Racing heroes set the pace at the London Classic Car Show

It’s not only elegant road cars making up the ever-expanding roster at the inaugural London Classic Car Show in January. Numerous racing legends in both human and automotive form will also be in attendance…

One of the highlights of the new event will be the 40 classic road cars paraded along the Grand Avenue ‘catwalk’ – four from each decade of the 20th Century. But for many, the static displays will be just as ‘moving’: as well as a showcase of six Le Mans racing machines with genuine competition history at La Sarthe, tributes to Hall of Fame heroes will be illustrated by displays of their old steeds. As such, visitors will see Nuvolari’s Alfa Romeo P3, Fangio’s V16 BRM and Senna’s Lotus 97T, among others. There will also be a special display curated by Adrian Newey, featuring his personal road-biased classics alongside a selection of his often-unbeatable F1 creations.

Newey will personally open his display at the exclusive preview evening on Thursday, during which Top Gear host James May will also introduce his selection of 13 cars that he believes changed the motoring world. Limited-availability Premium tickets will provide entry to the opening night, as well as access to the private enclosure with views of the Grand Avenue. As an exclusive offer to Classic Driver readers, you can receive a £10 discount on these Premium tickets by entering the code LCCS6 when ordering (available on Premium tickets Thurs - Sunday, valid until 31st December).

Photos: London Classic Car Show