The 2018 London Classic Car Show will feature a display of iconic getaway cars, with the Beast of Turin confirmed to be running on The Grand Avenue.
London’s biggest classic car show is readying for its fourth year, and plans are already under way to make it bigger and better than ever before. Taking place at ExCeL London from 15-18 February 2018, the London Classic Car Show and Historic Motorsport International will once again increase in physical size – now filling the entire North hall – with more than last year’s 37,000 visitors expected.
The Grand Avenue
The show’s biggest draw is arguably the Grand Avenue, which gives the show’s visitors a chance to see and hear a selection of the classic cars in action. Driven at low speed down a central avenue, it's a unique feature that has gone down very well in previous years.
This year the 28.5-litre ‘Beast of Turin’ is said to be running, among 60 other specials – the theme of this year’s display. This follows on from The Perfect 10, The 6 Nations and A Century of Motoring.
Although it was once the fastest car on earth, setting a pre-WW1 land speed record of 116mph, the Fiat S76 ‘Beast of Turin’ has become a regular attraction at various events since it was rebuilt.
A few highlights of what will be driven throughout the weekend are as follows:
• Alfa RLTF
• Ferrari 246 Dino
• Jaguar XJR15
• Jaguar Mk1 'BUY 1'
• 1907 Stanley H4 ‘Gentleman’s Speedy Roadster’
• ‘Centre Steer’ Land-Rover
• Twin-engined, four-wheel-drive Mini
• Eagle Speedster
• MGB roadster Frontline Developments
• Pre-production 1959 Aston Martin DB4
• Lamborghini Miura SV 'Jota'
One of 2018’s special displays, following on from the likes of Le Mans racers, Group B legends and Concept Cars, will be Getaway Cars. This will be a display of those cars used by infamous criminals during a big heist. We’re also promised those made famous by films.
Car Club Square
More space means that more clubs will be in attendance this year. More than 30 one-make clubs are expected, which is great for fans of those marques, as well as knowledgeable members to talk to if you’re thinking about joining their ranks.
The Jaguar XJS Club will be presenting a unique XJ-S Cabriolet specially commissioned for Diana, Princess of Wale. sThe TVR Club is celebrating open top motoring, marking the 40th anniversary of the company’s first convertible – the TVR 3000S – in 1978.
Ferrari fans can expect to see a totally original 288GTO and Boxer BBi on the stand of Kent's branch of the Ferrari Owners' Club. The RS Owners Club is celebrating 50 years of the MK1 Escort Twin Cam, while the Capri Mk1 Owners’ Club three very special models – includin a very scarce South African produced Capri Perana.
As with any classic event, there is always the danger of spending large amounts of money. This year’s LCCS won’t make resisting any easier, with many dealers already confirmed for 2018: Alfaholics, Classic Mini Finder, Graeme Hunt, Joe Macari, JME Healeys, Prindiville and Samuel Laurence.
Historic Motorsport International
First introduced in 2017, Historic Motorsport International celebrates the UK’s leading role in all areas of historic motor sport, and the great thing is that entry to this extra show is included with tickets to the London Classic Car Show.
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