ellie.jones_164 Oct 31

2,500 reasons to visit the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery

2,500 reasons to visit the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery

That’s right, 2,500 cars will be filling the halls of the NEC at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, and while we would love to tell you about all of them now, that would just ruin the surprise. So we have picked out a few of our favourites we think you should definitely visit while at the show;

  • We are celebrating car clubs on the Lancaster stand with cars from our own car club family including the 1,000,000th Morris Minor ever produced and a stunning 1925 Bentley Supersports.
  • The Mercedes-Benz club is finishing off their line up off with the AMG-modified S-Class that, for many years, was owned by ex-Beatle George Harrison
  • The first ever Nash Ambassador to ever grace the halls of the NEC will be in the running to be crowned Classic American Car of the Year over on the Classic American stand
  • While on the American theme, one of the contestants in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership is a 1936 Chevrolet Half Ton Pick Up which is definitely worth a look – and proves all classics don’t have to be pretty.
  • The first ever sports car to have a new top-hinged hatchback can be seen on Aston Martin Owners Club in the form of the DB2/4 Aston Martin Works Car
  • The Bugatti Owners Club, with support of the Bugatti Trust, will have nine original Bugatti Grand Prix cars on display.
  • Porsche GB will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 928 and will mark the anniversary with the 1978 928 race car, recent class winner of the HSCC 70s Road Sport Championship, with racing legend Richard Attwood at the wheel.
  • Vauxhall Heritage is bringing all the Vauxhall clubs on display with a ‘Luton goes large’ display of Griffin bearing vehicles including the
  • Once again 16 spectacular cars will battle it out in the Meguiar’s Club Showcase. The Judges will be hard pressed to decide the winner but we’re rooting for Mark Stewart’s Ford Escort XR3i.
  • The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club celebrates Jaguar’s ‘Supercar Family Tree’ and the 25th anniversary of the XJ220, the world’s fastest production car at the time of its launch.
  • Sporting Bears is celebrating 25 years at the show, a second celebration after raising over £2million since Dream Rides were launched. This year cars on offer include the latest Aston Martin DB11, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a stunning Jaguar D-Type Replica.
  • The #ClassicRumble reaches its grand finale as Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead bring their projects for auction on Saturday 11th November – Mike’s Ford Escort XR3i restoration versus Ant’s scratch built Alfa Romeo inspired single-seater. Don’t miss it!
  • New incarnations of classic names include the Alpine A110, the Vauxhall Viva, and the latest release from TVR – the new 500bhp V8-engined TVR Griffith.
  • The Vanden Plas Owners Club will debut one of British Leyland’s rarest prototypes, the famous one-off ‘Landcrab’ 1800 prototype.
  • See the Williams F1 cars driven by one of motorsports’ most famous racing dynasties – the FW08 of Keke Rosberg and FW30 driven by his son Nico.
  • Panther Car Club will pay tribute to family films with the Deville from 101 Dalmatians, the Pink Kallista from the Pink Panther, and the very rare Solo with Napoleon Solo star of The Man from Uncle.
  • Eric Morecombe’s Jensen, the Only Fools and Horses’ Reliant, Jimmy Tarbuck’s Volvo P1800, and Chris Evans’ Ferrari, now owned by Sir Chris Hoy – just a few of the celebrity cars on sale via Silverstone Auctions.
  • The Lada & FSO Owners’ Club UK will display the last-ever Caro hatchback as well as the Riva saloon that was converted into a £100,000 sports saloon for Top Gear.
  • Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead will both show their own cars that are a hundred years apart in age and technology – Mike’s 1917 Ford Model T will be on the Discovery Live Stage with Ant’s 2017 Electric powered GT sports car.
  • Oldest vehicles on display will be showcased by first time exhibitors De Dion Bouton who will have six motor tricycles that took part in the first ever British motor race in 1897

Keep your eyes pealed for these while roaming the halls over the weekend along with the other 1,000s of stunning, unique and extra special cars that will be on display. And be sure to tell us your favourite! Post the picture of your favourite to our Facebook and Twitter pages during the show and tell us what you love about it!