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The Subaru Out­back was com­pre­hen­sively re­vised in 2016 WORD is that Greater Manch­ester’s big­gest clas­sic car event is head­ing for a record num­ber of mo­tors on dis­play.

Or­gan­is­ers of the Foot­man James Clas­sic Car Show at Even­tCity say there have been record club en­tries.

The 2017 show will take place on Septem­ber 16 and 17 and or­gan­iser Andy Rouse said: “We’ve al­ready had a re­ally en­cour­ag­ing re­sponse from all quar­ters, but we’re par­tic­u­larly thrilled that so many clubs have ap­plied to be a part of this year’s event.

“So far we’ve man­aged to squeeze 95 clubs onto our floor plan, and there’s a wait­ing list de­vel­op­ing!

“Clubs are the heart­beat of this whole hobby, and we are hon­oured that so many are choos­ing to join us at this great show­case for the clas­sic car com­mu­nity.

“The show is fast gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion for great cars in a great venue and a very friendly at­mos­phere.”

The show will fea­tures hun­dreds of clas­sic cars from both clubs and pri­vate en­tries as well as restora­tion demon­stra­tions, traders and live clas­sic rally driv­ing ac­tion. For in­for­ma­tion and to buy tick­ets see: www.manch­ester­clas­s­ic­carshow.com. THIS week­end’s Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic event will see 137 of the most de­sir­able clas­sic and race cars go un­der the ham­mer.

The race car sale takes place be­fore the fes­ti­val on Thurs­day, 27th July, with road cars go­ing un­der the ham­mer over the two days of the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic week­end on 29th – 30th July.

Fa­mous names ap­pear in the owner his­to­ries of many of the cars in­clud­ing a 1972 Fer­rari 365 GTB/4 Day­tona (above) es­ti­mated to bring £525,00 and once owned by Sir El­ton John.

Rowan Atkin­son’s 2015 Land Rover 90 Cel­e­bra­tion Her­itage Edi­tion is es­ti­mated at up to £45,000.

Oth­ers in­clude a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupé pre­vi­ously owned by Lulu, celebrity chef Gary Rhodes’ 2006 Fer­rari F430 F1, and a se­lec­tion of cars from a col­lec­tion owned by Jamiro­qua’s Jay Kay.

Also on sale will be the late great Barry Sheene’s 1985 works Toy­ota Supra race car (es­ti­mate £60 to £80k).

More in­for­ma­tion at: www. sil­ver­stoneauc­tions.com.

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