More NEC fi­nal­ists re­vealed

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK - nec­clas­sic­mo­tor­ ❚

A fur­ther ten fi­nal­ists have been an­nounced for the Lan­caster In­sur­ance Clas­sic Mo­tor Show, with Dis­cov­ery, Pride of Own­er­ship awards, to be held on 9-11 Novem­ber.

20 cars have been cho­sen from 100 en­trants to ap­pear at the show, where show-go­ers will vote for the car they judge to have the most in­ter­est­ing and heart-warm­ing story. So far, 15 en­trants have been an­nounced, but with one en­trant hav­ing dropped out, there are a fur­ther six fi­nal­ists to be an­nounced. A wide range of en­trant ve­hi­cles ap­peared in the lat­est an­nounce­ment, rang­ing from Gil­lian Caldicott’s 1922 Calthorpe All Weather Tourer, to Man­deep Sand­har’s 2000 Nis­san Sky­line. This year’s con­test will also fea­ture the award’s youngest fi­nal­ist, 20-year-old Tah­mid Haque, who is at­tend­ing the show with his 1989 BMW M635CSi. Tah­mid said: ‘I am very for­tu­nate in only be­ing 20 years old and hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to own and drive such rare cars. But the real hap­pi­ness comes from be­ing able to share these cars with other en­thu­si­asts that ap­pre­ci­ate them and I look for ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to do so.’

Lan­caster In­sur­ance’s Se­nior Op­er­a­tions Man­ager, An­drew Evan­son, said: ‘At the show, there is al­ways a real buzz sur­round­ing the Pride of Own­er­ship as it show­cases in­cred­i­ble cars with some fan­tas­tic sto­ries be­hind them.

‘It’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to hear about what will be dis­played and these ten cars will be a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion!’

Josh Ly­di­ard’s 1972 Volk­swa­gen Trekker. Lu­cas Reynolds’ 1982 Lo­tus Esprit Turbo.

Rob Sar­gent’s 1969 Ford Cortina Sav­age.

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