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Alberta Car Shows 2017

Please see the list below of classic car events in the Alberta area. Stay tuned for updated events and further car shows the Legends Insurance team will be attending.

April 2017
Date What Where Details
Sunday, April 16, 2017 VCCC Kamloops Chapter Kamloops, BC
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Edmonton Antique Car Club Edmonton, AB
Sunday, April 16, 2017 53rd Annual HASC Iroquonic Car Club Flea Market Rockton Fair Grounds-812Old HWY #8, Rockton, ON Gord Kosterewa 905-627-0277 or e-mail gord.kosterewa@hotmail.com
Sunday, April 16, 2017 VCCC Easter Parade Vancouver, BC
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Wild Rose Road & Custom Garage Fever Dance Calgary, AB Mike 403-273-5096, calgarycc@shaw.ca
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Spring Swap Meet Maple Ridge, BC
Sunday, April 23, 2017 British Car Show and Flea Market Ancaster, ON 630 Trinity Road, ancaster.flea.market@gmail.com
Sunday, April 23, 2017 12th Annual St. George's Day British Motoring Show Fort Lanley, BC 778-862-3079
Saturday, April 29, 2017 51st Annual Car Show - Majestics Car Club of Regina Regina, SK
Saturday, April 29, 2017 South Okanagan Automotive Swap Meet Oliver, BC
Saturday, April 29, 2017 27th Annual AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET Penticton, BC
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Cruise For Your Cause Burnaby, BC
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Road Runners Car Club Swap Meet Ancaster, ON
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Fraser Valley VCCC 5th Annual Car Show Aldergrove, BC
April 15 2017 Northern Thunder Classic Car Club Swap Meet Drayton Valley, AB
April 15 2017 5-6-7 Club 1st Annual Edmonton and Area Charity Swap Meet Sherwood Park, AB
April 21-23, 2017 2nd Annual NPBRA Spring Spectacular Indoor Car Show Evergreen Park, Grand Prarie, AB
April 28-30, 2017 18th Annual Rodarama Car Show Winnipeg, MB
April 28-30, 2017 50th Annual Majestics Car Club Car Show Regina, SK
May 2017
Date What Where Details
Thursday, May 4, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Friday, May 5, 2017 5th Annual Elphinstone Secondary Car Show Fundraiser GIBSONS, BC
May 5-6, 2017 CAVAC Annual Swap Meet RED DEER, AB
May 5-7, 2017 Frexrod Car Show FREDERICTON, NB
Saturday, May 6, 2017 Show and Shine DIDSBURY, AB
May 6-7, 2017 Antique Automotive Flea Market STIRLING, ON Roxanne at 613.395.1583 or 613.921.6936
Sunday, May 7, 2017 30th Annual D W Poppy Car Show D.W. Poppy Secondary. LANGLEY, BC
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, May 13, 2017 CUPE 394 Car Show RICHMOND, BC 604-244-1287
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Secondary School Spring Fling 2017 HAGERSVILLE, ON Tim Barker 905-768-3318
Sunday, May 14, 2017 SkeenaValleyCruizersMother's Day Car Show TERRACE, BC
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Circle City Cruizers Spring Fling GODERICH, ON
Saturday, May 20, 2017 3rd Annual Show & Shine MIRROR, AB
Sunday, May 21, 2017 World of Wheels Car Show PEACHLAND BC
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Valley Cruisers 11th Annual Blossom Show and Shine CRESTON BC
Sunday, May 21, 2017 21st Annual May Days Car Show KASLO, BC
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
May 26-27, 2017 47th Annual Coastal Swap Meet ABBOTSFORD, BC
May 26-27-28-29, 2017 Saanich Firefighters 15th Annual Rock and Roll for Little Souls Car Show VICTORIA, BC
Saturday, May 27, 2017 Chariots Car Club Fort Assiniboine to Barrhead Car Run BARRHEAD, AB
Saturday, May 27, 2017 45th Annual Swap Meet/Car Show ROCKTON, ON
May 27-28, 2017 Lakers Car Club 23rd Annual Spring Roundup and Horsepower Hooligans Swap Meet WILLIAMS LAKE, BC
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Cruisers 24th Autorama ST ALBERT, AB
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Collectors Car Club 33rd Annual Charity Show REGINA, SK
June 2017
Date What Where Details
Saturday, June 10, 2017 History Road: tde Ultimate Car Show Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Sunday, June 11, 2017 History Road: The Ultimate Car Show Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Thursday, June 1, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
June 2-4, 2017 Cruise Weekend THREE HILLS, AB
June 2-4, 2017 1st Annual Move Over Alberta Show and Shine BUSBY, AB moveoveralberta@gmail.com
Saturday, June 3, 2017 3rd Annual Fire Rods Show and Shine Apparatus Maintenance Facility 1755-18th Ave NE CALGARY, AB Scott hotrubber@live.ca
June 3-4, 2017 Fleetwood County Cruise-In LONDON, ON Lee @ (403) 862-4467
Sunday, June 4, 2017 Chipman Car Crafters 17th Annual Show & Shine CHIPMAN, AB chipmancarcrafters@hotmail.com PH: 780 363-2324
June 6-14, 2017 VCCC 2017 Annual Tour CHILLIWACK, BC
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2017 All British Meet EDMONTON, AB Victoria Park (Pavilion) 12010 River Valley Rd. NW
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Northern Ramblers Car Club Rambler Rama PORT PERRY, ON
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Brok'n Pistonz and those Guys Garage Show SHERWOOD PARK, AB
Saturday, June 10, 2017 5th Annual Kustom Karz Show and Shine NIAGARA FALLS, ON
June 10-11, 2017 History Road "The Ultimate Car Show WETASKIWIN, AB
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Friday, June 16, 2017 Father's Day Show and Shine RED DEER, AB Melissa D' Souza Recreation Manager 403-348-0340 ext 8216
Saturday, June 17, 2017 24th Annual Car Show GRAVENHURST, ON 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 BritsBest Fun Ralley and Show RADIUM, BC
Saturday, June 17, 2017 7th Annual BLHI Car Show DELHI, ON 519-582-8767
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Iron Runners Show and Shine VEGREVILLE, AB
Sunday, June 18, 2017 7th Annual Exotic Car show YORKVILLE, ON
Sunday, June 18, 2017 North Okanagan VCCC Father's Day Show and Shine VERNON, BC 250-558-5304
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Classics Against Cancer Car Show GEORGETOWN, ON
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Revolutions Father's Day Car Show FT MCMURRAY, AB
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Iron Runners Show and Shine VEGREVILLE, AB
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Old Car Sunday in the Park MISSION, BC
Sunday, June 18, 2017 24th Annual Car Show RICE LAKE, ON
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Seaside Cruizers Show and Shine PARKSVILLE-QUALICUM BEACH, BC
Sunday, June 18, 2017 Show and Shine DELBURNE, AB Russ 403-350-8612
Sunday, June 18, 2017 "Let's Rock and Roll MS Away" Car show SCHOMBERG, ON
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
June 23-25, 2017 Peach City Beach Cruise PENTICTON, BC
Saturday, June 24, 2017 ESRA 33rd Annual Show and Shine EDMONTON, AB
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Al Azhar Shriners Show & Shine CALGARY, AB Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, Rockyview County, AB T4A 5V5 | Trevor Landage landage@telus.net PH: 403-982-5984
Saturday, June 24, 2017 2nd annual Show and Shine in support of Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation EDMONTON, AB
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Flatland Cruisers 11th Annual Show and Shine INDIAN HEAD, SK 306-537-6980
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Ukrainian Cultural Village Show and Shine TOFIELD, AB
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Wheels On The Mississippi Car Show CARLTON PLACE, ON 9 am - 3 pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Village Classic Show and Shine CHILLIWACK, BC 604-792-4576
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
July 2017
Date What Where Details
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Show and Shine outside City Hall, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Centennial Car Show Eston, SK Bill 306-962-7702
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Show and Shine Saltspring Island, BC 250-537-9749
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Fort Calgary Show and Shine 750 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB info@fortcalgary.com
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Red Line Car Club Canada Day Show Golden, BC
Saturday, July 1, 2017 19th Annual Gorge Canada Day Picnic/Show and Shine Saanich, BC 250-389-1902
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11th Annual River City Christmas in the Park High River, AB
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Classic Cruisers Show Athabasca, AB
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Show in the Park Hope, BC 604-750-8648
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Cars in the Park Show and Shine West View Manor Park, Daysland BC
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Steveston Fabulous Salmon Festival Car Show Richmond, BC 604-209-7707
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Show and Shine Stony Plain, AB Vicki 780-914-8869
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Westside Daze Show and Shine Westbank, BC
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Kickoff to Summer Show and Shine Granum, AB Terry 403-680-2645
Saturday, July 1, 2017 18th Annual Gorge Canada Day Picnic Show and Shine Victoria, BC 250-389-1802
Saturday, July 1, 2017 5th Annual Alliance Canada Day Classics and Customs Show and Shine Alliance, AB Roy Darling 780-390-0329; Jeremy Simpson 780-385-8445
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Show and Shine FT St. John, BC 250-794-8000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Festival & Car Show Lions Club, Cannington ON
Saturday, July 1, 2017 3rd Annual Run to the Hills Show and Shine Hafford, SK Bruce 306-549-0070
Saturday, July 1, 2017 Canada Day Classic 7th Annual Show and Shine Rosemary, AB Rod 403-501-3608
Saturday, July 1, 2017 East Village Show and Shine in the Village Calgary, AB Brian 403-262-6009
Sunday, July 2, 2017 Mid-Island Hot Rod Classic Nanoose Bay, BC 866-364-7384
Sunday, July 2, 2017 Show and Shine at the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village Picture Butte, AB Pieter 403-732-5451
Sunday, July 2, 2017 Optimist 22nd Annual Car Show Rock N'Roll Miller Park, West Lorne ON Kelly 519-319-1921
Sunday, July 2, 2017 Cruise Night Red Deer, AB
Friday, July 7, 2017 Battle at the Bridge 2017 Show & Shine Lethbridge, AB Rich 403-596-9107
Friday, July 7, 2017 Street Wheelers 39th Annual Street Machine Weekend Lethbridge, AB
Saturday, July 8, 2017 Street Wheelers 39th Annual Street Machine Weekend Lethbridge, AB
Sunday, July 9, 2017 Street Wheelers 39th Annual Street Machine Weekend Lethbridge, AB
Saturday, July 8, 2017 11th Annual Show and Shine Sylvan Lake 403-887-7047
Saturday, July 8, 2017 7th Annual Gear Gear Grabbers Classic Bonnyville, AB Dennis 780-826-0724
Sunday, July 9, 2017 Mopar Madness Langley, BC
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Cruise Night Red Deer, AB
Friday, July 14, 2017 Piston Poppers Hog Root 38th Annual Event Stampede Panoka, AB Bob rwkraft@telus.net; Gene gandstoys@telus.net
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Sun Valley Cruisein Open Show 30th Avenue, Downtown Vernon, BC
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Sun Valley Cruisein Open Show Polson Park, Vernon BC
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Beef and Barley Days Car Show Carstairs, BC
15/07/72017 Festival Days 8th Annual Show and Shine Aldergrove, BC 604-607-0247
15/07/72017 Sports Day Show and Shine Irricana, AB
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Airport Wings and Wheels Campbell River, Bc 250-204-5547
Sunday, July 16, 2017 Fraser Valley Classic Car Show Chilliwack, BC
Monday, July 17, 2017 Redliners Car Show Nanaimo, BC
Monday, July 17, 2017 Getting' Your Kicks on Route 46 Show and Shine Pilot Butte, SK 306-764-9000
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Field of Dreams Show and Shine - American Motors Club of Alberta Nanton, AB Derek 403-252-8571
Saturday, July 22, 2017 3rd Annual Show and Shine Asmont, AB
Saturday, July 22, 2017 European Classic Car Meet Stanley Park, Calgary AB Peter macfarlpeter@telus.net
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Stollery Charity Show 2K17 Sylvan Lake
Friday, July 28, 2017 Motor Mountain Nationals Kimberley, BC Karen 250-427-8709
Friday, July 28, 2017 Bronco Round-up Canada Red Deer, AB
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Route 99 Cruiz in Show and Shine Lilooet, BC
August 2017
Date What Where Details
Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, August 5, 2017 Mulhurst Bay 6th Annual Show and Shine PIGEON LAKE, AB
Sunday, August 6, 2017 6th Annual Logan Lake Show and Shine LOGAN LAKE, BC 250-375-2060
Sunday, August 6, 2017 Van Isle Shriners Show and Shine PARKSVILLE, BC
Sunday, August 6, 2017 Kars under the K KEREMEOS, BC
August 8-12,2017 Rock'n August ST ALBERT, AB
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Friday, August 11, 2017 Klassic Kruisers Kar Klub PRINCE ALBERT, SK 27th Annual Show and Shine 306-961-7259
Augus 11-12, 2017 Old Autos Bothwell 2017 BOTHWELL ON 1-800-461-3457, bothwellcarshow@gmail.com
Augus 11-12, 2017 Hot Nite in the City Car Show KAMLOOPS, BC
Augus 11-13, 2017 29th Annual WAMBO WALLACEBURG, ON
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Cruisers Show and Shine ANDREW, AB 587-336-2189 mccracken.cgrant@gmail.com
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Time Travellers Car Club of Airdrie Show and Shine AIRDRIE, AB (rain date August 19) email - timetravellers@hotmail.ca; phone - 403-912-0007
Saturday, August 12, 2017 23rd Annual Mopars at the Parkland Mall Show and Shine RED DEER, AB Robin 403-340-1260
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Lions 3rd Annual Show & Shine/56th Annual BBQ MILO, AB Mike Collins 403 680-5317 mike.collins@hotmail.ca
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
August 18-19, 2017 "Cars & Guitars" Classic Rock and Classic Car Show 2433 26 Ave. SW Richmond Knob Hill Community Centre, MEDICINE HAT, AB Ron Paliwoda paledy@telus.net 403-244-9143
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Calgary Thunderbird Club 16th annual All Ford Show & Shine CALGARY, AB
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Glennifer Lake 5th Annual Show and Shine SPRUCEVIEW, AB
Saturday, August 19, 2017 5th Annual Downtown Show and Shine PARRY SOUND, ON Capitol Hill 403-243-4703
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Northern Mopars 28th Annual Show and Shine CALGARY, AB
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Ag Society Discovery Days Show and Shine 1531 21st Ave. N.W. REDWATER, AB Larry at 403 243 4703
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Orcafest Show and Shine PORT MCNEIL, BC
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Northern Mopars 28th annual all Mopar/AMC Show & Shine CALGARY, AB New Hamburg Fairgrounds
Saturday, August 19, 2017 Charity Show & Shine PENHOLD, AB 250-442-3775
August 19-20, 2017 Moparfest Canada's Largest All Mopar Car Show NEW HAMBURG, ON
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Park in the Park GRAND FORKS, BC
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Beverly Corners Show and Shine DUNCAN, BC
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
August 26th, 2016 Rock'n Rimbey RIMBEY, AB
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Pigeon Lake Show and Shine Car Show PIGEON LAKE, AB
August 26-27, 2017 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering VICTORIA, BC 250-385-6737
Sunday, August 27, 2017 4th Annual Show Your Ride For Brandon CALGARY, AB
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Harbourside Show and Shine NORTH VANCOUVER, BC 604-990-0577
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Creamery Show and Shine MARKERVILLE, AB
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
September 2017
Date What Where Details
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Columbia Valley Classics Autumn Show & Shine Radium Hot Springs, BC
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Concours d'Elegance CRESCENT BEACH, BC 604-980-7429
Sunday, September 3, 2017 Breakfast Show and Shine GULL LAKE, AB Barry 403-304-8026
Sunday, September 3, 2017 Round Hill Pre'90s Car Show  ROUND HILL, AB Allen 780-672-6104 atom@telusplanet.net
Thursday, September 7, 2017 Cruise Night 10727 82 Ave, RED DEER, AB www.ironindiansedmonton.com
Saturday, September 9, 2017 AIIPC Edmonton All Pontiac Show & Shine EDMONTON, AB
Saturday, September 9, 2017 West Central Alberta Classic Car Club , Show & Shine HINTON, AB Ron Brookes, 780-865-7066 jbrookes@moradnet.ca
Saturday, September 9, 2017 Model T Racers on the 1/2 mile Track HIGH RIVER, AB Trevor Landage landage@telus.net 403-982-5984
Saturday, September 9, 2017 Wheels for Wishes 2017, 4th annual Show n Shine ST ALBERT, AB Kelly at 780-920-9499
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Motorfest 2017 STOUFFVILL, ON
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Toronto Triumph Club 34th Annual British Car Day BRONTE PROVINCIAL PARK, ON
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, September 23, 2017 15th Annual United Way Car & Bike Show ROSWELL, GA
Sunday, September 24, 2017 River City Classics Club Show and Shine. HIGH RIVER, AB
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB 
October 2017
Date What Where Details
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Saturday, October 7, 2017 Pumpkinfest Show and Shine SMOKY LAKE, AB
Sunday, October 8, 2017 Fall Fair Antique Car Show NORWOOD, ON
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Cruise Night RED DEER, AB

2016 Car Shows

Classic Car Insurance in Alberta

If you're looking to insure your classic or antique car in Alberta, visit Legends Insurance at one of our offices listed below.

Medicine Hat Office
100 Chinook Place, 623 - 4th Street S.E.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0L1
Phone: 403.526.3283
Toll Free: 1.800.830.9423
Fax: 403.526.8082
Calgary Office
Suite 700 - 1816
Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, AB, T2M 3Y7
Phone: 403.723.9416
Toll Free: 1.800.830.9423
Fax: 403.723.9421
Brooks Office
#3, 560 Cassils Rd E
Brooks, AB. T1R 1M6
Phone: 403.501.5123
Toll Free: 1.800.830.9423
Fax: 403.501.5133
Bassano Office
434 2nd Ave
Bassano, AB, T0J 0B0
Phone: 403.641.4988
Fax: 403.641.4989
Edmonton/Sherwood Park Office
P.O. Box 72266
Summerwood PO
Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 0M6
Phone: 780.464.0872
Fax: 403.526.8082


A commonly asked question concerns renting cars to ‘under age’ drivers. That generally means drivers under 21 but could be under 25 or 23 in some countries. As most countries allow young people to pass a test and drive at 17 or 18 years old, it would seem logical that it would also be easy to rent car and drive abroad at this age. Unfortunately thats not usually the case.

Contrary to popular belief though, it generally isn’t illegal to rent a car under the age of 21. The fact is that rental companies see young drivers as more of a risk and therefore often choose to apply a blanket ban on young drivers.

Don’t despair though. Its often not impossible to rent a car abroad, it will just be more difficult and will undoubtably cost more. I first rented a car in Spain when I was just 18 and had passed my test only 5 months before. The car was an old fiat panda rented from a small back street company but it served its purpose for myself and 4 friends crammed into it!

Some hints and tips –

  1. Though generally its always a good idea to book your rental car before your trip, this may not be possible for young drivers. Its likely you’ll have more chance with a ‘walk in’ booking, particularly at quiet times when the company may be more likely to take a risk on a young driver than have cars standing idle. This is especially true in holiday resorts where there are often multiple small companies competing with each other who may be desperate for some business.
  2. Try smaller companies rather than the big internationals. A small ‘one man band’ can make his own rules and isn’t tied to regulations set by head office. Most of the big companies seem to have an ‘over 21’ policy, though Hertz seem more flexible than the others at some locations and often have an ‘over 20’ policy.
  3. Look at specialist brokers who may be able to help search out a company who will rent you a car. The rental companies who rent to young drivers will change regularly but these brokers maintain contacts with the relevant companies so will save you making multiple enquiries yourself.(See list below)
  4. Go for the smallest, cheapest car available. Companies are more likely to take a gamble on a car which is worth less to them.
  5. Expect to pay more for insurance – you may have to take 3rd party insurance only. Check the small print carefully and make sure you have the minimum insurance required by law. Remember you’ll need a credit card to cover a deposit, but if using a small company they may want you to leave cash.
  6. Check out whether someone could rent the car for you eg your company, college or a parent, and name you as an under age driver.

These are companies who can help arrange rental for young drivers-

In Europe, I’ve found the AutoEurope broker site is often able to locate a rental company for young drivers in many countries.

This company say they can arrange vehicles for under 21s in USA, UK and most major European countries-


This company can arrange self drive for under 21s in South Africa-


This company cover New Zealand-


These companies cover most US States



This company rent cars and campervans in Australia and specialise in renting to backpackers and have a minimum age of 18.


in May 2013 Hertz had a promotion aimed at students over 19 years of age, so obviously they do rent to under 21’s in some locations.



  1. soufian May 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm


    I am looking to rent a car in Girona (Spain) between the 11th of June and the 19th of June 2013. As i am 18 years old i can’t seem to find any company that will offer me a car. I had my license since the 20/09/12 and been driving since then. I just wanted to ask if there is anything that you can offer me or anything that you could suggest me.

    Kind Regards,


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    • Driver Abroad May 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Soufian

      I searched on Car rental scout link above http://carrentalscout.com/under-21-car-rental and it brought a few options up for an age 18 driver. I didnt click right through and check all the booking conditions but suggest you make that your first stop. If the small print excludes under 18s you may need to chance it when you arrive and approach some small local companies.

      Good luck


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  2. Andrey Miroshnik0v May 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Dear Matthew,

    First of all, thanks for your site. I am sure it’s very usefull for a lot of people.

    I have the following situation. Me and my girlfriend are going to cyprus this summer and the problem is that I don’t have a licence, but my girlfriend does. She is 20 years old. I can’t find any car rental possibilities and I am really in dispair.

    If you could help us out I would be really glad.

    Kind Regards,

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    • Driver Abroad June 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Andrey

      There are some sites which specialise in locating companies who will rent to an under 21 year old. I’d suggest contacting Car Rental scout via the link above first. However I have looked at a few companies and they say that the minimum age to rent in Malta is 21.If thats actually the law rather than company rules, it may nit be possible to rent at age 20. If Car Rental scout can’t help I’d suggest going on a Malta forum on a site such as Trip Advisor and asking if anyone knows a local company who may rent you a car. Failing that, you may need to wait till you’re on the Island and ask around when you’re there. Good luck!


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  3. Shaun July 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm


    I’m desperately trying to find somewhere on the island of Menorca which will allow a 19 year old to hire a car or even be an additional driver on a rental. I have had no luck so was hoping you may be able to help.

    Many Thanks


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    • Driver Abroad July 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Shaun
      As I’m sure you’ve found out, its not easy to locate a car rental online for under 21’s. I had a quick look on Car Rental Scout who have a page on Under 21’s and drew a blank. You could chance your arm when you arrive on the Island and try some smaller, local firms. They may be prepared to take a chance on a young driver if thye have cars available but check the insurance small print carefully. Another option is to go on a Menorca forum on Trip Advisor or similar and ask on there. This one may be a long shot but this firm are English owned and operate on Majorca. You could ask if they know anyone on Menorca who would rent to you. Could be worth a try?

      Good luck anyway..Matthew

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  4. Bob September 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I was looking to rent a car from Sydney Australia. I am 50 and would like to have my son who is 20 as an addtional driver. Are there any companies that you can recommend?

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    • Driver Abroad October 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Hello Bob – renting for under 21’s is always tricky, especially with the big
      companies. I know this company specialise in renting to young travellers so
      they may be worth a punt –


      Good luck and I’d be interested to know if you manage to get your son added
      as an additional driver with one of the big firms

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  5. Holly Johnson January 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I need a car for a week in Salzburg, Austria and there are 3 of us from the UK who are all 21 and under. Do you have any suggestions on cheap car hire there?
    Thanks very much!

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    • Driver Abroad January 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm


      I don’t think finding a cheap car rental company will be the main consideration -if you’re all under 21 you may have to accept what you can get. I searched on the AutoEurope website (follow link above on page) and they were able to arrange rental for 20 year olds in Salzburg -wasn’t sure of your age or dates, but give them a go.

      Good luck!


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  6. Sam Berling January 12, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Hello Matthew!

    Thank you for this website. But I need some help. I’m an 18 year-old from the US, and my friend and I would like to rent a car in Santander, Spain for about 4 days, but I can’t seem to find anything. Is there anything you can recommend/find? We want to be able to do this later this week if possible, so anything you can find would be great. Thanks! :)

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    • Driver Abroad January 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Hi Sam

      It can certainly be a problem locating a rental car in Europe if you’re under 21. You basically have two choices – one is to search all the broker sites like Auto Europe, Argus etc plus all the big international companies and see if any of them will rent to you. I checked Auto Europe and they didnt have anything available, nor did Car Rental scout who often advertise under 21s rental. The other option is to wait till you’re in Spain then dig out the yellow pages and start calling local firms. At this time of year, if they have vehicles sat doing nothing, they may be willing to take a risk on a young driver – if you use a company like this, be sure to check the insurance details carefully.

      Sorry I couldnt be of more assistance, but option 2 may be your best bet.

      Good luck


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  7. Scott January 14, 2014 at 9:15 pm


    Thanks for the info. I have been planning a 2 week holiday in Banff, Canada with 3 of my friends. We were looking at WickedCampers as they allow 19 year olds (we’re all 19) to hire their campers and it would be quite cheap. A camper would be good for us as we plan to stay at a campsite and travel during the day quite a bit. However i have read a lot of bad reviews about the company in Australia, but i cant find much information about them in Vancouver, unless they have only recently started there.

    Have you heard if they have improved or do you have any alternatives you could recommend?

    Thanks a lot,

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    • Driver Abroad January 20, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      No not heard anything Scott- suggest you try some forums such as Lonely Planet Thorn Tree or Trip Advisor for Canada, see if anyone has up to date info.


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  8. Josh winch January 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm


    I am looking to rent a car from the 21st June to the 1st July. I’d like to collect it from Los Angeles and then return it in San Diego. At this time i will be 19 and have had my UK license nearly 2 years. Is there any way that this will be possible?

    Thanks in advance


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    • Driver Abroad January 26, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      One of the brokers mentioned above who specialise in Under 21 rentals are your best bet Josh. Try someone like Car Rental pilot. Their site indicates that they can arrange rental for under 21s in California.

      Good luck!


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  9. Louise February 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm


    I am looking to rent a car in Spain this summer, around the Murcia location. However I am only 20 and understand that restrictions apply, however I have had my driving licence for 2 years now. However, I am travelling with my boyfriend, who is 21 who does have a full licence, but he has only had it for a few months. He did have his provisional for a while. So he still has 2 years driving experience. What I was wondering is if the ‘2 years driving experience required’ that some companies request is based on 2 years driving on a full licence, rather than a mixture of a provisional and full licence?

    Any help would be appreciated,

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    • Driver Abroad February 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Louise -yeah thats a strange one. You’re under 21 but have driven for longr than your boyfriend, however he’s a new driver but over the magic age of 21. As far as I know, most companies only stipulate that you have to be 21 with a full licence, I’m not sure how they’d know when you actually passed the test now that you have to re apply for a licence every 10 years. My licence doesn’t say when I passed my test. Therefore although you obviously have more experience that your boyfriend, I think they’ll rent him the car but not you. I suggest you book online before travelling and read the T+Cs carefully. If it doesnt say he has to have driven for x years on a full licence I think he’ll be fine.


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      • Louise February 6, 2014 at 7:18 pm That is great, Thanks for the help! – Louise Log in to Reply
  10. Amalie February 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    My friend and I are going to Chicago this summer and we can’t find anywhere were they are retning cars to 18 years old and i was wondering if you could help us?
    Thank you!!

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    • Driver Abroad March 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Have you tried this company Amalie?

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  11. Louise March 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm Louise again – The girl with the issue of being 20 with a licence fro 2 years, and a boyfriend of 22 with a licence of less than one year (Look above if you can’t recall!) I was wondering if you could suggest any companies to book with, as the main companies that I have looked at have all been quite unhelpful/unresponsive. They all stipulate that that years experience on his full licence must be met…. but he is just a few months short of the year come June time (when we want to go….) Any help would be so appreciated. Louise. Log in to Reply
  12. Emma Hickson March 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hi there,
    I have only recently passed my test and am wondering if there are any restrictions or if new drivers are able to rent a car abroad? For example do you have to have been driving for a minimum time before able to rent?

    E x

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    • Driver Abroad April 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Not usually Emma – there are often age restrictions but I’ve never come across any restrictions on new drivers.

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  13. Georgina Moore April 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

    My friend and I are both 19 year old Australians and are looking to hire a car in the UK in August/September this year and are really struggling to find anything. Do you have any suggestions?
    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    • Driver Abroad April 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      It can be very difficult to rent a car under 21 in many countries Georgina. Your best bet is one of the brokers mentioned above such as car rental scout. Also some of the big companies rent to under 21s – see the Hertz student ad above. If all else fails you may need to try and rent from a smaller ‘non chain’ company once you arrive in UK. They may have special offers using older vehicles. Good luck and if you find someone who will rent you a car, let me know so I can add the details to the site.


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  14. Georgina Moore April 15, 2014 at 9:53 am Hi Matthew, Thanks for your reply. I have yet to find a real solution but have come across a few things that may be useful to other users. First of all I have tried that car rental scout but have received no reply. Also that Hertz promotion (above) is annoying as yes it says 19, but if you follow the link it goes straight to a site that says 23 plus… so it really is not helpful to anyone under 21. I have looked elsewhere on the Hertz site with no luck. One company in UK does hire to under 21s – Burton Car hire. However, I would not recommend anyone hire from them. The BBC did a quite damning article on them http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mg74/features/rogue-traders-burton-car-hire Log in to Reply
  15. Georgina Moore April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am Hi Matthew, Thanks for your reply. I have yet to find a real solution but have come across a few things that may be useful to other users. First of all I have tried that car rental scout but have received no reply. Also that Hertz promotion (above) is annoying as yes it says 19, but if you follow the link it goes straight to a site that says 23 plus… so it really is not helpful to anyone under 21. I have looked elsewhere on the Hertz site with no luck. One company in UK does hire to under 21s – Burton Car hire. However, I would not recommend anyone hire from them. The BBC did a quite damning article on them http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mg74/features/rogue-traders-burton-car-hire I then went to a UK directory online (Yell.com) and searched for car hire in Essex – as that is the area surrounding London. I then emailed all the smaller companies that came up. A lot were small family companies. However, most replies said their insurers would not cover them for anyone under 21, or even 25. Thus far no one has said they can hire to me. However, one or two companies suggested that if I were to arrange my own insurance they would be happy too hire to me. That is what I am researching now – exactly what type of insurance I need, and am trying to find a company that will insure me (once again given I am under 21). I will update if I come across any company that will, as this might be a really good way around the rental companies age restrictions. I hope this is helpful to others, and if you know anything about what insurance I need etc advice would be much appreciated. Thank you, Georgina. Log in to Reply
  16. Isabelle May 8, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Hello, I would love to rent a car at the west coast of the USA in October 2014. Pick up would be in SanFrancisco and Drop off in LA. We would need the car for about 2-3 weeks. Is there any rental service that provides cars for us (19 years old). Thanks for your answer. Isabelle

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    • Driver Abroad May 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Its really difficult to rent a car if you’re under 21 Isabelle, as you probably already know. Its unlikely any of the big companies will rent to you. Your best option may be a small local company who rent older vehicles, and may not offer full insurance. I recommend a Google search for local rental companies in SF, and then try contacting them. I’d be interested to know if you find one.

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  17. Julian Vehlies May 13, 2014 at 4:17 am


    we are two 19 year old german and would like to rent a car in Kona, on Big Island in Hawaii. We couldn’t find a company that gives cars to people under the age of 20. Can you help us with this request?

    We would appreciate your help so much.
    Thanks, Julian

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    • Driver Abroad May 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      As you can see from previous comments Julian, its hard to find companies who rent to U21s. I’d recommend seeking out local companies who may have older vehicles that they rent as ‘specials’ to young drivers. That will probably depend on whether they have vehicles spare at any particular time. Also check insurance details carefully if you find one as you may not have full cover.

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Endearing favourite: The Jaguar E-Type is one of the nation's favourite classics

Classic cars have a huge fan base in the UK as they offer an alternative to the common modern-day motors that populate our roads, and for many they hold a prestigious and nostalgic value.

When it comes to purchasing a classic car, many believe that it will be out of their price range. However, owning a vintage motor doesn’t have to break the bank.

Classic cars are worth a second look, especially if you keep your annual mileage low.

They can also make a great investment with values of some cars appreciating over time, depending on the condition and functions of the car.

And surprisingly, as editor Andrew Oxlade revealed in a blog last year, owning a classic model can save you money on your insurance.

Recent research by Silverstone Classic revealed that the UK’s favourite classic car is the Jaguar E-Type – and this features on our list.

This is Money and car specialist Motors.co.uk round up ten classic cars that cater for all budgets – five bargain classic cars and five that push the boat out.


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Five classic car bargains

Saab 900

The Saab 900 is one of the UK’s favourite classic cars. Introduced in 1979, this car has now gained somewhat of a cult following, due to its unique styling, reliability, performance and long life.

This is Money verdict: The angular eighties styling and low closed cabin mean that climb into the cockpit of this and you'll feel like you are about to fly a plane - no surprise with Saab's aeronautic heritage.

Prices start at £995.

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Mercedes 190

One of Mercedes’ first ever compact models really does make a great deal of sense as an addition to the classic car lover’s collection.

If you were under the impression that a Mercedes was a little large and a touch expensive for your modest needs, then a used 190 provides the perfect solution.

For the same money as a second-hand contemporary Mondeo, you can have a compact yet classy car that will make the neighbours green with envy.

This is Money verdict: Fear not, they are available without the massive spoiler.

You can snap up your very own for as little as £995.

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Porsche 944

A motorist’s dream car, the Porsche 944 stood for two very important things: style and high speed.

This stunning example of machinery incited motor heads to rush out and purchase in droves.

Not many similarly priced classic cars will give you so much style for your money, and you could be the proud owner for as little as £1,495.

This is Money verdict: Yes, it's not a 911, but it is a Porsche for less than two grand.

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Triumph Spitfire

One of the best examples of British engineering excellence, the Triumph Spitfire goes back to an age of small affordable British sports cars that were fun to drive, and good to look at.

The car is still effortlessly stylish among its modern counterparts. You can own a piece of British engineering triumph from £2,500.

This is Money verdict: A British design classic that will leave you smiling despite all the little things that will probably go wrong.

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Back in 1965, the launch of the MGB GT fixed head coupe version of the car had sports car fans drooling, and it still does. With its fold down occasional rear seats and opening tailgate, this model balanced flash with functionality.

Needless to say, the motor has retained its position on the must have list, and you can make your friends jealous for as little as at £2,295.

This is Money verdict: Relive the swinging sixties and possible even look as cool as the couple in the publicity shot below.

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Five classic cars that blow the budget

Jaguar E-Type

When you think of luxury sports cars there are few more instantly recognisable cars than Jaguar's sensational E-Type.

The styling looks and designs of the car look as great today as it did at the popular cars launch back in 1961, with the added bonus that it’s fast enough to embarrass many modern sports cars in the fast lane.

You can treat yourself from £30,000.

This is Money verdict: The quintessential British sports car, stunning and if you had bought one ten or twenty years ago it would have proved a great investment.

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Lotus Esprit

The iconic supercar was made famous when it appeared in the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (1977) and has since been on the wish list of many classic car enthusiasts.

With smooth driving and speed on the top of the list with this class car, how could you resist?

Prices start from £6,695.

This is Money verdict: Britain's answer to a Ferrari still turns heads but you'll have to pay handsomely for a good example and unlike James Bond's, yours won't drive underwater.

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Morgan 4/4

The Morgan 4/4 has the longest production run of any car in history, back to 1936 with a few short breaks, yet is probably one of the fewest in production numbers.

The memorable 4/4 has an unmissable style of its own and is as handsome as many of its modern equivalents.

You can become an owner of this classic car for £16,000.

This is Money verdict: Guaranteed to stand out from the crowd, get the driving goggles and gloves ready.

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Bentley Brooklands

No classic car list would be complete without a Bentley. This car could well be the most exclusive, decadent and bespoke luxury cars ever.

Still a favourite amongst classic car enthusiasts, this car definitely turns a few heads on the road.

Be the envy of your friends from around £10,995.

This is Money verdict: The 1990s Bentley is big, luxurious and fast - but can you afford the petrol?

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Rolls-Royce Phantom

If you’re looking for premium and luxury models, the classic Rolls Royce Phantom Saloon could be the ideal option.

Sleek, sublime and sophisticated, the Rolls Royce Phantom Saloon is a comfortable high end vehicle which boasts excellent handling and a high-end feel.

Be prepared to fork out a whopping £89,500, though to drive one of the most famous cars in history.

This is Money verdict: Enjoy looking down the long bonnet as the road unfurls, or get someone to drive you and feel like royalty.

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Buying a classic: How to dodge the lemons

Don’t forget when looking to buy a classic car, give it all the checks you would if you were buying a ‘standard’ car. This includes:

- Looking at all paperwork and documentation.

- Taking it for a road test to check for any faults, especially in the engine.

- Checking essentials such as lights, tyres and suspension is up to scratch.

- Importantly for a classic car is looking for signs of rust and other wear and tear around the bodywork.

- Investigating how much insurance would be for the car, to make sure you are not quoted sky-high prices which would make the motor uneconomical for you to drive.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you own a classic motor? What model did you buy, how much did it set you back and how long have you had it? What tips would you give readers who may be looking at purchasing a classic motor? Or what car would you have out in our list? Tell us below.


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