Date: 28 October, 2016
Location: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Imagine a show presenting the magnificent Metallurgique Maybach, Mercedes 60hp and Panhard et Levassor… pre-First World War classics all.
Or perhaps you’d prefer your historic car to be something a little bit more “modern” - perhaps the Bugatti Type 43, Mercedes-Benz SSK and Bentley 41/2-litre Blower from the golden 1914-29 era?
You could barely put a collective price on this superlative six. But they have all been shortlisted in their categories in the Classic & Sports Car Show’s quest to find the best supercar from the past 100 years.
This worldwide poll will form one of the major talking points of the show in London this autumn.
Visitors will be able to view every finalist at the Alexandra Palace-staged exhibition (October 28-30), which is showing over 300 head-turners from car dealers and collectors alike.
Last year’s inaugural event brought 15,150 people flocking to the Ally Pally.
Many details aren’t yet finalised. But here‘s what we know so far…
See stars of yesteryear and modern-day classics
Roughly a whole century separates the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Metallurgique Maybach. But both share a capacity to excite the classic connoisseur.
Many of their fans will be hoping these shortlisted motors are voted through as finalists of the Supercar of the Century poll so they can be seen in London.
The awesome Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 (1930s), Talbot-Lago Grand Sport (1940s) and Jaguar XKSS (1950s) all bring a flavour of their decades.
Other shortlisted gems include the Lamborghini Miura, 911 Turbo and Ferrari F40 from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s respectively.
The Jag XJ220 (1990s), Bugatti Veyron (2000s) and LaFerrari (2010s) all help to give the show balance with a more modern spin.
So how do you vote? Simply visit the show’s new website.
And, as if you needed any incentive to vote, every entrant will go into a ballot with the 10 gold tickets to be spread among five lucky winners.
These will give people dedicated lounge access, early entry and a host of other benefits.
Don’t leave without…
• Seeing an auction with a difference: This year the redoubtable Coys is the show’s new auction partner. Iconic classics are promised. A different approach to car auctioning has also been hinted at. More info will follow in the weeks ahead, show organisers promise
• Catching the Interview Stage: This is where the great and the good of the motoring industry spin a few yarns for the audience’s delectation. Last year’s stars popping in included Chris Routledge and Ross Brawn
Advanced adult tickets cost £23, children 11 or under go free and family tickets cost £69.