety of iconic vehicles on show. The gleaming paintwork on matchbox motors makes for the perfect photo, so get your Insta ready! The biggest American Car Show in the South West never fails to live up to expectations, and in 2017 the adoring fans get a chance to get up close and personal with classics such as a World War 2 Willys Jeep, a 1963 Pontiac Cataline Custom, a 2016 Dodge Hellcat Muscle Car, a Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee (as seen in Transformers), a 1968 Buick Le Sabre (as seen in Breaking Bad), and a 1975 Pontiac Trans Am Bracket Racer to name but a few.

The show is a firm family favourite, not only avid motoring enthusiasts. The diversity and quirkiness of the cars on display recalled memories of toy car racers and classics from the halcyon days of motoring! The Cofton American Car Show draws owners from far and wide, with members of the South Wales 911 club joining us last year to help keep rogue visitors in check!

911 Car at Cofton American Car Show
South Wales 911 Club issuing a ticket at Cofton American Car Show

Don’t forget that the Cofton American Car Show Weekend is exactly that – a whole weekend of entertainment and activities. In 2017 we were thrilled to launch ‘Crofts’ Dog Show, and this returns again on Saturday 30th June 2018 at 3pm! It’s a fine opportunity for those of you who think your pooch is Top Dog! There’s a variety of fun categories to enter, with proceeds going to the Dog’s Trust, with 2017’s event raising over £80.

Cofton American Car Weekend Dog Show
2017’s show was a huge success. Amongst the winners were Ruby and crowd favourite Charlie

Many of the exhibiting cars making a holiday out the event, the weekend kicks off on Friday night – car owners and day visitors are welcome to watch the live band – Western Rock! On Saturday, the cars cavalcade their way from Cofton to Dawlish Warren via Dawlish as part of the Cofton Cruise! If you’re not lucky enough to ride with us, you can watch footage from on board an American Jeep! The cars park up at Dawlish Warren before heading back to Cofton so the Dog Show can commence. Saturday night sees the return of the King, as Elvis aka Adam Carter takes to the main stage to perform his unmissable set of classic hits!

Adam Carter as Elvis Cofton American Car Show Weekend
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis is back in the building on Saturday night!

Sunday’s Car Show gave the opportunity for the public to choose their favourite vehicle – the winner of this coveted prize in 2017 was this stunning Pontiac courtesy of Aris Tellier.

Cofton American Car Show Weekend Peoples Choice Winner
The winner of 2017’s People Choice Award was this Pontiac! Who will get your vote this year?

We can’t wait for the Car Show Weekend to begin! You can find more photos from 2017’s show on our Facebook page, make sure you share your #CoftonCarShow pics with us! Head to our events page to find out more about the Cofton Car Show Weekend!

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