What a great scene, Chelsea Pensioners at the London Motor Show 2017 showing a great interest in the David Brown Mini Remastered. The Chelsea Pensioners weren’t alone, the Mini attracted many people re-mini-scing over current or a long lost love affair with the iconic Mini. The handcrafted, modernised Mini was fascinating to look around. The dash was the most apparent departure from the original car with a computer screen but the overall look really works, well thought-out and sympathetic to the original.
The handcrafted, modernised Mini was fascinating to look around. The dash was the most apparent departure from the original car with a computer screen but the overall look really works, well thought-out and sympathetic to the original.
The London Motor Show was a great mix of, a useful chance to see the latest offerings from the major brands, where you can get in and have a good look around cars and the opportunity to see the more exotic, with everything from tuned Mustangs and Nissan GT-Rs to Lamborghini’s, BAC Mono and even a Harrods Caterham.
As well as David Brown Automotive, another modern take on an iconic classic was the Jaguar continuation of the famous Lightweight E-Type, this one belonging to Stratstone. A beautiful piece of engineering, these cars normally end up squirrelled away in private collections, but Stratstone have committed to make sure their one gets out. It has already been up the hill at Shelsley Walsh and blasted around Le Mans by Chris Harris.
Don’t to be outdone in the exotic stakes, Aston Martin were king of the hill with their latest hyper-car, the Valkyrie and it curtainly is one stunning beasty.
Another manufacturer offering a modern interpretation of a classic icon was Alpina. The A110 is a good looking car and does a great job of representing the brand’s sports car heritage.
The show, based in Battersea Park, also had a lot going on outside, with more cars, old and new, on display along with simulators, a great selection of food and coffee proprietors. Brooklands Museum were showing off their aero-engined Napier Railton, a 24litre W12 capable of 143mph in 1935.
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