Pre­view: Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show

A broader spec­trum of clas­sics – and a chance to win Spec­tre mod­els – all at Ex­CeL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ■ www.th­elon­don­clas­s­ic­carshow.com

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.

Clas­sic Cars. TV pre­sen­ter and colum­nist Quentin Will­son has se­lected his ‘four sleeper clas­sics’ that will be on dis­play on stand B50 of our sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion This year Ly­d­den Hill race cir­cuit, Kent cel­e­brates 50 years of ral­ly­cross and fea­tures a dis­play of Group B icons at HMI in­clud­ing Will Gol­lop’s Metro 6R4 and Pat Do­ran’s Ford RS200. Ly­d­den will also be an­nounc­ing its new Clas­sic Fes­ti­val to be held in Au­gust.

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