Preview: London Classic Car Show
A broader spectrum of classics – and a chance to win Spectre models – all at ExCeL
The London Classic Car Show (LCCS) returns this weekend to London ExCeL – and promises to be even bigger and better than last year.
A star-studded opening Gala Evening on Thursday features Le Mans legends Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Emanuele Pirro, Jacky Oliver and Jürgen Barth plus three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti.
There will be more than 800 classics on show ranging from priceless Ferraris to more affordable MGs and GTIs. The first show in 2015 was accused of focusing too much on the upper end of the classic market but efforts have been made to feature a fuller spectrum of classic cars.
Highlights include The Perfect 10 promenading on Grand Avenue giving visitors the chance to see – and hear – the cars in action; a special tribute to Ferrari on its 70th birthday, a tribute to Jacky Ickx with a number of his winning Formula 1, Le Mans and Paris Dakar cars, a new feature with an indoor Beaulieu Autojumble (Saturday and Sunday only), Car Club Square, and Coys Auction.
Corgi models will have a full-size Aston Martin DB10 and DBS on stand C190, plus opportunities to win an Aston Martin driving experience plus a Corgi Spectre twin-pack. Also new for 2017 is the introduction of Historic Motorsport International (HMI) – a new sister show putting the spotlight on the UK’s premier position in historic motorsport.
Tickets are available from £24 in advance and include admittance to Historic Motorsport International.
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