Welcome to the IAMC!
We are an independent group of enthusiasts, linked by a shared love of Italian two- and four-wheeled vehicles. Many Italian car and bike clubs do not have enough members in particular areas to make local meetings and social activities viable, but by getting together such events become possible - and even more interesting!
News and information about IAMC events, festivals and meetings.
South West Auto Concorso - Bristol Eastwood Park - Saturday 6th April 2024
Our first event of the year is in partnership with the Queen Square Breakfast Club. Taking place in the scenic grounds of Eastwood Park outside Bristol, we will feature a Supercar Display from Queens Square regulars and an all-Italian display of cars and bikes from the IAMC. We will have trade stands and catering on site, and there will be plenty to see and do in the scenic grounds of the park. This event is only open to those exhibiting cars, scooters and motorcycles - there is unfortunately no entrance for general viewing.
This event in now opening for registration. The entry cost is £5 for all vehicles (cars and bikes). Please submit you details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and payment details will be confirmed. This applies to both the traditional Queen Square supercar community, and all Italian vehicles. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Italian Passion For Speed - Cardiff Bay - Saturday 13th April 2024
We are excited to be staging another Italian Passion For Speed event at our waterfront location in Cardiff Bay, by the Welsh Millenium Centre and National Assembly. This year we are able to use of the full area, which we would like to fill with a spectacular display of Italian cars and bikes of all types and eras.
There is an exhibitors entrance fee of £15 for cars and £5 for bikes. To apply for entrance, please forward vehicle details (Marque, model and registration) to email@example.com and if suitable (your vehicle is Italian, and we are not full) your entrance will be confirmed and payment will be requested. Pedestrian access to this event is free, and is greatly encouraged!
Italian Autorail - Severn Valley Railway - Sunday 28th April 2024
We have staged many events in Bridgnorth, but we have never taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the Severn Valley Railway! The Seven Valley railway runs steam trains from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, with various stops along the way. We will meet at a dedicated parking area at Bridgnorth, making a scheduled departure from Bridgnorth for a 1 hour trip on a Steam Locomotive to Kidderminster, returning later in the afternoon.
The schedule for the AutoRail is:
Please note that volunteer marshalls will remain in Bridgnorth in the parking area to ensure security of vehicles during the Autorail excursion.
Tickets for the Autorail adventure are £20 per adult, and £10 for children - this covers vehicle parking at the Italian Automoto site at Bridgnorth Severn Valley Railway Station, and a return trip to Kidderminster on the steam-powered Italian Autorail express! This is a special club rate, and a saving on the normal return fare, and a unique opportunity not to be missed! If interested, please forward details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shrewsbury Italian Automoto Festival - Sunday 26th May 2024
The inaugural Shrewsbury Italian Moto Festival will take place on Sunday 26th May, at the Quarry Park Shrewsbury. The setting is glorious, in a beautiful Victorian park sloping down to the River Severn. At the heart of Quarry Park lies the Dingle, a floral masterpiece cultivated by world-renowned gardener Percy Thrower, who served as Parks Superintendent for 28 years. It's a delightful sunken garden landscaped with alpine borders, brilliant bedding plants, shrubbery and charming water features.
We are teaming up with the Krazy Karts event taking place in the park that day. Hand crafted Karts descend the hill towards the Severn in a series of timed runs, negotiating chicanes and obstacles in a fun and action packed spectacle. It will be an event not to be forgotten! IAMC entrants will have a reduced entrance fee of £5 per person for Krazy Karts, as opposed to the standard £10 on the day. We'd heartily recommend entrants taking up this offer - this is only available in advance to IAMC exhibitors.
Please see here for details of the Krazy Karts event!
There is an exhibitors entrance fee of £15 for cars and £5 for bikes. Krazy Kart entrance is another £5 per person. To apply for entrance, please forward vehicle details (Marque, model and registration) to email@example.com and if suitable (your vehicle is Italian, and we are not full) your entrance will be confirmed and payment will be requested. Pedestrian access to this event is free, and is greatly encouraged!
Millets Miglia - Millets Farm Oxfordshire - Sunday 17th August 2024
Last years Millets Miglia proved a tremendous succes, and we are pleased to be able to run the event once more on Sunday 17th August.
We will publish further details and open this event for registration very shortly.
Bridgnorth Italian Automoto Festival - Sunday 1st September 2024
Bridgnorth has become one of the most popular events in the Italian Vehicle calender, and we are pleased to be returning on Sunday 1st September.
If you have not attended the festival here is a taster video from 2022: Bridgnorth Italian Automoto 2022.
This event is space limited, and we always reach capacity! To secure your place please apply early! There is an exhibitors entrance fee of £15 for cars and £5 for bikes. To apply for entrance, please forward vehicle details (Marque, model and registration) to firstname.lastname@example.org and if suitable (your vehicle is Italian, and we are not full) your entrance will be confirmed and payment will be requested. Pedestrian access to this event is free, and is greatly encouraged!
Non IAMC Events of Interest
Supercar displays at the following events (Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini only). Please contact David@Italianautomotoclub.co.uk for more information
1 April – British GT/GB3 Supercars - Oulton Park
29 June – Supercar Pageant: Oulton Park
27-28 July – Gold Cup: Oulton Park
8 August (Thursday) Red Arrow RAF Shawbury
11 August – Festival Italia - Brands Hatch
2 November – Rally Stages: Oulton Park – Supercar Display
Chesham Motor Show returns this year, on 30 June. The format has changed slightly to include British vehicles, but there will still be a large display of Italian vehicles in Chesham High Street. Please email CheshamMS@gmail.com for entry details.
Entering IAMC Events
The IAMC no longer operates as a subscription-based club, and we therefore need to charge an entrance fee for events, in order to cover the costs of running the club, and putting on each event. We do not make a profit, and once costs have been covered, we make a donation to a charity local to the event. This might be a local food bank, a charity selected by the local council or mayor, or something like the Midlands Air Ambulance. We may also ask entrants to additionally bring a food donation for the local food bank.
If you are interested in exhibiting a vehicle at any of the events above, please forward vehicle details (and the event you would like to enter!) to email@example.com. We will confirm acceptance of your vehicle (the criteria is that vehicles should be Italian, presentable and interesting !), and would request that payment is made via Paypal or BACS. The entrance fee is generally £15 per vehicle, but some events may vary according to local requirements.
Looking forward to seeing you at one of the IAMC events in 2024 !
Jeremy Dutton, David Morris, Colin Rear
Bristol Italian AutoMoto Festival
We regret to confirm that there will be no BIAMF in the near future. Changes to the physical infrastructure around Corn Street, as well as organisational and commercial challenges have made this a harder and harder event to organise, and it seems unlikely that we would be able to stage it in its previous format.
The Club organises various events during the year. Our aim is to organise Italian Vehicle festivals in interesting and unusual locations, from town centres, to museums or docside location. For many years we staged the major Bristol Italian AutoMoto Festival , before local restrictions made the event unviable. We have also staged events in Swindon, Gloucester, Devizes, Chesham, Bridgnorth and Cardiff, and we are presently branching further afield. We are dependant on support from a small but dedicated band of volunteers and assistants, who give time and effort to marshall events.
Tribute must be paid to our founding member Paul Hanmore who is sadly no longer with us, but we remember his irrepressible spirit with every event that takes place.
For details of what we have done and have planned please see our Archive pages. We have an interesting past and a busy future, so why not join us at ones of our events?