We are a specialist organisation catering exclusively for the automotive industry and we call on over 25 combined years of experience in the fields of events, travel, PR, and hospitality with a commitment to providing and producing only the very best for fellow automotive enthusiasts.
Our goal is to create, produce and manage events not only on behalf of your brand but as your brand regardless of your size and vision whilst taking into consideration your philosophies and guidelines.
AEC is staffed by people who are passionate about all things automotive. Outside of the office, we are track day drivers, motorbike riders and all-around automotive socialites with a sometimes-unhealthy passion for tinkering. When in the office, we're dedicated to producing nothing but the very best for the industry that we love. Here is just a small selection of things that we're rather good at:
Bespoke Driving Tours
Bespoke Driving Tours. This is our speciality. Being a subsidiary brand to Classic Grand Touring LTD we’re already widely regarded as the specialists in organising the finest car tours and driving holidays with both bespoke and pre-arranged guided tours to the finest motoring events around the world.
Besides having thousands of individual customers to date who have enjoyed hundreds of our own in-house events and tours over the years, we also cater for car clubs and corporations including Porsche Club GB, The Aston Martin Owners Club, The Ferrari Owners Club and many more.
We welcome all cars of all ages to participate on our tours and draw on over 30 years’ experience in organising driving tours for specialist car clubs and discerning individuals to historic races, classic events and to the most beautiful driving roads around the world. With AEC as an organiser, you and your participants are fully protected with CGT's travel bonds namely ABTA, ATOL and ABTOT which cover all aspects of any travel arrangements that we put together.
Whatever the circumstances, The Automotive Event Company is here to help bring your customers and guests an unforgettable event with our hospitality management services. With pride, we take on projects on behalf of car clubs, automotive manufacturers and brands for guests, employees and members. We manage the entire project having corresponded in detail with you, the suppliers and caterers allowing a complete hand over of responsibilities from you the client to us to execute the event.
We can even work on behalf of race teams to assist in travelling with you to manage your hospitality throughout a series be that in the UK or anywhere else around the world.
Regardless of your requirements, we offer a range of hospitality options from motorsport hospitality through to private evenings around an existing event or function. Just tell us where and when you want to want to host and we'll get working on the rest.
Car Meets on behalf of brands, websites & personalities
The founders of AEC have been in the heart of the social car meet scene since 2013 managing social events for brands, manufacturers and personalities with large numbers of fans and followers.
Professionally organised meets and gatherings can be a great way to engage with the people that support your brand. For an agreed fee AEC can offer a fully insured event allowing you as 'the host company' to simply enjoy the buzz of your own event, to engage with your audience, sell products and collect data.
Trade Show Event Management & Representation
AEC takes pleasure in taking on the event representation for brands at tradeshows allowing you the client to hand over the project for a set fee. We sit down with you to discuss your own ideas and goals before creating, building, managing and even managing the trade stand in conjunction with budgets agreed in advance.
We manage the logistics, production and deal first hand with the venue and material suppliers allowing you to focus on engaging with your customers and inviting people to visit.
media production & location assistance
With years of experience travelling the world driving some of the most spectacular roads, cols and mountain passes, we have a catalogue of stunning locations ideal for filming and photo shoots.
To date, we've worked with manufacturers, media companies, PR companies and even advertising agencies assisting in the planning and production of media projects. Plus, with our ATOL, ABTA and ABTOT travel bonding we can even assist with flights, hotels and large-scale transport and logistics requirements including car transportation. What's more, we can even help with camera cars and professional drivers!
'In-house' events on behalf of your brand
Trust The Automotive Event Company to take care of your in-house events. This is another handover opportunity for a client such as a dealership or a showroom showcasing a new range or product relying on AEC to take on the planning, setup and hosting of your event allowing you to focus on the time to deal with new and existing customers and orders.
This sort of production is easily scalable from small & intimate events for key customers or colleagues through to larger public open days organised in the hope for the clients to gain new business or data collection.
...and there's plenty more where that came from. It all starts with some car chat so why not give us a call and share your ideas. We're here to help.
The Automotive Event Company is a specialist event organisation catering exclusively for the Automotive Industry and is a trading name of Classic Grand Touring LTD.