Television star and confirmed petrol-head Philip Glenister is to curate the special ‘Getaway Cars’ display at the 2018 London Classic Car Show at ExCeL London (15-18 February).
Famous for ‘firing up’ his Audi quattro when acting as throwback DCI Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes – Glenister will be maximising his insider police knowledge to bring together this showcase of cars as chosen by notorious crooks to evade the law whether on the silver screen or in real life.
Vehicles already on the shortlist include a number of criminal classics such as the MK1 Transit van, Jaguar Mark 2, Sierra Cosworth Sapphire and, perhaps, even a Mini Cooper S as famously employed by Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) and his gang to escape from the Carabinieri di Torino in the original Italian Job movie.
“We will take our inspiration from TV, films and real life,” said Glenister who also co-presents Channel 4’s motoring show For the Love of Cars programme. “these cars need to be quick, handle well and, of course, have lots of room in the back. I’m sure we’ll have an iconic red quattro exhibited somewhere at the show, but this display will be about cars from the other side of the law. It’s pleasure to curate at such a special car show and where better to celebrate getaway cars than in East London at ExCel. Fire up the London Classic Car Show!”
Adding to the sense of drama, Glenister’s final selection will be showcased on a specially designed and arresting exhibition stand that will further both its visual impact and the visitor experience.
We’re very excited to have him onboard and will be teasing more information out in the coming weeks until the show!