15 - 18 FEB 2018 | EXCEL LONDON
Gala Evening

Gala Evening

Thursday 23rd February
A star-studded evening with motoring legends

Join us as we honour six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx with this year's Icon Award, and celebrate Ferrari with a specially invited panel of celebrity Ferrari fanatics.

Ickx, the world’s greatest all-round racing driver, will be live on stage discussing his incredible career with motoring broadcaster Henry Hope-Frost, who will also host our exclusive Ferrari celebrations. Ickx will also be joined by five time Le Mans winner Derek Bell, MBE, as they team up again after sharing the top step of the 24 Hours podium three times.

Bell said: “Sharing a car with Jacky at Le Mans was one of the high points of my career. I am looking forward to sharing a stage with him at the London Classic Car Show and remembering some of the great times we had together.”

The pair will also share the stage with two other Le Mans superstars – Emanuele Pirro, who claimed five victories for Audi, and Jürgen Barth, who won in 1977 sharing a Porsche with Ickx. Together the quartet can claim 17 victories at Le Sarthe.

Ickx will also be the guest of honour at our sister show, the inaugural Historic Motorsport International. He will officially open the show at ExCeL, London at 12 noon on Thursday, 23rd February and be sharing his remarkable experiences with visitors on both Thursday and Friday. 

Ickx himself is delighted that his career is being celebrated at both shows. “This is a huge honour to open an exciting new show dedicated to historic motorsport right in the heart of London,” he said. “Whether it was winning Le Mans three times with Derek Bell or competing at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, I have always been lucky enough to have had a wonderful relationship with the British racing community and that’s why I’m so thrilled to have these very special dates in my 2017 diary.”  

Gala Evening standard entry tickets cost £42, or for access to the Grand Avenue Club where the interviews take place, tickets cost £70. Book yours now.