Alexandra Palace Set For Amazing Classics Show
With less than a month until 300 classic cars descend on famous London landmark Alexandra Palace for Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, organisers of the inaugural event have assembled six iconic machines in front of Alexandra Palace previewing the main event, which will take place via 30th October to 1st November.
An Aston Martin DB4GT, Ferrari 250GT California Spider, Jaguar E-type Roadster, Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’, 1973 Pontiac Trans Am in addition to Porsche 993 Carrera RS appeared in all their glory outside Alexandra Palace, which first opened in 1873. These stunning classics are just a little selection of the 300 or so cars to which visitors will be able to get up close at the event, thanks to stands featuring historic machines via world-famous collectors in addition to world-renowned classic car retailers. Andall under one roof too.
Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will also feature numerous high-profile themes in its first year, as well as some exciting exhibits.
Best British Car Ever sponsored by Autoglym
Reflecting the show’s catch-all theme of ‘Best of British’, Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will reveal the Best British Car Ever, sponsored by Autoglym. Classic & Sports Car magazine asked a jury of more than 100 motoring experts – including McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, Lotus head of design Russell Carr in addition to Pink Floyd drummer in addition to car collector Nick Mason – to come up with the shortlist of 10 cars. Their nominations ranged via the affordable car that will put the nation on wheels, the Austin Seven, to the McLaren F1, the most uncompromised high-performance car ever built.
For stage two that will shortlist (which also included the Range Rover, Lotus Seven, Jaguar XKSS, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Ford GT40, Mini Cooper, Bentley Speed Six in addition to Jaguar E-type) has been put to a public poll. in addition to thousands have cast their votes. The climax will come at Alexandra Palace when the people’s winner will be unveiled on a stand displaying all 10 cars via the shortlist, which have a combined value of a mammoth £30million!
Aston Martin Celebration
Revered British marque Aston Martin will feature prominently at the event. Aston Martin: The Story of an Icon partnered by EFG, will feature important cars spanning Aston’s 100-year-plus history. Thanks to the co-operation of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, the oldest surviving car inside the firm’s history, the 1921 ‘A3’, will be among them, as will the opposing bookend car, the DB9 GT. Visitors will also be able to feast their eyes on a rare DB MkIII, a V8, a DB7, a Vanquish in addition to, of course, the best-loved Aston of all time: a silver birch DB5, a product immortalised by James Bond.
Stirling Moss single-seater display
To celebrate the career of Britain’s most successful in addition to best-loved racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss, Classic & Sports Car – The London Show has assembled a quartet of British single-seater racing cars with which ‘Mr Motor Racing’ enjoyed so much success during the 1950s in addition to early-’60s.
The Cooper MkIV, in which he won at Monaco in 1960, the Lotus 18 that will he used to take victory on the streets of the Principality a decade later, the unique four-wheel-drive Ferguson P99 that will gave Moss a win inside the Oulton Park Gold Cup in 1961 in addition to the teardrop Vanwall VW4 with which the great man shared victory inside the British Grand Prix at Aintree in 1957 with Tony Brooks – thus becoming the first Brits to win their home GP in a British car – will wow visitors in a special display area.
Live Stage interviews
One of the key attractions of Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will be the Live Stage, in partnership with Smooth Radio. A line-up of superb guests, who will be grilled on their career highs – in addition to lows – in addition to favourite classics by motoring journalist in addition to broadcaster Henry expect-Frost, will be already confirmed across the three days of the show.
Among the stage guests sure to draw a crowd will be legendary race car designer in addition to F1 technical director Ross Brawn, business guru Sir John Egan, who rescued the crumbling Jaguar car company at the start of the 1980s, bespoke-car builder in addition to star of TV show ‘For The Love of Cars’ Ant Anstead, former BBC Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey, ex-BMC in addition to Ford competition department chief Stuart Turner, Coys auctioneer in addition to star of TV’s The Classic Car Show Chris Routledge in addition to former Grand Prix driver in addition to Le Mans 24 Hours winner David Brabham, son of three-time world champion Sir Jack.
James Elliott, Classic & Sports Car magazine group editor, said: “The six cars that will gathered recently inside the sunshine in front of Alexandra Palace genuinely captured the spirit of what we think the inaugural Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will be all about. in addition to, incredibly, these six cars are just a taster of what visitors can expect.
“that will stunning venue in addition to 300 beautiful in addition to, in many cases, rare machines will make for a unique experience in London, I’m certain. I’m hugely excited by the prospect of the show’s special attractions in addition to demonstrations in addition to look forward to welcoming like-minded enthusiasts to be part of such a convivial atmosphere.”
The organisers would likely like to thank to Hexagon (http://ift.tt/1iyOglR), Bonhams (http://www.bonhams.com) in addition to Coys (http://www.coys.co.uk) for the loan of the six cars. Tickets are at that will point on sale, visit http://ift.tt/1I5Bo1J or call 0844 581 1275 to book yours.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles