A unique feature of February’s inaugural Historic Motorsport International show at London’s Excel is that your entry ticket also gives you access to the ‘sister’ event in the adjacent halls at the capacious venue - the London Classic Car show. This will feature some of the most desirable road cars in history, many with motorsport links or design heritage, and more details are now available of some of the outstanding features of that show.
For the 2017 London Classic Car Show (the 23rd to the 26th of February) the phrase ‘Perfect 10’ will take on a new meaning… for the best examples of classic cars in 10 different body styles will be paraded on the show’s ‘catwalk’ which, last year, was home the automotive The Six Nations.
With three months to go before the show opens its doors, event organisers are scouring the globe to find the world’s most desirable classics under the 10 headings: saloon, coupé, convertible, sports car, supercar, hatchback, shooting brake or woodie, sports racer, single-seater and aerodynamic pioneer or streamliner.
At selected times during all four days of the event, stand-out examples in each category will be driven along The Grand Avenue, the innovative roadway that runs through the centre of the show, allowing visitors to see and hear their favourite classics in action. Heightening both the spectacle and decibel levels, each category will include at least one competition car.
What’s more, in 2017 the Grand Avenue will boast a new open paddock allowing visitors back stage access to get even closer to their favourite cars at no extra expense.
“Everyone has their own ideas about their favourite classic and I’m sure there will be plenty of debate during the show about what constitutes the Perfect 10,” said event director Bas Bungish.
“But visitors can be sure that the cars we put forward in each of the 10 categories will be outstanding examples of each body style. Choosing the Perfect 10 from those is not going to be easy!”
Other highlights of the expanded 2017 London Classic Car Show include a celebration of 70-years of Ferrari road cars, Car Club Square with displays from the UK’s leading one-make clubs, and the country’s leading classic car dealers with hundreds of hugely desirable classic cars for sale.
Historic Motorsport International will open its doors at 12.00pm on Thursday 23rd of February, while the London Classic Car Show will burst into life at 3pm that afternoon.