2016 London Classic Car Show announced

21 April, 2015


The first London Classic Car Show took place in January of 2015, and, following praise from visitors and exhibitors, will be returning for 2016. Many exhibitors at the inaugural show have already rebooked for the next event, and will be joined by a host of new exhibitors, including classic car dealers and specialists.

Marques such as Aston Martin, Citroen, and Maserati, as well as industry specialists like Nicholas Mee, Jim Stokes Workshops, and Classic Motor Cars are amongst the many names to have rebooked for 2016.

To accommodate the significantly increased scale of the next event, the show is to be 50-per-cent bigger. The increase in size will allow for an even larger rendering of one of the show’s standout features — The Grand Avenue. Running through the centre of the show, The Grand Avenue provides a runway for some of history’s most iconic cars to parade.

The Grand Avenue’s variety is second to none, with the inaugural show hosting everything from 100-year-old veterans and ’60s supercars, to Grand Prix racers, most notable of which was Ayrton Senna’s Lotus 97T. So, not only is The Grand Avenue to be extended for 2016, but it will also host many more live performances.

Event director Bas Bungish says, “Our aim with the London Classic Car Show was to create a show that really raises the bar. We did that … motor shows will never be the same again.”

Keep an eye out for more news on the London Classic Car Show 2016.

Travelling companion

It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.

Super Leicht Gullwing

It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.