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Little Classics Feature: 18 November 2013

Classic Motor Show Attracts 65,000

NEC Classic Motor Show Live StageThe Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, held over 15th, 16th and 17th November, was celebrating its 30th birthday this year and had already been billed as the best to date, with attractions bigger and better than ever before. However, even the expected 60,000 visitors was surpassed over the three day event as near on 65,000 classic car and classic motorcycle enthusiasts descended on the NEC in Birmingham.

Silverstone Auctions also generated enviable magnetism this year with the auction house already growing their activities from the previous one day auction to two days for 2013. The result was the hammer dropping for 85 classics, with a total of £2.8 million – half a million pounds up on 2012.

Silverstone Auctions250 classic car clubs, museums and industry providers rubbed shoulders with the Classic Motorcycle Show, nestled in the centre of the car event, bringing further classic machines and their impressive Wall of Death.

With Sir Stirling Moss giving interviews, David Soul at the Lancaster Insurance Gran Torino Experience and Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer and Edd China, giving life to the main stage, the show was 11 halls of non-stop activity.

David Soul Starsky and HutchThe crowds grew huge around key activities on stage and around the opportunity to see David Soul next to the iconic Starsky and Hutch Ford. Yet even when crowds were drawn to the centre, the very outskirts buzzed with fabulous restoration demonstrations from Leeds City College, various club and exhibitor competitions, and ‘Dream Rides’ by the ever-giving Sporting Bears, who were exchanging charitable donations for 10 mile rides in a range of classics and supercars.

Wheeler Dealers Edd China and Mike BrewerThe dates for 2014 are already set with the three day classic car show and motorcycle show returning to the NEC next year on 14th to 16th November. We’ll see you there!

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