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Little Classics News: 23 December 2014

A Century of Classics to Excite Crowds at London Classic Car Show

1931 Bentley 8-litre

A century of motoring will be celebrated in style at the London Classic Car Show with a drive past of 40 significant classic cars representing every decade from the 20th Century.

The cars – road, track and rally stars – will be fired up and then driven along The Grand Avenue, the event’s centrepiece, to create a moving motoring, road runway that’s never been seen at an indoor show before.

Run in association with Motoriety, The Grand Avenue will give visitors to the show, to be held at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from 8-11 January 2015, the chance to see and hear rare motoring icons in action… everything from a 1920s Bugatti Type 35B to a 1961 Ferrari GT250 California Spyder (below), and from a 1930s Bentley 8-litre (top) to an ultra rare Jaguar XJ220 supercar.

1961 Ferrari GT250 California Spyder

There will be cars from the dawn of motoring – like a 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile – to competition cars like a Gp 4 Lancia Stratos from the 1970s.

There’s even a quartet of genuine Formula 1 cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, all of which will be started and driven along The Grand Avenue in a spectacular display of sound and fury.

It will give race fans a rare chance to see, close-up, an ex-Stirling Moss Maserati 250F, a BRM in which Jackie Stewart won Italian and Monaco Grands Prix, James Hunt’s McLaren M23 and the JPS Lotus 87B (below) raced by Elio de Angelis.

JPS Lotus 87B

“The London Classic Car Show is different. Not only will these wonderful machines be there for all to see, but they will be brought to life and driven along The Grand Avenue,” said Bas Bungish, Event Director.

Stars of the Grand Avenue

1900s

1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile
1904 Lagonda Tri-car (below)

1904 Lagonda Tri-car

1910s

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1914 DFP First Production Bentley

1920s

1924 Bugatti Type 35B
1928 Bentley 4 1/2-litre

1930s

1931 Bentley 8-litre (top)
1934 Jaguar SS1
1935 Morris 8 Military Wireless car
1937 Fiat Topolino

1940s

1947 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet
1948 Early Land Rover

1950s

1952 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500
1957 Jaguar C-type (ex- Juan Manuel Fangio) (below)
1957 Lancia B24 Spyder
1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Jaguar C-Type

1960s

1961 Citroen ID19
1961 Ferrari GT250 (ex-James Coburn)
1962 Ford Cortina Saxon
1964 AC Cobra (below)
1965 Aston Martin DB6 (ex-Paul McCartney)
1966 Jaguar E-type S1 1969 Lamborghini Miura

AC Cobra

1970s

1970 Range Rover (pre-production) (below)
1975 Vauxhall Firenza Droopsnoot
1975 Jensen Interceptor Convertible
1976 Lancia Stratos Gp 4

1970 Range Rover

1980s

1983 Audi quattro
1985 Lancia Delta S4
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
1987 Porsche 959 Turbo

1990s

1992 Jaguar XJ220
1993 Bugatti EB110
1991 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton

Motorsport icons

1954 Maserati 250F (ex-Stirling Moss)
1964 BRM P261 (ex-Jackie Stewart)
1976 McLaren M23 (ex-James Hunt)
1981 JPS Lotus 87 (ex-Elio de Angelis)

Subject to late changes.



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