Less than a week away, The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2017 preparation team are in full swing, as the Birmingham NEC braces itself for a classic onslaught from every corner of the globe.
Billed as the Biggest and Best Classic Motor Show in the UK, the event welcomes classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond to share their passion for classics. This year’s show begins Friday 10-12 November 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC and will exhibit over 2,500 amazing classic cars and motorbikes covering over one million square feet.
A diverse mix of marques will be showcased by 240 classic car and bike clubs from across the UK, displaying rare and loved classics that span more than 100 years. As well as a fantastic number of vehicles, you can also visit the UK’s biggest indoor Autojumble, a haven of parts and spares for anyone working on their car, as well as 650 specialist exhibitors and traders, offering a mix of products and services.
Entertainment will also include live auction excitement from the high profile classic specialists, Silverstone Auctions with motoring celebrities Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead from the Wheeler Dealers show on the busy Discovery Live Stage.
With a full three day programme line-up visitors can expect a bumper list of features including:
The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership
The Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership is exactly as the title explains, a celebration of owners with their classic pride and joy embracing similar enthusiastic stories.
From cars being found as tired old wrecks and restored to former glory, or a single owner throughout it’s entire lifetime. Maybe it’s an extremely rare car or one that holds significant sentimental value to a loved one.
The competition will see around 20 owners display their pride and joy at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, for the Autumn Final – with the Spring Final held at our sister show, the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show.
Cars in the mix will be dated pre-2000, from pre-war to the noughties. Integrity, standard, passion and the journey of the classic vehicle are all considered in this Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership battle for supremacy.
The top three all receive trophies, with the overall winner offered the chance to display their car at the next event held by the organisers.
Eventual winners are chosen by the public, where you can vote in person at the show, but be prepared for the owners ‘selling’ their individual stories and experiences in a bid to secure bragging rights!
The winner will be revealed on the stand at 2.30pm on Sunday 12th November.
The Discovery Live Stage
The Discovery Live Stage is a hive of activity with a full programme including Mr ‘Wheeler Dealer’ Mike Brewer is joined by his new co-host and mechanic Ant Anstead to host the Live Stage jam packed with motoring magic, madness and mayhem all day long.
Many of the visiting public will be avid followers of the cult show, which was launched in the US in Autumn this year. Mike and Ant will be taking you behind the scenes with a sneak peek of the cars they have been working on as well as all the gossip from the workshop.
Another show stopper is ‘Ant’s Practical Challenge’ where Mike sets Ant and the team from Practical Classics magazine a classic car challenge on Friday morning – that usually starts with a box of parts – that needs to be a running, driving car by Sunday afternoon.
Silverstone Auctions makes a welcome return to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with a full lot list of more than 100 classic cars, modern sports cars, historic motorbikes, luxury watches and automobilia that will go under the hammer on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November.
Leading up to this years Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead were set a challenge to go head to head in a charity Classic Rumble. Team Mike and Ant have worked tirelessly on their chosen car, which will see both going into the live auction on Saturday 11th November.
As the longest running feature in the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, the Restoration Theatre is an area where you can pick the brains of in-house experts from Gilbert-Michaelson Ltd, led by co-founder Mike Coman.
Mike and his team have a wealth of knowledge and experience under their belts and are more than happy to advise members of the audience and demonstrate their skills in person. Focusing on body work, get expert advice – either as part of the bigger audience or on a one-to-one basis.
Vintage to Modern Classics of around 2,500 cars, spanning over 120 years of motoring will be on display at this years Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. An ecclectic mix of British classics, vintage, historic and ‘over the pond’ muscle will certainly give the classic motoring community a high octane feeding frenzy.
Beginning with the pioneers of engineering, the earliest cars powered by steam and started by a crank lever, to those before the turn of the 20th century. A stunning array of cars from the 1920s and 30s in the form of the Rolls-Royce, Alvis, Ford, and Jowett will also be exhibited.
Celebrating 40 years of the legendary 928, four UK Porsche Classic Partner Centres have entered a 1978 928 in the 2017 season of the HSCC 70s Road Sport Championship, with racing legend Richard Attwood at the wheel.
In 1977, Porsche launched an all new front-engined sports car. Originally designed as a replacement for the 911, the 928 was a luxurious grand tourer powered by a Porsche designed 4.5l V8 engine producing 240hp. A focus on lightweight construction saw the extensive use of aluminium for the body panels rather than traditional sheet steel.
Floor Plan 2017
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