Coming soon to Channel 5 is a ground-breaking TV series that captures the passion, glamour and remarkable stories of the multi-billion pound global classic car industry.
Hitting peak-time screens in the UK in early February, The Classic Car Show will be hosted by Britain’s most renowned classic car journalist and founding Top Gear presenter, Quentin Willson and supermodel and racing driver, Jodie Kidd.
Over a series of 13 x one-hour episodes, The Classic Car Show will delve deeper than any series before into the phenomenon of the classic car – a remarkable world in which 50-year-old Ferraris can sell for more than $50m.
Richly shot in HD with movie quality production values, The Classic Car Show will put the spotlight on the most prestigious historic cars with A-list contributions from the likes of Steve Coogan and Jennifer Saunders, to model David Gandy, rap superstar Tinie Tempah, race ace Bruno Senna and racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.
Feature stories from around the globe will include Quentin Willson celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang in California, Jodie Kidd in a Jaguar XK120 at the Mille Miglia rally in Italy and resident racer Bruno Senna putting 10 classics through their paces on the track at the legendary Brooklands circuit.
As well as stars in cars with seven-figure price tags, The Classic Car Show will show you how to feel like a million dollars for under £5,000. Alex Riley, fresh from his Celebrity Mastermind win, channels his inner Simon Templar with a feature on the Jaguar XJS from The Saint. Face of 4Music, Will Best, will show that motorsport isn’t just for the well-heeled, when he tries low-cost high-fun classic car sprints. Factor in Quentin Willson picking the classics to buy now before their values go stratospheric and you’ve got compelling family viewing.
Presented from an underground studio at the Brooklands racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey, The Classic Car Show is an entertaining, peak-time TV series, not just for those who can tell a Ferrari 250 GTO from a 275 GTB, but for the whole family, encompassing humour, attitude and charm.
I’m certainly looking forward to this one, what about you?