Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Gears Up for 2015 Celebrations
The UK’s biggest and best classic motoring celebration returns to Birmingham’s NEC for this year’s ‘season finale’. The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, held from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th November, will see a record 2,500 classic cars and motorcycles on display.
Around 250 of Britain’s best motoring clubs will showcase rare and exciting marques ranging from pre-war through to retro classics, American muscle cars to Japanese performance, European elegance to Great British sports cars and many more.
Meguiar’s Club Showcase, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will once again crown the winner of this year’s concours competition, with 16 finalists from the club events held throughout the year.
Previous winners have ranged from Ferraris to last year’s Ford Cortina. New for 2015 is the show’s first ‘Pride of Ownership’ display, for private owners wishing to show their stunning classic cars. Over 20 cars have been selected to join the inaugural display including a 1929 skiff-bodied Packard, 1937 Austin 7 van, a fully restored Triumph TR2a, a rare Mazda RX-4, and an Aston Martin DB4.
After last year’s record breaking fundraising, the Sporting Bears will be operating even more Dream Rides as its tries to beat the £50,000 it raised in 2014. A Dream Ride is a ten-mile ride as a passenger in one of the 100 cars featured in the Sporting Bears’ garage in exchange for a charitable donation. The size of the donation depends on the stature of the car, which range from £20 British sportscars to £100 rare supercars.
Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China are back to host the Live Stage with restoration challenges, special guests and exclusive competitions. They will be joined by TV motoring mechanics Ant Anstead, from For the Love of Cars, and Fuzz Townshend, from Car SOS. There’s also an appearance by Sir Stirling Moss and former Formula 1 team manager Ross Brawn.
The experts will be in the Restoration Theatre ready to show visitors exactly how to tackle all aspects of restoring a cherished classic car, while Silverstone Auctions will have an impressive line-up of cars in it’s two-day sale of classic cars, motorcycles and memorabilia.
Over 600 trade stands will offer a wide range of parts, spares, tools, motoring services and memorabilia while the popular Classic Motor Monthly supported Autojumble is a haven for mechanics looking for that elusive motoring component.
Plus ticket holders also get to enjoy the Classic Motorbike Show where you’ll find more club displays, a vintage Wall of Death, special guests on the ‘Where Are They Now’ feature with the National Motorcycle Museum, the Comet Classics Pride of Ownership display, and the popular BikeJumble.
For more information on the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com