Lon­don ver­sus Birm­ing­ham

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

My friend and I at­tended the Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show on Satur­day 25 Fe­bru­ary and I thought I’d share my thoughts on it with you.

The show fea­tured a large hall, which was es­sen­tially dom­i­nated by expensive restora­tion spe­cial­ists us­ing it as a show­room. The cen­tral road within the hall dis­played sev­eral mo­bile dis­plays of clas­sics dur­ing the day, while a num­ber of trade stands were fit­ted in to the pe­riph­ery of the hall.

A sec­ond and much smaller hall dis­played fur­ther highly-priced clas­sic spe­cial­ist cars for sale, plus a small num­ber of rather less ex­otic clas­sics for the or­di­nary en­thu­si­ast and fur­ther trade stands. The Coys auc­tion was cer­tainly the high­light for this hall.

We felt that the £27 en­trance fee (plus an ad­di­tional £15 for park­ing) for this show is ex­ces­sive to say the least for the very lim­ited con­tent!

My ad­vice to any­one is to visit the Lan­caster In­surance Clas­sic Mo­tor Show in Birm­ing­ham in Novem­ber in­stead, which is about five times the size of the Lon­don show and a fab­u­lous day out. Gary Cole­man, Hamp­shire

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