Classic Car Displays

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 Please note: In the interest of everyone's safety, the NEC will be undertaking COVID Pass checks when visitors arrive, so please ensure you prepare accordingly. More information on this, and other safety measures, are available here.

 

As a classic motoring enthusiast, there is nowhere else in the UK to see such a diverse display of classic cars, bikes and other vehicles on display than at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery. 

Spanning over 120 years, from traditional British classics, vintage motors, historic motorsport to American muscle cars and retro hot hatches, explore this stunning collection of vehicles that are brought together for the classic car community’s season finale at Birmingham’s NEC.

Our Friends Electric

This year we are embracing the future with a brand new feature showcasing not just the look of classic electric cars but also how they drive.

Twice-daily, a range of electric classics will be driving around a purpose built oval within Hall 5, next to the Discovery Live Stage, with Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer talking to the various companies and owners involved.

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Baker Electric

The electric classics on display

With some of the earliest cars powered by steam and started by a crank lever, the cars on displays take you on a motoring journey, starting right at the very beginning with the pioneers of engineering.

With vehicles from before the turn of the 20th century leading into stunning classic cars from the 1920s and 30s with examples from Rolls-Royce, Alvis, Ford, and Jowett.

Motoring developments from the 1940s through to the swinging 60s feature, as well as those advancements which took cars into historic motorsport and the excitement of the circuit with the likes of Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel.

The 70s disco era of Capri's and the increase of horsepower – including the Mustang - are all represented.

From the 1980s we get the ‘hot hatches’ and Supercars, with sleeker and sporty designs.

The latest marques and models joining the Classic Motor Show ranks are those considered modern classics. Visitors will also find selections of cars that could be added to that list in the future, including hybrid and fully electric vehicles, bringing us back full cycle as some of the earliest cars were electric powered!

While these 'newer' vehicles may not be rare on our roads just yet, this doesn’t make them any less pleasing to the eye for many. 

Whether you're interest is in what’s going on under the bonnet or you just like to look at these amazing vehicles and imagine hitting the open road, one thing is for sure – the Classic Motor Show is the ultimate motoring day out for car fans from any decade.

So whether you are interested in classic cars, bikes, buses or vans, you will find something to interest and astound you amongst the 3000+ vehicles on display. Come and join us for a great day out !

Star Cars

Each year a number of the celebrities joining us also bring along some of their most show stopping vehicles to include in the display alongside the live stage they will be appearing on!

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Motul

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