Latest Show News

Covering all aspects of the classic car industry, The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, brings you the latest show news – from the stunning cars on display and the breathtaking show features, to the latest vehicles added to the auction line-up and the famous faces joining us over the weekend. We’ll also keep you updated on what our exhibitors, clubs and partners have planned across the weekend. 

 

2017 Show News

ENTHUSIASTS CELEBRATE AT LANCASTER INSURANCE  CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW’S ‘SEASON FINALE’
There’s a reason the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is heralded as the ‘season finale’ as enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond gathered at Birmingham’s NEC to c...
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Rare 1911 Rolls Royce, still ready for the road, on show at NEC Classic
One of the oldest vehicles on display at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is a beautiful 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Rois Des Belges – which is up for sale at a cool £680,000.
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TV Presenter, David Harper supports the Mercedes-Benz Club at the Classic Motor Show
David Harper. TV Presenter, Host, Auctioneer, Artist and Writer will be on The Mercedes-Benz Club Stand 220 in Hall 1 on Sunday, facing Meguiars and exhibiting his motoring canvas prints and giving aw...
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Take on Moss the Boss’ fastest lap time at Classic Motor Show
The roar of the crowd, the surge of the engine and the race against the clock – can you beat the fastest lap time of one of the most legendary races in Formula 1 history? Find out at this year’s N...
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 WHEELER DEALERS MIKE AND ANT BRIDGE THE MOTORING GAP WITH CARS 100 YEARS APART IN AGE AND TECHNOLOGY
Wheeler Dealers stars will show two cars that are 100 years apart in age and technology at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. TV stalwart Mike Brewer will be bringing his rece...
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ROVER SPORTS REGISTER CELEBRATES A VERY SPECIAL ENGINE
While the Rover V8 engine can be found under the bonnet of many a classic car that will be on display at the 2017 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, from MGs to Morgans, the Rover...
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OH LA LA HALL 5 GOES GALLIC AT NEC CLASSIC
Enthusiasts who enjoy nothing better than admiring classic French cars are going to be spoilt for choice at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, and when it comes to Citroens an...
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CELEBRATING FAMILY TIES IN HALL 3 AT NEC CLASSIC
There are plenty of classic cars that are perfect for this year’s ‘Family Ties’ theme, and one of those is the BMC 1100 and 1300 range.
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LEYLAND PRINCESS KEEPS IT IN THE FAMILY
Showcasing a complete line-up of the early ‘Wedge’, including the now nearly extinct entry-level version, www.leylandprincess.co.uk is paying homage to the original version which ceased productio...
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FROM FAMILY CARS TO SOMETHING RARER, GREAT BRITISH CLASSICS LEAD THE WAY IN HALL 4 AT NEC CLASSIC
Family cars and something a little more unusual can all be found in Hall 4 at Birmingham’s NEC, and it really is a display of the very best of British at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, ...
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There’s a ford for everyone at The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery
If you love classic Fords then a very special selection awaits visitors in Hall 5 at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. And there really is something for everyone, f...
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SWEDES TO STAR AT NEC SEASON FINALE
Much-loved Swedish car maker, Volvo, will be strongly represented at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, and visitors can look forward to some very special vehicles i...
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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 jus...
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GOING BACK TO YOUR ROOTES. HUMBER AND SUNBEAM TALBOT SET TO SHINE AT THE NEC
Thanks to two friendly and enthusiastic classic car clubs, visitors to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show are in for a real treat when it comes to family stories.  And it all comes ...
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Pioneering loan car project showcased on stand
Many of us will have borrowed things from friends or family, but not many of us will have borrowed a classic car, from a stranger, for a whole year.
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SALVAGE HUNTERS’ DREW PRITCHARD LEADS A LINE-UP OF QUEST STARS ON NEC DISCOVERY LIVE STAGE
Salvage Hunters’ Drew Pritchard will lead a line-up of TV stars from Quest to join Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead on the Discovery Live Stage.
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Golden Years of Ginettas
The Ginetta Owners' Club will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ginetta G15 at the NEC this year. The Ginetta G15 is Ginetta's biggest selling car to date with approximately 800 being built. ...
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90 Years of Volvo
This year marks the 90th Anniversary of Volvo Cars and to celebrate the Volvo Owners’ Club will be putting on a display of cars to represent many of the models produced over the decades. This will b...
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Wheeler Dealers go head to head for #ClassicRumble charity auction
Silverstone Auctions will offer two unique classic cars, one fully restored and one built from scratch, by two of the trade’s most loved classic car experts and television personalities, at the Lanc...
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Remaining ten finalists of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership are announced
The remaining ten finalists in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership’s autumn competition have been announced to complete the line-up of 20 cars battling it out for the coveted title.
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Unique Original Grand Prix Bugattis Showcased
The Bugatti Owners Club, with the support of the historic Bugatti Trust, will display a unique collection of nine original Grand Prix Bugattis on its stand in Hall 1 at the Lancaster Insurance Classic...
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Duckhams, the historic UK oil brand, will re-launch at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery
Duckhams, the much loved oil brand, known around the world for its distinctive green hue has been inextricably linked to British motoring heritage since 1899. Duckhams invented Europe’s first ever M...
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Comedy Classics are up for grabs with Silverstone Auctions' Classic Motor Show sale!
Eric Morecambe's Jensen Interceptor, the Only Fools and Horses Reliant three-wheeler, and Jimmy Tarbuck’s Volvo P1800 are all to be sold by Silverstone Auctions at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Mo...
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Lancaster Insurance focuses on their car club family at the Classic Motor Show
Lancaster Insurance, headline sponsor of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery, has announced its stand (Hall 1-250) will be focusing on car clubs, the heartbeat of the industry. ...
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Capris make NEC Debut for Club Display
Capri Club International is bringing five Family Ties themed cars to this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, none of which have been on display at the NEC previously. Each of the Capris ...
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MEGUIAR’S CLUB SHOWCASE FINALISTS REVEALED  AHEAD OF NEC CLASSIC GRAND FINAL
The 16 finalists in this year’s Meguiar’s Club Showcase have been revealed ahead of the grand final at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC from the 10...
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And The Beatle makes eight!
The Mercedes-Benz Club stand will be more prominent than ever before at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, as the Hall 1 stand will feature an intriguing collection of eight c...
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Vintage Racecar to host Team Nomad Reunion
Vintage Racecar’s European team will host the reunion of the Nomad-BRM team on their stand (Premier Hall, stand 1-40) at the forthcoming Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, Novem...
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MGCC TO SHOWCASE THE NEXT GENERATION  OF ENGINEERING TALENT AT NEC
This year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is all about ‘family ties’ and the MG Car Club is showcasing the sheer variety in the MG family.
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Iconic eighties Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 is a potential record breaker at NEC Classic sale
An almost perfectly original 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 with just 6,000 miles on the clock is widely tipped to break auction records when it comes up for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at t...
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MYPARKER EASY PARKING SYSTEM LAUNCHES AT  LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY
Classic owners worried about damaging their pride and joy every time they take it in and out of the garage may find the perfect solution at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with D...
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SPORTING BEARS CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY  OF DREAM RIDES AT NEC CLASSIC
The Sporting Bears Motor Club reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates 25 years of ‘Dream Rides’ at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, held from 10-12 November...
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 MODIFIED ALFAS TAKE OVER OWNERS CLUB STAND  AT THE NEC SEASON FINALE
The Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK’s newly formed Modified Register will provide the theme of the club’s display at the Lancashire Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC f...
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PORSCHE GB CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE 928  WITH RACING LEGEND RICHARD ATTWOOD
Porsche GB will celebrate 40 years of the 928 at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, held 10-12 November at Birmingham’s NEC. To mark the anniversary, four UK Porsc...
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CLUBS BRING RARE ‘SHOW STOPPERS’ TO LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 10 - 12 November with some incredible ‘show stopping’ cars courtesy of the exhibiting clubs including...
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PRE-PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE DISCOVERY ON SALE  FOR FIRST TIME AT NEC CLASSIC
A pre-production prototype Land Rover Discovery II comes to the open market for the first time at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, held at Birmingham’s NEC from ...
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First Ten Finalists in Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership Revealed
The ‘top ten’ finalists in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership’s autumn competition is an eclectic mix with a selection of cars that are guaranteed to turn any petrolhead. From a traditio...
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NEW TVR GRIFFITH TO STAR ON TVR CAR CLUB STAND
In a coup for the TVR Car Club, the new 500bhp V8-engined TVR Griffith will be the star of the Club’s stand at the 2017 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery at the National Exhibiti...
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MOTOR SPORT AND WILLIAMS SET TO SHOWCASE THE FAMOUS ROSBERG RACING DYNASTY
To celebrate the ‘Family Ties’ theme of this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, two Williams F1 cars driven by one of the most famous father/son dynasties in the hist...
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Vanden Plas Prototype gets its first outing at the NEC
The name of Vanden Plas is one of the oldest in motoring history and the Owners’ Club is delighted to be showcasing five of its key models at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discove...
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Vauxhall's 'big guns' storm the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, 2017!
Luton/NEC – Under the working title, ‘Luton Goes Large’, Vauxhall Heritage’s stand footprint at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at the NEC will be the big...
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HISTORIC LOTUS REGISTER MAKES LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, DEBUT
The Historic Lotus Register will be making its first appearance at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC from the 10-12 November with a truly spectacular di...
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More finalists added to Classic American Car of the Year
Two more cars have been added to the grand final of this year’s Classic American Car of the Year competition. A 1973 Lincoln Continental Mark IV, belonging to Mike Churchill from Suffolk, and David ...
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Owners Clubs make their Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, debut in 2017
This year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will welcome a raft of new classic motoring clubs that will make their NEC debut from 10 - 12 November. The new clubs will be amon...
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DISCOVERY’S WHEELER DEALERS TO HAVE EXCLUSIVE UK PREMIERE AT THE LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
An exclusive screening of the new series of Discovery’s Wheeler Dealers, featuring show stalwart Mike Brewer with his new lead mechanic and co-host Ant Anstead, will be held at the Lancaster Insuran...
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Practical Classics Recreate Mr Bean's Mini
Practical Classics magazine will be recreating Mr Bean’s Mini live on stage at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. In line with the Britain’s biggest motor show’s theme of ‘family ties...
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'Family Ties' - Roman Garages
This year’s show theme is ‘Family Ties’, and one of our exhibitors Roman Garages has a unique ‘Family Ties’ background. Amazingly, it was through one LinkedIn post about a long-term car rest...
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LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW, WITH DISCOVERY, TO CELEBRATE AUTOMOTIVE ANNIVERSARIES
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, is honoured to celebrate many automotive anniversaries when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 10-12 November.
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Restored retro Porsche is the first finalist in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership
A beautifully restored 1973 Porsche 914-4 has been selected as the first finalist in the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership’s autumn competition.
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MG CAR CLUB, WHEELER DEALERS’ MIKE BREWER, RPS AND MOSS EUROPE TEAM UP FOR ‘PROJECT MGA’
Following a public vote at the 2016 NEC Classic Motor Show, the MG Car Club is teaming up with TV’s Wheeler Dealer, Mike Brewer, Rally Preparation Services (RPS) and Moss Europe to restore a 1959 MG...
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J.M.E Healeys - a family run business
This year’s show theme is ‘Family Ties’, inviting exhibitors, clubs and visitors to embrace their motoring family tree.
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FAMILY TIES - MEGUIAR'S, THE ULTIMATE FAMILY BUSINESS
When it comes to this year's Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show theme of Family Ties, our friends at Meguiar's are experts, given they are one of the most successful family businesses in the world...
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What does ban on new petrol and diesel cars mean for the classic car movement?
Last week, the government set out it's plan to stop the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040. Manufacturers must have already had got wind as BMW had announced a new Mini plant dedicated t...
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Stars and Stripes on parade for Classic American Car of the Year
The team from Classic American magazine has revealed the first of the heat winners that will be in the grand final of the Classic American Car of the Year, held at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Moto...
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JOHN LENNON’S ORIGINAL QUARRYMEN SET TO RECREATE THE FIRST MEETING OF ‘THE BEATLES’ AT NEC CLASSIC
This year saw the 50th anniversary of The Beatles, one of the biggest bands to date, but the journey started 60 years ago with a skiffle group known as The Quarrymen. On 6thJuly 1957, the group led ...
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‘FAMILY TIES’ REVEALED AS 2017 CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW THEME
The theme for this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, will be ‘Family Ties’. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November, the 240 exhibiting clubs...
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ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR LANCASTER INSURANCE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP AUTUMN FINAL
Entries are now being accepted for the Autumn Final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership, held at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, at Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 10 to Sunday 1...
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Wheeler Dealers Mike & Ant in Charity Build Off
Having launched in April, Lancaster Insurance’s Charity Build Off with Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead is in full swing! In aid of charity, Team Mike is currently restoring a 1989 Ford Escort XR3i whils...
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PIONEERING PENSIONERS & ‘PUFF’ RECREATE ICONIC 1970 WORLD CUP RALLY RUN
One of the highlights of the 2016 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show was the reunion of 'Puff The Magic Wagon', the first in her class of Austin Maxis, with her trailblazing female crew, which com...
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2016 Show News

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2016 sets new record for 2016!
Motoring enthusiasts flocked to the NEC, Birmingham at the weekend for the UK’s biggest indoor classic motoring celebration, setting a new record as around 71,000 people attended this year’s Lanca...
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Records galore at the Classic Motor Show 2016!
In front of a crowd of hundreds of classic car fans, international bidders online and on the phones, Silverstone Auctions broke several world records and achieved its best ever result at the event, in...
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Day two at The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2016
Day two at The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2016 
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2016 Show theme confirmed as ‘Heroes and Heroines’
2016 Show theme confirmed as ‘Heroes and Heroines’
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Celebrating the ultimate motoring hero, Ayrton Senna
Celebrating the ultimate motoring hero, Ayrton Senna
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