WE ARE FAM­ILY! (at the NEC)

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - nec­clas­sic­mo­tor­show.com

The theme for this year’s Lan­caster In­sur­ance Clas­sic Mo­tor Show at the NEC on 10-12 Novem­ber has been an­nounced as Fam­ily Ties.

The event is ex­pected to at­tract more than 270 clas­sic clubs, which have been in­vited to em­brace the theme on their stand with their own in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Act­ing show direc­tor, Lee Masters, ex­plains: ‘The clas­sic mo­tor­ing com­mu­nity is one huge fam­ily, but so is the mo­tor­ing in­dus­try. Man­u­fac­tur­ers cre­ate var­i­ous mod­els ,which are in fam­i­lies, with one model be­ing billed as the sis­ter car to an­other.

‘Plus, there are those cars that have been passed down through fam­i­lies, from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion – the mo­tor your dad taught you to drive in, or the fam­ily sa­loon that took you on your first hol­i­day.’

Lee is ask­ing club mem­bers to con­sider how clas­sic cars tie in­di­vid­u­als to­gether, whether that’s through friend­ships or re­la­tion­ships that formed be­cause of clas­sics, or through a car’s his­tory as it was passed from fam­ily mem­ber to fam­ily mem­ber.

More than 2500 clas­sic cars and mo­tor­bikes will be on dis­play in 2017, span­ning over 100 years of mo­tor­ing her­itage, and cov­er­ing 12 foot­ball pitches of floor space.

Clubs are be­ing asked to dis­play cars with fam­ily ties, such as this Vaux­hall VX220 (left) and Vaux­hall 30/98.

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