The London Classic Car Show returns next week, running between Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd February. Regular attenders will notice that this 60th annual event will take place at a new location.
Going forward, the LCCS will be hosted at Olympia London in Kensington. Organisers feel the new venue is better suited to the event which claims to be London’s biggest and best classic car show.
Proudly displaying a wide selection of the world’s finest classic cars and vintage models, The London Classic Car Show runs for four days and is aimed at owners, collectors, experts and enthusiasts alike.
Show highlights include a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the famous Audi Quattro. Launched in 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s Quattro model established the German car brands reputation for engineering greatness, thanks to its revolutionary permanent all-wheel-drive system. The Quattro was used in World Rally Championships and demand grew so much that it went into full-scale production for 11 years. In total 11,452 cars were made before production ceased in 1991.
“Few cars are as iconic as the Audi Quattro. Despite being produced in relatively low volumes, it had a huge impact on the automotive market and has left an even bigger impression on car aficionados. As with many classic enthusiasts, it’s a personal favourite of mine, and we can’t wait to see these incredible models to celebrate 40 years since its launch,” says Bas Bungish, The London Classic Car Show Event Director.
A new feature for the 2020 show will be ‘Car Stories’. For the first time, show visitors will have the opportunity to discuss some of the world’s most iconic classic cars with the people that know them best.
Only a small number of models have been announced so far, but they have not disappointed. The 1987 Richard-Lloyd-Racing Rothmans Porsche 962C that won the Kyalami 500 and Norisring ‘Money Race’ will be amongst the cars taking centre stage. Alongside this will be the Maserati 250F, winner of the Goodwood Glover Trophy Race and the GP de Monico in 1956. In addition, the iconic Lotus 49 will be on show, accompanied by its owner, the designer and current CTO at Red Bull, Adrian Newey.
The important bits
Who: This show is open to anyone and everyone, whether you’re looking to buy a classic car, or just looking for an interesting weekend event. Pop in for an hour, the day or even the whole weekend. It’s family-friendly and kids under 6 can enter for free
What: The London Classic Car Show 2020 is London’s biggest and best classic car show
Where: Olympia London
Why: Because who doesn’t appreciate beautiful vintage and classic cars!
When: 20th – 23rd February 2020
Head to the official event website for more information and to purchase advance tickets.