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London to get new historic motorsport show in 2017

Published 21 September 2016

A new London-based motorsport event has been given the green light. The event, called Historic Motorsport International, aims to reflect the UK’s position at the forefront of historic motorsport and will be held at the Excel centre in February.

Special features include the inaugural Historic Motorsport Conference. Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Henry Hope-Frost, the ticketed conference will examine a wide variety of topics including the use of current technology in classic race and rally cars, driving standards and sponsorship.

There will be up to 100 competition cars for sale from leading specialist dealers while other exhibitors will include motorsport clubs, governing bodies, officials, sponsors and media owners.

A number of high-profile companies and organisations are already supporting the show. These include competition car sales specialists such as Taylor & Crawley, Duncan Hamilton & Co. Also attending will be organisers including Motor Racing Legends and the Classic Sports Car Club, plus Dunlop Motorsport, the official distributor for Dunlop historic racing tyres. Also supporting the show is Historic Racing Technology, which restores, prepares and maintains historic competition cars.

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Historic Motorsport International will be held alongside the London Classic Car Show, which is now in its third year.

Both will be held at ExCeL London, on 23-26 February, with access to both shows included in the entry price. Historic Motorsport International will open its doors at 10am on Thursday 23 February, while the London Classic Car Show will start at 3pm that afternoon.

Ian France, show director, said, ‘Historic Motorsport International will feature many of the most iconic historic competition cars for sale and blend the business-to-business, competitor and enthusiast aspects of the buoyant historic motorsport scene, from classic Formula Ford and historic rallying through to period Formula One, GTs, Sportscars and Prototypes.

‘Whether your interest is in the many fiercely competitive UK domestic championships or marquee events such as Silverstone Classic, Spa Six Hours or the Historic Ypres Rally, this exciting new event will reflect your tastes and opportunities to get closer to the sport.

‘HMI will market all aspects of historic motorsport on behalf of competitors, preparers, event organisers and promoters, specialist retailers and enthusiasts.

Tickets to Historic Motorsport International 2017 are now available from the show website – historicmotorsportinternational.co.uk – and start at £24 for single adult entry (£27 on the door on the day).

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