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Little Classics News: 10 June 2014

Celebrate Classic British Cars at BMC and Leyland Show

Celebrate Classic British Cars at BMC and Leyland ShowVisitors can once again celebrate a host of classic British cars when the Heritage Motor Centre hosts the nostalgic ‘BMC & Leyland Show’ on Sunday 6 July. The show was launched in 2013 to celebrate the fantastic marques that were part of the pre BMC related manufacturers, The British Motor Corporation, British Leyland, and the Rover group as well as commercial and military vehicles.

Celebrate Classic British Cars at BMC and Leyland ShowLast year’s show proved incredibly popular and this year’s show looks set to be the same. The show is expected to attract 80 different marques including names such as Daimler, Alvis, Wolseley, Austin, Morris, Riley, Standard, MG and Land Rover. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Austin Morris 1800 and up to 40 plus models are hoped to be on display. 2014 is also the 30th Anniversary of the Austin Montego and visitors will be given the chance to see the last Montego that came off the production line on display within the Museum.

As well as up to 800 models on show, there will also be an Autojumble and motoring related trade stands. A show highlight will enable visitors to see six different vehicles from the reserve collection that are not normally on display in the Museum. The show will also feature the traditional Mini Concours. Plus there will be the traditional Cowley convoy from BMW Mini Cowley arriving at Gaydon at 11am.

Celebrate Classic British Cars at BMC and Leyland ShowTom Caren, Show Manager at the Heritage Motor Centre said: “Due to the success of last year’s show, we are really pleased to be hosting our second ‘BMC and Leyland Show’ which looks set to be even bigger and better than before with more owners club entries this year. The show is a real enthusiast’s event aimed at enthusiasts celebrating our iconic British marques. The show has something for everyone and for many; it will be a great trip down memory lane!”

Advance tickets cost £7 for the driver and 1 passenger of the registered show vehicle and £8 per person for any additional passengers. Advance show tickets cost £8 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family ticket. Camping is available for the night on Saturday 5 July.

Celebrate Classic British Cars at BMC and Leyland ShowThe BMC and Leyland Show is just one of many exciting and unique motoring events held at the Heritage Motor Centre in 2014. To find out more information please visit the website at or


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