2023 Opening Times
Friday 10 November: 10am - 6.00pm
Saturday 11 November: 9am - 6.00pm
Sunday 12 November: 9am - 5.00pm
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, is held at the NEC, Birmingham:
Getting to the Classic Motor Show
Getting to the show is simple, located in the heart of England so it is very accessible, wherever you are coming from. There are a number of ways you can get to us across the weekend, from car, bus, rail or even air.
Within a stone's throw of the venue, you'll find the M42, Birmingham International train station and Airport, so whether you are coming by car, bus, rail or air, both our domestic and international visitors can join us easily.
The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6.
Once you arrive at the NEC, follow the signs to the show and you will be directed to a car park by the traffic team.
Birmingham International station is only a few minutes walk from the show halls.
Save ££s by parking at a nearby station and doing the rest by train.
By Coach or Bus
Several operators fly in and out of Birmingham International Airport (BHX).
A monorail links Birmingham International Airport to the NEC in 10-15 minutes.
Parking at the venue is operated and managed by the NEC (not the show).
Pre-booked parking costs £12.85 per car. Paying on-the-day costs £16.95 per car and you could be subject to queuing. Motorcycles parking is free.
Disabled parking bays for blue badge holders are available and are allocated upon arrival by NEC traffic staff. Disabled parking is charged at the standard parking rate.
Regular shuttle buses run from the NEC car parks to the halls.
Where to Stay
Hotel bookings for the show are managed by BCD M&E and HotelMap, who offer exclusive hotel and room deals for our attendees.
These special offers can be booked online or by telephone +44 (0)20 7870 4100
Quote Event Reference Code: MWR2V
If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact Sarah, our dedicated hotel adviser, on Sarah@bcdme.com.
Let her know your requirements, phone number and include the event reference code.
Where to Eat
There are food outlets all around the halls of the NEC, offering everything from sandwiches to a reserved seated meal with prices varying accordingly.
Just outside all the halls on the Piazza, there is lots of seating to use if you would like to bring your own lunch.
Booking tickets with assisted access
If you have a disability that restricts your ability to attend the show on your own, to the extent where a helper is needed, then a carer can be admitted free of charge to assist you.
To arrange your carer ticket, please book your own ticket online then email See Tickets with your request, including your ticket reference number, so the carer ticket can be added to your booking. Both tickets will be sent to your as E-tickets to either print our or show on your phone when you arrive at the show.
Assistance at the NEC
If you have any queries or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of the NEC staff who will be happy to help.
Male and female wheelchair accessible toilets are provided throughout the venue.
Disabled parking bays for blue badge holders are allocated upon arrival by NEC traffic staff. The NEC disabled parking is charged at the standard rate (£12.85 in advance/£16.95 on the day).
A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to hire free of charge to registered disabled visitors and for £5.00 per day for all other visitors. These are offered on a first come first served basis. Electric scooters can be hired for £15.00 per day. We advise visitors to pre-book; call 0121 780 4141 (Option 2 and then Option 7), or email InfoEmailAccount@necgroup.co.uk. Lines are open 09.00-16.00 Monday - Sunday.
Further information for disabled visitors and carers can be found on the NEC website.