35 Years in Motoring with Greatest Hits Radio
As part of our 35th anniversary celebrations we have added an excited new addition to the show. This special '35 years in motoring with Greatest Hits Radio' display will show how motoring has evolved since the first show opened in 1984.
Sponsored by Greatest Hits Radio, the timeline will be accompanied by iconic music from the 80s and 90s that would have been playing on stereos when the cars first rolled of the production line and onto the road.
The first car in the eight-car display is Mark McClelland's 1984 Vauxhall Astra GTE. Unusually this was launched at the Scottish Motor Show rahter than London’s Earls Court. Rumour has it that the Astra wasn’t ready in time for the launch in the UK capital, so it got its grand unveiling in Scotland instead!
Representing 1989, John Davies' Discovery Mk1 was in fact one of the press cars used by Land Rover for its UK launch. Having just completed a full nut and bolt restoration, the 'Disco' is back to its completely original specification.
Other cars on display include Carolyn Stewart’s 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, showcasing the redesign of the iconic model, and a 2009 limited edition Fiat Abarth Grande Punto EsseEsse.
The display will culminate in a vehicle from 2019, which will not only show how car design has moved on but also engineering too, as it is a brand-new MG ZS EV, an electric powered family-friendly car for the modern world.
The '35 years in motoring with Greatest Hits Radio' display will be the focal point of Hall 8, which was added to the show last year. This year themed as 'From 1984 - The 35th Anniversary Hall', it is dedicated to marques, models and clubs that have appeared since 1984 with more than forty clubs already confirmed.
Greatest Hits Radio joins the Classic Motoring Show to bring you the soundtrack of the good times and the Greatest Cars from the 80s and beyond. Take a road trip with us, listening to all the biggest songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
You can also listen to Greatest Hits Radio on DAB nationwide or go to greatesthitsradio.co.uk
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