Getaway cars to be the star!

Getaway Cars and Specials to lead the London Classic Car Show in 2018.
Larger than before, with more classic cars to see and enjoy.

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Now gearing up for its fourth year, the award-winning show – which will be held at ExCeL London from 15-18 February 2018 – will cover a massive 43,000 square metres of exhibition space.

Attendance has soared, too, with more than 37,000 flocking to last February’s memorable four-day feast of automotive nostalgia.

Indeed, such has been its spiralling popularity with visitors and exhibitors that next year’s enlarged celebration of car culture will for the very first time fill the entire North Hall at ExCeL.

With more than 700 stunning classic cars to display as well as innovative features such as The Grand Avenue and curated car exhibits – plus sister show Historic Motorsport International – we will need every last additional centimetre,

We need to keep expanding, too, as back in February we had record crowds, record-breaking displays and record numbers of exhibitors selling cars for record prices. London sits right at the heart of the global classic car movement, and the London Classic Car Show is enhancing the city’s reputation as the world’s classic car capital.” said event director Bas Bungish.

Building on its three previous successes, the 2018 London Classic Car Show will once again feature a number of special displays focusing on classic icons from the past. Last time, it was fabulous Ferraris and pioneering cars from previous motor shows; before that, legendary Le Mans racers and Group B rally cars.

For 2018, organisers are lining up a number of special displays, one of which will be Getaway Cars – an evocative homage to those vehicles as used by infamous criminals in headline grabbing robberies, with some of those made famous in films joining the display. The Getaway cars will be in a unique, specially constructed zone, for visitors to explore and enjoy.

Iconic getaway cars

An iconic getaway car on the Grand Avenue.

Car Club Square is another welcome returnee and, now with more space, and over 30 clubs. The country’s leading one-make clubs will be staging displays of their favourite machines, with club members on-hand to discuss the merits of their chosen marque or model.

Ford Capri Classic Car, Car Club Square

A Ford Capri from Car Club Square drives down the Grand Avenue.

This year’s Grand Avenue will focus on ‘Specials’, the limited editions, one offs and prototypes a delectable collection of unique street and competition cars renowned for their rarity, curiosity and desirability. Gathered from around the world, it will be a sight to behold and enjoy with a tremendous variety of vehicles on display.

Special on the Grand Avenue at the London Classic Car Show

A beautiful Special races down the Grand Avenue.

There will similarly be plenty of opportunity for visitors to join the classic car movement, with a large proportion of the dealer space already booked. Among the many leading dealers confirmed for 2018 are Alfaholics, Classic Mini Finder, Graeme Hunt, Joe Macari, JME Healeys, Prindiville and Samuel Laurence.

The prestige of the London Classic Car Show means it attracts a large number of celebrities from the motoring world over the four days of the event. Previous guests have included: James May, Chris Evans, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Ari Vatanen, Gordon Murray, James Martin and Jodie Kidd. Expect plenty more big names to attend in 2018.

The London Classic Car Show will be complemented by its sister show Historic Motorsport International. Introduced to celebrate the UK’s leading role in all areas of historic motor sport, HMI adds yet another exhilarating dimension to the visitor experience with admission free to all those attending the London Classic Car Show.

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