The London Classic Car Show opens its doors on Thursday 23rd at London Excel for four petrolhead thrilling days. Many amazing cars will be on display including the ‘Holy Trinity’ hypercars , the Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1. The three hypercars together produce 2,740bhp will be seen together on the stand of luxury car dealers Prindiville.
This years star marque is Ferrari, and on display is a tribute collection of 20 Ferrari road cars collectively worth £120 million, also Ferraris in action on The Grand Avenue, as well as models on club and dealer stands.
The Aston Martin Owner’s Club will have a stunning Vulcan track day hypercar on its stand, along with a DB5, a V8 Zagato, a Lagonda and one of only six Anniversary Vanquish models made. JBR Capital will be displaying one of the four Sanction II DB4 Zagato models produced while the famous Brooklands single seater, the Razor Blade, will be in Grand Avenue action.
Underlining Aston’s long pedigree, the AMOC stand will also have the pre-war Aston Red Dragon racer on show while specialist auction company The Market will be offering a 1937 Aston 15/98 DHC for sale.
Corgi Toys is launching its new range of James Bond model cars at the show with two very special full size Astons on show: the movie-only DB10 from Spectre and the DBS as seen in Casino Royale.
Special features include The Perfect Ten – 60 iconic classic cars split into ten body-type categories. These will be driven along The Grand Avenue and showcased in the Open Paddock where visitors can get up close to their favourites. Rarities include the Mazda Cosmo, Tatra T97, 1955 Alfa Romeo 6C Aerodinamica Spider, Hispano Suiza ‘Tulipwood’, Alvis Graber TF21 and the monster aero-engined 9.6-litre Maudsley.
From some of the fastest production machines ever made to one of the slowest, the 1967 Bedford/Plaxton coach converted by the government into a Mobile Cinema. The only survivor of the seven built, the cinema was used by the Ministry of Technology to show films promoting modern production techniques to engineering firms. The team behind its restoration have started a crowdfunding scheme to raise funds to restore the cinema’s recently discovered trailer.
A display of six significant cars from Guest of honour Jacky Ickx remarkable career include Grand Prix single-seaters and endurance sports cars that will rub shoulders with a Porsche 959 of Paris-Dakar fame.
This year a new feature of Car Club Square will be the unique pop-up Beaulieu Autojumble, personally I love a good rummage through automobilia hunting down that rare and elusive part.
“With so much to see and do, we have made sure that visitors can enjoy some great refreshments, too. We have imported the famous Scarf and Goggles pub from the Silverstone Classic while Bennies Fifties Diner will take you back to a world of Elvis and ’57 Chevys” said Bas Bungish, show director.
“With tickets to the London Classic Car Show also giving entry to our new sister show, Historic Motorsport International, visitors might need all four days to make sure they don’t miss anything!”
Admission to the London Classic Car Show incorporates free entry to HMI. Historic Motorsport International will open its doors at 12 noon on Thursday, 23 February while the London Classic Car Show will burst into life at 3pm that afternoon. The LCCS closes at 9.30pm on the opening Thursday, runs from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.
Tickets to the 2017 London Classic Car Show/HMI are now available from the show website – thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk– and start at £24 for single adult entry (£27 on the door on the day). Gala evening standard entry costs £42 or for access to the Grand Avenue Club, where the interviews take place, tickets cost £70.