The Supagard Theatre returned in 2019 and was a huge hit! Across the weekend, thousands of visitors flocked to the Theatre to hear a series of live talks, featuring automotive legends, investment panels, celebrity guests, classic car debates and much more.

The 2019 Supagard Theatre Timetable:

Friday 15th February

 

Trailblazer Apprentice Forum – 10:30

Experts including Michael Scott of The International Guild of Specialist Engineers and John Pitchforth of the Heritage Skills Academy discuss the importance of apprenticeships in the heritage sector to safeguard the future of classic car restoration and maintenance skills.

Ian Callum: A Life in Design – 12:00

Design legend Ian Callum reflects on his illustrious career, having invented stunning automobiles for everyone from Ford to Aston Martin to Jaguar.

The Classic Car Investment Forum – 13:45

Restoration, Insurance, tax, finance, legal and auction experts will be interviewed by Quentin Willson and take part in a question and answer session designed to give an overview of buying, financing, owning, restoring and maintaining a classic car. Come ready with questions!

ERS’ Big Electric Classic Debate – 14:45

Hosted by ERS, our specialist motor insurance partner, this debate is a chance to hear expert speakers make passionate cases for and against the electrification of much-loved classic cars. Panellists will include Tiff Needell, Edd China, Jonny Smith, Paul Hudson and Tom Donachie.

Haynes Motor Museum: Restoration Top Tips – 16:50

Join Haynes Motor Museum deput CEO Chris Scudds and Restoration Manager Bradley Mauger for an insight into the UK’s biggest exhibition of cars and motorbikes dating from 1900 to today.

The Colin Pool Memorial Trophy – 17:30

Presentation of the Spirit de la Sarthe Trophy awarded for the ‘most meritorious British performance in the Le Mans 24 Hours 2018.

Saturday 16th February

 

Trailblazer Apprentice Forum – 10:30

Experts including Michael Scott of The International Guild of Specialist Engineers and John Pitchforth of the Heritage Skills Academy discuss the importance of apprenticeships in the heritage sector to safeguard the future of classic car restoration and maintenance skills.

An Audience with Edd China – 12:00

Presenter, engineer and inventor Edd China sits down to discuss his crazy life in automobiles. Known for his eccentric engineering inventions and presenting TV show Wheeler Dealers, China has many a story to tell, with much wit!

ERS’ Big Electric Classic Debate – 13:45

Hosted by ERS, our specialist motor insurance partner, this debate is a chance to hear expert speakers make passionate cases for and against the electrification of much-loved classic cars. Panellists include Tiff Needell, Jonny Smith, Alan Bradbury and Joe Macari.

Q&A: Classic Car Questions Answered – 14:45

Quentin Willson – legendary buying and selling guru – showcases his smart buys in the classic car market and has top tips to avoid making a purchase you may later regret. He will be on stage with Phillip Bell, Editor of Classic Cars magazine.

The Classic Car Investment Forum – 16:50

Restoration, Insurance, tax, finance, legal and auction experts will be interviewed by guest host Quentin Willson and take part in a question and answer session designed to give an overview of buying, financing, owning, restoring and maintaining a classic car. Come loaded with questions!

Sunday 17th February

 

Ferguson Formula Developments 4WD Panel – 10:25

In the beginning, tractor tycoon Harry Ferguson encouraged his engineers to develop four-wheel-drive for road cars. Then, nearly sixty years ago, Ferguson’s P99 race car was one of the first to use four-wheel-drive, and now every rally car, and many road cars, use four-wheel-drive. Our experts will relate how the system evolved, and what were the highlights.

Panellists include Stuart Rolt (son of Major Tony Rolt, a pioneer of FF Developments) who became chairman of the company, Robin Price, FF’s technical director, and author Bill Munro, whose history of FF Developments and its evolution is about to be published. Chaired by Graham Robson.

An Audience with Edd China – 12:00

Presenter, engineer and inventor Edd China sits down to discuss his crazy life in automobiles. Known for his eccentric engineering inventions and presenting TV show Wheeler Dealers, China has many a story to tell, with much wit!

Q&A: Classic Car Questions Answered – 13:45

Quentin Willson – legendary buying and selling guru – showcases his smart buys in the classic car market and has top tips to avoid making a purchase you may later regret. He will be on stage with Phillip Bell, Editor of Classic Cars magazine.

Mini in Motorsport – Celebrating 60 Years – 14:30

John Cooper’s F3 cars used BMC A-Series engines from 1959, the Mini-Cooper was launched in 1961, and soon the cars became race and rally winners. In the 1960s, Mini-Cooper S models won not only the Monte Carlo Rally, but the European and British Saloon Car Championships.

Panellists include Stuart Turner (BMC’s Competition Manager in the 1960s), Alec Poole (prominent and successful Mini race driver), and Lady Christabel Watson (more affectionately known to every Mini enthusiast as Christabel Carlisle, a successful Mini racing driver of the period.). Chaired by Graham Robson.

The Supagard Team was on hand across the weekend to demonstrate their superb paint and interior protection and aftercare products, with lots of offers and giveaways both in the run up to the event and during it. Supagard have been the UK’s No.1 for automotive exterior and interior protection for over 30 years and The London Classic Car Show were delighted to work with them again.