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 amongst the 250 organisations showcasing their cars at Europe’s biggest club event.
The Five Stars Club is using its first NEC outing as a way to celebrate preserving the original Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac for the past 40 years. This year all four generations of Dagenham’s big saloon will be represented at the NEC, and the Five Stars’ will be presenting a complete range of the ‘Mk. I’, from a Consul and two very rare Convertibles to a magnificent Zephyr-Zodiac saloon.
The Viva Drivers’ Club will be showcasing the Vauxhalls that were once virtual street furniture. As the theme for this year’s show is ‘Family Ties’, the club will be bringing three generations of Viva; an 18,000 miles from new HA SL saloon, a Bedford HA van, an HB GT, the archetypal 1960s boy-racer transport, and an HC.
Fans of 1970s and 1980s classics should immediately make for the Enthusiasts of British Motor Vehicles Built Before 1985 who also appear for the first time. Two of the stars of it’s stand are the oldest surviving roadworthy examples of the Vanden Plas 1500 ‘Allegro’ and a Rover SD1 Vitesse.
Two club presentations will have a special appeal to the countless aficionados of the classic Mini; the Midas Owners’ Club, with the first production model, and the Unipower GT Owners’ Club who plans to showcase both the original 1966 mid-engine coupe and the 1967 works racer powered by a Downton tuned 1275cc Cooper S engine.
There will even be an unforgettable array of drag racers courtesy of the Outlaw Anglias which are certainly exciting!
2017 also marks the 90th birthday of Volvo and making its debut at the NEC is Volvotuning.net who will be celebrating in style while the Studebaker Owners Club gets the key of the door for its 21st birthday.