What not to miss at the London Classic Car Show 2016
The organisers announced plans for a 50% expansion just days after the last event, but exhibitor demand has seen floorspace doubled for the second London Classic Car Show. Headlining the features is an interesting spin on the Six Nations Cup, a tournament that will decide once and for all which country makes the best cars – Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan or the United States. Ten cars from each country will parade the unique ‘Grand Avenue’ automotive catwalk across the weekend, before the victorious nation is crowned on Sunday.
There will also be a display showcasing the evolution of the supercar from the 1970s until today; the McLaren F1 will get its very own display with five different variants on show, plus anecdotes from patriarch Gordon Murray on the Thursday and Friday. Sir Stirling Moss will also be present on the Speaker’s Panel, while legendary ‘Flying Finn’ Ari Vatanen will host a display dedicated to the fearsome really machines of the Group B era, with all the most memorable cars represented.
Buy what you see
Dealers will remain an integral part of the show, with exhibitors such as DD Classics, Duncan Hamilton, Frank Dale, Graeme Hunt, Hexagon Classics, Joe Macari, Nicholas Mee, Samuel Laurence and Speedmaster presenting their wares. Coys and Silverstone Auctions will be hosting talks on current trends in the classic car market, while a variety of enthusiast groups will occupy the Car Club Square, staged to evoke memories of a 1960s motor show. On the final day, visitors are also invited to attend in their ‘Sunday Best’ period costumes, à la Goodwood Revival.
Photos: London Classic Car Show