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Race-winning Rothmans Porsche 962C story to be told at the London Classic Car Show

Published 30 October 2019

The tale of a race-winning Rothmans Porsche will be the centrepiece of the Car Stories exhibition at at next year’s London Classic Car Show. The 1987 Richard-Lloyd-Racing Rothmans Porsche 962C won the Kyalami 500 and Norisring 'Money Race' and will take centre stage at the Olympia event on 20-23 February 2020.

Chassis number 106/B is the first car to be confirmed for ‘Car Stories’ - a brand-new attraction that will debut as the event moves to its new Kensington home. Car Stories replaces the Grand Avenue (which saw cars driving up and down the show) and will celebrate six of the world’s most iconic and interesting cars, all with an incredible story to tell.

Bas Bungish, London Classic Car Show event director, said, ‘Car Stories gives us the opportunity to discuss some of the world’s most iconic and fascinating classic cars with people that have shared incredible moments in history with them.’

Racing drivers Jonathan Palmer and Mauri Baldi guided the Liqui Moly-liveried Porsche to victory on the Norisring street circuit in the 1987 World Sportscar Championship. Featuring an ultra-aerodynamic body and vast wing developed by British privateer Richard Lloyd, the car was the first privately owned Group C car to win a race that season.

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Following victory in Germany, Palmer put the car on pole at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and in the process set a new lap record for a sportscar and became the first sportscar driver to break the 200kph barrier.

For the final race that year, Richard Lloyd entered it to compete at the Kyalami 500 in South Africa, which was the last major event to be held on the original (and much-loved) circuit layout. On 28 November, 1987, works Le Mans-winning driver Jochen Mass piloted the Rothmans-sponsored car with a factory-spec engine to victory in front of a 46,000-strong crowd.

Visitors to the London Classic Car Show will be able to see the car restored and race-ready to the exact specification and livery as raced by Mass.

Tickets for the 2020 London Classic Car Show are now on sale. ‘Early Bird’ tickets cost £20 per adult from Wednesday 30 October until midnight on Friday 15 November 2019. Following this, advance tickets for the London Classic Car Show start from £25 per adult, £20 per child (6-16) and £75 per family (two adults, two children). Entry for children under the age of six years is free.

Tickets for Thursday’s Preview Evening, where an industry personality will be honoured with the show’s coveted Icon Award, start at £75. Premium tickets are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting at £60 per adult, which include fast track entry, hospitality and show guide, as well as the chance to meet and participate in a private Q&A with Car Legends in the VIP area.

For more information and to book tickets visit www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk

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