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The Lan­caster In­sur­ance Clas­sic Mo­tor­show is about to over­whelm us again

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NEC plans, our ‘Bri­tain’s Best’ com­pe­ti­tion launched and more.

Yep, it’s of­fi­cially big­ger than ever be­fore. With around 40 ex­tra clubs this year, the or­gan­is­ers ex­pect the num­ber of cars and bikes on show to top 3000 ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing those that are on dis­play by the 650 traders and deal­ers also tak­ing part. The ad­di­tion of a new Hall 8, takes the over­all show space to one mil­lion square feet – like it wasn’t big enough al­ready!

The new hall will be called The Debu­tant & Spe­cial Dis­play Hall and will host 15 clubs that haven’t ex­hib­ited be­fore. ‘Debu­tants’ in­clude the Per­ana Own­ers Club, Club Cal­i­bra, United Cen­tos (Fiat Cin­que­cen­tos and Se­i­cen­tos), Ford­sport, MINI Y Reg­is­ter, Rac­ing-puma, Fiat Coupé Club, RS500 Own­ers, and the Retro Car­a­van Club. An­drew Evan­son, Se­nior Op­er­a­tions Man­ager at Lan­caster In­sur­ance, added: ‘I’m ec­static that a larger num­ber of clubs will be at­tend­ing the show, giv­ing us the op­por­tu­nity to marvel at even more mar­ques and mod­els.’

This year’s CMS is a fit­ting an­niver­sary event then, 70 years

since the 1948 mo­tor show, when our Live Stage build car was only three years old. Re­flect­ing the show theme, ‘Built to last’, our big build for the week­end is a 1951 Ri­ley RMA. Can we get it run­ning in three days ready for pre­vi­ous owner Ron to drive it for the first time since 1971?

The ex­pected 72,000 CMS vis­i­tors will be able to as­sess not only the past, but the fu­ture of clas­sic car own­er­ship at RBW’S stand (2-248) where the com­pany will launch their new RBW MGB and RBW XKSS elec­tric clas­sics. For a more tra­di­tional MG, try the MG Car Club Stand where Mike Brewer’s re­stored MGA will be on dis­play.

The ten fi­nal­ists have been re­vealed for the Au­tumn Fi­nal of the Lan­caster In­sur­ance Pride of Own­er­ship. The cars are 1922 Calthorpe All Weather Tourer, 1989 BMW E24 M635CSI, Bu­gatti Type 35 Replica, 1938 Citroën Trac­tion Avant Light 12, 1956 Daim­ler Drop­head Coupé, 1955 Tri­umph TR3, 1982 Lo­tus Turbo Es­prit, 1972 Volk­swa­gen Trekker, 1969 Ford Sav­age MKII V6, 1994 Ford Es­cort RS Cosworth Lux.

Vis­i­tors can vote for their favourite car and story… the win­ner will be an­nounced on show Sun­day by Ant An­stead from Wheeler

Deal­ers. For more in­for­ma­tion, as well as all the ticket prices and book­ing de­tails, visit

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