This month’s London Classic Car Show promises to be the biggest and best yet with an unprecedented number of enthusiastic motoring clubs exhibiting at the ExCeL. Staged between February 15th and 18th, the show has been expanded to fill one complete side of the ExCeL exhibition venue.
With Audi, BMW, Corvette, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche and Rover classics all on show its an event not to be missed. If you’d like to WIN FREE VIP TICKETS, courtesy of MOTOR-VISION, read on and fill in the application at the bottom of this article.
What will be there?
The TVR Club will be celebrating four decades of open top motoring, with 2018 marking 40 years since the Blackpool-based sports car company launched its first convertible: the TVR 3000S.
Ferrari fans should head to the Ferrari Owners’ Club (Kent branch) stand, which is expected to be flaunting a totally original 288GTO alongside a mint Boxer BBi – one of just 42 right-hand-drive models to reach UK roads.
Over at the Aston Martin Owners’ Club display space, visitors will find one of the ten Vanquish S RAF Red Arrows models produced to raise awareness and donations for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
For all things Ford, there’s the RS Owners’ Club, which is celebrating 50 years of the mk1 Escort Twin Cam, while the Capri mk1 Owners’ Club is parading three special models, including a very scarce South African-produced Capri Perana, powered by a five-litre V8 engine sourced from the contemporary Ford Mustang.
The MG Owners’ Club display will include the famous ex-factory MGB that Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges raced at Le Mans in 1965.
Churchill and Diana
Aside from pristine examples of some of the best-loved heritage models, the London Classic Car Show will exhibit some cars with immense historical relevance, namely Winston Churchill’s pre-war Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe, used by the PM between 1944 and 1949.
A unique XJ-S Cabriolet specially commissioned for Diana, Princess of Wales, will also be presented by the Jaguar XJS Club. Produced in 1983, this illustrious drop-top Jag comes with a pair of small rear seats for her two young princes, William and Harry.
Event director Bas Bungish commented: “Whether it’s displaying these truly special cars or just sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with show goers, the presence of these passionate car clubs really adds yet another key dimension to the visitor experience.”
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How to win free tickets with Motor-Vision
Advance tickets cost £25 online, or £30 on the door. There are also a range of tickets available including upgraded premium tickets and family ticket options. All tickets are available online.
You can keep your money though because as you know at Motor-Vision, we always like to give something extra, so not only do we have 2 pairs of VIP tickets up for grabs, we’ve also arranged for you to be part of the action and take part in the ‘Drive of your life’ experience, where you’ll have the chance to ride in an iconic classic car on track at the event.
The winners of the competition have been picked at random and they are:
Saturday – Andrew Parker
Sunday – Pat Bartlett
Congratulations to our winners, we hope you enjoy the event.