Calling all car enthusiasts… The NE1 Newcastle Motor Show, the UK’s largest, free, open-air, city centre motoring event and one of the biggest shows of the year in the north, is returning to the city on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July for a fun packed weekend for all the family. Owners of luxury motors will line the streets and there are huge trade stands so visitors can get up close and person with their dream cars, indulging in drivetime fantasies.

This year Lloyd Newcastle BMW have come on board as dealer partner for the event. They will have an expanded presence at the show, showcasing some of BMW’s extensive collection together with unique showstoppers from BMW’s national headquarters. 

Dubbed locally as the ‘Goodwood of the North’, the NE1 Newcastle Motor Show will combine its unique formula of motoring exhibits, rare and exclusive vehicles with motoring themed events and activities. This year, it will increase its footprint by over 200% and take over more than two square miles of the city.

The two-day event gives the public rare and exclusive access to cars and motor vehicles from across the UK and internationally, many have not yet been released for sale, or have previously only been exhibited at VIP-only international motoring exhibitions. In Newcastle, the cars are exhibited on the streets with the public able to get up close to the vehicles, talk to the experts and owners as well as enjoying the spectacle. 

To accommodate all the new elements of this year’s event, more areas of the city will be involved with themed zones mapped out for different types of vehicles and activities, from supercars, rally and racing cars to showstoppers from some of the UK’s leading car dealerships. Private exhibitors from across the region and beyond are on board to line Newcastle’s majestic Grey Street offering the public rare access to some of the world’s most exclusive cars, in one of the world’s finest streets.

Last year, the NE1 Newcastle Motor Show made a huge impact on a national scale with exhibits, exhibitors and visitors attending from all over the UK. Over 104,000 people attended across the weekend with exhibits including the Renault Sport Formula 1 racing car and the Aston Martin DB11 drawing huge crowds across the weekend. 

Stephen Patterson, Director of Communications at NE1said:

“The NE1 Newcastle Motor Show exploded onto the motoring scene and immediately created a unique addition to the UK’s motor show calendar.  This year, the magnitude of the event is increasing and the whole city will feel part of the activities, a true festival of motoring with something for everyone.”

 Michelle Caveney, Head of Business at Lloyd Newcastle BMW said:

“We’re delighted to be named as Dealer Partner for this year’s NE1 Newcastle Motor Show. The event made a huge impact last year and we are keen to play our part in making the show even bigger and better this year.  We’re already lining up some jaw dropping exhibits and we’re looking forward to working with NE1 to put Newcastle and the show on the Motoring map.”

This year’s event will run from 10am – 4pm each day. More announcements on the exhibits and event line up will be made over the coming months and in the run up to the weekend.

For details of the full schedule, and to register for updates, visit For all the social media activity surrounding NE1 Newcastle Motor Show follow @ne1motorshow on Twitter and use the hashtag #NE1MotorShow.