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Review : The London Classic Car Show at ExCeL London – 23rd to 26th February 2017

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Even the windy conditions could not deter the crowds from attending the first day of the London Classic Car Show that returned to ExCeL London on the 23rd February 2017. Although it is only in its third year, the London Classic Car Show has become a firm favourite with motoring enthusiasts with a record 33,000 visitors visiting the 2016 event. 

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One of the highlights of the show is a unique display that celebrates the 70th anniversary of Ferrari road cars, the display consist of 20 of the greatest cars ever to wear the famous Prancing Horse. The cars conservatively valued at more than £120 million include the 250 GTO, an Enzo, Daytona and 250 California.

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The show honours six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx with this year’s Icon Award, and Ickx, one of the world’s greatest all-round racing driver, will be live on stage discussing his incredible career and has his own special display which features the 1969 Brabham he drove to victory in Germany, the Ferrari in which he won the 1971 Dutch Grand Prix and the Porsche he drove in the 1986 Paris – Dakar Rally.

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One of the more unusual displays is four rarely-seen concept cars from Aston Martin, Jaguar, Peugeot and Vauxhall The earliest is the Aston Martin Atom, one of the very first fully-functioning concept cars and the latest is the Jaguar C-X75 which was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and more recently starred in the James Bond film Spectre. The other two come from more mainstream manufacturers , dating back to 1970, the Vauxhall SRV still gets plenty of attention as does the 217mph Peugeot Oxia.

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Popular features such as The Grand Avenue and Car Club Square return,  the Grand Avenue is a roadway running through the centre of the show which allows visitors to see and hear their favourite classics in action.

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Throughout the show, there is a wide range of classic cars of all shapes and sizes with plenty of stalls selling motoring memorabilia.

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For the first time the London Classic Car Show will  incorporate a second show, Historic Motorsport International (HMI), which is devoted to historic racing and rallying and includes 50th anniversary celebrations for the Ford DFV Grand Prix engine and the birth of Formula Ford.

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Others highlights include the Beaulieu Pop-up Autojumble and the Supagard Theatre where you listen to some of the legends of motoring and get advice from motoring professionals and celebrities.

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The London Classic Car Show has become a must see event for classic car owners, collectors, experts or enthusiasts. It gives the opportunity for visitors to see millions of pounds worth of classic cars in a show full of interest.

Our Video Review available here

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information and tickets , visit the Event website here

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