Once again, this year’s Meguiar’s Club Showcase has attracted a fantastic array of classics as the 16 finalists are revealed ahead of the Grand Final at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at Birmingham’s NEC from the 9-11 November.
The Porsche contingent is represented by Paul Howman’s 911 ‘993’ and the 356 of Ian Ellis, a deserved Super Class Winner at the Stanford Hall VW Show.
Amongst the finalists when it comes to German marques is Keith Bates’ BMW M3 E30, and the desirable Mercedes-Benz 250SL ‘Pagoda’ of Brian Ellis. Lyndon Creamer’s Volks World Best of Show winning Type 1 Beetle is yet another treat for show visitors.
A mouth-watering selection of British classics are guaranteed with five different marques represented. The Austin Mini of Ian Whitticase and David Fisher’s E-Type Jaguar will certainly draw a crowd, as will Nigel Scutt’s MG-F.
More tempting finalists include two Capris. The 2.8i Special of Gideon Mayers was a worthy recipient of the Capri Owners Club’s 1980’s Saloons award, while Barry Priestman’s Crayford Capri is a rare classic that will fascinate Ford enthusiasts.
Rounding off the British contingent is Tom Morley’s amazingly original Austin Allegro, the charmingly compact Austin A35 of Heather Walsh, and a fine example of the ever-popular Triumph TR5 owned by Simon Eaton.
No group of finalists would be complete without the world’s best-selling sports car which this year comes courtesy of Stephen Small’s Mazda MX-5. And we haven’t forgotten the USA. Barry Craven’s 1958 Chevrolet Impala is an attention-grabbing slice of classic Americana, and it will be joined by Phil Perry’s show-winning 1934 Ford Pick Up.
“With such an exceptional line-up, this year’s competition is going to be one of the toughest yet” said Show Director Lee Masters. “The Meguiar’s Club Showcase always draws a hugely enthusiastic crowd and we can guarantee they are in for a real treat, thanks to the passion and commitment of the owners.”
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, returns to Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November. For more information as well as all the ticket prices and booking details, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com