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, with Discovery
The Triumph Dolomite Club is fully embracing this year’s theme by bringing along an example that has been owned by the same family from new, having being passed from one member of the family to another until 1998 when the owner gave up driving and parked the car in the garage. Having been off the road for almost two decades it’s been fully recommissioned and ready to provide plenty more motoring memories.
For more family motoring stories then Stand 685 is the place to be where the Leyland Princess Club have a terrific display of the much-loved ‘wedges’. Of the four cars on show the highlight is the 1975 Flamenco Red Princess 1800HL which has recently been restored by Karen Gray. It was her late father's car and first registered on 10th October 1975 which, according to their records, makes it the oldest production Princess in the Club.
Fitting the bill of the more unusual and rare are the cars of the Crayford Convertible Car Club. The Kent-based company only made fourteen Mk 1 BMC Mini convertibles and two of them will be on display, accompanied by a Mini Metro Crayford Convertible - one of only two made. And that’s not all as this is a great opportunity to admire one of the special Heinz 57 Wolseley Hornet Convertibles that were once given away as competition prizes.
And sticking with the rare theme is the Midas Owners Club on Stand 475. There you’ll find Chassis Number 0, actually the second car made after the prototype and one that acted as factory demonstrator and press car.
Celebrate British motoring at its best in Hall 4.