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UK's biggest motoring event opens its doors on Friday

Published 11 November 2015

The UK’s biggest motoring event returns to Birmingham's NEC from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November. More than 65,000 enthusiasts from all over the world gather for the NEC Classic Motor Show to see a record 2500 classic cars and motorcycles on display.

Around 250 of Britain’s best motoring clubs will showcase rare and exciting marques ranging from pre-war through to modern classics, supercars to saloons, American muscle cars to Japanese performance, European elegance to Great British sports cars, and many more.

There’s also the final of the Meguiar’s Club Showcase, celebrating its tenth anniversary, which gathers the ‘best of the best’ classic cars from the year’s club events to decide which is the ultimate showcase winner. All eyes will be on local Coventry classic owner Ian Kimpton and his 1990 MG Maestro, who is hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winner, Wolverhampton’s Adrian Evans and his 1969 Ford Cortina.

New for 2015 is the show’s first ‘Pride of Ownership’ display for classic cars, boasting amazing rare vehicles including a skiff-bodied Packard by Nottinghamshire boat builder Steve Mills, and a limited edition Ford Mustang belonging to Kingstanding’s Luke Greenwood.

After last year’s record breaking fundraising, the Sporting Bears will be operating even more Dream Rides as its tries to beat the £50,000 it raised in 2014. The charity fundraising club offers ten-mile rides as a passenger in one of the club’s amazing cars in exchange for a charitable donation. The size of the donation determines the status of the car…

Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Edd China will host a full-on line-up on the Live Stage with restoration challenges, competitions, and special guests including TV motoring mechanics Ant Anstead, from For the Love of Cars, local celebrity Fuzz Townshend, from Car SOS, and racing legends Sir Stirling Moss and Ross Brawn.

The 65,000+ motoring enthusiasts expected can also enjoy expert advice in the Restoration Theatre, buy themselves a classic car in Silverstone Auctions two-day or browse over 600 trade and Autojumble stands offering a wide range of parts, spares, tools, motoring services and memorabilia.

For more information on the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit


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