Venue to host Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show and His­toric Mo­tor­sport In­ter­na­tional

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Vis­i­tors to next year’s Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show will get the chance to at­tend two events for the price of one with the launch of the Lon­don His­toric Mo­tor­sport In­ter­na­tional.

Both shows will be held at ExCeL in Lon­don’s Dock­lands, on 23-26 Fe­bru­ary, with ad­mis­sion to both events in­cluded in the ad­mis­sion price.

LCCS or­gan­iser Brand Events is launch­ing Lon­don His­toric Mo­tor­sport In­ter­na­tional to re­flect the UK’s lead­ing role in the world of his­toric mo­tor­sport and rallying. It is said that it will pro­vide a plat­form for engi­neer­ing and prepa­ra­tion ex­perts, event or­gan­is­ers, event pro­mot­ers and sup­pli­ers.

The in­au­gu­ral His­toric Mo­tor­sport Con­fer­ence will be in­cluded in the new show’s fea­tures, to be hosted by broad­caster and jour­nal­ist Henry HopeFrost. In­cluded in the pro­gramme of the tick­eted con­fer­ence will be top­ics such as the use of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy in clas­sic race and rally cars, driv­ing stan­dards and spon­sor­ship.

There will also be up to 100 com­pe­ti­tion cars of­fered for sale from spe­cial­ist deal­ers at the venue.

‘In Fe­bru­ary 2017 His­toric Mo­tor­sport In­ter­na­tional (HMI) will blend the busi­ness-to-busi­ness, com­peti­tor and enthusiasts as­pects of the buoy­ant his­toric mo­tor­sport scene, from clas­sic For­mula Ford and his­toric rallying through to pe­riod For­mula One, GTs, sports cars and pro­to­types,’ says show di­rec­tor Ian France.

‘Whether your in­ter­est is in the UK do­mes­tic cham­pi­onships or mar­quee events such as Silverstone Clas­sic, Spa Six Hours or the His­toric Ypres Rally, HMI will re­flect your tastes and op­por­tu­ni­ties to get closer to the sport.’

HMI will open its doors at 10am on Thurs­day 23 Fe­bru­ary, while the LCCS will com­mence from 3pm. HMI will have its own en­trance but there will be free ac­cess to both events. Tick­ets for the com­bined events are now avail­able from the show web­site, start­ing at £24 for sin­gle adult en­try (they will be £27 on the day). IN BRIEF

His­toric mo­tor­sport has been rep­re­sented at the two pre­vi­ous lon­don shows – but it will now have its own ded­i­cated event at excel.

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