London Classic Car Show brings automotive magic back to the Capital
London has increasingly become a hub of activity for the classic car scene, despite the absence of a motor show for several years now. This is set to change in January 2015, when the ExCel Centre in central London – which hosted the British Motor Show until 2008 – plays host to a new high-end classic car event. Following the same recipe as Rétromobile in France and Essen Techno Classica in Germany, the London Classic Car Show will exhibit the finest classics from Europe’s most prestigious dealers; the highlight, however, will be that these cars will be paraded along the specially built ‘Grand Avenue’ catwalk, allowing visitors not only to revel in the sights, but the smells and sounds, too.
Popular cars already confirmed as attending include such crowd favourites as the Ferrari Testa Rossa, Lamborghini Miura, Mercedes 300 SL 'Gullwing' and Lancia Stratos – not to mention Sir Stirling Moss’s famous TT-winning Ferrari 250 SWB. And with dealers such as JD Classics, Nicholas Mee & Co., Hexagon Classics, Speedmaster, Eagle E-Types and Burkhard Wendt Kunsthandel already signed up to exhibit, there are sure to be plenty more of the same calibre. Silverstone Auctions and Coys have also confirmed that they will be in attendance with the retail divisions of their respective businesses.
As official media partners for the event, Classic Driver will keep you up-to-date on the most recent developments in the lead-up to the show, which takes place 8-11 January 2015 at London’s ExCel Centre. Furthermore, our readers can benefit from an exclusive offer: buy an adult ticket before 30 November, and you can bring a guest for free. Enter the code LCCS5 when booking (offer applies to standard adult tickets Friday to Sunday only).
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