The London Classic Car Show opens at ExCel on 23 February 2017 with the ‘perfect 10’ of classic cars, 70 years of Ferrari road cars and special guests including Jenson Button and Jodie Kidd
For visitors to the 2017 London Classic Car Show – taking place from 23-26 February 2017 at ExCel London – the ‘perfect 10’ will take on a whole new meaning. A top score on Strictly? No. The Beautiful South singing about dress sizes? No. Bo Derek running along the beach in the Dudley Moore film, 10? No.
This is the best examples of classic cars in 10 different body styles being paraded along the Grand Avenue – the show’s ‘catwalk’.
Although what will appear is being kept closely under wraps, the event organisers have been scouring the globe to find the world’s most desirable classics under the 10 headings: saloon, coupé, convertible, sports car, supercar, hatchback, shooting brake, sports racer, single seater and aerodynamic pioneer.
At selected times during all four days, stand out examples in each category will be driven along The Grand Avenue, the innovative roadway that runs through the centre of the show, allowing visitors to see and hear their favourite classics in action.
‘Everyone has their own ideas about their favourite classic and I’m sure there will be plenty of debate during the show about what constitutes the Perfect 10,’ says Event Director, Bas Bungish.
Everyone has their own ideas about their favourite classic and I’m sure there will be plenty of debate during the show about what constitutes the Perfect 10
‘But visitors can be sure that the cars we put forward in each of the categories will be outstanding examples of each body style.’
It’s rightly the show’s centrepiece, but do also catch the celebration of 70 years of Ferrari road cars. Expect a ‘red sea’ of Ferraris, with greats like the Daytona, F40 and F50 cars all appearing at the show.
As in previous years, other special displays will focus on classic icons from the past. Last time it was supercars and Group B rally cars, and for 2017 the organisers are lining up two very different displays of rarely seen machinery to be revealed when the show opens.
There will also be plenty of opportunity for visitors to join the classic car movement with a host of leading dealers in attendance, including west London favourites Graeme Hunt, Aston Martin and Maserati.
That’s not forgetting the chance to rub shoulders with the cream of the motoring world. Previous guests have included James May, Chris Evans, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Sir Stirling Moss, Ari Vatanen, Gordon Murray, James Martin and Jodie Kidd, and you can expect plenty more big names this year.
‘The 2016 show was enjoyed by more than 33,000 visitors and we are confident that the expanded 2017 exhibition will be even more popular,’ adds Bungish.
‘With Ferrari as the featured marquee, The Grand Avenue’s open paddock and the added attraction of entry to the new Historic Motorsport International, the London Classic Car Show is going from strength to strength.’