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Classic Motor Show celebrates a number of three-ohs

Published 29 October 2013

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is going big on 1980s Youngtimers, with a selection of the era's icons being highlighted in the event's 30th year. Classics ranging from works Group B rally cars to legendary hot hatches, will be celebrated at the show, which takes place on 15-17 November at Birmingham’s NEC.

This year’s Classic Motor Show will cover a mammoth 82,000 square metres – compare that to the first show back in May 1984, when the entire show took up just a single hall.  From small beginnings the show has grown and grown and is now the biggest classic car gathering in the UK.

While the show has got bigger and better over the years, one thing that hasn’t changed is the ardent support of the enthusiasts and owners clubs who pour through the NEC’s doors each November. 2013 marks the 30thanniversary of the Peugeot 205 and Club Peugeot UK will be celebrating this with a range of 205s on their stand, including a five-door GT and, the ultimate 205, the T16.

The T16 was an 80s rally legend and its Group B rivals are set to start at the show too, with Club Audi’s stand featuring a whole host of Quattros, including a 1983 URquattro and a limited edition 1985 short wheelbase Sport Quattro. The Montecarlo Consortium will be marking the 30anniversary of Lancia’s World Rally constructor’s championship with an original Group B 037 (above), alongside a kit-car replica and several rally-themed Montecarlos.

The Z Club of Great Britain is back for this year with a selection of cars covering over 30 years of Nissan Z history, including a 280 ZX and 300ZX. The Nissan 300C Owners Club is marking its 10th birthday as a club at the show and will be supporting Help for Heroes with their stand this year. They’ll be showing an ’86 300C, amongst others.

With clubs ranging from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club to the Vanden Plas Owners club one thing remains true - wherever your classic love lies, you’re bound to find it at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. For the latest updates, visit

Classic Motor Show 2013


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