[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast.
Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products it’s the perfect day out for all.
Set in London’s premier events venue, one of the show’s unique and most crowd pleasing features is an indoor driving runway where classic cars are fired up and driven. This is the only place to see, hear and smell these beautiful iconic classics in action, all under one roof.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Show Features”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Gala Evening – Thursday 23rd February
A star-studded evening with motoring legends
Join us as we honour six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx with this year’s Icon Award, and celebrate 70 Years of the Ferrari road car with a specially invited panel of celebrity Ferrari fanatics.
Ickx, the world’s greatest all-round racing driver, will be live on stage discussing his incredible career with motoring broadcaster Henry Hope-Frost, who will also host our exclusive Ferrari celebrations with soon-to-be announced guests.
Ickx will also be the guest of honour at our sister show, the inaugural Historic Motorsport International. He will officially open the show at ExCeL, London at 12 noon on Thursday, 23rd February and be sharing his remarkable experiences with visitors on both Thursday and Friday.
Ickx himself is delighted that his career is being celebrated at both shows. “This is a huge honour to open an exciting new show dedicated to historic motorsport right in the heart of London,” he said. “Whether it was winning Le Mans three times with Derek Bell or competing at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, I have always been lucky enough to have had a wonderful relationship with the British racing community and that’s why I’m so thrilled to have these very special dates in my 2017 diary.”
Gala Evening standard entry tickets cost £42, or for access to the Grand Avenue Club where the interviews take place, tickets cost £70. Book yours now.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Grand Avenue
Unique to The London Classic Car Show, The Grand Avenue is a highway that runs through the centre of the exhibition and along which some of the world’s finest classic cars are driven.
For 2017, we’ll be opening up our incredible paddock to all visitors so you can see the cars up close and even chat to some of the drivers and owners. Our 2017 Grand Avenue theme is ‘The Perfect 10’, where the best examples of classic cars in 10 different body styles will be paraded on the show’s ‘catwalk’.
We are scouring the globe to find the world’s most desirable classics under our 10 headings: saloon, coupé, convertible, sports car, supercar, hatchback, shooting brake or woodie, sports racer, single-seater and aerodynamic pioneer or streamliner.
Stand-out examples in each category will be driven along The Grand Avenue at set times throughout the day, allowing you to see and hear your favourite classics in action. Each category will include at least one competition car to add to the excitement.
Last year’s show saw 60 classics in action representing the six greatest car making nations, with Great Britain crowned the eventual winner of our Six Nations competition.
You can scroll through our gallery below to see some of the iconic and rare classics we will have on show in 2017. Make sure to keep checking back as the gallery will be continuously updated…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]70 Years Of Ferrari
This year we celebrate 70 years of the Ferrari road car with an incredible display made up of 20 of the greatest cars ever to wear the famous Prancing Horse. It’s estimated that the cars will together be valued at more than £120 million, with confirmed cars including; 275 GTB, 250 California, 250 GT SWB, Daytona, Dino, an F40, 250 Lusso, an Enzo plus a 250 GTO, which on its own is worth more than £30 million.
“With these spectacular machines on display, the centrepiece of the London Classic Car Show will be a veritable ‘red sea’ of Ferraris showing the evolution of the marque over its seven decades,” said event director Bas Bungish.
The special anniversary showcase is being curated with the help of renowned London-based performance car expert Joe Macari.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bealieu Pop-Up Autojumble
Back in 1967, what was then the Montagu Motor Museum held a jumble sale with a difference. One of the fields at Beaulieu in Hampshire was given over to dozens of stalls selling hard-to-find old car parts and spares, motoring books, mascots, brochures, advertising signs and petrol pumps – essentially anything with a motoring theme.
It was christened an autojumble and now, 50 years on, the Beaulieu Autojumble is acknowledged not only as the first but also the biggest this side of the Atlantic – the International Autojumble, held every September, covers three fields, has at least 2,000 stall holders and more than 38,000 visitors looking for those elusive parts. It’s said that if it can’t be found at Beaulieu, it doesn’t exist.
To mark that 50th anniversary, a flavour of autojumble fever is coming to the capital as we partner with Beaulieu to stage a Pop-Up Autojumble at the show.
Regular Beaulieu Autojumble exhibitors have been offered 60 stalls to sell all types of automobilia. If you’re missing an issue of a motoring magazine needed to complete a collection, or you’re looking for an obscure part for an equally obscure classic car, there’s a good chance you’ll find them here.
The Beaulieu Pop-Up Autojumble will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the London show.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Supagard Theatre
The Supagard Theatre will be hosted by motorsport broadcaster Henry Hope-Frost and will feature a programme of curated talks over the four days of The London Classic Car Show and Historic Motorsport International.
Thursday and Friday will focus on the world of historic motorsport, where the programme will examine a variety of topics including the use of technology, driving standards and sponsorship. Over the weekend, the focus switches to the classic car industry, where you can seek advice, acquire an insight into and better understand the current classic car market from industry professionals.
Henry Hope-Frost is a motoring writer and broadcaster who contributes to the industry’s leading publications and websites, commentates at high-profile race meetings and live events and performs conference-host and master-of-ceremonies duties at media launches and awards, and for VIP hospitality and PR campaigns.
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Historic Motorsport International is a dynamic new exhibition championing and celebrating historic motorsport. Reflecting the UK’s leading role in the world of historic motorsport and rallying, Historic Motorsport International will be a platform for engineering and preparation experts, event organisers, clubs, promoters and suppliers.
Historic Motorsport International will include the inaugural Historic Motorsport Conference. Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Henry Hope-Frost, Conference programme will examine a variety of topics including the use of technology, driving standards and sponsorship.
There will be 100 competition cars for sale from specialist dealers. Other exhibitors will include motorsport clubs, governing bodies, officials, sponsors and media owners.
For more information visit the Historic Motorsport International website[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Car Club Square
Car Club Square was launched at the 2016 show to great acclaim, allowing us to showcase more popular and affordable classics from some of the country’s best car clubs. It will be back even bigger for 2017, with 25 car clubs on display alongside exhibitors and retro entertainment in our Car Club Bar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfBHgXE3DtA” title=”Video from The London Classic Car Show YouTube channel”][/vc_column][/vc_row]