Friday, 13 March 2015

CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR – THE LONDON SHOW

An all-new global historic motoring celebration coming to Alexandra Palace this autumn.




More than 300 of the world’s rarest, most desirable and valuable classic cars will descend on one of London’s most dramatic and famous venues this autumn thanks to an all-new, must-attend historic motoring event: Classic & Sports Car – The London Show.

Brought to you by the experts behind the world’s best-selling classic car magazine, Classic & Sports Car, this all-new show will feature the world’s most prestigious and glamorous historic cars thanks to contributions from world-famous collectors, motor manufacturers and classic car retailers.

Running from 30th October to 1st November 2015, the home of Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will be one of the capital’s most scenic and well-known venues, Alexandra Palace. Birthplace of the BBC’s first television broadcast and with panoramic views of London, Alexandra Palace provides the perfect majestic backdrop to this celebration of the world of the classic car.


Embodying the values of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will bond together all enthusiasts like no other show before it. James Elliott, group editor, Classic & Sports Car magazine explained: “Classic & Sports Car – The London Show is the essence of our magazine written large on the international stage and broadcast from one of London’s most dramatic venues.

“We are putting everything we know about classic cars into this show – and as a result it’ll be a must-attend event. At Classic & Sports Car, passion counts for everything, so whether you’re one of the world’s richest collectors, a classic car dealer or simply a classic car enthusiast, you’ll be warmly welcomed at Alexandra Palace.”

Reflecting London’s place at the centre of the global classic car community, Classic & Sports Car – The London Show has been timed to coincide with all of the key motoring events in the capital – The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, Regent Street Motor Show and Bonhams Veteran Car Auction – when London is a magnet for collectors and enthusiasts from across the world.



Sir Stirling Moss OBE said: “To me, London is the centre of the world and it is essential that it has a top-quality classic car show. Alexandra Palace is the perfect venue and, with Classic & Sports Car being the world leader in its field, it is an event people should definitely add to their diaries.”

A huge range of attractions will be on offer both inside and outside the spectacular venue, including an automotive art gallery, displays of historic racing cars and a special tribute to one of the greatest names in car design showcasing both his most popular and most outlandish designs.

Most prominent in the halls, however, will be some of the world’s leading classic car dealers, drawn by the knowledge that Classic & Sports Car - The London Show will attract a high quality clientele through its doors.

There will be other activities for all the family to enjoy too, and enthusiasts who arrive in classic cars will be able to take advantage of a classic-only car park, close to the exhibition halls and itself providing an attraction for visitors.

The quality of this groundbreaking event is guaranteed thanks to the team behind it. Masterminded by Classic & Sports Car and Haymarket Exhibitions, the award­winning powerhouse behind the huge Autosport International and Clothes Show Live events, the new show will be supported by Haymarket’s other influential and market­leading motoring titles, including Autocar, Autosport, F1 Racing, Motorsport News, PistonHeads and What Car?.

John Surtees, the only World Champion on two and four wheels, said: “With events such as Goodwood, Britain has established itself as the centre of the classic car world. It therefore seems only fitting that the capital, though rich in world-beating veteran events, has so far been starved of a fixture showcasing post-war cars that reflects its status. Now it’s getting one.

“Having previously worked with the Classic & Sports Car team track testing a wide variety of cars, I’m sure we have something really special to look forward to, with Classic & Sports Car deciding to put on a show.”

Alain de Cadenet, racing driver and television presenter, commented: “Great Britain has in many ways been a father figure to the veteran, vintage and classic car movement. Race, rallies and even the idea of auctioning older cars stems from the UK, so it's hardly surprising that the capital should also host a top-notch classic car show to rival anything else from around the world. Alexandra Palace is a magnificent, classic venue for our number one show and will provide an experience that you do not want to miss. Ink in the date: 30th October to 1st November.”

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