Hosted at the EcXeL exhibition centre in London and now in its third year, The London Classic Car Show is really packing a punch. Visitor numbers are up every year, attracting top dealers and world class classics.
The mixture of featured displays, this year’s feature is Ferrari with truly stunning collection of Ferrari’s finest and you can get right up close to these iconic, beautiful cars, dealer stands and the quarter mile strip AKA “The Grand Avenue” hosting regular themed parades with everything from early racers to shooting brakes, to the loud and sometimes spirited Ferrari run.
The collection of carefully selected, exceptional rare or particularly iconic classics that take part in the Grand Avenue parades have their own separate paddock area which later on in the day is opened up to the public. It is well worth keeping an eye out for this to go and have a close look at these rarely seen cars.
Belgium driver, six times Le Mans and 8 times F1 winner along with Can-Am and Dakar wins, Jacky Ickx‘ career is celebrated with displays and interviews at the show. Le Mans legends, Derek Bell and Emanuele Pirro were also at the opening of the show on Thursday. It’s always worth listening to these guys tell tales from their racing experiences, their passion for cars and motorsport is inspiring.
The sister show, Historic Motorsport International as its name suggests has race and rally cars from all ears, with displays from specialist race preparation companies, tracks like Lyden Hill and clubs like the Historic Sports Car Club and other race organisers.
Coys Auction have two sales one on Saturday, Motorsport cars and Sunday for Classics. Coys always have an impressive array of interesting cars for sale and this is no exception.
Samuel Laurence have a fantastic Ford Focus for sale, build by McLaren in the states on a WRC shell with, I think a US V8 block putting out over 500bhp.
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