TWO EVENTS GET TOGETHER AT EXCEL
Venue to host London Classic Car Show and Historic Motorsport International
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.