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Sporting Bears Dream Rides

Classic Motor Show 2022

Sporting Bears Dream Rides offer passenger rides in stunning classic cars at the show. Their garage features a fantastic array of cars for you to enjoy a passenger ride on the open roads surrounding Birmingham’s NEC. What better way to raise money for charity than by taking a ten-mile passenger ride in the car of your dreams?  

This is a unique and exciting experience where in return for a minimum donation to UK children's charities Sporting Bears will take you out for a 10 mile/20 minute passenger ride in the car of your dreams!

During this ride you can experience the thrill of a Ferrari, the sound of a Lamborghini or the simple joys of classic car from a bygone age.

With 1,500 members in the club, Sporting Bears will certainly have a car for everyone, with around 100 to choose from each day, whether you love the classics, hot hatches or the acceleration of a supercar!

Sporting Bears club patron, Mike Brewer, will host a daily presentation each morning of the show to speak about the work Sporting Bears do and their fabulous cars. 

No need to pre-book your experience, all bookings are made on the day at the show!

Highlights this year include

  • 1915 Ford Model T
  • Toyota Yaris GR4
  • Aston Martin DBX
  • Jaguar F-Type 
  • Alpine A110 Pure Auto
  • Mclaren 650S Spider
  • Ferrari 458 Italia 2dr Auto
  • Ferrari F355 GTS 2dr
  • Mercedes SL500 AMG
  • A45S AMG 
  • Lanchester LD10 2dr sports coupe
  • Daimler SP250

Some of the cars available at previous shows include

  • A Defender Works V8 provided by Jaguar Land Rover Classics  to mark the 70th anniversary
  • The latest Alpine A110, given five star reviews by motoring critics, this reincarnation is a truly stunning sports car
  • The new Morgan Plus 6, the first new model in many years, with 335bhp, a top speed of 166mph and 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds
  • The brand new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera capable of accelerating to 62mph in less than 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 211mph
  • Plus a fantastic mix of cars from classic British sports cars, exotic supercars and tv stars including the Maserati 3200GT recently driven by Vicki Butler-Henderson on Fifth Gear
Sporting Bears

About Sporting Bears

Since Dream Rides began in 1992, the Sporting Bears have raised over £3 million in donations, including nearly £31,000 at the last show!

Sporting Bears is run on the generosity of its members and support of their partners who freely give their time, fuel, and maintenance of their cars to ensure that every penny donated by you goes directly to the UK children's charities.

Find out more about the Sporting Bears and their fantastic work for charity.

Charities the Bears are supporting at Classic Motor Show 2023

Shine A Light

Shine a Light aim to provide valuable support and a supportive community for children with cancer and their families. www.shinealight.uk/

Shine a Light

Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes. 
www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/

 Medical Detection Dogs

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Rainbows cares for hundreds of families every year who have a baby, child or young person with a serious or terminal illness that means that their lives will be shorter than most. www.rainbows.co.uk/

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

90,000 sick kids are treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital every year. Together we can transform their lives. www.bch.org.uk/

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

Thanks from charities supported previously

Claire House Hospice cared for Gabe aged 3 and his family at the end of his short life. Jenni, Gabe's Mum wrote “At Claire House we swam together, ate together, watched movies together, took photos together, had fun and made memories. Five days after we moved into the hospice Gabe died surrounded by his family. We are really grateful that you have chosen to support Claire House as they reach out to care for every dying child.”
Birmingham Children’s Hospital wrote to say they felt “beyond privileged that the Sporting Bears Motor Club had chosen them to fund raise for. The paediatric patient experience extends far beyond the walls of our hospital thanks to your support. Weekend camps help children to develop self-confidence and self-esteem. It means so much to our children and families to know that you are thinking of them and sending your love and support.”

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