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Historic F1 cars set to roar into London in 2017

Published 18 November 2016

One of the most dramatic decades in Formula 1 history will be celebrated at a new show. Historic Motorsport International, which takes place at London’s Excel on 23-26 February, will pay tribute to the 1990s era of F1.

This incredible decade saw giants of the sport such as Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and Michael Schumacher battle it out on track. A number of machines of the era, cars now owned and still raced will be on display. To add to the atmosphere, the cars will be presented in a recreation of a typical F1 pit of the period.

Historic Motorsport International will be held at ExCeL London from 23-26 February and is aimed at anyone with an interest in classic racing and rallying – including competitors, enthusiasts, preparation experts and officials.

The show will be held at the same time as the popular London Classic Car Show, now in its third year at ExCeL. Uniquely, a ticket to one show provides free entry to the other.

Exhibitors at the show include Motor Racing Legends and the Classic Sports Car Club, while the Historic Sport Car Club (HSCC) will be celebrating 50 years of Formula Ford.

Other specialists already signed up for the show include Dunlop Motorsport, Cosworth, Taylor & Crawley and Duncan Hamilton & Co. In total, there will be more than 100 competition cars offered for sale at the show.

A central feature at HMI will be the inaugural Historic Motorsport Conference Programme. Hosted by broadcaster and journalist Henry Hope-Frost on both Thursday and Friday, the public forum will examine a wide variety of controversial topics including the use of modern technology in classic race and rally cars, driving standards and sponsorship.

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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