The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motorshow is about to overwhelm us again
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