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London Classic Car Show to honour designer Ian Callum

Published 28 November 2018

The career of Jaguar design director Ian Callum will celebrated at the London Classic Car Show. The event, which returns to ExCel London on 14-17 February 2019, will shine a light on one of the automotive design world's most talented artists.

Callum’s prolific career will be honoured with The London Classic Car Show Icon Award and a celebratory exhibition of his work. This will feature some of the most notable and cars that he has designed, including the Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar I-PACE, F-TYPE and XK and the Ford RS200 rally car. There will also be a Q&A with the man himself at the show.

Talking about the exhibition and receiving the Icon Award, Callum said he was honoured to chosen for the award. 'I’m very much looking forward to the moment that I see a collection of my work together in one room for the first time. I’m also excited to share how my car designs have evolved over the years and what my inspirations have been.'

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One of Ian Callum's early sketches that he submitted to Jaguar in 1968.

Further show exhibits include a collection of historical Aero Engine cars, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Italian Job, the Historic Motorsport area and, of course, The Grand Avenue runway show, where classic cars are fired up and driven for visitors to see, hear and smell these iconic classics in action. Brand new for 2019, The London Classic Car Show will be offering grandstand seating ‘trackside’ for the Grand Avenue parades.

In addition to the event being jam-packed with classic cars and features, there will also a number of esteemed guests taking to the stage in The Supagard Theatre to discuss a wide variety of classic car themed topics. Previous years have been attended by personalities such as Nigel Mansell, Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Sir Stirling Moss, Ari Vatanen, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Suzi Perry, Jonny Smith and Quentin Willson.

Advance ticket prices start from £25 per adult, £20 per child (6-15) and £75 per family (two adults, two children). Entry for children under the age of six years is free. VIP package upgrades are also available, starting at £55 per adult, which include fast track entry, hospitality, show guide and Grandstand access for one Grand Avenue show.

For further information and to purchase tickets for The London Classic Car Show, visit

The London Classic Car Show


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