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Posted by Joseph Clement on 10 February, 2018

It’s not long until The London Classic Car Show takes over the ExCel’s South Hall for a celebration of the world’s greatest classic cars. The event will begin on Thursday, 15th February 2018, and will run for four days ending on Sunday, 18th February 2018. With over 700 classic cars on display, celebrity appearances, car launches and various attractions this spectacle is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Show Opening Times

  • Thursday, 15th February 2018: 4.00 pm – 9.30 pm
  • Friday, 16th February 2018: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday, 17th February 2018: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Sunday, 18th February 2018: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Ticket Prices

  • Standard adult ticket (valid on Friday – Sunday): £25.00 (£30.00 on the door)
  • Standard child ticket (valid on Friday – Sunday): £20.00 (£22.00 on the door)

All tickets also include entry to the London Classic Car Show’s sister show Historic Motorsport International, which celebrates the UK’s leading role in all areas of historic motorsport.

To see all available ticket options and pricing, please visit: http://www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk/buy-tickets/

Location

The London Classic Car Show takes place at ExCeL, London, E16 1FR.

The best way to get to the show is via public transport. The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. You just need to alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick two-stop journey to ExCeL: Custom House for ExCeL (for the west entrance) or Prince Regent (for the east entrance).

For more information on how to get to the event, please visit: http://www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk/buy-tickets/getting-there/

Car Launches

One of the events main features will be a car-themed catwalk named the Grand Avenue which will not only showcase a collection of 60 unique street and competition cars, but also the launch of two high-performance sports cars.

Lister will officially reveal their most recent creation, Thunder. This beast is the British car manufacturers most powerful auto to date, boasting speeds of over 200mph. Also, Morgan will be unveiling their latest road-legal racer, the Morgan +4 GDI.

Ferrari F40
Photo credit: London Classic Car Show

Celebrities

Formula One icon, Nigel Mansell, will be in attendance signing autographs for fans and sharing stories from his racing days. Visitors will be treated to a display featuring Mansell’s title-winning Williams-Renault FW14B car as well as a Williams-Honda FW11.

Nigel Mansell Formula One Car
Photo credit: London Classic Car Show

Additionally, actor and petrolhead, Philip Glenister, will be at the show on Saturday. You will find him at the Getaway Cars exhibit, a tribute to vehicles that became famous in movies. Known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes, Glenister hand-picked the cars for this section of the show, which includes an ‘Italian Job style’ Mini Cooper, an Audi S8 D2 super-saloon as seen in Ronin and the actual Lotus Cortina used by gang-member Bruce Reynolds to case out the Great Train Robbery back in 1963.

For those looking for advice on what classic cars to buy or not buy, Quentin Wilson will be at the event to share his Smart Buys experiences. The former Top Gear presenter will be present on all four days of the show alongside a display of three classic cars that he thinks will be extremely valuable in the not too distant future: Alfa 2600 Sprint; Bentley Continental R and Jaguar E-type Series 3 Coupe.

Other Attractions

The event will feature a vast array of dealer displays, showcasing cars, car products, accessories and much more. There will be a Classic Car Square that will host 24 of the UK’s leading car clubs. Here you will find some immaculate examples from manufacturers such as Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, MG and Porsche.

Lastly, visitors will be able to access the Historic Motorsport International (HMI) event which boasts various display stands that will be brimming with spectacular competition cars. There will also be two auctions taking place that will be overseen by Coys, the first on Saturday afternoon and the second on Sunday. The HMI will also house The Supagard Theatre which will host a series of Conference Programme debates and celebrity interviews.

Conclusion

This year’s London Classic Car Show, which kicks off on Thursday, 15th February 2018, is going to be action-packed and entertaining. So, if you and the family are looking for an enjoyable day out that will deliver some high-octane eye candy, look no further.