A new classic car event will kick-off London’s 2015 automotive calendar. To be held at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands from 8-11 January 2015, the inaugural London Classic Car Show will highlight examples of classic and collector cars.
A centrepiece to the debut London Classic Car Show will be a special ‘street’ feature – called the Grand Avenue – up and down which the show’s 100 top cars will be driven. Organisers hope it will give visitors the chance not just to gaze at classic cars at rest, but also to see and hear them in action.
“The Grand Avenue will add an extra dimension to the new London Classic Car Show,” says Bas Bungish, Event Director, Brand Events.
“Part of the appeal of a classic Ferrari is the snarl of its V12 engine while the V8 rumble from an American muscle car is music to the ears of every enthusiast. In bringing some of the world’s greatest cars to life, the London Classic Car Show will ensure that ExCeL will echo to these aural treats.”
The London Classic Car Show 2015 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Citroën DS. The DS (pronounced Déesse, the French word for Goddess) was launched at the 1955 Paris Motor Show where its avant-garde design stunned show goers. Some 743 orders were taken in the first 15 minutes of the show opening and by the end of the first day that total had risen to an incredible 12,000.
The homage to the DS and its sibling the ID (pronounced Idée, French for Idea) will include a number of examples including the Break or Safari estate car and the convertible or décapotable.
Among the myriad of other attractions at the show will be displays from marque owners clubs and heritage showcases from manufacturers. Historic racing and competition cars will be featured while leading collectors will be invited to present a special car from their collection.
Classic dealers will be on hand with cars for sale, while other stands will highlight the skills of restorers and specialist suppliers. There will also be a large autojumble offering quality memorabilia for sale.
The investment side of the classic car movement will come under scrutiny in the Investors Forum at the show, and experts will put their necks on the line by identifying ‘ones to watch’, those future classics that are considered bargains today.
The London Classic Car Show 2015 is the latest creation from Brand Events, the company behind all-action car shows like Top Gear Live. Tickets are now available at www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk where early bird discounts reduce the on-the-door standard entry price from £25 to just £22.50.