The Classic Motor Show 2018 in Facts and Figures

The 34th Classic Motor Show has now passed, and we can now look forward to next years 35th anniversary show.  Here we thoughts we’d highlight some of the facts and figures of this years wonderful event.


Facts and Figures:
The show was founded in 1984, so last weekends show was the 34th outing of the show
Attendees: 71,216 (2016: 70,896)
Floor space: 93,822 square metres (over 1,000,000 square feet)
Halls: Hall 1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5 and 8 at the Birmingham NEC
Number of vehicles in attendance: 3,000
Number of Clubs in attendance: 300
Number of exhibitors (specialist traders and exhibitors): 650
2019 Dates: 8-10 November 2019

Silverstone Auctions made:
£4million, with a 61% sale rate

Meguiar’s Club Showcase:
Won by Lyndon Creamer in the 1964 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle

Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership:
1st: Rob Sargent’s 1969 Ford Cortina Savage Mk2
2nd: Keith Hudson’s 1961 Maserati 3500GT
3rd: David Selfridge’s 1938 Citroen Traction Avant

Classic Motorbike Show Pride of Ownership:
1st: Len Francis and the 1950 Norton Jowa
2nd: Henry Cole and Sam Lovegrove with the 1983 Uncle Bunt Triumph Custom Chopper
3rd: Steve Taylor and the 1962 BSA Rocket Goldstar

Sporting Bears Dream Rides:
Raised £31,600 with around 1,000 rides.

Celebrity attendees:
Wheeler Dealers Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead
Car SOS’ Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars’ Paul Cowland
Goblin Works Garage and Fifth Gear’s Jimmy De Ville
TV Motoring Presenter Quentin Wilson
TV Motoring Presenter Vicki Butler Henderson
TV Motoring Presenter Alex Riley
F1 Pundit Tony Jardine


Did you attend?  What did you make of the show?  Any highlights?


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