CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
By Ann Evans
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show comes to the Birmingham NEC from November 11th-13. It’s the UK’s biggest classic motor show and will feature around 2,500 classic cars and bikes, 600 specialist exhibitors, 270 classic car and bike club stands, celebrity guests, the Wheeler Dealers Live Stage with Discovery Channel, the ever popular auto jumble and you can even learn about restoration with the experts. Plus lots, lots more.
The British Motor Museum will be there, (stand 150, Hall 2) showcasing some prized cars on their stand and offering a free prize draw to win a range of prizes, including a Laser Tools tool chest and annual membership.
In 2015 the Museum unveiled its new name and re-furbishment plans at the show. This year staff will be on hand to talk about the Museum’s new look and new Collections Centre, both of which opened to the public in February 2016. They will also be unveiling the 2017 calendar of events, shows and rallies as well as taking bookings for display vehicles and trade at these events.
This year the shows theme is ‘Heroes and Heroines’ so the Museum will be taking along a number of cars to support the theme including Land Rover No1, affectionately known as HUE – the first pre-production Land Rover, a Wolseley 1899 3 ½ hp voiturette – the first four-wheel Wolseley car, and the Mini-Cooper S – the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally winner.
In addition, staff from the archive department will be taking enquiries for their Heritage Certificates which they produce for a wide range of British classic cars, plus, will talk about the sterling archive work of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust team.
Another reason to attend the show and book tickets early is the chance to win a limited edition Zenith watch worth £7,000! Those booking tickets before 31 October will automatically be entered into the show organisers free prize draw.
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To find out more about the British Motor Museum visit http://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk
www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188.