29 July, 2014
A new television show is going under the hood to unearth the passions that drive classic car enthusiasts.
The Classic Car Show, will hit our screens at the beginning of 2015, and give viewers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in what is a multi-billion pound industry around the world.
All sound too good to be true? It gets even better.
International supermodel and racing driver Jodie Kidd and Britain's most renowned classic car journalist Quentin Willson will be exploring the most desirable classic cars and the extraordinary tales behind them.
And if this up-to-date Tweet from the show is anything to go by, we’re all in for a real treat.
Racing icons Bruno Senna, David Coulthard and Sir Stirling Moss will also be among those having their say during the tantalising 13-episode series.
Values in the classic car market have soared in recent years - even ahead of fine art, vintage wine, gold and real estate in many cases.
Top-end Ferraris, for example, jumped in value by 55% last year alone, while collectively the whole classic car market has grown faster than any other asset class - increasing by a staggering 257% since 2005.
A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO racer, which was triumphant in the 1963 Tour de France road race with the French driver Jean Guichet at the wheel, recently became the world's most expensive car, selling for $52 million (around £31 million).
The GTO is considered to be the Holy Grail among collectors - hence the astronomical price tag - so any models available on the market are soon snapped up.
Investors now even consider them to be a sound investment.
But The Classic Car Show will provide entertaining and visually compelling television for the whole family, not just wealthy investors or for those who can tell the difference between a Ferrari 250 GTO and a 275 GTB.
Jodie Kidd will get behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK120 at the Mille Miglia as part of the series, while Quentin Willson will take Keith Richards' iconic Ferrari 246 GT Dino out for a spin on the French Riviera.
Bruno Senna will also put 10 classics through their paces at the Le Mans racetrack.
Can’t wait? There’s still a little bit longer to go yet - although all signs are good for start date at the beginning of next year!