Celebrate your passion for classics at the ‘season finale’ of the classic motoring calendar, The Classic Motor Show. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, the UK’s biggest and best classic motoring celebration boasts over 1,700 classic cars and 300 motorcycles.
Around 250 of Britain’s best motoring clubs pull out all the stops to 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.
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This year’s show celebrates ‘The Big Screen’ with clubs being encouraged to display classic marques from TV and film as well as those that were launched with a TV or billboard campaign and those cars that have been sold for a big screen ‘ticket’ to consider.
Headline sponsor Lancaster Insurance has embraced the theme with a trio of iconic cars from the screen, including one made famous in the year that Lancaster was ‘born’ 30 years ago. The ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider and the time-travelling DeLorean from the 1984 classic Back to the Future will all be found on Lancaster’s ‘Hollywood Premiere’ style stand, complete with paparazzi.
New for 2014 is the debut of manufacturer Porsche GB at the show, bringing the 16 entrants in its restoration competition run across all of the Porsche service centres in the UK. With this year’s competition focusing on the 40th anniversary of the Turbo, the Porsche display will see an unprecedented display of Targas and Turbos.
There are also celebration displays marking the centenary of Maserati, with a 21 model salute by the Maserati Club UK, and a host of Rover groups gather in Hall 17 with a collection of vehicles for the 130th anniversary of Rover.
The centrepiece of all the car displays is the Meguiar’s Club Showcase, which brings together the best concours cars from the club events throughout the year before crowning a winner as Car of the Year.
Other features include the Wheeler Dealer Live Stage hosted by the TV motoring show’s presenters Mike Brewer and Edd China with restoration challenges, special guests and exclusive competitions.
The impressive Restoration Theatre has a team of experts ready to show visitors exactly how to tackle all aspects of restoring a cherished classic car.
Silverstone Auctions returns with its two-day sale of classic cars, motorcycles and memorabilia. Viewing will take place Friday and Saturday morning before the sale starts each afternoon.
As well as the impressive car displays, visitors can also enjoy the Classic Motorbike Show featuring special guests, stunning bike club displays, a Pride of Ownership concours and a Vintage Wall of Death.
Across both events, over 800 trade stands sell a wide range of parts, spares, tools, motoring services and memorabilia while the popular Autojumble and Bikejumble are havens for mechanics looking for that elusive motoring component.
See you there.