NEC Classic Motor Show 2016

Date: 11 November, 2016

The line-up for this prestigious show reads like a who’s who of exotic classic car marques.

Luxurious Lambos, pulsating Porsches, fabulous Ferraris, magnificent Maseratis and lavish Lancias will all be under one roof at Birmingham’s NEC this autumn.

But as ever the Classic Motor Show (November 11-13) also pays homage to classic British brands such as Aston Martin, Austin, Morris and more.

Few motoring events are as bustling as this eagerly awaited show, where there’s so much going on, you’ll wish you had a week to take it all in.

Boasting more than 2,000 classic motors, 700 motorbikes, 250 bike and car clubs, 600 must-see trade stands and one of the largest indoor auto-jumbles around, this really is a heavyweight show.

Whether your passion is for vintage machines, US muscle motors or cars with a more modern slant, there’s something for everyone.

Ravishing restorations

Silverstone Auctions is in town again for a two-day sale (November 12-13). In 2014 alone it sold £4.5 million worth of machines, selling over four-fifths of its lots. Supercars, vintage, classic and veteran motorbikes are again part of this year’s mix.

Non-auction cars are also available to suit all budgets. You may have a budget exceeding £100,000 or you may have one below £10,000, but there will be no shortage of options.

If you decide on a car in need of extensive TLC, then the restoration theatre is your next stop.

The Classic Motor Show’s oldest feature offers enthusiasts the chance to get some tips from the experts at Leeds City College.

They will not only advise you how it’s done, they will also give live demonstrations on how to do it.

Don’t leave without…

• Having a dream ride: Charity spins have previously featured cars such as Ford GT40s, Jags, Astons, Cobras, MGs and even Noddy’s motor

• Catching the bikes: Old-school classics abound in the Classic Motorbike Show and last year there was even a “Wall of Death”

• Checking out the special guests: Last year, big names in attendance included Fuzz Townshend (Car SOS host) and Ant Anstead (For The Love of Cars presenter)


Advance adult tickets cost £28 for Friday and £21.50 for Saturday and Sunday each. A weekend pass costs £37.

Children aged between 5 and 15 pay £13.50 on the Friday and £12.50 on Saturday and Sunday. Children aged four and under go free. Prices are more on the door.