Here at Motor-Vision, we love pretty much all motoring shows and when we heard about the new Historic Motorsport International which is being held at the Excel in London, we had to do a blog!
The purpose of the show is to celebrate the history of motorsports across the world and how the UK has had a leading role in this. Staged alongside The London Classic Car Show, it is run by Brand Events who have created such events as CarFest and Top Gear Live, so we are sure this is one to attend.
What you can expect at the show
The Historic Motorsport International Conference Programme is going to be hosted by the very talented, Henry Hope-Frost. You may know Henry from his various contributions to motoring broadcasting over his 20-year career. He has worked for Autosport since the 90’s and has presented at many different car shows including Goodwood!
Spanning over two days, there will be a range of iconic motorsport personalities speaking at the conference. Jacky Ickx, six-time Le Mans winner, will be there on Thursday 23rd and on Friday 24th will be accompanied by other Le Mans winners as well as his former teammates.
If you are a fan of motor engineering, then you will be pleased to know that the legendary Tony Southgate will be interviewed at the event. Tony has designed many cars including the Le Mans winning Jaguar XJR-9 and has worked for multiple F1 teams before his retirement.
As well as the conference, Coys – a specialist classic car auction house, will be holding a large sale of many iconic motorsport cars! The auction will consist of 25 cars: 15 competition-ready race and rally cars, 5 road-going racers and 5 sporting road-going classics. The sale will take place over the weekend with viewing for all on Thursday and Friday.
If you are lucky enough to be attending, be sure to send us some images on our social accounts!
Get your tickets for the show: http://www.historicmotorsportinternational.co.uk