We are delighted to be able to offer our readers the chance to attend this years Classic Motor Show at the NEC, to be held Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November 2011. To have a chance of winning a ticket or a pair of tickets (face value of £17.50 per ticket), simply leave a comment or comments on the site on this or any of the previous posts. Those people contributing will have a chance of being awarded tickets, which we will award on the 4th November 2011, so you will receive your tickets in good time for the event.
So more about this years event. I’ve been several times and I can assure you it is a good day out, especially so if you love classic cars.
It is the UK’s biggest and best classic motoring celebration. Spanning seven halls with over 1,400 cars and 250 motorcycles on display, Britain’s best motoring clubs pull out all the stops to showcase rare and exciting marques ranging from pre-war through to retro classics, American muscle cars to Japanese performance, European elegance to Great British sports cars and many more. I remember a few years back when the Maserati owners club had a great display, featuring the wonderful Maserati 250F (below).
The centrepiece of the car displays is the Meguiar’s Club Showcase bringing together the best concours cars from the club events throughout the year before crowning a winner as Car of the Year. Other features include the Wheeler Dealer Live Stage hosted by the TV’s Mike Brewer and Edd China with restoration challenges, special guests and exclusive competitions. The impressive Restoration Theatre has a team of mechanics ready to show visitors exactly how to tackle all aspects of restoring a cherished classic car.
As well as the impressive car displays, visitors can also enjoy the Footman James Classic Motorbike Show featuring live motorcycle action, stunning bike club displays, a Pride of Ownership concours and a Vintage Wall of Death. There will also be guest appearances on Saturday and Sunday from Former World Superbike and GP rider Pierfrancesco ‘Frankie’ Chili and Ex-World Superbike World Champion and TT winner Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty.
Across both events, over 300 trade stands sell a wide range of parts, spares, tools, motoring services and memorabilia while the popular Autojumble and Bikejumble are havens for mechanics looking for that elusive motoring component.
So that’s it in brief. Leave a comment now to have a chance to win yourself a pair of tickets free, courtesy of MyCarHeaven.
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