Sun and smiles at the Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show

27 September, 2013

The Footman James Manchester Classic Car Show, made it's debut this weekend (21st and 22nd September) at Event City, Manchester, and drew just under 8000 classic fans from all over the UK to the brand new event.

Along with the hundreds of classics that were on display at the show over the weekend and some fast and furious rally driving (in the sunshine), the Footman James stand featured a stunning Ferrari 512BB, valued in excess of £160,000. The 1978 model boasted a 5 litre flat 12 Boxer engine and was a real crowd pleaser during the two day show.

Visitors to the show also had a sneak preview of the 1969 Morris Minor Traveller, which, recently obtained by Footman James in partnership with Classics Monthly, has been purchased as a restoration project which classic fans will have the opportunity to win in 2014. The Traveller, which took to the Footman James’ stage alongside the Ferrari, will be lovingly restored by the Classics Monthly team over the next 12 months, during which time fans can follow the vehicle’s restoration journey in the magazine. The finished project, expected to be worth in the region of £10,000 - £12,000 upon completion, will be the star prize in the 2014 competition. Classic fans can enter by obtaining a quotation from Footman James or via the Classics Monthly website next year so watch this space.

"We are delighted to have secured the Morris Minor Traveller as a restoration project that we can giveaway to one lucky winner at the end of the 2014 season. Having recently topped the poll in our classic survey, as the most popular classic owned by those surveyed, and a marque that also celebrates its centenary this year, the Morris Minor is a firm favourite here at Footman James and we were delighted to show case the vehicle at this inaugural event.

"With a dedicated young enthusiasts’ product available for Morris Minor Owners Club members we are committed to securing the future of the marque and the wider industry and can now insure enthusiasts from as young as 17 years in their trusty Moggy," said Andy Fairchild, managing director of Footman James.