Date: 18 February, 2016
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
The success of this year’s inaugural London Classic Car Show left organisers with only one headache-inducing question: how do we trump that?
The answer is, quite simply, to double the size of the trailblazing exhibition next year.
This expansion will see the floor-space balloon from this year’s 18,000 metres squared to 34,000 metres squared in 2016.
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Britain battles it out with the US, Italy, Germany, Japan and France to see which country is the crowd’s all-time favourite motor manufacturer.
Organisers are doing this by featuring 10 classic cars from each country.
They will be parading up to 60 cars down The Grand Avenue, which is the focal point of the entire show.
Until the final approved vehicle list is announced, classic connoisseurs can whet their appetites with this promised band of marques:
• Lamborghini, Ferrari (Italy)
• Chevrolet, Ford (US)
• BMW, Mercedes (Germany)
• Toyota, Datsun (Japan)
• Citroen, Bugatti (France)
• Jaguar, Bentley (Britain)
Car Club Square
This is a show within a show and new for next year.
The London Classic Show is devoting a whole hall to mono-marque classic motor clubs.
This will have the feel of a 1960s British Motor Show.
Some of the UK’s premier car clubs will be exhibiting private performance and prestige classics.
About 25 of the country’s top performance and prestige car clubs are expected, with models ranging from the 1920s to the present day.
This year’s event
More than 25,000 petrol-heads swarmed to London’s docklands to see the show.
Forty classic cars graced the Grand Avenue, including the one-time Stirling Moss-driven Maserati 250F and a James Hunt Marlboro McLaren.
No wonder more floor capacity had been ordered and 2016 dates confirmed before the 2015 event had even finished.
How to get tickets
Ticket prices start at £23. If it’s luxury you want, then invest in a £65 Premium Preview Evening ticket for Thursday (February 18). What can this get you? Try these for size:
• Fast-track admission
• Best views of the Turning Circle View Platform of The Grand Avenue
• Access to its luxury Premium Lounge
• A glass of Joseph Perrier champagne
• A special show handbook