About the event
Tunerfest South is an annual Summer celebration of tuning, modification and performance and now an occasion that’s become firmly etched in the car-show calendar.
The Tunerfest concept was introduced in 2015 to showcase modern and iconic performance cars from around the world. Working in partnership with two of the country’s most famous circuits: Brands Hatch (Tunerfest South) and Oulton Park (TunerFest North) both events are designed to appeal to the serious modified car owner. And for 2019, a third event was added to the calendar: Tunerfest Midlands at Donington Park.
Brought to you by the promoters of Time Attack, at Tunerfest South you will see some of the fastest and uniquely tuned cars both on and off the track. The show embraces everything that the modern tuning scene has to offer: from fierce competition on the circuit, to public track time, representation on site from more than 70 car clubs with over 1700 cars on display, plus exhibitors that include leading aftermarket tuners, parts and accessory suppliers. This combination of on-track action and off-track spectacle setting Tunerfest South apart from any other show of its kind in the UK.
Also at this year’s show is the return of the PAAA (Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association) Performance Tuning Expo, located in display area between the main gate and grandstands, right there amongst the car club zones just off Colin Chapman Way.
This is the fourth running of this exciting trade expo that last year at Tunerfest, was the first event of its kind. It is aimed specifically at the performance aftermarket and showcases the leading brands that represent the best in automotive modification and tuning. And, as the PAAA represents the majority of major tuning manufacturers and distributors in the UK, the event provides visitors with an opportunity to meet the people and products behind the industry’s leading brands.
There’s even more trade stands and a range of other attractions, including the ever-popular Show and Shine competition that is as much about modification and performance as it is a great paint job.
And of course, there’s the awesome Time Attack action on the circuit, the event hosting round two of this year’s Championship. The technical nature of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit make it a firm favourite with the drivers – and, because from certain vantage points you can see almost a whole lap of the track, it’s a favourite with spectators too!
Be in no doubt that there’s some serious machinery in operation running in the Time Attack Pro Classes, with power outputs reaching in excess of 1000hp! Whilst in the Club classes, you’ll see road specification cars that are tuned and driven like you’ve never seen them before.
Included in the all-day circuit action are a series of demonstrations that take place in between the competitive sessions. This includes a collection of awesome sounding F1 and F3000 cars – a rare sight indeed – plus a spectacular display of the art of Drifting. It’s a motorsport discipline that is rarely seen on the sacred tarmac of Brands Hatch nowadays and the section of track from Surtees, through McLaren, Clearways and Clark Curve will see some of the most exciting (and fastest) demonstrations ever seen.
At lunchtime, there’s the pit-lane walkabout session, when we offer fans the opportunity to meet the Time Attack drivers and see their cars close up.
After its hugely successful introduction last year, the whole event will be live streamed on the Time Attack Facebook page. Live timing and information can be found on the following websites:
Time Attack Championship: www.timeattack.co.uk
Tunerfest South: south.tunerfest.co.uk
About Brands Hatch
One of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, Brands Hatch plays host to an impressive variety of prestigious motorsport events on both two and four wheels and is the home of Time Attack.
A natural amphitheatre offering unrivalled views of the action from various vantage points, Brands Hatch is known as Britain’s best loved motor racing circuit. And you can experience it for yourself with a renowned programme of driving experiences and trackdays on offer.
Brands Hatch has well equipped and modern facilities throughout the venue. From grandstand seating to its restaurant the Octagon, there are plenty of places to sit, eat and enjoy your day. There are also plenty of tarmac areas at the venue, a go kart circuit and a rally stage complete with brand new rally prepared Toyota GT86’s.
If you have any questions regarding Brands Hatch as a venue and its facilities, please call or email the circuit directly using the details above.
07.00: Gates open to clubs and traders
09.00: Gates open to public
Time Attack Warm up
- 10.00 – 10.15: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
- 10.20 – 10.35: Club Classes
- 10.40 – 10.55: GT3/Pro Classes
11.00 – 11.15: RWYB – Session 1
Time Attack Practice
- 11.20 – 11.35: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
- 11.40 – 11.55: Club Classes
- 12.00 – 12.15: GT3/Pro Classes
12.20 – 12.35: RWYB Time Attack – Session 2
12.40 – 12.55: F1 Demonstration 1
13.00 – 13.15: Drift Demonstration 1
13.15 – 13.25: Marshal’s Hot Laps
13.25 – 14.15: LUNCH BREAK
13.30 – 13.50: Public pit lane walkabout
14.15 – 14.30: Public Track Time Session 1
14.35 – 14.50: F1 Demonstration 2
14.55 – 15.10: Drift Demonstration 2
Time Attack Qualifying
- 15.15 – 15.30: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
- 15.35 – 15.50: Club Classes
- 15.55 – 16.10: GT3/Pro Classes
16.15 – 16.30: RWYB – Session 3
16.35 – 16.50: Public Track Time – Session 2
Time Attack Finals
- 16.55 – 17.10: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
- 17.15 – 17.30: Club Classes
- 17.35 – 17.50: GT3/Pro Classes
17.55 – 18.10: RWYB – Session 4
Please note: Times are subject to conditions and circumstances on the day.
Directions / How to find Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch is situated on the A20 near West Kingsdown. Just 3 miles from junction 3 (Swanley) of the M25, it is linked via the A20 to the M20 and M25/26 motorways.
Regular services to Swanley station operate from London Victoria.
Brands Hatch Circuit
Kent DA3 8NG
Tel: 01474 872331
Fax: 01474 874766
What are the show opening hours?
Public opening hours are 0900-1830hrs. Car Clubs and Traders can arrive from 0700hrs
What time does the action start?
On and off track content starts from 0900hrs and finishes at 1830hrs
Can I park my car in the club displays in the show area?
Yes but you need to book yourself and your club in with us in advance, please use our clubs booking page to do that.
Are there places to eat and drink on site?
Yes there are food and drink vendors as well as a circuit cafe. The food is a high quality affair with modest pricing, there will also be ice creams etc. Within the cafe there is also a licenced bar overlooking the circuit.
Can I bring a BBQ?
No sorry they are not permitted on site but if you want to come with a picnic and refreshments of your own there are plenty of very nice grassed areas and woods around the venue to sit down and enjoy the action with friends and family.
If I am using my car in a Public Tracktime session do I still need to buy an entry ticket?
Yes, all visitors must have an entry ticket regardless of the activities when on site.
Whats the latest time to buy an advanced ticket?
Advanced tickets are on sale until 12noon on Wednesday before the event. After that day tickets may only be purchased on the gate. Please see our ticketing section for information and pricing.
Can I pay by credit/debit card?
Yes you can buy your tickets online until the Wednesday before the event and we also take cards and cash on the gate during the event.
Is parking free?
Yes all visitors have access to free parking inside the venue in designated areas. If you wish to come with your car club and have exclusive show parking, please go to the clubs page.
Are pets allowed?
No sorry, as it’s race track therefore pets are not allowed except for guide dogs.
I’ve bought tickets online but they haven’t arrived yet, what should I do?
Advance tickets are handled by the circuit [ MSV ] directly. They charge and post the tickets to you by recorded delivery. If you need to chase up things, please contact the circuit using the details that were provided to you when you purchased the ticket.